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3777 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3808
(626) 432-4538
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11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For That Special Pow In Your Kung Pao...Eat At Yang Chow!

Really superb Kung Pao sauce on the Chicken served by attentive and helpful staff. Plenty of good parking for an upscale restaurant where you can still let your hair down and have a good time with friends. Also, the present of a Chinese New Year calendar was a nice touch! Definitely go...you'll go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
HappyTraveler0109
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Really superb Kung Pao sauce on the Chicken served by attentive and helpful staff. Plenty of good parking for an upscale restaurant where you can still let your hair down and have a good time with friends. Also, the present of a Chinese New Year calendar was a nice touch! Definitely go...you'll go back.

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Thank HappyTraveler0109
Pasadena, California
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

.WE started going to Yang Chow in LA's China Town 30+ years ago. Their Pasadena location is just a good and a whole lot closer. Favorite dish: Slippery Shrimp - excellent. But all of their food is good. It is so good that our friends who live in Kansas City now eat there when they come back for a visit.

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Thank TerrywHamilton
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is the Chinese Food my parents would have known as Chinese Food. They have a traditional menu and seem to serve mostly non-asians. I've been there 6 times or so over a 5 year period and it is consistent. I'll say that for it.

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Thank Tristan20AAA
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I had slippery shrimp the first time I went which was absolutely lovely and had dozens of huge prawns. Second time I had the Kung Pao chicken which was also very nice.

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Thank Rubincain
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We found Yang Chow by chance and are so glad we did. It was simply fabulous food and the portions were immense by any standard. Its popularity means you may have to wait to be seated but your patience will be well rewarded by fantastic food. Every thing here his good but the "Special" dishes are really special so don't... More 

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Thank John M
Monrovia, California
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great food, fast service, easy parking, comfortable tables. We have been going to Yang Chow in China Town for years, but have had it with the cramped tables, long waits, and tough parking situation. Pasadena has outshines the China Town location

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Thank Nancy O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a simple local restaurant that has been around. Once inside the service and food gives you every reason to come back for more. This was our second visit and we will def come again. From Alabama to California, it's one of the best.

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Pasadena, California
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Yang Chow is one of my top two favorite Chinese restaurants. The Pasadena location doesn't have the same look or feel as Downtown Los Angeles, but the food is the same. The slippery shrimp is always the got to for our group as it is alway fabulous. My other favorites that they do the best are the pork fried green... More 

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1 Thank AnnieP7
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The day before we had eaten at the Panda Inn which was very good, so we thought we would find one even better. We were seated promptly, but what followed was 5 different dishes with the same awful gooey brown sauce. We had inquired whether each dish was gluten free and were told it was. The sauce obviously had wheat... More 

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Thank frankw561
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went to this restaurant on a recent visit to Los Angeles. It was recommended to us as "east coast style" Chinese food, a "style" we have been craving since moving to Las Vegas two years ago. I liked this place immediately. Just walking in took me back to many of the more familiar places in D.C. and New York.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3777 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: (626) 432-4538

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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