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Shiro Restaurant
Shiro Restaurant
(849)
$$$$
Contemporary French | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Restaurant features perfectly prepared, imaginative fish dishes, with gracious, attentive service. More

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Union
Union
(1315)
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Fantastic service, exquisite dishes and comfortable atmosphere More

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Nick's South Lake Ave
Nick's South Lake Ave
(986)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

30th wedding anniversary was made special by great staff. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
(2496)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great dining experience for our 5th anniversary. Thanks More

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The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham
The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham
(817)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

A great restaurant that never disappoints. Five stars all around! More

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Tibet Nepal House
Tibet Nepal House
(90)
$$$$
Indian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great gem of a find! I've been going here for years! More

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The Arbour - Pasadena
The Arbour - Pasadena
(695)
$$$$
Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Food was fabulous. Best ribeye we’ve had and plenty for at least 3-4 people. The smoked duck, also a ‘for 2’ was perfectly executed. Bison tartare deserves all the raves it gets, finely ground and very lean. The starter pastas, especially the tagliatelle, were outstanding. Fresh pasta, wonderful complex to the accompaniments. Definitely a winner, and nice wine list too. More

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Gale's
Gale's
(1775)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Old school service and yummy food! Love, love, love Gale's! Beet salad is THE. BEST. EVER. More

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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA
Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA
(1418)
$$$$
Japanese | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Wonderful experience as always. Warm and friendly staff with amazing food. More

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Sushi Roku - Pasadena
Sushi Roku - Pasadena
(890)
$$$$
Japanese | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great setting, friendly staff, good sushi, would return More

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Malbec - Pasadena
Malbec - Pasadena
(719)
$$$$
Argentinean | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I like this place. The food is good and the staff are very attentive. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Pasadena
Fleming's Steakhouse - Pasadena
(998)
$$$$
Steak | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The food was incredible and the service was even better. They were extremely busy due to The Rolling Stones concert but, they acted relaxed and mellow so as not to rush the dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant. Sandy More

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True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
(1276)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

A nice busy bursting with energy place. Food is healthy and tasty, drinks are amazing, I would definitely recommend this place and go back! More

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Altaeats
Altaeats
(410)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Really delicious food. Great service. Thank you for making the evening very special; it was a birthday celebration and it felt like it couldn’t have been better. More

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The Huntington's Rose Garden Tea Room
The Huntington's Rose Garden Tea Room
(1804)
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I brought my best friend here to say thank you for taking the best possible care of my cat while I was away recently! This was her first time having tea at the tea room. We were both very happy with the experience and absolutely loved the tea, the food, the service, etc. We were so happily full—we will definitely return! More

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Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine
Mint Leaf Indian Cuisine
(437)
$$$$
Indian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great food and service. Our waiter was attentive but not over bearing. He cared about my daughter’s crazy food allergies and made sure she had everything she needed. Thank you Mint Leaf! More

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The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena
The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena
(272)
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The High Tea in Pasadena! Everything is perfect ! Will recommend the table facing the window! More

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Sage Vegan Bistro - Pasadena
Sage Vegan Bistro - Pasadena
(227)
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

First time at this restaurant. Wanted to try the vegan menu. Sample various dishes and was pleasantly surprised how tasty & delicious everything was. More

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Eden Garden Bar and Grill
Eden Garden Bar and Grill
(77)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

This beautiful place is usually uncrowded for lunch, and the food is always delicious. The server is very attentive! More

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Celestino
Celestino
(2170)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The service was outstanding. Our server arranged for us to have squid ink pasta, which wasn't on the menu. Yummy. More

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Vertical Wine Bistro
Vertical Wine Bistro
(729)
$$$$
Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Excellent food and service !! Went there before the Rolling Stones Concert and the staff made sure we were on schedule. Great place and we will be back ! Rick the owner is a wonderful guy, I left my credit card by mistake, and could not get back there due to being at the concert, Rick was kind enough to drop it off at my hotel as I was leaving early the next day ! How about that ?? More

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Del Frisco's Grille - Pasadena
Del Frisco's Grille - Pasadena
(834)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great overall! More

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Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
Avanti Italian Bistro and Bar
(343)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Best food! Attention to flavors, textures, presentation. Excellent service. Yum!! More

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Alexander's Steakhouse - Pasadena
Alexander's Steakhouse - Pasadena
(990)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Excellent steakhouse. Love the service the most. There was a problem with the prime rib and they took care of it very professionally. They work very hard to make you like their restaurant. Everyone was excellent. Great wine list too! More

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The Raymond Restaurant
The Raymond Restaurant
(1954)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

My husband and I haven't been to The Raymond in a number of years, their menu had changed, it was a smaller menu for dinner. We had a variety of appetizers, hummus, mussels, roasted cauliflower, all very tasty. Our entrees were the salmon, duck and pork chop, again very good presentation. We sat in the patio and nice to see the evening light coming in thru the planted trees and an ambience water fall. Very pleasant! If I had a recommendation I would advise the staff to pay closer attention to the customers, as they would disappear and didn't come by to check if we needed anything. The waiter also poured coffee into my mug of tea, having forgotten there was a pot of tea on the table. It's the little things that make a difference and it seems they were not as on the ball as they could of been. Having said this, we may go back again on a weekend to see if it is any different. More

