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Ai Japanese Restaurant

) #270 of 558 Restaurants in Pasadena ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Asian, Sushi
1013 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2621
+1 626-799-0534
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
1013 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2621
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently went back to Ai. We have business in SOCal and would stop in whenever we're in the neighborhood. To our dismay our favorite server was gone. She would remember what we liked and told us what to order. We did...More

Thank tonyweinert
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Sashimi with tempura, salmon with Tempura and udon with tempura. Each under $10! All fresh, crisp and delicious! Nothing too salty, served piping hot! My friends have been coming for about 30 years. Great things left unchanged can still be great!

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I have come here several times with friends, solo and a group of people from the workplace. Always a friendly and casual atmosphere at lunchtime. Tasty food, good service and excellent prices (try the daily lunch specials). The restaurant is located in South Pasadena and...More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took a group of 6 people to Ai's for lunch. The lunch prices were great and the portions were very generous. The taste was very good and would go back there again. The people there were also very friendly.

Thank GKayY56
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is one of our go-to Japanese restaurants, and we are Japanese. The food is always good, the sashimi fresh and the service is friendly. I love the Chirashi Bowl with all the different fish, and my husband usually goes for one of the very...More

1  Thank NatAtHome
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The decor hasn't changed much in a few years, But the food is reasonably good and the servings are of good size, but don't expect too much leftovers. Pretty standard Japanese menu for the US. Can't go wrong, but not overly romantic place, but nice...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 24 September 2014

The restaurant is a bit dated as far as the décor, but you are paying to eat! the food is very good and the portions are nice. The place is on the small side, so if possible, time your visit a bit before or after...More

3  Thank dreamofengland
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Food is tasty, better than average portions. Service is inconsistent. Waitress tonight forgot to put in order and didn't check back for 30 minutes. We left hungry and went across the street for Chinese food.

Thank Annie O
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My family and I have been eating at the Ai since the late 1980's and have few complaints about the relatively consistent menu, solid service and welcoming family atmosphere. There's is not one menu item we haven't sampled and always rely on the Ai to...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We came to Ai Japanese Restaurant after having google maps venture us out to this area on a business trip here with my colleagues. This place is reasonably priced with a very good beer selection. The sashimi is not out of this world and the...More

Thank Priscilla e
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1013 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2621
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-0534
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