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8 Ways To Eat Octopus In Los Angeles

April 26, 2013 1:43 PM

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(credit: FIG & OLIVE)

(credit: FIG & OLIVE)

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(credit: Sushi Roku)


Eaten traditionally by many cultures, from Asia to the Mediterranean, as well as South and Central Americas, Octopus is a versatile ingredient that tastes faintly taste of the sea with a slight sweetness and a toothsome texture. Add your own recommendations in the comments.

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(credit: FIG & OLIVE)

FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place

8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
www.figandolive.com

French Riviera: At West Hollywood’s FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place, Executive Chef Pascal Lorange serves Octopus a la Gallega, thinly sliced braised Octopus with Pimenton Lemon Dressing and Cobrancosa Olive Oil.

(credit: The Tasting Kitchen)

(credit: The Tasting Kitchen)

The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-6644
www.thetastingkitchen.com

Mediterranean: Executive Chef Casey Lane features a Green Olive Salsa Verde Octopus dish on his daily-changing ‘bill of fare’ at The Tasting Kitchen in Venice.

(credit: Sushi Roku)

(credit: Sushi Roku)

Sushi Roku

8445 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6767
www.innovativedining.com

Japanese: At Sushi Roku, the Octopus Sashimi Kyoto Style is dressed with herb vinaigrette and features perfectly executed sashimi slices of octopus.

(credit: Thompson Hotels)

(credit: Thompson Hotels)

Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room

9630 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
www.thompsonhotels.com

Thai: Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room in Beverly Hills is offering an Octopus Salad with Green Papaya, Ginger, Jerky, Thai basil, Fish Sauce, and Lime.

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(credit: Ray’s & Stark Bar)

Ray’s & Stark Bar

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180
www.patinagroup.com

Italian: Ray’s & Stark Bar has an Octopus appetizer dish with burrata cheese, charred broccoli, Fresno Chili Purée, Fennel and Preserved Lemon-Olive Vinaigrette.

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(credit: Mo-chica)

Picca

9575 W. Pico
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 277-0133
www.piccaperu.com

Mo-chica

514 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-3744
mo-chica.com

Peruvian: Ricardo Zarate’s Picca and Mo-chica serve an Anticucho Pulpo, which is grilled octopus with twice-cooked Kennebec Potato, and Rocoto Rustico.

(credit: Red O Restaurant)

(credit: Red O Restaurant)

Red O Restaurant

8155 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-5009
www.redorestaurant.com

Spanish: Red O Restaurant serves Wood-Grilled Octopus with Crunchy Chorizo, Heirloom Potato, Guajillo Salsa, Micro Cilantory, and Queso Añejo.

(credit: Inn of the Seventh Ray)

(credit: Inn of the Seventh Ray)

Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Road
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-1311
www.innoftheseventhray.com

Modern: Inn of the Seventh Ray’s Chef Bradley Miller serves Grilled Confit Octopus with Grilled Olives and Piquillo Peppers, Braising Powder, Roast Tomato Emulsion, and Opal Basil.

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