if you're in the mood to spend a bunch of money for miniscule and mediocre food, then this is the place for you. super pretentious staff and severely overpriced food is what you'll find.
it USED to be a decent place when it actually had a japanese flair to it. now that it "reinvented" itself as cal-italian, it sold its soul and became this dark and boring place.
even the music gives it an air of desperation, instead of the hip and trendy vibe its trying to come across as.
its only saving grace (and this is being said begrudgingly) is that the frou frou cocktails are made well and fun to look at.
so maybe just stay at the bar and order a drink or two. but then take the fistful of dough you'll be saving and head over to el burrito junior.