I have great respect for Max Jacobson and his restaurant reviews; however, I feel he missed out on his sushi restaurant choice ("Valley's Top 10 Range From Ethnic to Elegant," Jan. 18).
Shihoya in Sherman Oaks is owned by the chef, Koji Yoshida. Koji previously cooked for the emperor of Japan (two plaques with the seal of the chrysanthemum throne are on display.) He then came to the United States to cook for the Japanese consulate for two years before opening up his own restaurant about 25 years ago. While unimpressive from the outside, the interior is beautifully and simply decorated. The service is good, the food (sushi and cooked dishes) exceptional.