I am unfortunately not gifted with the kind of wallet that some people enjoy, but I would still like to try a special and interesting multi-course Japanese meal. I have been to Nobu Next Door here in the city and Restaurant Tojo in Vancouver; I am considering the following and would like help deciding:
Kirara (which seems to be the most expensive of these and might be out of my budget).
Any suggestions? I have never been to any of these four places.
Friendliness, unique / interesting food and serving size are all important to me; I'd prefer not to go somewhere that will be cold / distant / severe with tiny portions, no matter how high-quality the preparation.