Best octopus in LA
Despite its rising star during the last few years, I think octopus is still sometimes an under-appreciated part of the many dining options we have. I remember growing up with it as part of Italian seafood salad (insalata di mare) or in a wonderful garlic and tomato sauce from Spanish restaurants.
For the last several years, I’ve chased the perfect grilled octopus, and have found excellent candidates here in LA at Osteria Mozza, and just this weekend, at Taverna Tony in Malibu which is perhaps even better than Mozza’s.
Tako has always been a secondary choice for me as sushi/sashimi unless the itamae strongly endorses it. However, my first trip to Japan in 1998 introduced me to takoyaki, which is now a must-have whenever I pass through Little Tokyo.
So what is your recommendation for the best octopus in LA?
Thanks for your suggestions.
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6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
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7166 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
23410 Civic Center Way Ste B1, Malibu, CA 90265
Honda Ya Izakaya
333 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Empress Pavilion Restaurant
988 N Hill St # 201, Los Angeles, CA
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117 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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601 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005