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Maison Akira

713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
+1 626-796-9501
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“bento box” (10 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (4 reviews)
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French, Japanese
713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had high expectations, given the Chef’s credentials, the menu and the feel of the space. Perhaps it was an off night. Multiple wines by the glass were bitter and over the hill. Amuse bouche was innovative and delicious. Food was beautifully presented. The signature...More

Thank Francofile1
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Enjoyed a fabulous birthday celebration for my wife Lorraine. Very elegant setting, for an expensive splurge outing. For starters, we shared grilled Spanish octopus with pear and yuzu/kosho--the fat, luscious tentacle was tenderized to perfection; we could have used a little more of the pear....More

Thank michaelrsmith
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Had a date night with my wife and was excited to have some French food. Started out with Saki and appetizers, and quickly noted the slow service. As the night went on, service continued to get worse with empty water glasses and extremely long waits...More

Thank Bobby H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Excellent traditional French Cuisine. I always enjoy restarurants with white tablecloths that are quiet enough to carry on relaxed conversation. I felt a little pushed by the captain interrupting our conversations to inquire about ordering. Had reasonably priced Bourdeax on the wine list that was...More

Thank Frederick C
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We we seated in a very old, cold and depressing room so the hostess moved us to a cute window seat. However, the window was dirty and dead bugs were on the sill. Service was very slow but eventually we were served delicious appetizers of...More

Thank Traveler29105
Reviewed 30 December 2017

If you find one, please let me know the place. Maison Akira's is fabulous. Our night's included beautiful seared tuna, crab cake in spinach puree, delicious soup, grilled foie gras, excellent rack of lamb (2), chilean sea bass on cedar, and a grand marnier or...More

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

With great expectations we finally tried out this famed restaurant in old Pasadena last Saturday. It’s great that the restaurant provided one-hour validation for parking in the adjacent lot ($5 afterwards). The restaurant comprises of several sections. The main dining area in the interior center...More

2  Thank LnS2004
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Nice to find a quiet, understated restaurant that truly was fine dining. Rack of lamb was superb. Chocolate souffle was big enough to split. Only thing that kept this from being a five star review was that we seemingly had three different waiters. One took...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Very mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food is interesting and good - we tried the Bento Box and the LA Dine menu and it was quite enjoyable. However it the mediocre service that stands out. Our waitress was curt, to the point and could...More

1  Thank onep39
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We ate at the restaurant during DineLA week and experienced very sub-standard service. I have had enough experience dining at fine dining establishment to know what level of service to expect. Based on the menu and type of food this place serves, this place is...More

3  Thank Lucy D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
21:00 - 18:00
21:00 - 18:00
21:00 - 18:00
21:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
    (El Molino)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-9501
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