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Tokoro Japanese Restaurant

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802 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
626-403-2542
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful presentation!

I was out after Weight Watchers meeting, and was looking for buckwheat soba noodles, which have half the carbs and calories of wheat or rice noodles. Used the Near Me Now feature on the Trip advisor mobile app, and Tokoro was minutes away. Fish is a great Weight Watcher menu choice 1 smart point... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
astrojane
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Monrovia, California
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Monrovia, California
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283 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was out after Weight Watchers meeting, and was looking for buckwheat soba noodles, which have half the carbs and calories of wheat or rice noodles. Used the Near Me Now feature on the Trip advisor mobile app, and Tokoro was minutes away. Fish is a great Weight Watcher menu choice 1 smart point for 3 ounces. The soba 3... More 

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Thank astrojane
Los Angeles
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258 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the salmon teriyaki, and another had the salad, and everyone loved everything. Green tea was great. Soybeans to start were great too.

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Thank anonymousLosAngeles
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great sushi. I like that the rolls here differ so much from what you see at most sushi places. The spicy tuna is great. My favorite is the Japanese burrito appetizer. Any of the rolls are great though, highly recommended!

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Thank Nimisis303
South Pasadena, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It seems that tokoro has either changed ownership or are in the midst of a shakeup... Our family enjoy tokoro about once a week. Lately, the staff seems to keep changing. The service seems ok but could be better. On the other hand .... The fish is fresh and the hand cut rolls are well presented.

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Thank 4summertravelers
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is our go to place for lunch. Soy beans are brought free as a starter. My wife ususally get opening 1 which has sushi and spicy tuna roll. I got the beef terriyaki bowl, which included soup and salad. Last week I was presently surprissed with the albacore salad which was very fresh and good.

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Thank orange552015
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 March 31, 2015

This place offers lots of rolls, tempura, premium, baked. The word is out about this place dinning fills up on the weekends, but worth the wait

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Thank Dan B
South Pasadena, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had a taste of Japan in my own neighborhood. And they have my favorite Sake too! Try something new and you will not be sorry!

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Thank sburlando
South Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have never been disappointed in the freshness and quality of the sushi at Tokoro, especially the yellowtail and salmon. Countless times we've ordered platters for parties at our home and always are asked where we got the amazing sushi.

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Thank Molly N
South Pasadena, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been to this restaurant many times in the past 3 years I've been in South Pasadena. I love the service, the seafood is fresh and it's never crowded or noisy so I can really enjoy the company, the food and the ambiance.

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Thank effervescence9
Los Angeles
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a typical americanized Japanese restaurant. A recent take out order was a complete disaster. The food was cold and the service what the slow. To their credit, they have a larger specialty rolls menu.

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Thank flaura

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 802 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-403-2542

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?