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The Best Octopus Dishes in Toronto

The Best Octopus Dishes in Toronto

The Best Octopus Dishes in Toronto

Looking for the best octopus in Toronto? We've got you covered!

Properly cooked octopus is one of the most delicious seafood options out there. There are numerous Greek, Italian, Spanish and Mexican restaurants around the city that serve grilled, seared or braised octopus for patrons. Octopus dishes are among some of the most aesthetically pleasing plates. From fine dining restaurants to upscale bars and even casual eateries, Toronto chefs have tackled this gem of the sea to bring us some of the best octopus dishes in the city.

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505 College St

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

Bar Raval is a sister restaurant to Bar Isabel and is another one of Grant van Gameren's establishments. The wood panelling in the bar is a showstopper and gives the bar a cozy yet sophisticated aesthetic. Bar Raval serves up a variety of traditional tapas plates like hot octopus or patatas bravas.

4

202 Davenport Rd

Joso's

Joso's

This upscale seafood restaurant in Yorkville does grilled whole octopus tentacles with fresh garlic and olive oil. They also have several other octopus dishes including an octopus salad and octopus spaghettini.

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485 King St W

Baro

Baro

Although Baro is currently offering a limited menu on their rooftop patio, this modern Latin restaurant typically serves half or whole grilled octopus topped with fresh chimichurri.

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972 College St

Giulietta

Giulietta

This is a favourite Dufferin Grove spot for Italian food, dishing out the most thoughtful plates like their grilled octopus with cannellini beans and salsa verde. Chef Rob Rossi and David Minicucci are behind this incredible Italian restaurant, ranked 8th best restaurant in Canada on Canada's top 100 Best List.

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133 Richmond St W

VOLOS

VOLOS

Volos has been named one of Toronto's best Greek seafood restaurants and this upscale restaurant does not disappoint. This spot is perfect for any special occasion or nice dinner, even if you do order their delicious cuisine to your home.

10

196 Robert St

Rasa

Rasa

Rasa is known for its immaculately executed, globally inspired cuisine. This Harbord Village restaurant serves up the most delicious dishes on their heated patio or for takeout.

11

478 King St W

Patria

Patria

This King Street restaurant serves delicious traditional Spanish tapas. The menu has been carefully crafted by executive chef Ben Heaton and includes favourites like crispy Jamón croquettes and, of course, octopus.

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797 College St

Bar Isabel

Bar Isabel

Bar Isabel serves some of the best Spanish food in the city and has been on Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list numerous times. Despite their patio not being covered or heated, it is always full as patrons fill seats all night long to enjoy the artfully plated dishes. 

The Best Octopus Dishes in Toronto

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The Best Octopus Dishes in Toronto

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Looking for the best octopus in Toronto? We've got you covered!

Properly cooked octopus is one of the most delicious seafood options out there. There are numerous Greek, Italian, Spanish and Mexican restaurants around the city that serve grilled, seared or braised octopus for patrons. Octopus dishes are among some of the most aesthetically pleasing plates. From fine dining restaurants to upscale bars and even casual eateries, Toronto chefs have tackled this gem of the sea to bring us some of the best octopus dishes in the city.

3

505 College St

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

Bar Raval is a sister restaurant to Bar Isabel and is another one of Grant van Gameren's establishments. The wood panelling in the bar is a showstopper and gives the bar a cozy yet sophisticated aesthetic. Bar Raval serves up a variety of traditional tapas plates like hot octopus or patatas bravas.

8

972 College St

Giulietta

Giulietta

This is a favourite Dufferin Grove spot for Italian food, dishing out the most thoughtful plates like their grilled octopus with cannellini beans and salsa verde. Chef Rob Rossi and David Minicucci are behind this incredible Italian restaurant, ranked 8th best restaurant in Canada on Canada's top 100 Best List.

13

797 College St

Bar Isabel

Bar Isabel

Bar Isabel serves some of the best Spanish food in the city and has been on Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list numerous times. Despite their patio not being covered or heated, it is always full as patrons fill seats all night long to enjoy the artfully plated dishes.