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Shiro

$$$$
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: Dinner, Drinks, 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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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Worth every Penny

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Kapnseal
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South Pasadena, California
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  • Entertaining clients
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South Pasadena, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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170 reviews 170 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?