I need your help Chowhounds. I just moved to Long Beach from San Francisco a few weeks ago and have good friends coming in from Japan next week. I haven't had time to explore restaurants in LA yet.
One of our friends is currently in cooking school in Japan and wants to see how California does Japanese cuisine. We are open to travel to most areas in LA - Downtown, Westside, South Bay, etc., or even OC. All suggestions are welcome.
Would also love to hear about suggestions for Valentine's Day dining - any cuisine is great.