Food & Drink

Ocean-facing Japanese eats in Santa Monica

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.Photo: Benjamin Conley