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802 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
626-403-2542
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

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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
Lots of Rolls

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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South Pasadena, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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South Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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South Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Los Angeles
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122 reviews 122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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South Pasadena, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Really good rolls and bbq beef ribs for a local south pasadena japanese place. Favorites: Dragon Hawaiin Hali hali Red rock 911

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Los Angeles
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Tokoro is a solid sushi restaurant also serving other mainstream Japanese meals such as Udon and teriyaki. The sushi is very good and there are many choices. This is certainly an informal place but it is worth the visit. Parking is located in the back lot and it can get crowded on Fridays and weekends. Plenty of sushi restaurants around... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Locals flock to this place for resonable tastey sushi selections all served with wonderful servers. Fresh fish and a variety of other traditional Japanese standard dishes severed daily in South Pasadena. Happy hour Monday thru Thursday: buy one beer or house sake and get the second free. Brown rice available too.

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We sometimes go to Tokoro just for a change of pace. We usually go to Z Sushi in Alhambra. Tokoro is cheaper, but the quality of sushi is sometimes not so great. Sometimes we get lucky, and it's great, but we also got some not so fresh sushi here half the time. That makes us not want to go here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2007

Great value!

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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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