I was just at Nook, today for lunch, and had a wonderful, tender, grilled Calamari Steak. Served on a bed of greens, with fingerling potato, sausage, with a citrus vinegrette, $10, fantastic (only available at lunch m-f). I also like the one at The Reel Inn, which is lightly breaded, and sauted with capers.
Just to be clear, I'm not looking for fried calamari rings.
Where do you go for a good Calamari Steak? Westside or the Valley preferred, but not limited to. I'm open to preparing it myself as well, if you can offer up a place to purchase them.
11628 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 9, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Reel Inn Fresh Fish Restaurant
18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Trader Joe's has had frozen (they work just fine) calamari steaks before though I haven't checked in a while. I made them at home just the way the Reel Inn does (one of the only dishes that I feel has truly stood the test of time there--always good).
You can find them at Asian markets in the freezer section. Whatever you do, don't over cook them or they'll be tough. Don't ask about fresh, I've never seen them.
Fish King in Glendale sells them, as does Whole Foods. I've seen it on the menu at Malibu Seafood - but haven't tried it.