Japonica Redondo Beach Menu – Redondo Beach, CA

Type : Japanese restaurant

Location : Redondo Beach, CA

Sushi/Ramen restaurant in Redondo Beach. Great Happy Hour and best sake selections in South bay. Sake sommelier and chef Taka Sada’s journey began in Osaka, Japan. As a carefree youth Taka always remembers enjoying bargain sake with friends, but his true passion for sake flew into high gear after trying premium sake. It’s Taka’s father who taught him that sake exists for food while educating him on the fine points of pairing. Soon after Taka began his culinary career and in 2002, with his life partner Chika, opened Japonica! Their journey in originating authentic Japanese Izakaya-Sushi advances daily and with the addition of discovering smoked methods to enhance the umami in ingredients, the possibilities are endless.

Cool, casual option offering izakaya fare & a variety of sake choices in a refined space. Based on 343 reviews, the restaurant has received a rating of 4.5 stars. Price $$

✔️ Dine-in ✔️ Takeout ✔️ No-contact delivery

Japonica Redondo Beach 90277

1304 1/2 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Phone: (310) 316-9477



Friday 11:30 AM–10 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM–10 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM–9 PM

(Labor Day)
11:30 AM–9 PM

Hours might differ
Tuesday 11:30 AM–9 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM–9 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM–9 PM


