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Mar 27, 2009 02:05 PM

Solid Octopus in LA?

Oddly enough, I'm in the mood for a tasty octopus dish. Any recs for restaurants serving solid, say, grilled octopus salad? (Or etc.)

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  1. Not a salad but the Grilled Octopus at Cobras and Matador on Beverly gets a nod of approval..

    Cobras and Matadors
    7615 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    1. Grilled... the best I've had was at Wilson... truly... truly.. excellent... I wish I could say that about the rest of the experience going there... You have been warned... ;)

      My other favorite octopus dish is the Coctel at Mariscos Chente... It's only because Wilson serves wine that I don't go with Chente as my #1....


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      1. re: Dommy

        second the octopus cocktail at mariscos chente.

      2. If you like it uncooked, chopped up and still squirming and sticking to the insides of your mouth if you don't chew it fast enough, I heartily recommend Masan. It's not for everyone, but I really like it.

        I've never had anything but a great time there. Though I'll add that I've only been there with good friends and some joyous drinking involved.

        They also do some amazing work with monkfish there (though they call it anglerfish).

        Masan Restaurant
        2851 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

        1. Grilled Octopus at Sushi Ike in Hwood is tasty. Not a salad, but it has the most important part.

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          1. Ensalada del puerto or chile relleno del puerto at Mariscos Puerto Esperanza if you happen to be in OC.

            Mariscos Puerto Esperanza
            1724 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865