An employee confirmed the change-over Wednesday, explaining that the owner of Crawfish Fusion, Kristine Huang, temporarily turned the restaurant over to a family member who was interested in opening a French restaurant. Huang did not immediately return requests for comment. Two other Crawfish Fusion locations that pre-dated Palo Alto, in San Mateo and San Francisco, have also shuttered.
Crawfish Fusion opened in early 2016 at 423 University Ave., replacing Turkish restaurant Cafe Taxim.
With new signage in place, it has in the last few weeks fully transitioned to Les Bizous (though the employees appear to still be adjusting, with one at first answering the phone with a greeting of "Crawfish Fusion").
Les Bizous is serving mostly typical French fare — mussels, foie gras and more — but also dishes like saffron paella, lobster egg rolls and clam chowder, per an online menu.
Les Bizous is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner, 5-10 p.m.