JAPONICA is a seafood Izakaya in Redondo Beach, California. An izakaya is a Japanese tapas dining where you can share a variety of dishes with your favorite drinks like sake amongst your friends, and it’s a lot of fun! Founder Taka opened his first restaurant in 2002 to spread izakaya style dining in California which is very common in Japan and added new kick to make it fit into beach lifestyle in California. Taka spent most time in his early life in Osaka, Japan and surfed around from his local beaches to southern island. He always dreamed about moving to California to broaden his horizon of experience. His journey is not complete yet and working on not only in food business but a wide range of industry such as SNS and logistics like he always enjoys a lot of different dishes and sakes at izakaya.