The important thing to remember here is that this is NOT a sushi place.
They have some sushi, but it's not what they do well, and you'll be dissapointed.
It's casual here, there's certainly no romantic lighting, but the food's terrific!
Stick with the noodles (fantastic), or the bento daily specials (even more fantastic), and you'll be happy.
The place is run by a couple who are very friendly, helpful if you've not had ramen before, and genuinely delighted to see a new customer come through the door.
Every time I eat here, I have a great meal, I'm made to feel welcome by the staff, and I always come back.
I'm certain that if you did bring your kids here, the owners would be happy to see them and would make sure that they recommended something that kids like.
One of the great undiscovered spots in Hollywood.
Pros: food, staff