This is one of those topics that seem to pop up every week on this board, yet as I sift through the responses, answers aren't coming to me. Too many choices? I don't know.
Here's the haps:
Charlotte, Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda will be celebrating Samantha's 30th birthday in the Hollywood area this week (specifically, they are in the Hollywood and Highland area). They know they want sushi, but they aren't sure where. Some guidelines:
*Food should be above average, but doesn't have to be at 'Hound-ish DEFCON 5 quality. Menu should be balanced between excellent sushi and cooked dishes...
*Per person price range should be up to $75. Any more, and Charlotte will have to foot the bill.
*No classy, quiet Japanese joints. As much as our girls like those places, Samantha and her friends will need to let loose and be a little rowdy. Ditto for the uber-trendy joints. Being seen is not a priority for these ladies. The vibe should be, above all, fun, and upscale without being pretentious or haughty.
*As well as being Chowhounds, our girls are also Boozehounds. Samantha, in particular, may need to have sake bombs. Need I say more?
As always, thanks in advance, Chowhounds. : )