Everyone knows that SF is not always blessed with the same beautiful California weather as the rest of the state. So when we have a nice, warm, sunny day, we take advantage and want to be outside as much as possible. Gott’s Roadside is located in the oh so famous Ferry Building with a nice outside patio packed with picnic tables right along the Embarcadero. This is the type of place where you walk up and order and then pick up your food when it’s ready. There is quite a bit of seating inside, but on a beautiful day it’s almost impossible not to want to sit outside and people watch while throwin’ a couple back (beers that is).
If you’re feeling a little slow and want to better your mood and brain functionality, go for the Ahi Tuna Burger. With the gargantuan hunk of fish they slap between 2 pieces of toasted bread, you’ll for sure have fulfilled you’re expected intake of Omega 3’s for at least a month! Normally, I’m all about hefty portions of meat, but this piece of Ahi was a little larger than my liking. With only a quick sear on both sides, there was just way too much raw fish in my mouth at once. Let’s just say I had to focus real hard while I chewed, just to make sure it stayed down the hatch-pipe (as I’ve noted before, I have a little bit of a texture issue). The asian slaw added a great texture and the ginger wasabi mayo provided just enough zip. Good sandwich, but probably won’t be ordering it again.
I liked this dish for what it was. It’s not going to win “best sandwich” any time soon nor have people waiting for hours to get it, but it’s a great way to get some quality ahi in a nice location. It’s very simple really, a toasted bun, wasabi mayo, carrot cabbage slaw and a big ‘ol piece of grilled rare ahi. The ingredients don’t overpower the flavor of the ahi and it all works well together. Now I’m partial to rare ahi, so they could have almost had anything in the sandwich as long as the fish was there. The price is a bit steep ($14), but is to be expected for Ferry Building food. No need to rush there, but if you find yourself around the area, it’s worth a try.
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