Zen Grill


If you want a idea how small and crowed most restaurants in Japan are try this place.  Note: it is not Japanese food.  It's basically a mix.  A few Chinese dishes, a few Vietnamese dishes, etc.  It's pretty good but it's always crowded.  Expect a wait.

It's on 3rd just east of La Cienega across from Old Navy. 

Micro Tokyo
Pho Mai Nguyen (the Catfish Place)