We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 591 Pasadena Restaurants

Maison Akira

713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
626-796-9501
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #78 of 591 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Cuisines: French, Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: El Molino
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    22
    19
    9
    4
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Ahus, Sweden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altadena, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Although we'd eaten at Maison Akira several times and given it high marks, we'd never had the brunch buffet so we thought we'd give it a try. The buffet had both hot and cold dishes, and a delectable table of desserts. The items had variety and quality. Indeed the food did not disappoint, but the service was not nearly what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Maison Akira also viewed

 

Been to Maison Akira? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Maison Akira

Address: 713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
Phone Number: 626-796-9501
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, Japanese

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maison Akira staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?