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Mar 21, 2013 03:46 AM

Where to find whole octopus?

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know where to find fresh whole octopus? Not the baby ones, but big beasts that I can braise and then finish on the grill.

I live in Palo Alto but can drive to any part of the Bay Area. Thanks!


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  1. Try Tokyo fish market in Berkeley. I have seen portions of large Octopus there. Presumably they start out whole.

      1. Try some of the bigger Korean supermarkets along El Camino Real in Santa Clara where they sometimes have them live in the tanks. While they are not tiny baby kind, they are modest sized (not like the giant ones you see on TV).

        Mitsuwa, last I checked, does not have a live fish tank.