HH Hard Seltzer $3.99
HH Echigo Rice Lager
Echigo Koshihikari Ale/Niigata/5%/11.2oz
HH Japonica Rice Lager $5.99
HH Edamame $2.99
HH Brussels $7.99
HH Chicken Gyoza $8.99
Spicy Tuna Roll HH $6.99
Salmon Skin Roll HH $7.99
Shrimp Crunch Roll HH $9.99
Bumblebee Tuna Roll HH $11.99
Ramen Combo
Tantan ramen, with seasonal greens salad + one side
Sashimi Combo
Sashimi (chef’s choice 8 pcs), with seasonal greens salad, miso soup + one side
Udon Combo
Udon with seasonal greens salad + one side
Sushi Combo
Sushi (Chef’s choice 6pcs + half california roll or half spicy tuna roll), with seasonal greens salad, miso soup + one side
Unagi Bowl Combo
Unagi (Freshwater Eel) bowl, with seasonal greens salad, miso soup + one side
Smoked Soy Sauce (8.5oz Bottle)
Traditional soy sauce is great, but it can overpower the delicate taste of raw fish. The solution? Our homemade SADA smoked soy sauce! Around 1600 AD, Japanese chefs began smoking bonito fish in order to prepare a dashi broth. In doing so, they discovered that the smoking process unveiled a more intense flavor. Soon after, Nikiri soy sauce was born. Created from a graceful blend of traditional soy sauce, sake, mirin, and dashi broth, Nikiri is guaranteed to add a subtle umami flavor to your sushi and/or sashimi that will complement each dish instead of conquering them. Our SADA smoked soy sauce is an embrace of tradition…with a twist. Like many high-quality restaurants in Japan, we make our Nikiri soy sauce in-house. The difference, though? We smoke it afterwards, creating a sauce with even more extraordinary flavor. No sushi? No problem. It blends perfectly with other meats and veggies. Use it as a marinade for your next BBQ or introduce roasted vegetables to its delicious flavor!
Smoked Soy Sauce (Taster) $2.00
Brussel Sprouts (Vegan)
Caramelized nuts, mandarin oranges, japanese balsamic vinaigrette
Spicy Edamame (Vegan)
Edamame, Garlic, Sesame Soy, Red Chili
Seaweed Salad (Vegan)
seaweed, sesame
Garden Salad (Vegan)
Seasonal greens, radish, chives, tomato, sweet onion ginger dressing
Salmon Skin Salad
salmon skin, kanikama, tomato, radish, radish sprout, yuzu ponzu, sriracha aioli
Shishito Pepper (Vegan)
pan-tossed, garlic, soy sauce
Vegetable Tempura
two pieces each of asparagus, Japanese eggplant, Japanese sweet potato, shishito
Edamame (GF)
edamame, salted
Miso Soup (GF)
miso soup, seaweed and scallions
White Rice (GF)
side of rice
Cauliflower Koji Soup $4.99
Crispy Rice
Crispy rice, spicy tuna, serrano, japanese pepper, sweet soy glaze
Shrimp Tempura
white shrimp, 6 pieces.
Soft Shell Crab
fried soft shell crab, side of yuzu ponzu
Chicken Gyoza
Fried chicken dumplings, side of yuzu ponzu
Japonica Fried Chicken
fried free range chicken thigh, sweet and spicy sesame sauce
Tantan Ramen
spicy miso pork, bok choi, red bell pepper, radish sprout, miso sesame chicken broth.
Spicy Tantan
spicy miso pork, bok choi, red bell pepper, radish sprout, miso sesame chicken broth – SPICY
Cilantro Tantan
spicy miso pork, bok choi, red bell pepper, radish sprout, miso sesame chicken broth – with cilantro
seaweed, ginger, green onion, tempura crunch, fish broth
Plain Udon
udon noodle, in fish broth. No Toppings
Garlic Shrimp Yakisoba
shrimp, mushroom, egg noodle – pan fried, cilantro, sesame, black pepper.
Ginger Pork Yakisoba
spicy miso pork, mushroom, ginger, egg noodle – pan fried, green onion, sesame, black pepper.
Shrimp Uni Udon
sea-urchin alfredo, shrimp, parmesan, udon noodle, green onion, black pepper
Side Of Noodles $4.99
Aburi Toro Carpaccio – 6 Pcs
seared fatty tuna belly, yuzu ponzu, chives
Bluefin Carpaccio – 6 Pcs
bluefin tuna, japanese balsamic, shiso mint leaf
Hamachi Carpaccio – 6 Pcs
yellowtail, garlic ponzu, serrano, microgreens.
Salmon Carpaccio – 6 Pcs
scottish salmon, sweet onion ginger dressing, chives
Albacore Carpaccio – 6 Pcs
Seared Albacore, sweet onion ginger ponzu, crispy onion, chives
Aburi Mackerel – 6 Pcs
seared cured Japanese mackerel, yuzu ponzu, green onion
Nigiri Bluefin Tuna $8.99
Nigiri Bluefin Toro
Bluefin Fatty Tuna Belly
Nigiri Yellowtail $7.99
Nigiri Organic Scottish Salmon $7.99
Nigiri Albacore $6.99
Nigiri Japanese Mackerel $4.99
Nigiri Freshwater Eel $6.99
Aburi Toro
seared fatty tuna belly, yuzu ponzu, chives
Balsamic Bluefin
bluefin tuna, japanese balsamic, shiso mint leaf
Serrano Yellowtail
yellowtail, garlic ponzu, serrano
Truffle Salmon
seared scottish salmon, black truffle garlic butter soy
Ginger Albacore
seared albacore, sweet onion ginger ponzu, serrano
A5 Wagyu Nigiri
Seared A-5 japanese wagyu, yuzu ponzu, chive
Sashimi Bluefin Tuna
5 piece sashimi
Sashimi Bluefin Toro
