Looking for an authentic and intimate restaurant for friend's birthday. She took me to Soto for my birthday, which we both enjoyed immensely. I am a big fan of Aburiya Kinnosuke and Yakitori Totto, and she has never been to either. Should I take her to one of those or try Donguri or Kai? I have never been to either. Thanks for your help and advice.
P.S. I am still mourning the loss of Sushi-jun in Midtown and wonder if that old master has resurfaced somewhere else.