Back in April when we had a girl’s trip to Napa (another trip I will have to blog about at a later date) we flew into San Fran and looked up a place to eat and Yelp pointed us to Katana-Ya. It is a ramen place located at 430 Geary St and doesn’t require reservations.
I don’t know if we were just hungry or what it was, but it was the best ramen we’ve ever had. The broth, the noodles, everything, it was just perfection. Ever since then I got obsessed with ramen and tried to find a place comparable in LA and Chicago, and no luck!
So of course when we were headed to SF I wanted to head back here to see if it was as amazing as I remember or if I had just built it up in my mind. And sadly this time it was just mediocre for me. I don’t remember what I had the first time, but I wasn’t that impressed this time. It was kind of a bummer. But maybe I just got the wrong thing, who knows.
After we ate ramen and met up with my friend from junior high, we met up with her boyfriend down in city hall to watch the last game of the world series with the San Francisco Giants vs the Kansas City Royals. It was a major coincidence that we were in San Fran for this big game.
It was crazy crowded and I watched my pockets very carefully because I did not want to get pick pocketed. It was a little overwhelming to be surrounded by so many people so we decided to hang out on the outskirts of the crowds so that we could leave right after they won and not get trampled. We walked to a nearby bar to let the crowds die down and wait for a cab to get home.
The next morning we headed out to a cute little coffee shop called Blue Danube located at 306 Clement St. I love the vibe of coffee shops, so inviting and warm.
Here is their adorable chalkboard menu. I had the greek yogurt and ya can’t go wrong with that!
After breakfast we headed to Lands End which houses the Sutro Baths, which used to be the largest indoor swimming pool back in the late 1800s. Lands Ends is a park that also offers gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and hiking trails.
How gorgeous is this view?
The Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.
All in all it was another great, successful, road trip. Another one for the books.