Chel- We have those restaurants that you mentioned, the prices for food might be higher than a fast food kind of Japanese resto. It's worth it though. The food is mouth-watering, the place very posh and the servers polite.
There is a resto called Maki Moto near my home and I eat there at least once a month. I'm glad that you have the same tastes as I do.
What's your favorite Japanese food? One food that I like is raw salmon. ^____^