Food & Drink

Ocean-facing Japanese eats in Santa Monica

Published On 02/07/2013 Published On 02/07/2013
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1. Bamboo Izakaya 1541 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

From the exact same people who brought you Ozumo Santa Monica, Bamboo Izakaya is a panda food-outfitted oceanfront Japanese joint on Ocean Ave with "interactive tablet service" where you can see pictures of everything on the menu before you order it. Must-gets include bechamel-sauced shrimp egg rolls, cheeseburger croquettes with sweet chili ranch, and a Japanese spin on potato gratin with miso Bolognese, cheddar, mozzarella, and Tabasco.