Hello again, SD 'hounds.
I plan to take my high-schoolers to the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Friendship Garden in mid-March. I would like us to stop for a meal on the way. I am looking for recommendations for a Japanese restaurant that is anywhere between Mira Mesa and Balboa Park. I need it to be relatively authentic but not so much so that it's too much for teenagers' palates. It needs to be between $6 and $10 per dish. I'd like ramen, not sushi or plates, but I'm open to your input. Best of all would be a restaurant within walking distance of a Japanese market so students could explore that as well and have an all-Japan-themed day.