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802 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
626-403-2542
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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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  • 4
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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
Tokoro Thursdays

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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South Pasadena, California
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

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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South Pasadena, California
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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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Los Angeles, California
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29 restaurant reviews
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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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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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
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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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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 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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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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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?