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Tokoro Japanese Restaurant

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802 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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west covina california
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Ordered the Spicy Pork combo and the large sashimi platter (24 pieces), plus California rolls. The combo came with rice, soup, salad, California rolls and tempura. Fairly generous size meal for under $20. The sashimi platter was presented beautifully and the fish pieces fair sized. It even came with two large scallops. Additional California rolls were only about $6. The... More 

Thank TomJ56
Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Came on my own last night and sat at the sushi bar. They have lots of unique rolls, but I opted for sashimi and sushi. The fish was really tasty and fresh. I had blue fin, salmon, and yellow tail. All tasted excellent and the service was friendly. Definitely recommend.

Thank Tommy S
South Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We eat here at least once a month and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the service is very attentive, the staff are all friendly and there to please. A good eating experience. It gets really busy after 6:00 pm, so we normally go earlier. Parking can be a problem as well if you go later.

Thank Linda D
South Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Love this place! Service, food, atmosphere.....Always a pleasure to visit and have some food and drinks.

Thank maddogkbfilms
Monrovia, California
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346 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

I was out after Weight Watchers meeting, and was looking for buckwheat soba noodles, which have half the carbs and calories of wheat or rice noodles. Used the Near Me Now feature on the Trip advisor mobile app, and Tokoro was minutes away. Fish is a great Weight Watcher menu choice 1 smart point for 3 ounces. The soba 3... More 

Thank astrojane
Los Angeles
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335 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We had the salmon teriyaki, and another had the salad, and everyone loved everything. Green tea was great. Soybeans to start were great too.

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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!

Thank Nimisis303
South Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Thank 4summertravelers
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank orange552015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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

Thank Dan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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