Mom used to really love going to Hachi for her birthday, but it moved to Torrance and that's too far away on a Friday night. Does anybody have any suggestions for something similar in Santa Monica/WLA?
There will be 6-8 of us, possibly plus an infant, budget around $30pp for food. Not much drinking. Mom likes lots of little tastes of different things that she can share around the table. Dinner around 6ish. Not super-packed, not too loud.
I've already suggested Musha, but she seemed less than enthused. Any other suggestions?