I've given up on expecting decent Japanese food in the U.S. outside of the Pacific coast. Decent restaurants are too few and far between, the prices tend to be too high when they're good, and ridiculous when they're mediocre.
I'm kind of lucky in that there are a couple worthwhile Korean restaurants near where I live now, including a Korean Chinese restaurant (that is Chinese food prepared for Korean palates, in contrast to the usual Chinese food prepared for American palates) with pretty great jajangmyun.
Every time I return to this thread I discover several pages of discussion about food. Then it stops and other topics come up, only for it to return to food again over night. I find this hilarious for some reason. Like the magic hours when your toys come to life and dance around. Only it's with food posts.
Heh. I've had little time for doing any recreational music listening or equipment geeking, but I still have to eat...