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Mar 24, 2008 01:34 PM

Where to find takoyaki (octopus nuggets)??

I know that chowhounds are up to this task: In yesterday's New York Times, an article raved about takoyaki, a specialty of Osaka, Japan. The article described the food as follows: "Takoyaki are nuggets of octopus embedded in batter, roasted in dimpled pans and topped with mayonnaise, seaweed, bonito flakes, pink shreds of pickled ginger and a tangy sauce somewhat like Worcestershire."

Okay, folks, where can I find this item in the Pacific Northwest? Seattle? Portland? Perhaps Vancouver BC?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Sushiland, the conveyor-belt sushi place on lower Queen Anne has these, not exactly as above, but close.

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    1. re: chillum_99

      I would not get the Sushiland Takoyaki.
      They are subpar.

      Dagoose's selections are solid.

    2. I have tried them at a number of places and have never found them as good as I want them to be! But that said, they are serving them at Maneki and Maekawa, both in the ID in Seattle.