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Oct 29, 2006 10:50 PM

B-Day Dinner Recs

It's that time, I'm really digging Japanese of late, Honda Ya & Shin Sen Gumi. My first thought, is to try the tempura place in Torrance. Any thoughts on that place for a B-Day destination? Any other Japanese recs? Any other recs in general?

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  1. I know I *always* bring this place up, so I apologize in advance if I sound like a broken record. But, it's my number one destination choice for great Japanese sushi and dining.

    Frenzy Sushi
    369 E 17th St, #17
    Costa Mesa, CA 92627

    (Food photos here.

    - Chubbypanda

    1. Why not do shabu shabu? You could go to Mizu 212 on Sawtelle in West LA. And then when you're done, you can walk down to Beard Papa's for those unbelievable cream puffs.

      1. Tsuruhashi would be a great place for a bday party if you had less than 6 in your party I think. I'm not sure they have big tables. They serve japanese/korean bbq where you cook your own meat. They have a kobe beef which melts in your mouth and the outskirt steak is excellent as well. They also have a great kimchi fried rice as well as the bimbimbop is good too. I also like their cold soupy noodles (not sure what that's called). And lastly, they have yuzu sorbet which I love! =) Yum!

        This place is in fountain valley off of brookhurst, I believe.

        1. Here's a very successful birthday party report at Musha in Santa Monica (some people like their Torrance location even better):

          1725 ,W. Carson St.
          (310) 787-7344

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          1. re: JBC

            We just celebrated a birthday at Musha's in Santa Monica, it was great! Definately try the mackeral, pumpkin croquettes, braised pork & lobster roll. See my more comprehensive review above.

            For 8 items, 4 beers & sake it came to $90 (without tip). It was a lively place, food was amazing and you are walking distance to several bars afterwards.