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Shiro RestaurantShiro Restaurant
802 reviews
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Contemporary French | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Their little known tasting menu turned out to be a hit. Each course was delicious and were a decent portion. Our server and rest of staff was very courteous and came by just enough times to take care of us, but not intrude. Walking out, we met the owner and she was very friendly. Easy parking, nice ambiance, excellent food ... I recommend! More

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Nick's South Lake AveNick's South Lake Ave
848 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Really like this spot. Everyone is very friendly and the food is always great. More

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UnionUnion
1234 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Union never fails to deliver an outstanding meal on every level; The seasonal fresh ingredients: the masterful blending of flavors, the wine selection, the fresh new dishes, and of course an incredibly talented staff. Still one of the best restaurants in all of Los Angeles. More

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The Arbour - PasadenaThe Arbour - Pasadena
611 reviews
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Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Exceeded expectations. Wonderful dinner. Food was 4 stars instead of 5 because my lamb was originally over cooked. The new one came back cooked perfectly, but the flavor was a bit bland compared to the over cooked one. But overall still very very good! Will definitely come back! More

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Mint Leaf Indian CuisineMint Leaf Indian Cuisine
415 reviews
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Indian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

We’re regulars at the Mint Leaf as the food is consistently delicious and the staff is lovely. We did meet Bernice, for the first time last night, and she made our evening just a bit better than ever. Thanks everyone, you make every evening there memorable. More

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Gale'sGale's
1685 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

It was a friends birthday dinner and they were expecting us and welcomed my friend More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - PasadenaRuth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
2406 reviews
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Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Beautiful setting and amazing food and drink. Our server was Frances and she was perfect! More

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The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the LanghamThe Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham
756 reviews
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Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Excellent food, service, ambiance Only complaint is I wish there were 1/2 glasses of wine and that there was a buttery chardonnay under $20, even $19. More

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The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel PasadenaThe Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena
263 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The Langham is an awesome location, well maintained and great ambiance. However, a few improvements at the afternoon tea venue would make the experience even better. The room where afternoon tea is served was uncomfortably cold. The salmon and shrimp finger sandwiches were great. Didn’t care for the Apple, and the cucumber and egg salad were very skimpily made. It would also be great if outdoor seating were available for afternoon tea. More

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Sushi Roku - PasadenaSushi Roku - Pasadena
867 reviews
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Japanese | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The food is soooo good! Pricey but worth it. More

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Cabrera's Family RestaurantCabrera's Family Restaurant
8 reviews
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Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The fajitas are awesome! The enchilada's were also particularly good. The place is a little dated but the atmosphere is ok and the waitstaff is very welcoming. More

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Gyu-Kaku - PasadenaGyu-Kaku - Pasadena
1393 reviews
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Japanese | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Gyu-Kaku is my favorite restaurant. They never disappoint. Food is excellent! Atmosphere is lively. The staff is always welcoming! More

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Alexander's Steakhouse - PasadenaAlexander's Steakhouse - Pasadena
922 reviews
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Asian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The ambiance is very modern and classy. Simplicity. Welcomed by friendly staff that had outgoing personalities which I love because it makes your experience much more enjoyable when its engaging. The meals were plated nicely but the taste was even better. There are many favorites. More

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AltaeatsAltaeats
392 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Brunch was wonderful. Everything on the menu is exceptional! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal! More

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The Huntington's Rose Garden Tea RoomThe Huntington's Rose Garden Tea Room
1612 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

A must do at the Huntington Gardens. The Huntington special tea blend was so fragrant and the best I have every had. (Buy it in the gift shop.) All the sweets and savories for the traditional tea service were unique and simply divine. Wonderful service. And of course, the beautiful restaurant in the beautiful setting. So glad I reserved and did not miss this opportunity. More

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True Food Kitchen - PasadenaTrue Food Kitchen - Pasadena
1173 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Always a reliably wonder dining experience. The food is outstanding as are their unique drinks. Atmosphere is really nice and service is always very good. This is a neighborhood favorite! More

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Del Frisco's Grille - PasadenaDel Frisco's Grille - Pasadena
781 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great food, not as happening as other places but if u want good food try it! More

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Sage Vegan Bistro - PasadenaSage Vegan Bistro - Pasadena
189 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

We love all of the Sage Vegan Bistro locations and the one in Pasadena is the most spacious. The food is always good at all of the locations - we particularly enjoy the BBQ Cauliflower "wings"! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - PasadenaFleming's Steakhouse - Pasadena
926 reviews
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Steak | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Thank you for making my husband’s birthday so special! He loved the decoration, the card and the little treat with his coffee. We will definitely come back! More

