The Story of Seafood

Alaskan “King” crab

The king crab has been repeatedly declared the world’s greatest culinary delicacy. We discovered these crabs on our vacation in Norway and immediately fell in love with their unique, sweet yet pure ocean taste. At KOGO, we built an aquarium for live crabs so you can catch your own!

When you eat fresh crab, you’ll notice the difference: large, juicy, and sweet pieces of white meat (with a pink edge) easily pop out of the strong legs and claws. In contrast, frozen crab meat comes out in shredded pieces, has a fibrous texture, and less pronounced flavor. King crabs are a rich source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12, with a very low calorie count of just 94 kcal/100 g.

Originating from Alaska, we import our king crabs by air from Norway, with each crab having its own QR code to ensure its authenticity.

Story of King Crab

Our “KING” crabs are known as “Alaskan King Crab”, but more accurately, they should be called Kamchatka crabs. Their Latin name is “Paralithodes camtschaticus”. These crabs inhabit seas belonging to both Russians and Americans, who never forget to add the word KING to their name because they are truly a royal delicacy. The Americans even produced a successful documentary series about catching them, called “Deadliest Catch”.

We import KING CRABS by air from Norway, where they were introduced (to Russian seas near the Norwegian coast) by Russian scientists in 1964. The crabs liked these waters so much that they multiplied to the Norwegian coast, becoming a lucrative export commodity for Norway. Norwegian fishermen catch the crabs in cages on smaller boats, immediately evaluating their quality and selecting only the finest, undamaged specimens for distribution. This work is very demanding because the crabs are powerful predators (they can grow up to 15 kg with a claw span of up to 2 meters), live in freezing waters, and reside on inaccessible seabeds. The distribution of live crabs worldwide is made possible by a special aquarium built at Oslo Airport. We offer crabs weighing 2.5-3.5 kg, but you can also order a leg or claw individually.


Grilled octopus has been our best-selling dish since we opened in 2006. It is popular for its salty ocean flavor and slightly chewy, yet tender meat. Our know-how lies in cooking the octopus to keep it tender without beating it against rocks, as some cookbooks suggest. We do not peel the octopus because the pink skin caramelizes when grilled and remains pleasantly crispy on the surface. This is technically known as the Maillard reaction.

The octopus is a fascinating creature with eight tentacles with suction cups, three hearts, and green blood. It is said to be one of the most intelligent creatures, able to move quickly, adapt its color to the surroundings, release ink to fend off enemies, and even climb onto fishing boats to open crab cages and feast on them. The octopus is a reservoir of vitamins and minerals, particularly zinc, potassium, fluoride, and magnesium. Zinc is especially important for immunity and contributes to healthy skin. Our customers not only look satisfied but also healthy and refreshed!

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