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Afloat Sushi

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87 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1916
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Pasadena, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite locations to go for sushi. The choices are great. You can either take from the boats floating past you or from a menu. We have tried both options and didn't find anything we didn't like. The service is great. This is good for a night out with friends or just a night out with... More 

Pasadena, California
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Unique style - you sit around and yes I mean around the sushi bar and there is a channel of water running around the same sushi bar. The chef's make their creations and place them on different colored plates in little boats floating in the water channel. So as the food floats by you - just pick up what you... More 

1 Thank 4EIEIO
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

I have been to Afloat sushi a few times, this time I ducked in for a quick sushi dinner while traveling solo. Sat at the sushi bar and tried several sushi plates and some rolls. The sushi was very good and tasty, the rolls were more on the exotic side and non-traditional, not like one would see in Japan (this... More 

1 Thank DrDoomes
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I eat at Afloat every time I can while in California. It is such a unique idea with the sushi chef in the middle putting out the individual servings . The boats continue around so the patrons can take what they want and pay accordingly. This last trip I especially liked the cucumber salad. The problem is when you order... More 

Thank wiwoman
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stumbled upon Afloat Sushi after discovering that the sushi restaurant we were looking for wasn't open yet. What a nice surprise it turned out to be! The quality of kaiten (conveyor-belt) sushi places varies widely, here in the U.S., and in Japan as well. I have to say this was one of the better kaiten venues I've found here... More 

Thank hamvestor
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is one of my favorite sushi restaraunts in Pasadena. The individual plates float in front of you but the chefs are very quick to make quite generous and delicious platters according to order. I enjoy the healthy spicy salmon salad and the yellow tale tuna.

1 Thank QTWaters
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went here after an already heavy evening. The service was excellent and the sushi some of the best that I have ever eaten. The chef was especially superb and spent time showing us the finer points of sushi prep.

Thank Ian R
Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

WE WERE DENIED SERVICE AND WALKED OUT WITHOUT EATING. We bought a $25 Groupon to A'Float Sushi. In January, 2014, my wife and I drove to Pasadena for dinner. Both the hostess and manager wouldn't accept the printed Groupon voucher unless we had a smart phone. What??? My wife and I don't own a smart phone. The manager was rude... More 

Thank Robert I
Pasadena, CA
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134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Afloat Sushi is one of those Japanese places where the food goes around on a conveyer belt and you take what you want. We opted to sit at a table and ordered the deluxe combination dinner. It wasn't very deluxe. Four pieces of nearly tasteless sashimi, three pieces of spicy tuna roll (good, but not enough), a small order of... More 

Thank Paul9876
Pasadena, California
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Afloat Sushi is in Pasadena's Old Town which is fun to walk around, lots of shops, good for people watching at outdoor cafes etc. Public parking (free the first 90 mins) is less than 2 blocks away. The restaurant is store-front looking, a little bare, the tables for 2 are small, tables for 4 are perfect for 2 people ordering... More 

Thank Maureen J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-792-9779

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