When my parents were here I never get a chance to stop eating (I am serious, they are eating machines). Since my father & mom are such a big fan of seafood, I would be insane not to bring them to the ferry building. The place as usual was packed with people and we can extremely early so that I could line up in front of the Hog Island Oyster restaurant to get a seat for us. The place is small but the food is worth the wait. Of course, the first thing we need to order is the oyster, some steam clams for my dad (he is crazy about it) and a grilled octopus that took hours to come.
First, the oysters! They have a variety of fresh oysters which put my dad in a dilemma. To solve that, he ordered every oysters in the menu (brilliant!). There is Sweetwater Oyster, Alantics, Kumamoto, Kusshi, Shinnecock, Morro Bay, Hood Canal. I tried everyone of it and I have to tell you...I can’t tell the difference +_+ BUT I think I like Sweetwater the most because is juicy, and taste very fresh in my opinion. Sucks that I am not that in tune with the freshness of seafood.
The next dish is the steam clams of course, boil in an amazing broth, split to two for the whole family. In my opinion, the clams’ broth is what make the dish so bloody special. It is light but very tasteful. I keep soaking the sauce with bread. Lastly, is the amazing grilled octopus that took almost a good thirty minutes to cook. When it came out...is extremely tender :) like soft butter and it is the best dish I have to say in the restaurant.
Overall, the service is great, the food is great but the price is a little too much in my opinion. But then again, everything in the Ferry Building is a little overpriced but the food is extremely good. So if you are the type of person who would pay a few more bucks to enjoy great food :) then is worth it. But I am trying to look for cheap places with extremely great taste too :) more to come!