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Shiro

1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
626)799-4774
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fair Oaks Ave.
Transit: South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
Description: Our food is only the best of the ingredients presented so that their excellence shines through. Our caring staff is here to help you enjoy your meal. We have a full bar and can even provide take out.
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English first
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I used to live in the area, and Shiro was a favorite then as it is now. The catfish is divine, served with just the right sides. There is simply no better fish around. The service is friendly and professional. I will be back next time I'm in the area.

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South Pasadena, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My mother took me to this restaurant for my birthday and it was such an incredible experience! Sheryl is always so gracious and welcoming! Its a South Pasadena gem for sure! The kumo moto oysters were fresh and cold served with an incredible saffron vinaigrette and the main dish was salmon cooked perfectly (with dill sauce). A special dessert was... More

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South Pasadena, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Been enjoying this exquisite restaurant for many years. Started out very cozy and they've expanded (slightly) over the years. The portion size is rather on the small side, but the menu is outstanding. They are known for the deep fried whole catfish served with ponzu dipping sauce. I'm not a fan of catfish, but my kids (now grown) always looked... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I had a business dinner here recently and was very pleased with the experience. My 2 colleagues and I each ordered something different and we all loved what we had. The catfish, stuffed with ginger, was amazing. The server was knowledgeable and very friendly and our food came out in a timely manner. My biggest disappointment was the side vegetable... More

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South Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

When we moved to South Pasadena 17 years ago we were excited to find a Zagat-rated restaurant in the neighborhood. I'm pleased to say that over the years the quality has not diminished, it remains one of our favorite restaurants. The catfish is still unmatched anywhere else (though many have tried) and the warm, knowledgable and friendly staff are welcoming... More

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South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Shiro Restaurant always delivers great food with a quiet, elegant ambience. Great salads, appetizers, and variety of main courses to make it hard to choose. Their whole catfish with Asian sauce perfectly prepared and wonderful. If you have room for desserts they are also delicious. We live locally and have eaten there several times a month for 25 years! Try... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went to Shiro's on the advice of friends who remembered it as a great find -- some ten years ago or so. Regrettably times have changed but apparently Shiro's has not. Service was truly lousy -- the servers brusquely plunked the dishes down on the table in a manner reminiscent of a greasy spoon diner rather than a fine... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food and service were excellent was as excellent as advertised. The chef's selections were outstanding, plentiful, and the matching wine great

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South Pasadena, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Its a local restaurant so I am biased for sure. The owner are there nightly attending to customers and that makes a difference for me! Attention to detail in the newly renovated space; incredible flower arrangements, extensive wine list and daily special to die for! 4 of us dined there on sat and had an incredible experience with friends who... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Tucked away on a South Pasadena side street, we found Shiro to be a gastronomic adventure in seafood. The waiter recommended their signature whole fried catfish in ginger ponze sauce and my wife ordered the scallops with shiitaki mushrooms. Both dishes were beyond description in their fantastic flavor and presentation. A little pricy but well worth the splurge! (Dinner with... More

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