I had a doctor's appointment in Pasadena and had to bribe a girlfriend to go with me with the promise of a sushi lunch. I remembered Tokyoastrogirl recommending this place and made a reservation. The service was the nicest I've had in ages, really friendly and all of the servers were genuinely proud of the menu and the food. I haven't seen that for a long time and it was most heartening. I had a lunch plate with outstandingly fresh sushi and cold udon. My friend had the same but with tempura, which she said was the best she'd ever had. Really a delightful place. The dinner menu looks fabulous and the have several different omakase options. I can't wait to go back.