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Green Street RestaurantGreen Street Restaurant
1874 reviews
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Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I miss the meat loaf especially the Bid Jogn Sandwich that you previously had on the menu. More

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Magnolia HouseMagnolia House
88 reviews
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Contemporary American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The restaurant ambience, service, and food were amazing! The only downside is that with the heavy big furniture seating, the aisles seem really crammed and servers kept bumping into us or the other table behind us. More

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Colombo's Italian Steakhouse & Jazz ClubColombo's Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club
561 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I was pleasantly pleased that this restaurant was just the thing we needed. The lights were muted but not dark. The menu had fabulous fattening stuff but things for less starving people. Our salads were fresh and our entrees seasoned just right. It was OK we were there too early for the jazz but maybe another time that would really round out the evening. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - PasadenaPaul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena
1215 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great food, amazing service. The harvest salad was fantastic! More

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Plate 38Plate 38
306 reviews
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Contemporary American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Food was exceptional, as always! Bonus to have live country music!! More

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Mi PiaceMi Piace
2347 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Service was awesome as was the food. Very attentive , enjoyed the ambiance very much High recommend More

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Mijares Mexican RestaurantMijares Mexican Restaurant
280 reviews
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Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great food as always! Mariachi band was out and the tableside guacamole is always delicious! More

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Eden Garden Bar and GrillEden Garden Bar and Grill
76 reviews
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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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The Terrace at The Langham, PasadenaThe Terrace at The Langham, Pasadena
938 reviews
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Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The valet parking was great. The property landscaping makes you feel relaxed. The employees of the hotel and the restaurant treat you nice. The food was delicious. More

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Madeline Garden Bistro & VenueMadeline Garden Bistro & Venue
92 reviews
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French American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Such a darling patio! It was the perfect place for Easter brunch. Both the food and the service were excellent. I highly recommend this unique and charming venue. More

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Bistro Mon CheriBistro Mon Cheri
32 reviews
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Asian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Wonderful place!!!!!!!! More

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Roy's PasadenaRoy's Pasadena
1757 reviews
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Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Our waiter was very accommodating of my wife's food allergies. She was able to choose a dish that would not cause her any trouble. More

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CorfuCorfu
54 reviews
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Mediterranean | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Always a Great and Enjoyable experience each time. I've enjoyed many dishes, and Corfu never fails to serve Excellent food and service. More

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Mama M Sushi & RollsMama M Sushi & Rolls
3 reviews
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Sushi | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

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

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The Raymond RestaurantThe Raymond Restaurant
1891 reviews
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Contemporary American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Loved the Raymond. Came to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. Expected Old School food for such an establishment but it was surprisingly very innovative and very delicious. Love the vibe. Service was excellent. Highly recommend. More

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Buffalo Wild Wings - PasadenaBuffalo Wild Wings - Pasadena
9 reviews
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Sports Bar | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great service very attentive More

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Vertical Wine BistroVertical Wine Bistro
725 reviews
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Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

We were so pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We don’t know the area well and we chose it because it was close to the Pasadena Civic, where we were seeing a show. Now we are hoping to find another concert to attend just so we can return to this lovely restaurant. Rick, the owner spent quite a bit of time with us, sharing the history of the historic building. It was a perfect place to celebrate my mom’s birthday. More

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Il Fornaio - PasadenaIl Fornaio - Pasadena
2151 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great service. Food was wonderfully prepared. Staff very friendly. More

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CelestinoCelestino
2102 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great restaurant. Attentive staff, impeccable service and outstanding Italian selections. Enjoy! More

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P.F. Chang's - PasadenaP.F. Chang's - Pasadena
31 reviews
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Asian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great service! Waiter was amazing very professional and friendly. Food was great! More

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Avanti Italian Bistro and BarAvanti Italian Bistro and Bar
329 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I visit this restaurant when I am in Pasadena very good service , food and staff More

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Great Maple - PasadenaGreat Maple - Pasadena
551 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

We love Great Maple and are so happy to have one so close to the Pasadena Civic Center and Auditorium! I can't tell you how much my nephew loves your beignets! Hubby and I are very fond of your Maple Bacon Old Fashioned! More

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Tibet Nepal HouseTibet Nepal House
90 reviews
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Indian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

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

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Buca di Beppo - PasadenaBuca di Beppo - Pasadena
791 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

It was a great experience over all. The service was great but the food did take a bit long to come out. But over all great. I got in and out with the appointment/ reservation with this app. More

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Capital Seafood RestaurantCapital Seafood Restaurant
7 reviews
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Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

My family often eats here... this time happened to be my mother’s birthday. Have to say that their Peking Duck is some of the best I’ve ever had, only bested by a now-defunct restaurant that had been around since the 70s in Pasadena. The food is generally very good. Service is decent. It is a bit loud, though, but that comes with the business of the place. More

