Neighborhood Eats: Murasaki

Jazz piano pours from the sound system in this dining room known for such creatively fashioned rolls as catapila—stuffed with eel, draped with avocado, and fanned out like a caterpillar. Beyond the usual sushi and sashimi are offbeat finds including chawan mushi, a delicious soupy custard with seafood, and thin slices of white-tuna tataki with miso.

-March, 2008 

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.