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Aug 17, 2009 10:20 AM

Where to buy fresh octopus near Novato

A Japanese friend of mine moved to Novato and can't find fresh octopus in the stores around the Novato area, so she's been driving into San Francisco and buying it in Japantown. Are there stores closer to her in Novato where she can buy octopus?

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  1. Hmmm ... frozen won't do, eh? Some of the Marin Mexican markets will carry frozen. You might try Asian Market in San Rafael and see if they would get it for your friend. My understanding is they make a pit stop in SF daily to pick up items for the market. Why not octopus? They have fish tanks to keep it.

    Also down the street is Western Boat & Tackle which has a fresh fish counter. Your friend might ask them if they can get it.