Get thee to the Sea Bbreeze Cafe on Judah for a huge plate of delicious, fresh, perfectly fried, not-chewy calamari! The plate is huge. Two of us ordered it for an app, and we were almost too full for dinner. We had only eaten breakfast there, and didn't realize how big their portions are. I don't remember the price, $8? $10?
Oh, the surprise bits of fried garlic were yum, too.
I love this place anyway because the chef/hostess (married? i'm not sure) are so down-to-earth. The food is always spot-on, imo.