If you are looking for a different kind of Japanese food experience, get on the 215, exit Jones, make a quick right and duck into Kyara.
With prices between $2 and $5 for small plates of food, you'll stuff yourself on all sorts of Japanese delicacies; including old stand bys like fried chicken, fried squid, tuna, seaweed salad, kim chi, and loads of classic "sarariman" dishes that will leave you satisfied without breaking the bank.
If you like the raku and ichiza experience but have gotten frustrated with the wait times, this little spot on south Jones might be just what you've been looking for. Japanese beer on draft, suntori whisky by the glass and more menu choices than you can shake two chopsticks at.
Sit at the bar and watch the guys cook your food right in front of you. Its a very pleasant experience.