5 piece fatty tuna belly sashimi
Sashimi Yellowtail
5 piece sashimi
Sashimi Salmon, Organic Scottish
5 piece sashimi
Sashimi Albacore
5 piece sashimi
Sashimi Mackerel
5 piece sashimi
California Roll
kanikama, avocado, cucumber
Spicy Tuna Roll
spicy tuna, cucumber
Vegetable Roll (Vegan)
Avocado, cucumber, burdock, shiso mint leaf, chives, micro greens, tomatoes, ginger dressing
Salmon Skin Roll
salmon skin, kanikama, cucumber, eel sauce
Shrimp Crunch Roll
shrimp tempura, kanikama, cucumber, eel sauce, tempura crunch
Spider Roll
soft shell crab, kanikama, cucumber, eel sauce
Dragon Roll
broiled freshwater eel, kanikama, avocado, cucumber, eel sauce
Rainbow Roll
bluefin tuna, yellowtail, scottish salmon, albacore, kanikama, avocado, cucumber
Philly Roll
scottish salmon, cream cheese, avocado
Salmon Roll $8.99
Cucumber Roll (Vegan) $6.99
Avocado Roll (Vegan) $7.99
Eel Avocado Roll $9.99
Salmon Avocado Roll $9.99
Rice Roll $3.99
Spicy Tuna Roll Salmon On Top $13.99
Krabby Fatty
Baked snow crab, kanikama, garlic butter soy, soy paper
California HR $7.99
Spicy Tuna HR $8.99
Eel Avocado HR $10.99
Salmon Avocado HR $9.99
Salmon Skin HR $9.99
Spicy Yellowtail HR $9.99
Tuna HR $9.99
Salmon HR $8.99
Negi Toro HR $14.99
Yellowtail HR $8.99
Cucumber HR $6.99
Cucumber Avocado HR $8.99
Albacore HR $7.99
Bluefin Bombshell
No Rice Roll with Soy Paper, bluefin tuna, spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, Japanese balsamic, shiso mint leaf
Bluefin Samurai
Seared bluefin tuna, spicy tuna, cucumber, Japanese balsamic, green onion, smoked chili sauce, smoky Japanese chili pepper
Braveheart Crudo
Scottish salmon, yellowtail, cream cheese, avocado, ginger dressing, micro greens
Bumblebee Tuna
Yellowtail, spicy tuna, cucumber, garlic ponzu, baby cilantro
Burning Man
Seared albacore, spicy tuna, avocado, tempura serrano, fried potato, sriracha diablo sauce
Citrus Sakura
VERY POPULAR ROLL! Scottish salmon, kanikama, avocado, cucumber, yuzu zest, fresh yuzu juice
Dungeons & Dragons
Broiled freshwater eel, tempura shrimp, kanikama, avocado, sriracha aioli, eel sauce, chive
Final Fantasia
No Rice Roll with Soy Paper, bluefin tuna, yellowtail, scottish salmon, kanikama, cucumber, sweet onion yuzu ponzu, micro greens
Hamachi Davidson
No Rice Roll with Soy Paper, yellowtail, spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, garlic ponzu, baby cilantro
Holy Mackerel
Japanese mackerel, spicy tuna, cucumber, ginger ponzu, smoked chili sauce, serrano, Japanese chili pepper
Jessica Albacore
Seared albacore, spicy tuna, cucumber, ginger ponzu garlic dressing, serrano, micro greens
Kyoto Krypotnite
Double spicy tuna on a crispy rice roll, cucumber, sweet soy glaze, smoked chili sauce, serrano, Japanese chili pepper
Slammin Salmon
Baked Scottish salmon, kanikama, avocado, cucumber, dynamite sauce, chive
The Hasselhoff
No Rice Roll with Soy Paper, Scottish salmon, avocado, cucumber, yuzu ponzu chimichurri, chive
White Lightning
THE BEST SELLER!!! Seared albacore, tempura white fish, tempura asparagus, kanikama, garlic butter soy, chive
Kids/Shrimp Tempura (3pcs), Edamame, Miso Soup
For kids under 12.
Kids/California Roll (4pcs), Edamame, Miso Soup
For kids under 12
Kids/Chicken Gyoza (4pcs), Edamame, Miso Soup
For kids under 12
Catering For M. Roe (05/14) $640.40
Japonica Rice Lager $8.00
Kirin Light Bottle $6.00
Asahi Super Dry
Rice Lager/5%/16.9oz
Amber Red Ale
Kawaba Sunrise/Gunma/5%/11.2oz
Snow Weizen
Kawaba Snow Weizen/Gunma/5%/11.2oz
Echigo Rice Lager
Echigo Koshihikari Ale/Niigata/5%/11.2oz
White Ale
Hitachino White/Ibaraki/5.5%/11.8oz
Orange IPA
Hitachino Dai Dai/Ibaraki/6.2%/11.8oz
Hitachino Pilsner $12.00
Non-Alcoholic Asahi $5.00
Mango White Claw $5.50
Kenbishi Honjozo 30oz
Bold, dry, full body, classic
Kino Junmai 24oz
Mild Asian pear, gentle
Jun Ginjo 24oz
Medium body, rice aroma, clean
Katana Ginjo 24oz
Super dry, full body, grainy
Narutotai Nama Ginjo 24oz
Ripe, fruity, round, dry finish
Dassai 39 Daiginjo 24oz
Clean, well balanced, lightly fruity
Manju Daiginjo 24oz
Fresh grape, silky clean
Sanka Diaginjo 24 Oz $105.00
Yukimanman Daiginjo 24oz
Aged in snow, rich yet very clean
Nigori 50oz $75.00
Yumedono Daiginjo 24oz
Astonishing combination of fruits, glorious finish
Dassai Beyond Daiginjo 24oz $80.00
Japonica T Shirt – Small $24.99
Japonica T Shirt – Medium $24.99
Japonica T Shirt – Large $24.99
Japonica T Shirt – X-Large $24.99
Japonica Beer 4 Pack $28.80
Japonica Smoked Soy $18.99
Japonica Hat $19.99
Japonica Hoodie – Small $44.99
Japonica Hoodie – Medium $44.99
Japonica Hoodie – Large $44.99
Japonica Hoodie – X-Large $44.99
Japonica Logo Sticker $2.00
Japonica Pint Glass $5.99

