Reading Melanie's recent post on R and B's surf clams in Palo Alto set me longing for those bivalves. New Oakland Seafood Restaurant used to be my go-to source. (And they didn't fill up the shell with noodles! It was all sweet, tender clam! ) Two orders of surf clams and an order of their delicious seafood fried rice was a fantastic lunch for two that came to about $12 per person with a generous tip. Tragically they closed sometime in the last year. Does anyone know of a restaurant in Oakland Chinatown that has them?