For several years, until I got too busy just over a year ago, we used to meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Cafe Express near 75/Mockingbird. Finding a parking spot was often difficult and the noise level inside was very loud and not really practical to easily discuss, learn, and share.
Great news! There is a new Japanese Restaurant opening up, and it's probably closer for most of our members ...AND they have great and affordable JAPANESE food! Finally! a location that has great Japanese food for our Japanese group!
They have several different sized private sections that are perfect for our group to meet and it's a very classy and traditional Japanese atmosphere. If you know where the Tokyo No Hana Restaurant is/was, that's a great location and the place is getting even nicer as they renovate it more, to soon become KAZE Restaurant! See http://kazerestaurant.com
for more info.
I'd like to propose meeting there 7-9pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please go to this Poll and submit your vote...http://www.meetup.com/japanfans/polls/256148/