3030 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The servers aren't Japanese. The cooks probably aren't either. But this is probably the most Japanese diner south of Little Tokyo. Why? Well, first of all, it has a library of manga--an entire curated collection full of fantasy, adventure and comedy cartoons in a separate room that any connoisseur would consider Mecca. Then there are great dishes like asparagus with bacon, donburi this and udon that. They have a green tea shaved ice thing that requires two people to conquer, chock to the brim with fruit and red beans sweeter than a schoolgirl's giggle.

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