Delicious food, very friendlyDelicious food, very friendly service, but slow service at lunch.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant in every wayThe food is excellent, the service is incredible, everything is wonderful at this restaurant overlooking the ocean. Highly recommend.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Bento box. Try theThe best Bento box. Try the Miso Cod, just delicious.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant. TheLove this restaurant. The best Japanese food, excellent service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat saki menu. Food is excellent.Great saki menu. Food is excellent. The service is awesome. The place was packed & the food started to roll out right away. BUT it really slowed down & we found ourselves waiting on the last sushi roll. Our sever however started to bring us sushi on the house. The manager came over & apologized. They were very nice. I'm definitely going back. I would say ask for a booth as the tables can be kinda close together & it does get noisy.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great locationMy 10-year-old son has food allergies, but loves japanese (especially kappa maki). He and I came in for dinner during vacation. We loved that you could view the menu items on a tablet at your table in full color and then ask questions if needed. All the items we ordered were well-prepared and delicious. We actually came back for lunch the next day when we biked to the Santa Monica pier. Perfect location too!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service at this sushiThe service at this sushi spot is EXCEPTIONAL. Everyone is so nice and helpful with ordering and any questions. I called on a very usy Saturday night to say I was running 10 minutes late and they said no problem and seated me as soon as I got there. My friend was very impressed and loved it too.
The food is really fresh, tasty and very reasonably priced. I only wish I lived closer so this could be a weekly destination for me.
Highly recommend you try it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHas only been open for a fewHas only been open for a few weeks but seemed to already be on a good road to success. Staff was great, food was excellent, and we enjoyed our experience.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAte there twice during ourAte there twice during our 3 day stay in Santa Monica. Enjoyed the location/view and everything we tried was delicious!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite new restaurantFor a more in depth review, check out my review on Yelp. Love Bamboo. The staff is top notch, the food is delicious, and the sake is amazing. It has become our 'go-to' spot several times a week. Go and enjoy it!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and offersVery good food and offers a lot that is not sushi. Good drinks, excellent service and beautiful view. Spent less here than normal for sushi restaurant. I will certainly be returning.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Welcome Addition to Ocean AveHaving been fans of Ozumo @ Santa Monica Place, we were happy to hear that Bamboo Izakaya was taking its place -- and in a much better setting. The new restaurant is beautifully designed and gives off a fun vibe without being too noisy. The revamped menu now offers a lot more small bites, along with some obvious concessions to those who pass on sushi (mini-cheeseburgers). But the quality of the sushi is excellent (as were the rolls and tempura) and the wait staff was warm and friendly. And the private rooms make it easy to throw birthdays and other celebrations there. Now we're just waiting to see if Bamboo offers some of the "locals' nights" that we loved at Ozumo!2/2/2013 12:00:00 AM