Dedicated to my pursuit of discovering low cost restaurants, I've now extending that search to international restaurants. Accordingly, I hereby highly recommend Anzu, specializing in Japanese cuisine. This small but very attractive restaurant is located at 2433 Shattuck Avenue (across from the Toyota dealer if you have trouble spotting it).
On entering, patrons are warmly greeted by a gracious hostess, who seats you and promptly pours a cup of tea.
Though it's a long, narrow room, tables are discreetly separated by screens, assuring you and your friends privacy. The menu is enticing. Served on Bento plates, one has two choices -- beef terriyaki or chicken terriyaki, and absolutely delicious tempura. With this comes a delicious soup, small salad and fruit. All for just $6.95! I ask, can you beat that for a bargain?