I've been a huge fan of Dan since they opened, and try to go back every time I'm in town. Not this time, it appears, as they're closed for another couple of weeks! This is a serious bummer.
Can anyone suggest a good replacement? No doubt someone will say Kimura, which to me doesn't quite compare...perhaps it was an off night the one time I went though, I could be open to correction... And while I like Zakkushi, I've been already, and aside from the robata that's not quite it either.
Is there an upscale-ish or just really good izakaya? I haven't been following that scene. Any other equally-tasty-as-Dan, not-sushi-centric Japanese options?