This weekend four of us (3 from SF and one from NYC) will be visiting LA specifically for its awesome Japanese food. We're staying with a friend in Torrance, which seems to fit well as so many CH'ers say it's the epicenter of Japanese food in the area. What places would you specifically recommend?
So far we're planning on going to Torihei, Shunji, and a little farther out, Oumi Sasaya. We'd like to get more rec's in our area, especially for sushi, but anything that's unique and tasty would be great. We're all pretty familiar with Japanese cuisine (half of us have been to Japan). A few years ago I remember having make-at-your-table yuba skin at a place in Torrance which was awesome (though I believe it's no longer available), so something unique along those lines would be great too, though sushi / sashimi that's not crazy expensive (Shunji will likely be our sole splurge) is definitely our #1 priority.