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“I don't Know!”
Review of Tender Greens

Tender Greens
Ranked #47 of 701 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: It's on Colorado Street, near Target and Roy's Hawaiian fusion restaurant
Northridge, CA
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556 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“I don't Know!”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Had lunch here today while with the wife in Pasadena. She was interested because of the Farm to Table and the Healthy Aspects, etc.
Flavors were good, concept was good, execution lacking! Cracked Soup Bowl. Excessively oily, food temperatures weren't quite right! Pleasant enough people, more than adequate service. Just couldn't put all of the pieces together right.
Don't know if I would return to this location, but might try another one somewhere else.

  • Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great salads”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We've eaten here many times (location is very close to Laemmle Theater) and never been disappointed. The food is served cafeteria-style: you order your entree, dessert and drink and pick it up at the end of the line. The food is delicious!! The barbecue chicken salad is my personal favorite. Even the kale and brussel sprouts are delicious. The desserts are wonderful. And the idea teas (green, black, specials) are brewed.

After sitting down, there are busboys who refill drinks and and take your empty plates. A small tip seems very appreciated.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Chris E
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Blowing Rock, NC
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“5 lettuce leaves up!”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Great lunch spot! I ate lunch here twice during a 5 day trip to the area. Cafeteria style ordering, lots of delicious, healthy choices, lively vibe but no problem getting a table even during the busiest times. Lots of variety; if I lived in town I could probably eat here once or twice a week and not g bored. Reasonable prices, too, and convenient to shopping and a wonderful movie theater.

Visited October 2013
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Thank LitPr0f
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Arvada, Co, Usa
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Visited Tender Greens after a football game at the Rose Bowl. Really fantastic. I had the Fried Chicken with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Arugula Salad. Everything was excellent. The fried chicken was prepared very well. The chicken was moist and flavorful, the breading was delicious and not at all greasy. The arugula was fresh and firm with a lovely vinaigrette and the potatoes were a great texture and not over-seasoned, letting that great yukon gold flavor shine. Prices were very reasonable for what you get. Dining style is fast-casual like a Chipotle, but with cuisine. Wish there were one in Colorado!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank aghadden
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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
“Very Good Salads”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Okay, although the prices are on the higher side, the salads are generally very good. They are tasty and the portion is decent. Don't get the tuna as they are never fresh, but the rest of the items on their menu are good. They don't sometimes clean their lettuce as well as they should. Overall, it's a good salad place for lunch and I wouldn't mind coming back here again.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Luke M
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