1. The Steak House - Kobe beef steaks. Omigosh, just take a look at the pictures on their site.
2. Ikko Japanese Restaurant - A hidden gem in OC. . . Japanese fusion with sushi.
3. Daichan - Unique Japanese/Hawaiian, their Poke bowls are great and healthy.
4. Musha Restaurant - Probably the best Izakaya in Los Angeles.
5. Santouka Ramen - Best sliced pork ramen. - http://www.santouka.co.jp/
6. Sushi Dokoro Ki Ra La - So underrated that no one knows about. Went there for my birthday a couple years ago.