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Arabella09 Jan 1, 2011 05:57 PM

Where can I buy fresh octopus in the DC area? Had griled octopus salad at RIS tonight, and it was really good!

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RIS
2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

  1. DanielK Jan 2, 2011 04:53 PM

    The answer for where to buy the best seafood in the DC area always begins with BlackSalt. Unbeatable quality, and the employees are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.

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    BlackSalt
    4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

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    1. re: DanielK
      tommyskitchen Jan 2, 2011 07:57 PM

      Does Black Salt have Octopus?

      1. re: tommyskitchen
        DanielK Jan 3, 2011 07:07 AM

        Call them. If they don't have it in, they'll tell you whether or not they can get it.

        If they *can't* get it, I'd question the quality of the stuff from anyone else locally who says they can...

        1. re: DanielK
          agarnett100 Jan 3, 2011 11:37 AM

          You can also check the Jessup fish market were main local resturants get their seafood

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            ivysmom Jan 3, 2011 02:30 PM

            Not everyone in the Jessup seafood market sells to the public. That said, I was at Frank's Seafood in the Jessup seafood market this past weekend (they do sell to the public) and it looked like they had octopus there. I would not bet a paycheck that's what it was - call first.

    2. tommyskitchen Jan 2, 2011 01:19 AM

      You can also try the fish markets down on Maine Ave - And in addition to the Asian markets (H-Mart) you can look at Bestway Latin markets.

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        agarnett100 Jan 2, 2011 12:35 PM

        Maine Ave fish market see - Capt White or H-mart they had plenty when I was there today

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          monpetitescargot Jan 3, 2011 04:44 PM

          definitely h-mart or another asian market.

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        timkennedy Jan 1, 2011 08:10 PM

        Whole Foods, sometimes has octopus. Or you could try some of the Asian grocery chains like Lotte that have been popping up in the area (at least in Fairfax).

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