A friend is in town from Switzerland who once lived in Japan and loves Japanese cuisine. We are going to go out to a nice dinner this Friday. She mentioned reading about Beyond Sushi and was interested in going there. When I looked it up, it looked like possibly more of a casual, possibly even take out type place and to tell you the truth, as an omnivore the menu didn't really inspire me.
My first question is, do I have it wrong? Is this place worth visiting for a nice dinner with two couples?
If not, where would you recommend? I remember I once got a couple of recommendations on here and one of the places that was supposed to be great was a small place in SOHO. It was closed for renovations when we tried to go and the name escapes me now. Any recommendations for a nice Japanese dinner (she's not into sushi and is mainly though not a strict vegetarian) would be greatly appreciated!