Mr. Monkey and I met his family for dinner at the plaza in Little Tokyo that includes the infamous Curry House. I thought we would have to eat at Curry House again, but, to my delight, we didn't! Instead we went to Kushi Shabu (123 S. Onizuka Street).
Fatal Attraction joke here.]
Kushi Shabu was dark and old-ish. Not really the greatest ambience. We had a teeny-tiny room to ourselves.
ton of fried things. Kushikatsu (otherwise known as "fried skewers" to the non-Japanese-speaking) are Kushi Shabu's non-shabu-shabu specialty. (The restaurant's name is making more sense now, no?)
everything you're eating is fried.
And on a stick.