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Fine dining, Japanese style (with art to spare)

Kukuri’s stunning handmade menus.

Kukuri, a fine dining Japanese spot helmed by Michelin-starred chef Ishikawa, is coming to 1902 Washington Ave. At present, there aren’t a whole lot of details about the kind of cuisine that will be on offer at the restaurant, but construction on the detail-oriented eatery is officially underway.

Photos posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page provide a behind the scenes look at the building of Kukuri. The space will be decorated with whimsical hanging scrolls that were designed in and imported from Japan, along with insanely intricate menus made with hand-painted paper and indigo-dyed cord. Perhaps there will be a punishment for sloppy diners who spill on these works of art? Only time will tell.

Previously this exact space at 1902 Washington — Unit C — was announced as Goen Japanese Ramen. The only other info about the restaurant is from a PDF from the restaurant’s page, promising “the finest sushi,” plus authentic Japanese eats with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

No opening timeline has yet been announced for Kukuri. Stay tuned for more details.

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