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Maison Akira

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713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111 (El Molino)
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a restaurant we come whenever we felt like having a romantic and authentic French experience cuisine. We love the whole setup, the variety of exotic French cuisine, fresh sea bass and of course their foie gras. It is a quiet with low background romantic music and delightful staffs. Parking is right next to the restaurant and right at... More 

Thank Dorothy Y
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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, upscale type of place, dinner for 2 was about $105 and that was on the low side, but don't let that keep you away! Food was excellent and the service was fantastic! You have to try this place at least once!

Thank Rob B
Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Joined good friends from Pasadena for a night of relaxed fine dining. The room was spacious and comfortable, as was the noise level. The four of us ordered fish for main courses: loup de mer (Mediterranean Sea Bass) in a champagne sauce and miso cod. All tasty and competently prepared and presented. The cod was good, but not what I... More 

Thank VictorEast
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173 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

A great French restaurant with a Japanese flair. We both had the $75 six course Epicurean menu--all of the dishes were excellent. Tuna sashimi, foie gras, lobster bisque, chilean sea bass, rack of lamb, and grand mariner shuffle (+5). Plus the french bread is very warm, and amuse and granita included. The service is very friendly and attentive. The ambience... More 

Thank daggertravel
Burbank, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife enjoyed dinner here on a Saturday night while our kids were spending the night at a friends house. Our reservation was for 6:45 PM. We arrived on 5 minutes late and were sat immediately. The atmosphere was quiet, but not in an overbearing manner. We felt comfortable having our conversation, not worrying about speaking over a crowd nor... More 

Thank NormalOrlandoGuy
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We dined at our heart's content for a "quality" Sunday Brunch celebrating our 29 th Anniversary and 30 years together with such a sweet and amazzing creation that Le Chef had created! Wow! Not overwhelmingly crowded with individualized Champaign type Sunday 'quality' Brunch! Surprisingly quiet dining to boot❣ Sushi sashimi style with the best seared albacore tuna I've had thus... More 

Thank jbtujuh
Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

My siblings and our respective spouses enjoyed our dinners this past Saturday evening. We had early reservations at 5:30 pm so were easily able to park in the one-hour validated parking lot adjacent to the restaurant (entrance on Green St.) We had a private and intimate area to ourselves fronting Green Street. Several had the Prix-Fixe four course menu, choosing... More 

2 Thank J A
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Group of friends celebrated Sunday Brunch and this was my first visit. It is a very intimate space for about the same price as other high end brunch buffets, but the intimacy and attention of the wait staff and the personal oversight by Chef Akira himself is what makes this place stand out. The selection is not massive, but what... More 

2 Thank JasminedogLosAngeles
Arcadia, California
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

We went there for dinner. We chose Prix-Fixe four course menu. The food was cooked to perfection, very tasty and we enjoyed it.

2 Thank PengembaraAbadi
Staunton, Virginia
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14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is a very expensive and somewhat tired restaurant; French Japanese fusion but actually the food was bland for us. We had the salmon (fishy) and the signature dish miso sea bass (very bland). Baked Alaska was a dramatically presented flaming dessert but the green tea ice cream inside had no taste. The next evening we were at the Embassy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
French, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
9:00 pm - 6:00 pm
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
    (El Molino)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-796-9501

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