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Best Koreatown Market for Live Dungeness Crab?

Charles Pepper Nov 18, 2009 01:55 PM

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

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    bad nono Dec 4, 2009 01:05 PM

    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
      Charles Pepper Dec 4, 2009 01:42 PM

      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
        bad nono Dec 4, 2009 03:49 PM

        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).

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      emenot Nov 23, 2009 12:29 PM

      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.

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        sumo3175 Nov 19, 2009 08:25 PM

        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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          Charles Pepper Nov 20, 2009 11:27 AM

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

        2. J.L. Nov 18, 2009 11:29 PM

          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?

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