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Where is the best calamari in San Francisco?

Jordan May 18, 2002 09:06 PM

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    Melanie Wong RE: Jordan May 18, 2002 11:17 PM

    If you only have 10 seconds, check out the discussion thread linked below from last month.

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      JORDAN RE: Melanie Wong May 19, 2002 01:05 AM

      we ended up going to a touristy spot on the wharf--very mediocre(Lou's). heavily battered, but tender. so greasy i feel sick. I wish I had gone to Indian Oven, but I am going there ASAP. thanks for the heads up!

      1. re: Melanie Wong
        Erik RE: Melanie Wong May 19, 2002 05:43 PM

        I actually had the fried calamari at Cha Cha Cha on Haight Street and it was mighty tasty. Light and perfectly fried.

        My only complaint would be that it came with a rather mediocre aioli that tasted more of mayonnaise than aioli. They have so many creative spices, I'm surprised nothing else fell in the aioli.

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        Dana Beigel RE: Jordan May 20, 2002 03:48 PM

        I had a great grilled Calamari salad at Galette a couple weeks ago. They were cooked perfectly, which is hard to do, and they tasted great.
        The dressing and the lettuces complimented the calamari very well. I thought it was excellent, and much better than most of the fried calamari I have had in the past.

        1. wolfe RE: kevinkoss Feb 7, 2010 09:19 AM

          Slightly more recent calamari thread.

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