I have been a frequent browser of chowhound for years and have never been inspired to post anything until now.
My mother heard through the Japanese grapevine that the old owners of Sanppo (Japantown) and Miki (Balboa/36th?) have come out of retirement and opened up a new restaurant. I wanted to share with any of you who used to enjoy their food. I know that I've missed it for the past few years. We went the other night and everything we had tasted exactly the same, if not better! I pretty much grew up eating at Sanppo every week so needless to say, it was very nostalgic for me.
We did have to wait a while for the food (it was pretty crowded) but for my family and me, it was worth the wait. We had saba shioyaki, nabeyaki udon, chicken teriyaki, and a combination that had sashimi, chicken teriyaki and tempura. And of course, we had to have gyoza for appetizers!! yum! They are back!!!!!!!!!!