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Shiro

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French, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim
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1505 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Fair Oaks Ave.)
South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
+1 626-799-4774
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our food is only the best of the ingredients presented so that their...
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.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wednesday's specials

This is a finer restaurant offering incredible selections. Wednesday is the pre-set dinner meal, well worth the effort to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Dan B
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a finer restaurant offering incredible selections. Wednesday is the pre-set dinner meal, well worth the effort to go.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The menu is somewhat limited in depth, however there is something for everyone (filet, lamb, sea bass, chicken, salads and great appetizers. I highly recommend the ravioli with white truffle as an appetizer. The salmon tacos were very good as well. The menu has an asian flair with tasty sauces. The service was very good and attentive. The wine list... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant has been a special place for me for many years. It never fails. The owners are very sweet caring Ladies who care enough to make this an experience to remember. It usually starts with some beautiful amuse bouche. I can't, NOT, order the shrimp ravioli in the most succulent mushroom sauce. It is so rich and decadent that... More 

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Altadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Shiro is a wonderful restaurant with elegant food. The service is top notch but not pretentious. For your appetizer, try their Chinese Ravioli, you will need the fresh bread to mop up every drop of the delicious sauce. The Fish entrees are always great, my wife always orders the Catfish, obviously she's hooked. Enjoy !

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a solid 4. The ambiance makes it feel like it should be a 5 star restaurant. I would rank this in the top two in South Pasadena to have a nice dinner with nice surroundings. It can seem very stuffy when you walk in but I was in shorts and tshirts and they still served us. Plus there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary and were very pleased. We shared the catfish entree (really great) and appetizers. For dessert the creme brûlée with fresh fruit was excellent. And the service was solicitous without being obtrusive. Terrific all around experience.

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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great food in a upscale restaurant. Their fresh fish of the day is always very fresh and tasty. I like their dinner entrées and my favorite is the apple tart for dessert. They have a Wed 3 course menu for $39. Both times, I had the cauliflower soup which I like instead of the salad. For entrées, I had lamb... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The average restaurant lasts 5 years and it's gone. Shiro's still one of the best for seafood 20 years after our first visit when we lived in the South Pasadena area. Now we're on the East Coast but still return to this diamond on Mission Street whenever we're back in town. Whole Catfish is one of their specialties and rumor... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very mixed experience all around. While our waitress was helpful and friendly, service was inconsistent. Bread was served (tasteless and dough-y) as soon as we sat down; I'd think you'd want to take a drink order or open up wine as soon as you sit down, but that wasn't the case. The amuse came out with our appetizer rather than... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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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 

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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 $32 to $55
Cuisine: French, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
    (Fair Oaks Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-4774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $32 to $55
  • Cuisine: French, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

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.
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

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