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1505 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
+1 626-799-4774
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Price range: $31 - $55
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Pacific Rim
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Restaurant details
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
Bethesda, MD
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160 reviews 160 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We dined here on New Year's Eve to a four course, fixed-price dinner. The beets and cheese and clam first course were good, the entries were excellent as was the "cheesecake" dessert. For $110 a person, the price was twice what it should have been. An expensive wine list.

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Shiro1505, Owner at Shiro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We did want to mention that you joined us on New Year's Eve when we had an expanded prix fixe menu and special entertainment which we do not have on regular nights. This does increase the overall price for the evening. We hope to see you again! More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great food. Try the fish amazing!!! Outside of the restaurant looks really plain but oh my... What's in the inside will blow you away!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We've been going to Shiro since it opened in the mid-1980s. At that time, it was only one store-front, cement floor, large abstract art, fusion, and fun. We loved going there several times a year for special occasions since the food and service are excellent. Although, in recent years dining there became upsetting. On each visit we would see amuse... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After a few months of absence we decided to go to Shiro's for a Saturday night dinner. It was quite packed and we arrived early yet they had our reservation/table ready. Gracious greeting by Sheryl & Irene (owners) who always make you feel special. The service impeccable, atmosphere wonderful with beautiful flower arrangements and the food delicious for all you... More 

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Warren, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Oh my-the delicious food. I had the special ravioli appetizer with shaved morels and it was wonderful. My entree was equally fabulous. However the service made us feel rushed. We were not asked if we wanted to order drinks and appetizers first, followed by taking our entree order. Instead we were asked to order everything at once. Had to pour... More 

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Shiro1505, Owner at Shiro, responded to this review

We are happy you loved the food. We are not happy that you did not get the service you should have received. We are known for our excellent service. We have spoken to our staff about the evening. Thank you for the feedback. More 

Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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15 reviews 15 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Additional Information about Shiro

Address: 1505 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone Number: +1 626-799-4774
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 55
Cuisine: French, Pacific Rim

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