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A/k/a Bistro

41 Hugus Aly, Pasadena, CA 91103-3644
+1 626-564-8111
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (6 reviews)
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11:30 - 21:30All hours
££ - £££
41 Hugus Aly, Pasadena, CA 91103-3644
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

I am a big foodie so I would consider the food there decent, not sure if I would ever put that as a place I would return for dinner. The drinks are made well by the bartenders and priced pretty decent. If I am around...More

Thank Soriyat
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We went to the bar for martinis only. The bartender made them just the way we like them, dry, no vermouth, with olives, and very cold. People were eating at the bar and the food looked really good. It was Saturday night and the place...More

Thank marynaturelover
Reviewed 2 March 2015

dined 5/1/14 A little late in reviewing, but it was so positive and enjoyable, that I had to share the good news. What a pleasant dining experience the four of us had this evening. The menu is diverse, and the prices are extremely reasonable. Service...More

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We were greeted by a very friendly and funny hostess, and the place has a great atmosphere with perfect lighting. Our waitress was very friendly at the beginning, but not so much towards the end, so I'm not sure what that was about, but she...More

Thank CampingKatie
Reviewed 12 February 2015

This gem of a restaurant is hidden in a courtyard next to Crate & Barrel in Old Town Pasadena. The food is very good with the Chef making his own garnishes and condiments. Pickles, and pickeled Jalapeños, and great crispy topings, and Chef made dressings.

Thank James F
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Nice location in the old town with pleasant seating outside for lunch, but the food was not fantastic. I had the daily pasta special which was shrimp fettuccini. The portion was big, the shrimp tasteless and all drowned in a heavy creamy tomato based sauce....More

1  Thank Bro44
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I had the Reuben Panini, with the house red "kraut." Very good, unusual kraut. Greens on the side dressed with Feta Dressing, nice! Hubby had the Angus Burger & Fries, says they were "good." But the highlight of my meal was Butterscotch Pot au Crème!...More

Thank TravelerSophia
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We met friends for dinner at AKA as they know their way around Pasadena & had made the reservation. Frankly, I had no idea of what to expect. Everything about this place is 1st class, especially the service. Our waiter could not do enough for...More

Thank Sam651
Reviewed 20 December 2014

The food, wine and ambiance of AKA is excellent. It is a large place but on the night we visited it still retained an intimate feel (which I like). The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful but still discrete. The food and wine selection was...More

Thank 683denisd
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I was visiting Pasadena on Business and was taken to this restaurant. Even walking there was cool. Down a very cool ally off Colorado street. AKA had fantastic atmosphere. The food is all sustainably sourced. the home made hand made mozzarella was to die for....More

Thank Bob S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Hugus Aly, Pasadena, CA 91103-3644
    (Fair Oaks)
  • Public Transportation: The metro stops at Holly St. or Del Mar Station are both walking distance to the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-564-8111
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