There's been a fair amount of discussion of izakaya places on this board recently that has happily coincided with my growing love for this style of eating. I've identified four places that consistently get good reviews on this board. Do others have additional places to add? Also, can someone please forward a link to the article in the LA Times that came out about 6 months ago on "Japanese Pub Food?" It was a pretty extensive list as I recall. Thanks Chowhounds!
Izayoi, in Little Tokyo
Haru-lala, also in Little Tokyo
Kappo Ishito, also in Little Tokyo
Kappo Honda, in Fountain Valley
I plan to visit Izayoi tonight. I can personally vouche for the remaining three - I had great, satisfying meals at all three.