East Ocean Seafood Restaurant
Like dim sum’s home (Hong Kong), Alameda is an island. East Ocean Seafood boasts an incredibly comfortable (and oddly civilized) cart-filled dining room. The classics are winners, like delicate dumplings screaming with Dungeness crab (now in season!), or the funky marinated seafood and pork wrapped in bean curd skin. Finish with durian custard-filled pastry puffs, which are like beignets gone haywire.
One may not immediately think of Alameda when it comes to dim sum, but the very spacious (350+ seats) yet incredibly comfortable dining room of East Ocean Seafood has hour-long waits for good reasons. The classics are winners, like delicate dumplings with Dungeness crab or the marinated seafood and pork dumpling wrapped in bean curd skin. Finish with durian custard-filled pastry puffs, which are sort of like beignets gone haywire. Go during lunch if you want to experience the bustle of the carts, or during dinner if you prefer to do your food ordering all at once.
How to enjoy: Walk-ins only. Order online for pickup or delivery.