In January my wife and I spent time with our friend Leslie checking out the Japanese restaurant scene in SoCal-wow-so many good memories!!! Unfortunately, we have nothing authentic even remotely close by our house here in Princeton, NJ without going to Manhattan, which is fine, but we can't do it every week. SoCal Chowhounds you don't know how good you have it!
We are coming back to Laguna Beach for ten days at the beginning of April and the anticipation is killing me! We would again like to hit as many Japanese Restaurants (all types) in that time period, including multiple spots each day, so bring it on. We have been to such places as Sushi Shibucho, Shin Sen Gumi (several times) and Kappo Honda. Atmosphere is a distant second to authentic deliciousness. Remember-these are the "Must Hit" Restaurants. Thanks!