San Francisco Bay Travel Guide

From Gaku Japanese Charcoal Grill to Claremont Hotel Club and Spa, get the complete list of restaurants, activities and accommodations that Andrew Zimmern enjoyed while in San Francisco.


Activities
Cultured Pickle Shop
Drop by Cultured Pickle to taste from their large variety of fermented products, including some that have been fermented using Japanese methods. Sample pickled radish that’s been fermented in nuka (fermented rice bran).
  • 800 Bancroft Way
  • Berkeley, CA 94710 US

Cultured Pickle Shop

Drop by Cultured Pickle to taste from their large variety of fermented products, including some that have been fermented using Japanese methods. Sample pickled radish that’s been fermented in nuka (fermented rice bran).
800 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA, US
Zam Zam Halal Supermarket
Visit Fremont’s Little Kabul for a special dessert that’s popular in Afghanistan called falooda -- that’s shaved ice, mixed with vermicelli noodles and ice cream, all flavored with rosewater and topped with pistachios.
  • 40645 Fremont Boulevard
  • Fremont, CA 94538 US

Zam Zam Halal Supermarket

Visit Fremont’s Little Kabul for a special dessert that’s popular in Afghanistan called falooda -- that’s shaved ice, mixed with vermicelli noodles and ice cream, all flavored with rosewater and topped with pistachios.
40645 Fremont Boulevard Fremont, CA, US

Hotels
Claremont Hotel Club and Spa
Tucked away in the beautiful hills of Berkeley, CA, Claremont Resort and Spa is the perfect luxurious getaway. It’s also only 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.
  • 41 Tunnel Road
  • Berkeley, CA 94705 US

Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

Tucked away in the beautiful hills of Berkeley, CA, Claremont Resort and Spa is the perfect luxurious getaway. It’s also only 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.
41 Tunnel Road Berkeley, CA, US

Restaurants & Bars
To Hyang Restaurant
Enjoy some traditional fermented foods at To Hyang, a Korean-American restaurant. Sample items such as fermented bean paste soup, fermented sea urchin, and soy sauce that’s been fermented for 5 years.
  • 3815 Geary Boulevard
  • San Francisco, CA 94118 US

To Hyang Restaurant

Enjoy some traditional fermented foods at To Hyang, a Korean-American restaurant. Sample items such as fermented bean paste soup, fermented sea urchin, and soy sauce that’s been fermented for 5 years.
3815 Geary Boulevard San Francisco, CA, US
Mezcal Restaurant
Dine at Mezcal, a restaurant that specializes in Oaxacan regional cuisine, with family recipes that are not usually found on menus in the US. Try the chapulines, fried grasshoppers seasoned with lime and salt.
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  • 25 West San Fernando Street
  • San Jose, CA 95113 US

Mezcal Restaurant

Dine at Mezcal, a restaurant that specializes in Oaxacan regional cuisine, with family recipes that are not usually found on menus in the US. Try the chapulines, fried grasshoppers seasoned with lime and salt.
25 West San Fernando Street San Jose, CA, US
Bun Bo Hue An Nam
Stop by Bun Bo Hue An Nam, known as one of the country’s best Vietnamese soup restaurants. Their bun bo hue (ox penis soup) is pretty tasty.
  • 740 Story Road
  • San Jose, CA 95122 US

Bun Bo Hue An Nam

Stop by Bun Bo Hue An Nam, known as one of the country’s best Vietnamese soup restaurants. Their bun bo hue (ox penis soup) is pretty tasty.
740 Story Road San Jose, CA, US
Gaku Japanese Charcoal Grill
Come to a traditional Japanese izakaya. The specialty at this charcoal grill is the skewered meat.
  • 5152 Moorpark Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95129 US

Gaku Japanese Charcoal Grill

Come to a traditional Japanese izakaya. The specialty at this charcoal grill is the skewered meat.
5152 Moorpark Avenue San Jose, CA, US
Don Bugito
Don Bugito is a street cart run by Monica Martinez, a visionary who started out ranching bugs in her kitchen and now runs her own business selling insects as food. A must-try: toffee-flavored meal worms.
  • Street cart that varies its location throughout San Francisco
  • San Francisco, CA US

Don Bugito

Don Bugito is a street cart run by Monica Martinez, a visionary who started out ranching bugs in her kitchen and now runs her own business selling insects as food. A must-try: toffee-flavored meal worms.
Street cart that varies its location throughout San Francisco San Francisco, CA, US
De Afghanan Restaurant
Visit Little Kabul’s De Afghanan for bolani, unleavened bread stuffed with leeks, potatoes and chickpeas, then fried on a griddle, and served with yogurt and cilantro chutney.
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  • 37395 Fremont Boulevard
  • Fremont, CA 94536 US

De Afghanan Restaurant

Visit Little Kabul’s De Afghanan for bolani, unleavened bread stuffed with leeks, potatoes and chickpeas, then fried on a griddle, and served with yogurt and cilantro chutney.
37395 Fremont Boulevard Fremont, CA, US

Transportation
Oakland International Airport
One of 2 international airports providing access to the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland International Airport is roughly 30 minutes (via I-880 N and I-80 W) from downtown San Francisco.

Oakland International Airport

One of 2 international airports providing access to the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland International Airport is roughly 30 minutes (via I-880 N and I-80 W) from downtown San Francisco.
1 Airport Dr Oakland, CA, US
San Francisco International Airport
The closest airport to fly into if you’re staying in downtown San Francisco or the surrounding area. If you’re driving, take US-101 N from the airport to downtown San Francisco; depending on traffic, it should be a 15-minute drive.
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  • 780 S Airport Blvd
  • San Francisco, CA 94128 US

San Francisco International Airport

The closest airport to fly into if you’re staying in downtown San Francisco or the surrounding area. If you’re driving, take US-101 N from the airport to downtown San Francisco; depending on traffic, it should be a 15-minute drive.
780 S Airport Blvd San Francisco, CA, US
Phone: +1 650-821-8211