My friend, who has lived in Tokyo all her life, is visiting. We only have 3 hours on Saturday night to go eat. Where should I take her?
She is leaning toward California Cuisine, maybe Pacific Rim, or even exceptional Japanese food. Fresh fare preferred - nothing too greasy or spicy, or mediocre but interesting local fare (i.e Pinks hot dog or Pantry type of food). Extra points for small portions with many courses, as that's how Japanese like to eat - no 2lb steaks or half a chicken. Need not be a very fancy place, but I am not ruling out pricey places either ($100/person)
I feel pressure to pick a right place, since Japan is a country full of foodies - it is a national pass time - its as if EVERYONE reads Chowhounds over there : )
I am on the Westside, near LAX.
Please, send me your recommendation! Thanks in advance...