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87 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1916
626-792-9779
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good value for kaiten sushi

We stumbled upon Afloat Sushi after discovering that the sushi restaurant we were looking for wasn't open yet. What a nice surprise it turned out to be! The quality of kaiten (conveyor-belt) sushi places varies widely, here in the U.S., and in Japan as well. I have to say this was one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stumbled upon Afloat Sushi after discovering that the sushi restaurant we were looking for wasn't open yet. What a nice surprise it turned out to be! The quality of kaiten (conveyor-belt) sushi places varies widely, here in the U.S., and in Japan as well. I have to say this was one of the better kaiten venues I've found here... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is one of my favorite sushi restaraunts in Pasadena. The individual plates float in front of you but the chefs are very quick to make quite generous and delicious platters according to order. I enjoy the healthy spicy salmon salad and the yellow tale tuna.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went here after an already heavy evening. The service was excellent and the sushi some of the best that I have ever eaten. The chef was especially superb and spent time showing us the finer points of sushi prep.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

WE WERE DENIED SERVICE AND WALKED OUT WITHOUT EATING. We bought a $25 Groupon to A'Float Sushi. In January, 2014, my wife and I drove to Pasadena for dinner. Both the hostess and manager wouldn't accept the printed Groupon voucher unless we had a smart phone. What??? My wife and I don't own a smart phone. The manager was rude... More 

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Pasadena, CA
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Afloat Sushi is one of those Japanese places where the food goes around on a conveyer belt and you take what you want. We opted to sit at a table and ordered the deluxe combination dinner. It wasn't very deluxe. Four pieces of nearly tasteless sashimi, three pieces of spicy tuna roll (good, but not enough), a small order of... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Afloat Sushi is in Pasadena's Old Town which is fun to walk around, lots of shops, good for people watching at outdoor cafes etc. Public parking (free the first 90 mins) is less than 2 blocks away. The restaurant is store-front looking, a little bare, the tables for 2 are small, tables for 4 are perfect for 2 people ordering... More 

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This was an interesting place, the sushi floated by on boats hooked together and you just pick what you want and pay by the plate or order from the sushi chef off the menu. They have different plate price options and different portion sizes which was great. We went on a Tuesday night and there was a steady flow of... More 

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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I really enjoyed my short meal at Afloat Sushi. I dropped in with a friend for a quick meal. You pull items off of the boats that circle around the sushi bar as they strike your fancy. I love the model, because I'm happy as a customer (I know exactly what I'm getting), I don't have to wait for someone... More 

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Pine Mountain Club, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a fun place to relax for lunch if you don't have much timeand watch the boats float in front of you at the bar. You know exactly what you're going to get and actually pick up your little sushi plates off the boats. The ingredients are fresh and handled with care.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. The novelty of sitting at the bar with boats carrying your dishes to you is great, but what keeps me going back is the quality of food and the atmosphere. Intermingled with the tourists there for the float experience are regulars in for a quick bite, families out for a bog meal and a couple of... More 

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Additional Information about Afloat Sushi

Address: 87 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1916
Phone Number: 626-792-9779
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-792-9779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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