izakaya-ish happenings in the north OC?
meeting up with a friend for dinner tonight... was thinking of some drinkies and grillies as usual, but she lives out in the east SGV/brea area. she could come out west and we could go to the usual spots in torrance or whatever, but anyone got any recs for something izakaya-ish out that way? i'm thinking fullerton, etc. only place that comes to mind is honda-ya in tustin (not even sure how close that is)... but basically just want to try something newish/outside of my comfort zone that will duly reward me with good food and a nice alcoholic headache come saturday moanin'.
There's this place that I used to go to called Akasaka in Hacienda Heights. It's located in a residential area, and finding it is an adventure. Family owned and has a loyal following. Authentic Japanese. Father has handed the reigns for the sushi bar to daughter, and mother plays waitress.
They serve sushi mostly, but they have good udon, tempura etc.
14926 Clark Ave
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745