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Mi Piace
Mi Piace
(2448)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Food was very, very good!!!! Service was ok. Maybe because of the Rolling Stone Concert? The place was so busy and maybe they were short of staff. But over all it was a great experience. Definitely coming back❤️ More

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Il Fornaio - Pasadena
Il Fornaio - Pasadena
(2233)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Lobster dish was yummy. Hope to see it on the menu again soon. More

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NodaSushi
NodaSushi
(3)
$$$$
Sushi | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

It was delicious! More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena
Paul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena
(1299)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Best Happy Hour in town. More

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Plate 38
Plate 38
(325)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great find really close to my hotel, and was able to intro a friend who lives in Pasadena to this joynt. Foid, service, and surroundings were prime. Would happily dine here again More

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Colombo's Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club
Colombo's Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club
(590)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Loved the live music and 7 yo daughter had a great time too! Perfect mid-week choice. More

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Magnolia House
Magnolia House
(93)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

This is one of my favorite local spots. The service and always great, love their food and cocktails! It’s a fun place to spend time with friends! More

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Green Street Restaurant
Green Street Restaurant
(1941)
$$$$
Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

This place never disappoints- service efficient and friendly, food delicious and consistent- they are very conscientious about dietary restrictions. Also the portions are generous so it is great value for the price. More

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Cabrera's Family Restaurant
Cabrera's Family Restaurant
(11)
$$$$
Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great tasting food More

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Roy's Pasadena
Roy's Pasadena
(1890)
$$$$
Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

We had an exceptionally good time, eating and enjoying food and friends at Roy's on aug. 22. Each of the 4 of us had a different dish and each exclaimed it was delicious. It has definitely become one of our go-to places. More

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Great Maple - Pasadena
Great Maple - Pasadena
(627)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Dinner was great. Can’t wait to go back for brunch! More

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Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
Buca di Beppo - Pasadena
(802)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

This restaurant is more for a special occasion. Especially group settings because the food is too much! Such big portions! So sharing is a must! More

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Buffalo Wild Wings - Pasadena
Buffalo Wild Wings - Pasadena
(12)
$$$$
Sports Bar | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Got there and got seated right away . Everyone was so nice and kept checking on us . I forgot our servers name but thank you , I hope you like big tips 🤪🙏🏻 🤑 More

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Meat District Co.
Meat District Co.
(223)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The hostess is the most charming young woman who always goes out of her way to please her customers. I was with friends who are difficult patrons and who are overly critical of inconsequential things, but the hostess, who was also the waitress and appeared to be the bartender as well, never lost her composure and went overboard in trying to please them. More

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Beer & Claw
Beer & Claw
(41)
$$$$
Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

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I was very excited to try Beer & Claw the portions and flavors were spot on... I highly suggest they offer a combo sauce of the Cajun and garlic herb. I mixed them and they were awesome. The only down side was service was a little slow even though we under every thing is cool to order I would def come back More

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All India Cafe - Pasadena
All India Cafe - Pasadena
(17)
$$$$
Indian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Good flavor of course we will comeback everyting was good More

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The Terrace at The Langham, Pasadena
The Terrace at The Langham, Pasadena
(974)
$$$$
Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I thought the Terrace was lovely. I've eaten here many times. This seemed to be somewhat new: lots of ground pepper garnish on plates and food. I really don't like pepper...and I wish the menu had mentioned this. Not everyone is a fan of pepper. More

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Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue
Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue
(97)
$$$$
French American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

This little hidden gem is the place to go for afternoon tea or a weekend brunch. The food is amazing and delicious. The service was wonderful and the place is just beautiful. You feel comfortable dressed for high tea or in casual attire. Did I mention how delicious the food was? You will not be disappointed More

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Capital Seafood Restaurant
Capital Seafood Restaurant
(10)
$$$$
Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

DIM SUM, DIM SUM, DIM SUM! The service was great, the food was great, and the ambiance promotes good feeling and enjoyment. If you want to enjoy great Dim Sum in its great variety come to Capital Seafood Restaurant. More

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P.F. Chang's - Pasadena
P.F. Chang's - Pasadena
(38)
$$$$
Asian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Our food was good, like usual at P.F. Chang’s. Our waiter was awesome: very quick and attentive. Our only issue was with the furniture on the outdoor patio...the bench seats were worn out and uncomfortable. During our meal, we witnessed several other guests discover and comment on the same. More

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Trejo's Cantina - Pasadena
Trejo's Cantina - Pasadena
(161)
$$$$
Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Well, what can I say, it was a tasty taco, but it didnt feel worth the price. $5 for an average taco, Guisados in LA or Pour Vida in Anaheim are much MUCH tastier for an equivalent price. More

