What is happening with all of the Japanese Restaurants in the East San Gabriel Valley? It seems that more than half are Korean or Chinese owned and the food quite frankly is TERRIBLE. In the City of Walnut, outside of Jubei (I think) every other "Japanese" restaurant is owned by a non japanese owner. The food is so bad that I drive miles away to get good Japanese food for lunch. For sushi just about every place out here that I have tried has rolls just drenched in sauces to cover up the cheap fish.
I guess it is just me, but especially with Sushi, I think for the health and safety of customers, a classicly trained sushi chef from Japan or someone who spent many years under that person is a must. It's so bad out here that for sushi, I will drive all the way out 35+ miles to Sushi Zo is West L.A.