Picking my wife up from LAX on Saturday evening, and heading down to South Bay for something both inexpensive and Japanese.
Our default LAX dinner which fits this criteria is Shinsengumi yakitori (which isn't mind blowing, but is cheap and tasty, and very freeway friendly).
This time, we're looking to up our game a bit, without blowing out the budget. $20/pp max.
Ramen OK too, although we would prefer to avoid Marukai-style food courts.
Thanks in advance, 'hounds.