My mother, who lives in Los Gatos in the S. Bay, recently visited me in my new Los Angeles home and fell in love with the Izakaya style of Japanese restaurant. On her most recent trip we went to Izayoi in J-Town and Place Yuu on Sawtelle. Both have decent sushi bars and a great selection of cooked dishes. Do these types of places exist in the San Jose area? She also loves ramen so I pointed her to Rameniac's website. All suggestions from trusted Chowhounds will be appreciated!
And while we're at it, does anyone have any decent Thai or Vietnamese (or any other Asian favorites) spots in the South Bay?