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restaurant that serves octopus dumplings. I remember reading about them a while ago, but have forgotten about them until now. They strictly make octopus dumplings.

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  1. Gindako.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      Has it opened yet? If so where is it?

      1. re: trojans

        I don't see it anywhere, though my Japanese reading skills are limited to my knowledge of particles, a few verbs, and a whole bunch of kanji which may or may not mean the same thing as in Chinese. The website is http://www.gindaco.com -- my bet would be in Gardena, in Little Tokyo or in San Francisco.

        I had them in Hong Kong and they were tasty, but I don't think I would queue up for them... and like many other "taste of home" imports, I think that's exactly what will happen -- like the El Pollo Campero and Krispy Kreme openings.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          Has anybody heard any more info about Gindaco opening a store in the Los Angeles area....I was hoping one would have opened already but I fear that's not the case.

          1. re: tu_triky

            All I could find on the site were Hong Kong, Thailand and I believe Taiwan. Nothing about the US.

            English site
            http://www.hotland.co.jp/english/inde...

            1. re: MeAndroo

              Thanks. I've already visited that site but was wondering if there possibly was further information on the situation. Last thing I read was the founder of Gindaco quoted in the Japan Times as saying he wanted to open a store in L.A.....but that was a couple of years ago already.

    2. El Takoyaki Loco?

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      1. re: Akitist

        ;-) Indeed. Trojans, if you can't wait for Gindako to open in LA, and are really craving Takoyaki, try Genki Living. I just had their takoyaki (with a Ramune on the side - nice), and it was fresh.hot and tasty. There's one in Irvine, and another in Rowland Heights.