I'm expecting a guest who loves Japanese food and I'd appreciate any pointers to good Japanese restaurants, beyond sushi, in Orange County. Preferably within the Costa Mesa/Irvine/South Coast Metro area but if there is something great outside that area, we'll make the trip.
For sushi, I've seen Shibucho and Wasabe recommended here, and we'll be visiting Mitsuwa and Marukai in Costa Mesa, probably. So any other suggestions, from fine dining to homestyle, budget to a few $$$, would be great.
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