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El Cholo CafeEl Cholo Cafe
760 reviews
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Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

It was for my mothers 78th birthday. She received and enjoyed her chicken enchiladas! The customer service was great and everything went according to plan. Thanks again! More

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All India Cafe - PasadenaAll India Cafe - Pasadena
11 reviews
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Indian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Food is great! Love their tikka masala, lamb kebab More

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POP Champagne Bar & RestaurantPOP Champagne Bar & Restaurant
870 reviews
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Contemporary American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Always love eating at POP. I've never had a bad meal and service is always amazing. All the recommendations from any of the waiters have been perfect! More

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Umami Burger - PasadenaUmami Burger - Pasadena
39 reviews
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Burgers | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

A great dining experience. We were a party of 4. Service was attentive even though it was busy. Burgers were from good to very delicious. Cocktails were interesting and tasty. Fried appetizers were crunchy and didn’t taste greasy.. I liked the music they were playing. More

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Meat District Co.Meat District Co.
209 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The steak was eceptionally good. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - PasadenaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Pasadena
11 reviews
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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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The Mixx PasadenaThe Mixx Pasadena
7 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great service, loved the grilled salmon filet, awesome vodka mule by Carlos bartender, live music is a great addition to this area, beautiful modern look and ambiance More

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El Torito - PasadenaEl Torito - Pasadena
16 reviews
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Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The table was ready when we arrived, and we were graciously received and served. The food was excellent with huge portions. Our waitress was attentive throughout our meal, refilling glasses, and bringing our check at a good time. Our table was situated in the lounge area where the noise level was high making conversation difficult. More

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Beer & ClawBeer & Claw
23 reviews
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Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Greta service!!! More

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Cameron's Seafood RestaurantCameron's Seafood Restaurant
96 reviews
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Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Good good good More

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Trejo's Cantina - PasadenaTrejo's Cantina - Pasadena
147 reviews
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Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

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Pinocchio's PizzaPinocchio's Pizza
32 reviews
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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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Lucky Boy - Walnut StreetLucky Boy - Walnut Street
Reviews coming soon
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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 PasadenaThe Hideaway Pool at the Langham Hotel Pasadena
Reviews coming soon
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Coming Soon!More

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

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

Chibiscus RamenChibiscus Ramen
15 reviews
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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
The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel PasadenaThe Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena
263 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The Langham is an awesome location, well maintained and great ambiance. However, a few improvements at the afternoon tea venue would make the experience even better. The room where afternoon tea is served was uncomfortably cold. The salmon and shrimp finger sandwiches were great. Didn’t care for the Apple, and the cucumber and egg salad were very skimpily made. It would also be great if outdoor seating were available for afternoon tea. More

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Shiro RestaurantShiro Restaurant
802 reviews
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Contemporary French | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Their little known tasting menu turned out to be a hit. Each course was delicious and were a decent portion. Our server and rest of staff was very courteous and came by just enough times to take care of us, but not intrude. Walking out, we met the owner and she was very friendly. Easy parking, nice ambiance, excellent food ... I recommend! More

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Nick's South Lake AveNick's South Lake Ave
848 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Really like this spot. Everyone is very friendly and the food is always great. More

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UnionUnion
1234 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Union never fails to deliver an outstanding meal on every level; The seasonal fresh ingredients: the masterful blending of flavors, the wine selection, the fresh new dishes, and of course an incredibly talented staff. Still one of the best restaurants in all of Los Angeles. More

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The Arbour - PasadenaThe Arbour - Pasadena
611 reviews
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Californian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Exceeded expectations. Wonderful dinner. Food was 4 stars instead of 5 because my lamb was originally over cooked. The new one came back cooked perfectly, but the flavor was a bit bland compared to the over cooked one. But overall still very very good! Will definitely come back! More

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Gale'sGale's
1685 reviews
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Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

It was a friends birthday dinner and they were expecting us and welcomed my friend More

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AltaeatsAltaeats
392 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Brunch was wonderful. Everything on the menu is exceptional! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - PasadenaRuth's Chris Steak House - Pasadena
2406 reviews
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Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Beautiful setting and amazing food and drink. Our server was Frances and she was perfect! More

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The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the LanghamThe Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham
756 reviews
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Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Excellent food, service, ambiance Only complaint is I wish there were 1/2 glasses of wine and that there was a buttery chardonnay under $20, even $19. More

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Madeline Garden Bistro & VenueMadeline Garden Bistro & Venue
92 reviews
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French American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Such a darling patio! It was the perfect place for Easter brunch. Both the food and the service were excellent. I highly recommend this unique and charming venue. More

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