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Pasadena Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our Pasadena restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the Pasadena just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in Pasadena, you've come to the right place.

Our Pasadena restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in Pasadena 2013 Guide


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Panaderia y Restaurante La Favorita

 5 star(s)  (01/24/2014)
“First time trying their pupusas and it left me wanting some more. My hubby is out getting me some. Oh and the agua de frutas is soooooo goood!!!”

OISHII - Thai/Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar and Grill

 5 star(s)  (10/01/2011)
“I have been eating at this restaurant since December 2010, and it's hard to believe that people aren't lined up outside waiting to get in. Perhaps potential customers are confused by what is meant by "Thai-Japanese Cuisine." Simply put, one can order Thai AND Japanese cuisine here, and one will be... ”

O2 Sushi

 5 star(s)  (06/14/2011)
“Went there for lunch and the food was excellent and a good price. Like the vegetables used in their tempura are huge and very good. Their spicy tuna rolls are very very tasty. I'm surprised I haven't heard about them because me & my friends frequent Japanese restaurants, but now I know!!!”

Heidar Baba

 5 star(s)  (03/08/2011)
“I went to Heidar Baba last week with my husband and family to celebrate my birthday. We ordered the chicken plate, barg, and dill rice with lamb shank (baghali polo). The rice was the highlight of our pleasant trip to Heidar Baba. It was so fluffly and tasty that it just melts in your mouth. My fami... ”

The Royce

 5 star(s)  (02/08/2011)
“Spectacular space, beautiful presentation, great service”

OISHII - Thai/Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar and Grill

 2 star(s)  (11/07/2010)
“I had eaten here before, under previous owner. The Pad Thai is not as good as before; it was dense, gooey and pastey, and it gave my tummy a "sick" feeling. The rice and food portions have dramatically shrunk, as have the size of the thai tea. The banner outside says "sushi 50% off". Of course ... ”

Domenico's Italian Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (10/17/2010)
“I LOVE EATING AT DOMENICOS. THE PRICES MAY SEEM A LITTLE HIGH BUT YOU DO RECEIVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF FOOD FOR WHAT YOU PAY. I RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE WHO ENJOYS ITALIAN FOOD.”

Mc Murphy's Tavern

 3 star(s)  (10/02/2010)
“The atmosphere/set-up & entertainment is great & the food is very tasty, but the service is terrible. Even with very few people there, it took a long time to get my order. Everyone's order @ my table was wrong when it was received (if it was received), so I had to keep reminding the waitress, "I'm ... ”

Indian Restaurant

 4 star(s)  (01/24/2010)
“Best indian food I've had in pasadena.”

Gale's

 5 star(s)  (12/12/2009)
“We have eaten at Gales for years and find it our favorite. The owners are absolutely wonderful as is the food.”

Gale's

 5 star(s)  (04/11/2009)
“I'm responding in particular to the fairly recent very grumpy one-star review. I think this is the kind of place where the better you are, the better the experience is. Meaning? Well,it's not a chain, so some nights the service is really personal, charming (these darn Frenchmen!) and caring, and ... ”

Gale's

 5 star(s)  (02/09/2009)
“Starting with Rene the French husband of Gale; he is the Maitre De. A great guy gives the kiss on each cheek to my wife and a sincere handshake with me. Not phony; a sincerely friendly man. Food is great ,small bar is homey filled with regulars. Good servers especially one particular waitress a pet... ”

Sitar Indian Cuisine

 5 star(s)  (11/13/2008)
“I had dinner here tonight and was surprised. My friend who works at the Pasadena Playhouse recommended it to me. I went with my friend and we were greeted my this very nice young man. He seated us by the window, I like that there is still some restaurants that offer booth seating. There looked... ”

Burrito Express

 5 star(s)  (11/06/2008)
“Burrito express, will you marry me? Forget all the haters below. They say you aren't "real Mexican." But, do you know what? They aren't real "real Mexican." They're just real jerks. Bean and Cheese. Chicken. Keep it simple and keep it real, Pasadena. Courtesy of Bri B”

Rock Island Wraps & Coffee

 4 star(s)  (05/23/2008)
“The wraps are very tasty and fresh. My favorites are the Caliente Express and Humus Express. The chicken is very lean and flavorful. If you don't want a wrap you can get a chicken plate with a side item and humus. The food is pretty healthy, fresh, and reasonably priced, and for this kind of pla... ”

Sitar Indian Cuisine

 2 star(s)  (05/22/2008)
“I normally don't write negative reviews but I was highly disappointed with this restaurant. While the food was average in taste, it was disappointingly stingy in quantity and value. I paid $12 for about a dozen small chunks of chicken tikka marsala, on a large bed of raw onion which was obviously tr... ”

Gale's

 1 star(s)  (02/04/2008)
“I've eaten here on 3 occasions. First 2 times were good food but average service. The flat iron steak lunch special with asparagus and portobello mushrooms in balsalmic vinegar is really good. However on our 3rd visit we went in around 4PM for an early dinner. Just us a few couples leftover from lun... ”

Komeyoshi

 5 star(s)  (12/31/2007)
“Excellent shabu-shabu served by an engaging chef. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves authentic Japanese food. Certainly ranks with far more expensive restaurants we have dined in. Food is always fresh, pleasingly served, and subtly spiced.”

Gale's

 3 star(s)  (10/01/2007)
“First experience: good food, tried one of the specials. was seated on an uneven table by the entrance. waiters were hard to find even though we were eating an early dinner. Second visit: ordered off the daily special but was not impressed. food does taste fresh though. again, waitress was not seen a... ”

Gale's

 1 star(s)  (08/31/2007)
“The food was mediocre, over-priced, and the service was lacking. Our server was inattentive, forgot our salads, and never refilled our waters! We were choking on our dry food. Needless to say, it ruined a special occasion. Avoid at all costs!!!”

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