Need help on decision where to take my son for LUNCH after his high school graduation on a Friday. His school is located near Coldwater/Ventura in North Hollywood. A 10 minute drive radius from the school is cruicial because some people in the party have to go back to work in the area after lunch.
After researching on the board I came up with the three possible choices...Tama Sushi, Katsu-ya, Asanebo. We have not eaten at any of these places. We don't live in the area. My son did eat at Katsuya in Brentwood. He liked the food but hated the chic vibe. He heard from his friends that the Katsu-yas in the Valley are much different. My son enjoys places like the artisan Kiriko in West LA rather than the trendier, hipper Sushi Rokus of sushi world. Food is more important to him than the decor. Currently his two heroes are Obama and David Chang of Momofuku. We will not be able to eat at the sushi bar because there will be at least 7 people eating. So I guess that rules out a Omakase Lunch.
So Tama Sushi or Katsu-ya or Asanebo for this big day for my son? My wife will probably be crying in the wasabi.