Precise French techniques meet unfussy Japanese ingredients at Crane & Turtle, a culinary playground in Petworth from chef Makoto Hamamura. The combination yields simple yet imaginative results like sake-marinated salmon with lotus root, wild black rice and shimeji mushrooms. Much like the preparation, decor is pared down: Walls are stark white; floors, chairs and the bar are made of wood; and the curtains and booths are splashed with shades of blue. The restaurant’s name is based on characters from a Japanese fable—and also represent the Japanese names of Hamamura’s mother and aunt.
|Venue name:||Crane & Turtle (CLOSED)|
828 Upshur St NW
|Cross street:||between 8th and 9th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu, Sun 5–10pm; Fri–Sat 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Georgia Ave Petworth Metro|