Best Calamari on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on July 30th, 2018

This frequently fried fishy treat deserves its own article. Read on for the best calamari on the Upper West Side!

The Mermaid Inn

570 Amsterdam Avenue

Their seared calamari salad is made with frisée, feta cheese, cremini & shiitake. One Yelp user says: “It’s warm and savory and fresh and delicious. To quote my friend: ‘I could swim in the dressing on this salad.'”  popular Oyster happy hours in NYCThe Mermaid Inn also has one of the most .

Mermaid Inn Calamari



235 Columbus Avenue

Try their fried calamari with long hot peppers. New York Magazine named it the best fried calamari in NYC in 2012.

Parm Calamari



2450 Broadway

Pretty basic but delicious fried calamari. A generous portion, which is to be expected at this family style Italian restaurant.

Carmines Calamari


Land Thai Kitchen

450 Amsterdam Ave

Land Thai Kitchen Calamari

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Calle Ocho

45 West 81st Street

This popular brunch spot offers diners their sweet “Calamari Frito”: Dominican honey glazed calamari with cashews and organic sprout salad.

calle ocho calamari


Spice Thai

435 Amsterdam Ave

Crispy calamari with tomato mint salsa.

Spice calamari


The Smith

1900 Broadway

Brookyln-style calamari. Super doughy and drenched in tomato sauce.

The Smith Calamari

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