I'm from Toronto, Canada and will travel to Costa Mesa for two weeks on business. I'll stay at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa and will have a car during my stay. My dinner budget is up to US$40 (tax and tip included), but I am willing to spend up to US$100 if the food is outstanding.
I like all sorts of cuisine, as long as the food is REALLY good. I particularly enjoy good traditional Japanese food. Recently I worked in San Diego for a couple of months, and my favorite restaurants there were Sushi Ota (I miss Ota-san's omakase), Market Restaurant and Bar, and George's California Modern.
Comments and suggestions on my list of restaurants is much appreciated.
San Shi Go
Basilic (Newport Beach)
Thanks for your input!