A better solution is to come on a separate trip just to try the Japanese food alone. Also, this way, you’ll narrow down the difficult chore of choosing, and as everyone knows, that’s half the battle.
Bai Plu Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar at 2119 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 343-2651; www.baipluthaiandsushi.com. Open Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Dinner for two, $30-$45, food only. Wine and sake.