I'm flying in from New York to visit a friend who just moved to Irvine in late May, but we are planning to take some day trips to LA. I know that LA is huge but if anyone could recommend some cool, trendy restaurants (we're looking to splurge two of the nights, so if they're expensive it's fine) that have really good food, that would be amazing! We're open to any cuisine - but my favorites Thai and Japanese food. I also want to get a chance to have some good Mexican food while I'm in California; if anyone knows of a place in either L.A. or Irvine that is great, authentic Mexican food please let me know! Thanks!