Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya
Katsu has an Izaka-ya in Manhattan Beach as well as one on 3rd Street not far from the Grove.
Here is the link to the menu for the 3rd Street location.
This site is a bit smaller than the other two, and thus some menu items may not be available, hence the term Little Izaka-Ya by Katsu-ya.
This location is operated by those originally affiliated with Katsu himself, unlike any place affiliated with SBE, which are named Katsu-Ya by Starck.
No I haven't, as none are near Sherman Oaks, until this one opens. Katsu knows his way around a Japanese kitchen better than most everyone in the LA area, so I trust his judgment, yet also realize he is in business to make money.
Will try this mini version fairly soon, yet Japanese cuisine has never been my love of life.