Open for a few weeks in Boston’s North End, the new modern Japanese restaurant, Crudo, and property owner Chris Young, hosted an informal lunch with some neighborhood folks this week. Located at 78 Salem Street, the sushi and Japanese fusion eatery (once referred to as Sushi Rock) occupies the recently expanded 2-story building in the space formerly housed by Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar e Ristorante.
Crudo’s tagline is “Sushi • Sake • Socialize” featuring sushi bars on both floors, regular dining tables and a hip soundtrack. Sushi chef Ken Iwaoka comes from Osushi (Copley Place) and the eclectic menu, shown below, is filled with surprises like kobe steak, cru-oh lasagna, one night stand, octopussy and pink tacos. Drink offerings include sake, Japanese beer along with signature cocktails. Crudo is currently open for dinner from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Sun-Wed) and to 12:30 am (Thu-Sat). Lunch is expected to be added in a few weeks.