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Canoe House

$$ - $$$American, ,
805 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2605
+1 626-799-4169
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ahi salad” (4 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
805 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2605
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Reviewed March 16, 2015

A Hawaii setting in a very traditional South Pasadena is a unique experience. The services were very good. Choice of dishes are many and varies. Highly recommended for variety of functions, family, or casual dinning.

Thank Victor H
Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Canoe house is a good place for families to enjoy Hawaiian flavor on the main land. It has the standard menu items you would expect. The food was very good and will return to try more items on the menu. The ahi tacos were good...More

1  Thank CraigF256
Reviewed February 22, 2015

Simple decor with friendly service, this restaurant could be any restaurant in South Pasadena. It is an over-reach with a Hawaian theme that does not quite play off. That is the only negative, and stated by someone with extensive experience on the Islands do Hawaii....More

1  Thank msla_drsonny
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Aloha - Canoe House does take me to Hawaii,; to fond memories of past trips. It is fun, moderately priced and a local spot. Their food is tasty. I like the fried calamari appetizer with dipping sauces and Mai Tais. The ahi salad is very...More

Thank BJ G
Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you happen to be in the Pasadena area and don't have much time, you would be wise to avoid this local eatery. It is one of the most inconsistent restaurants I've ever been to. The first time I went, it was quite good, decent...More

Thank mrmiguelito
Reviewed September 19, 2014

Surprising place, we went for a quick lunch. Even though it was totally full, service was pleasant and efficient. Tacos looked really good. My mother and I split the eggrolls (1 each) had the BBQ salad (split the middle size portion and it was plenty)....More

1  Thank Daryl K
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We received gift certificates & rave reviews so we had to go. First let me say that my husband is Hawaii born so anything that mentions tiki bar turns him off. The decor was a mish mosh of stuff. We ordered the spare rib pupu...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Cozy place with outdoor seating,food was very good,avg price,lots of tvs,fast service,newer restaurant,small parking lot but street has parking,nice place to hang with friends and enjoy dinner or lunch and stroll the area after.

3  Thank justsaying j
Reviewed March 5, 2014

love the outdoor patio. Great food selections for kids and grown-ups alike. The shrimp gazpacho is especially good

Thank Molly N
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I wish there was a "good" rating on tripadvisor.com. This place is not average and not very good. It's just good. I have been there many times since they opened. They have changed the menu a few times. Not always for the better. The service...More

Thank flaura
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-4169
New-Replaced a neighborhood restaurant called Wild Thyme
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