I'm having a Japanese friend stay this weekend by South Coast Plaza and I wanted to take her out for dinner and drinks. I know there are a few choices on the South side of the 405, but have no idea which is good and authentic Japanese. Any recommendations in that area? Also after trying izakaya at Musha in Torrance/Santa Monica and Japonica in Redondo Beach, I was also considering Kappo Honda in Fountain Valley. I don't know how it compares to those places in terms of food and atmosphere though.