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1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215 (Fair Oaks Ave.)
+1 626-799-4774
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Woburn, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shiro is tucked a bit away from Old Pasadena. The service is delightful. You are warmly greeted by the staff that care as much for the 'out of towners' like us as the regulars. The Atmosphere is nearly Asian. Chop Sticks are available as we saw a few people using. We had the Crab cake appetizer along with the Scallops... More 

Thank MrLeeL
Los Angeles
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely Valentine's dinner with my wife. Though it was a prix fixe menu, there several good choices including the fried whole catfish. The appetizer sampler was tasty while my wife loved the duck breast second course while I had the nice crab cakes. I had the whole catfish which was delicious. The meat was tender while the skin... More 

Thank peterlc63
Hacienda Heights, California
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I came here for the dineLA this year. I ordered salmon tartare tacos, pork loins and chocolate soufflé. I also had the red wine tasting/pairing. The wines were alright. I got three samples that weren't my favorites, but they were not disastrous. My appetizer, the salmon tartare taco, was actually really really good. My salmon was perfectly seasoned, the the... More 

Thank tesa_jones
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We should be frequenting this restaurant more often, but when you travel some distance away it needs to be planned ahead. Every time we dine here we are completely satisfied. The food is delicious, the staff professional and friendly. If you don't order it anywhere else, this IS the restaurant to order catfish. That being said, the other choices are... More 

Thank bkcDeuxFois
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

A one of a kind fried catfish dish that should not overwhelm other excellent choices on their menu. Friendly service. A south pasadena gem.

Thank 314159K
San Diego, California, USA
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have been here before and enjoyed our meal enough to return. This time, we spotted an interesting dish: Whole sizzling catfish. Thinking it would be too much for one person, we decided to split the one dish. It was excellent, and we both felt we could have eaten more. However, this left us enough room so we each ordered... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We dined here for a family birthday celebration. It was an excellent choice. The deep fried Catfish in ponzu sauce is one of their specialties, it did not disappoint. It was large enough for an entree portion for two to three people. The duck was another excellent dish. We purchased one bottle of chardonnay, and brought a second bottle of... More 

1 Thank chollita
South Pasadena, California
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Took my mom there for mothers day and it was such a treat! The staff is always friendly and the food fabulous. My mom had a wonderful time and Irene and Justin made it a special evening. Its our local favorite and we love to go there for special occasions!

1 Thank Peppy H
New York City, New York
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494 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I found that this restaurant did not live up to its reviews. My rating is, if anything, overly generous and perhaps colored by the fact that there seem to be very few good restaurants in Pasadena. I ate in 5 Pasadena restaurants last week, and this was #4. The restaurant itself was OK, with nicely spaced tables. Decor was not... More 

2 Thank PrinceConsort
La Canada Flintridge, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I have heard about this restaurant for many years and was excited to finally get the opportunity to dine here. I'm sure that way back in the nineties, it was truly cutting edge, but it seems that nothing has changed since then. The decor, the menu, the food quality, all seemed to be straight out of the nineties. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$55
French, Seafood, Fusion
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
    (Fair Oaks Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-4774
Our food is only the best of the ingredients presented so that their excellence shines through. Our caring staff is here to help you enjoy your meal. We have a full bar.

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