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El Torito - Pasadena
El Torito - Pasadena
(22)
$$$$
Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The meal was especially tasty that evening and my guests thoroughly enjoyed their Margaritas! More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Pasadena
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Pasadena
(11)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Brian subbed in for our assigned waiter on Tuesday, April 30th, and he was top notch! Our group of five women were all extremely delighted with his upbeat personality, his brilliant smile and his attentiveness. I say it's time for a commendation and a raise for Brian! We loved him! More

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Umami Burger - Pasadena
Umami Burger - Pasadena
(42)
$$$$
Burgers | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great food and great service! More

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El Cholo Cafe
El Cholo Cafe
(779)
$$$$
Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Food and service was great! Love this place! Make sure you try the carne asada...tender and delicious More

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Cameron's Seafood Restaurant
Cameron's Seafood Restaurant
(113)
$$$$
Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Good food, fun place. Excellent waiter. He overheard a birthday was involved so brought us a fancy free desert and melodiously sang Happy Birthday. We had a good time. More

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The Mixx Pasadena
The Mixx Pasadena
(11)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great food terrific music More

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Pinocchio's Pizza
Pinocchio's Pizza
(34)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I ordered the eggplant parmagiana with the side of fettuccine Alfredo, which was excellent and a good portion. The cannoli and cheesecake were great for dessert. Everybody in our group of six loved their food and we all ordered different dishes. The atmosphere was nice and the service was great. It was a Saturday night when my group ate there and a very loud jazz band was playing there. Although the music was nice, it was hard to talk to the others in our party. More

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Corfu
Corfu
(57)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Came for dinner and the food was delicious. It's a modest little storefront cafe, so don't expect a ton of atmosphere. Service was slow to get to us but fine once things got going. The moussaka was delightful. More

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Lucky Boy - Walnut Street
Lucky Boy - Walnut Street
Reviews coming soon
Burgers | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Home to the "King of the Breakfast Burrito" as acclaimed on National Hangover Day 2014.More

The Hideaway Pool at the Langham Hotel Pasadena
The Hideaway Pool at the Langham Hotel Pasadena
Reviews coming soon
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

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Choza 96
Choza 96
(1)
$$$$
Peruvian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

If you are wondering what new Restaurant places to explore in the current year you might consider Peruvian Cuisine. Peru has been named the “World’s Leading Culinary Destination” for the sixth year in a row by the World Travel Awards (WTA), a prestigious International Travel and Culinary organization . Since the award in 2012 Peruvian cuisine has consistently beaten other culinary giants including China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, and the United States. The mix of flavors in Peruvian cuisine reflects the mix of cultures that have arrived in Peru over the last 500 years. It began with pre-Hispanic cuisine, then when Spanish colonization began in the 16th century, Moorish influenced dishes were introduced to the menu. Later, when Chinese immigrants arrived in the 19th century, their cuisine seamlessly melted with Peruvian traditional dishes and created the super-popular Chifa .More

Mama M Sushi & Rolls
Mama M Sushi & Rolls
(3)
$$$$
Sushi | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The rolls were delicious and the salmon carpaccio was a winner. More

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Lucky Boy
Lucky Boy
Reviews coming soon
Burgers | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Home to the "King of the Breakfast Burrito" as acclaimed on National Hangover Day 2014.More

Chibiscus Ramen
Chibiscus Ramen
(15)
$$$$
Ramen | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Amazing ramen. Get the big bowl - waitress recommended and it was perfect. Hate I was only visiting bc this would be a takeout regular for me. More

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Pasadena Diners' Choice Winners

Pasadena's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Shiro Restaurant
Shiro Restaurant
(849)
$$$$
Contemporary French | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Restaurant features perfectly prepared, imaginative fish dishes, with gracious, attentive service. More

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Union
Union
(1315)
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Fantastic service, exquisite dishes and comfortable atmosphere More

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Nick's South Lake Ave
Nick's South Lake Ave
(986)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

30th wedding anniversary was made special by great staff. More

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The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena
The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena
(272)
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The High Tea in Pasadena! Everything is perfect ! Will recommend the table facing the window! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
(2496)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great dining experience for our 5th anniversary. Thanks More

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The Arbour - Pasadena
The Arbour - Pasadena
(695)
$$$$
Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Food was fabulous. Best ribeye we’ve had and plenty for at least 3-4 people. The smoked duck, also a ‘for 2’ was perfectly executed. Bison tartare deserves all the raves it gets, finely ground and very lean. The starter pastas, especially the tagliatelle, were outstanding. Fresh pasta, wonderful complex to the accompaniments. Definitely a winner, and nice wine list too. More

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Sushi Roku - Pasadena
Sushi Roku - Pasadena
(890)
$$$$
Japanese | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great setting, friendly staff, good sushi, would return More

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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA
Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA
(1418)
$$$$
Japanese | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Wonderful experience as always. Warm and friendly staff with amazing food. More

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True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
True Food Kitchen - Pasadena
(1276)
$$$$
American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

A nice busy bursting with energy place. Food is healthy and tasty, drinks are amazing, I would definitely recommend this place and go back! More

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Gale's
Gale's
(1775)
$$$$
Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Old school service and yummy food! Love, love, love Gale's! Beet salad is THE. BEST. EVER. More

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