Hi hounds: I recently moved to Silverlake from Orange County, and I wonder if you could help me find a good neighborhood type Japanese place close to my home? Something for those weeknights when I am tired from a long days' work and just don't want to drive far or spend a fortune for a really great Omakase dinner.
My ideal restaurant of this type would be a place I can get good fresh well made sushi, but also has good cooked items if I am not in the sushi mood. The seats should be comfortable and it should have a relaxing, homey atmosphere. (I don't care about the sushi bar... I will probably be tired and won't feel like interacting with the chef.) Finally, I don't want a hip "fusion" kind of place. Just good, solid Japanese food at reasonable prices.
Silverlake, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village are all close enough. I know there are likely to be better places farther afield. Remember, though, I don't want to "dine," I just want dinner.