What is The Sailors?
Sailors is a little restaurant that features fish and chips, which is, strangely enough, one of two on Yong Kang Lu. At Sailors the charming restaurant has a sort of fast food feel with the crates for seats and bench tables. There’s also a couple of high tables for outdoor sidewalk seating – which I prefer. The lane itself has a great neighborhood feel, unlike any other street in the city.
What did I eat?
The Big Set, for 88 RMB, includes a piece of flounder, pollack, and sea bass, with calimari rings, shrimp, scallops, and chips is a pretty decent meal deal for 2 people. You get to sample all the different fish they have. Sailors also has a large drink menu – for people to kick back and relax with a beer or two.
As with all fish and chips, the batter and vinegar masks the individual unique flavors of fish. The unique nuances that each fish might have doesn’t really come out all that much. Texture is often quite similar as well. One thing I would suggest is to have a description of each fish’s flavor and texture for customers to choose from.
The Last Word
Sailors, in my humble opinion, is a better (if only slightly) than Catch!. The primary reason would be the indoor dining environment to enjoy the meal. I also like the presentation that Sailor has with the “wood plate”.
The Sailors Fish and Chips
35 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu
+86 150 0009 9490
Price Range 1 $/¥/NT