I lived in LA for almost 20 years (before heading to SF almost 4 years ago). I am flying in early next week to meet with my lawyer and we'll have about four hours to drive from LAX for a nice dinner before I head out of the country.
As much as I am tempted to head down to Gardena for Yakitori at Shin-Sen-Gumi, I don't think we'll have enough time for that. What are some reasonbly good restaurants near enough to LAX that we could head to?
I'm figuring to fly in about 6:00 or 7:00 with the need to be back at the airport for my international check-in by 11:00ish.