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Crane & Turtle (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Japanese Northwest
3 out of 5 stars
Crane & Turtle
Photograph: Sam Vasfi Crane & Turtle

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)
Address: 828 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: between 8th and 9th Sts
Opening hours: Tueโ€“Thu, Sun 5โ€“10pm; Friโ€“Sat 5โ€“11pm
Transport: Georgia Ave Petworth Metro
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