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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