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Nov 18, 2009 01:55 PM

Best Koreatown Market for Live Dungeness Crab?

Any recommendations for a Koreatown market where I can buy live Dungeness Crabs? Thank you.

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  1. Not in K-town, but Korean-owned and operated:

    Pacific Fish Center, on the Redondo Beach Pier

    Great live crab - they'll steam it for you, if you want.

    I wonder if Galleria Market at 333 S. Alameda (a Korean supermarket in Little Tokyo) has live dungeness crab?

    1. Assi market usually has live dungeness but there is a live seafood store on Olympic in between Crenshaw and Arlington across from Winershnitzel.

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      1. re: sumo3175

        Thanks. Those places might be exactly what I'm looking for.

      2. Try 168 Market on 1421 E. Valley Blvd. in Alhambra, they have the freshess live crab and they steam it for you free! Today's price is $4.99 and $5.99 for the larger ones. Live Maine Lobsters for $7.99 lb, average 4lbs each. Free steaming.

        1. If you're still looking for it I just saw live Dungeness crab at the Galleria market (Olympic & Western) for $3,99/lbs

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          1. re: bad nono

            3.99 is a steal. I will absolutely have to check that out!

            On Sumo's recommendation I bought some at Assi market for, I believe, 6.99 per pound. They were very good.

            Also saw some live dungeness crabs at the Korean supermarket on Olympic just west of Vermont. Also 6.99 a pound there. The crabs are located inside a display on the main floor. The seafood guy will pull each crab out so the customer can take a look up close and decide if that's the one they want.

            1. re: Charles Pepper

              I saw them today but it's the first time, so it may be a one time only promotion. They were located below the lobster tanks (I think live lobsters there are $9,99/lbs).