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713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111 (El Molino)
626-796-9501
Today
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Valentine's Day Dinner!

The food was fabulous and the service was impeccable. This was our first time here and definitely won't be our last. The fusion of our two favorite cuisines French and Japanese make for a tasty and innovative menu. Cannot wait to return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
RandRloveParis
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food was fabulous and the service was impeccable. This was our first time here and definitely won't be our last. The fusion of our two favorite cuisines French and Japanese make for a tasty and innovative menu. Cannot wait to return.

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Ahus, Sweden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Made reservations on Christmas Eve through Online booking. Nowhere on their home page did they mention that it was a set menu that evening, needless to say it was very expensive. We are use to gourmet restaurants in Europe where you get wonderful professional service good food for your money. We had to remind them of everthing from silverwear and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The decor of the restaurant looks rather high end, but the Chilean sea bass which is their signature dish appeared to be more like home cooking. It tasted Ok but the presentation was so so.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Had a fabulous dinner with the family and very close friends. The wine was excellent and the meal to go with. Dishes we really liked were: Starters - Japanese Eggplant ‘Dengaku’ for starters, Escargots de Bourgogne; Entrees - Alaskon Salmon, 24 Days Aged Angus Beef Rib Eye Steak and the rack of Lamb; Desserts - Souffle was out of this... More 

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Altadena, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was here the day after valentine's day...we had a prix fixe menu, and I was very unimpressed with the food offered...everything was blend and very dull...very disappointed, especially for the price asked.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We celebrated our dad's 70th birthday here with our family, we had 25 total including 6 young kids. They set up two tables in the back which was nice, not private, but semi private. We've been here for dinner before, so I knew the quality of the food was good. But you never know with a buffet, even at a... More 

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner at Maison Akira, and we were impressed with the friendliness and authenticity of the staff. Our table chose the 6-course tasting menu with wine pairings. They also offer a 4-course and 9-course tasting menu, plus the regular selections. But for us, the 6-course was perfect. Not too much food, as the portions were small. But... More 

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Mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was everything one could wish for: Superb food, excellent wine, and an elegant atmosphere. The Miso marinated Chilean Sea Bass (their signature dish) was one of the finest dishes I've had during my visits to the US, spanning over 35 years. The house wine (blanc) was excellent. Don't forget to order dessert along with the mains, as these can... More 

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Burbank, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food is amazing, the service impeccable and the chef makes it a point to come around and introduce himself towards the end of the evening. I highly recommend the first timer to do the tasting menu and if you have the urge and a few extra dollars have this with the wine paring. I can say with almost 100%... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Feel bad that I have missed this place since they have been around for 16 yrs! Amazing food I loved the tuna tartar which had just the perfect touch of smokiness! One of the best tuna tartars ever! their Chilean sea bass seriously the best ever!!! The staff an amazing group, very friendly polite & attentive. Chef Akira sure has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
    (El Molino)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-796-9501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?