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Deni Marie
One word, excellent. Service, food, atomosphere. Excellent. The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. Our server Craig was super helpful with suggestions on sushi and sake. Plum sake was a delicious aperitif. Try the White Lightening. TRUST ME you will not be disappointed. It’s #1 for a reason. It literally melts in your mouth. The butter sauce is so delicious. The ramen is definitely some of the best I’ve had a while. Outdoor seating is available. Not too long of a wait. Would highly recommend this place. If you’re in the Redondo area, check this place out.

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Green Sea Shells Lifestyle & Travel Website
My daughter liked her food, she ordered ramen and liked it. Noodles were yummy – thick and chewy but they were in fish sauce! As a vegetarian, I didn’t find many options that I liked. Three stars from me because of that. Nice place, good service!

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electro wasabi
I like the hermosa beach location more but this one tends to be less busy and have easier parking. They have really good rolls, unique and made with good quality ingredients. Service is good.

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Andrew Kirkland
My girlfriend and I came Valentines morning and had the restaurant to ourselves. Sushi was fantastic, some of the best we’ve ever had (reasonable prices too). I didn’t get the host/manager’s name but he was awesome, very attentive and friendly. Do yourself a favor and try the smoked soy sauce! 10/10 would come back again

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Vikki Pink
Came here with some friends.

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Kimberly Saldana
Super fresh selection! We started our lunch with the Chicken Gyozas and Miso Soups. Both were really good.

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Pretty tasty, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Good variety of menu items; everything we had was super delicious and definitely worth every penny. Japonica also has a pretty good happy hour before 6pm (check if on the weekend too).

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Gloria Kim
Despite this place being an American owned sushi place, I will have to say that it was a amazing experience. (FYI I critiquing my food with high expectations so just note that I just have high standard) The server and other runners took care of us and were attentive while we were eating. The server also provided us with recommendations on the rolls. The short grain rice that was used was well-cooked and seasoned which complimented the fish. The bluefin samurai roll had a slight char and freshness which made it 8.5/10. For the Kyoto Kryptonite roll, I have got to say that if you like the crispy tuna, then this is the roll to order because it pretty much tastes like it. 7.5/10. Crispy rice was pretty good, but I just prefer it to have less rice so that I have more of the crunch than the mush from the rice. 6/10 The sushi was fresh and good with the rice. 9/10

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This is my favorite ramen I’ve tried in LA. The standard miso sesame broth is creamy and super flavorful without being too salty. The egg noodles are thick and have a chew that I loved. I got the pork but the beef is also so delicious. The menu doesn’t flood you with options on the menu like most ramen places so you don’t get choice fatigue. Lastly staff was happy to help us and the atmosphere was clean and warm.

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My experience at Japonica was a mix of pros and cons. The service was definitely a highlight; the staff was attentive, friendly, and made sure our needs were taken care of throughout the meal. The atmosphere of the restaurant is another strong point – the decor is unique and upscale, creating a pleasant dining environment. The beachy Redondo Beach neighborhood adds to the overall charm, making it a nice place to visit.

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