Best Octopus in Manhattan?
Best place to get octopus in Manhattan?
I love me some octopus - rubirosa's octopus appetizer is really really exceptional - mache, almonds, tomatoes and chopped giarinerra. one time i had it the octopus was cooked just a hair past perfection, but its been my favorite octopus dish of the last year, for sure.
i have also really enjoyed two brooklyn octopi - roberta's with black garlic, watermelon, and sea beans (may not have watermelon in non-summer versions) and thistle hill tavern's version with a deconstructed romesco sauce (more tomatoes and almonds, like rubirosa's) is also pretty great.
i may be a bad judge since i love pretty much all octopus so long as they arent cooked into toughness (which is why i never get the popularity of sushi octopus, if i wanted to chew a piece of rubber id rather not pay 5 bucks to do it) but these are some of my faves.
235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
La Mar (ceviche)
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011
128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010