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ISO excellent grilled calamari

Where can we go to find excellent GRILLED calamari? Specifically, as an entree, not as a salad or part of another dish? I, admittedly, have not pulled up individual restaurant menus to search.

We are open to all price ranges, boroughs, and variations. Thanks in advance!!

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  1. I'm pretty sure most Greek or Japanese restaurants have grilled squid available on or off the menu. Others will have to assist on specific restaurants.

    1. Esca in midtown west

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      Esca
      402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

      1. It's not grilled calamari, but the grilled octopus at Aglio is fantastic. I love both grilled calamari and grilled octopus.

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        Ristorante Aglio
        277 Church St, New York, NY 10013

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        1. re: foodwhisperer

          Another octopus suggestion- SD26.

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          SD26
          19 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

        2. The fish restaurant at Eataly has excellent grilled octopus.

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          Eataly
          200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

          1. Taverna Kyclades in Astoria has an excellent grilled calamari entree, an incredibly large amount of food for $13.95 with veggies -- I have literally taken half home.

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            1. re: City Kid

              I have had the calamari at Kyclades it was very good. I will have to try the octopus at SD26, I have had the grilled octopus at Eataly, I enjoyed the octopus at Aglio more than at Eataly. I liked the grilled sardines I had at Eataly

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              Eataly
              200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010