JAPONICA DINING 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. Founder Taka opened Japonica 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. At Japonica, You can enjoy either authentic Japanese dishes such as Agedashi-Tofu and new school sushi rolls. We are proudly serving seasonal day boat fish from Japan with the best formula to enjoy its superb taste and quality. 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 completed yet, so he is working on not only in food industry but a wide range of businesses such as SNS and logistics like he always enjoys a lot of different dishes and sakes when he dines at izakaya.