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Shiro

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French, 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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5:30 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
Good for: Business meetings
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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Good French Asian fusion food

We have been going to Shiro for many years now. Always good, sometimes excellent. On our most recent visit, the service was excellent and the food was good. The shrimp mousse ravioli was not as good as it usually is. The shrimp mousse was kind of heavy and the dish was served lukewarm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Marc A
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Pasadena, California
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South Pasadena, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I have always held Shiro in high esteem until this recent visit. Decor is minimalist - my companions found it drab - harsh commentary but their opinion. We were warmly greeted by the owner. The server was friendly but continually interrupted our meal even though she must have seen we were deep in conversation. I would have to say the... More 

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Thank BJ G
Pasadena, California
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We have been going to Shiro for many years now. Always good, sometimes excellent. On our most recent visit, the service was excellent and the food was good. The shrimp mousse ravioli was not as good as it usually is. The shrimp mousse was kind of heavy and the dish was served lukewarm.

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Thank Marc A
Shiro1505, Owner at Shiro, responded to this review

Hi Marc. We strive to be perfect and are sorry you found a few things that were not up to our high standards. For example, we are well known for serving hot dishes on hot plates; it is one of our guiding principles. We are a small establishment working hard to make sure that your time with us is only... More 

Bristol
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Dinner at Shiro is always special. It is a small restaurant on Mission, in S. Pasadena. Food is always delicious and service is great. Reservations recommended. In addition to evening specials, there are numerous regulars that are always delicious. Perhaps the best is the deep-fried catfish, served whole with ginger slices inserted in the fish, surrounded by a great sauce.... More 

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Thank Randall W
South Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is the best I've had anywhere. Even when New Zealand lamb chomps aren't on the menu, they get them for me. These are the best lamb chops outside of New Zealand - I know since I had lamb chops in New Zealand. Everything at Shiro's is absolutely wonderful and the service is great. I... More 

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Thank Helen Y
Los Angeles
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When we have friends in town and looking for a place for dinner, I always recommend this place, so consistent, never disappoints. Usually it has quiet atmosphere, pleasant in an understated way. If you are looking for high level activity, this is NOT the place for you, but for a quiet pleasant evening, this is excellent. As for the food,... More 

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Thank humbleinla
South Pasadena, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Yummy yummy food. good atmosphere good service. Sure the food is on the expensive side, but what do you expect for such a fancy place?

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Thank kharles
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Dan B
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Thank Steve V
South Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Kapnseal
Altadena, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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, Fusion, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings

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?