Hi, I will be visiting a friend who lives in Marina Del Rey on my birthday and would like to go to a reasonable (since this friend is treating me; should be under $50 per person including a drink or two), and authentic Japanese restaurant that is owned/operated by Japanese. My first choice is sushi, but if there is any specialty restaurant that I shouldn't miss (i.e. yakitori-ya, okonomiyaki-ya, ramen-ya, etc.), that'd be fine too, but I do not want fusion, Pan-Asian, overly trendy with no substance, kind of place.
I am originally from Japan, but currently live in San Francisco.
The restaurant does not need to be in Marina Del Rey, but somewhere within 20 min. driving distance. Thank you for your help!!