We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shiro

$$$$
French, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1505 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Fair Oaks Ave.)
South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
+1 626-799-4774
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Reservations
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 and can even provide take out.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 48 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
Simple but Elegant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
MichaelofPasadena
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arcadia, California
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Canaan, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethesda, MD
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
140 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warren, New Hampshire
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
262 reviews 262 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shiro also viewed

 
South Pasadena, CA
South Pasadena, CA
 

Been to Shiro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 31 - 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 and can even provide take out.
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shiro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?