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1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
+1 626-799-4774
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“catfish” (26 reviews)
“lamb chops” (5 reviews)
“loup de mer” (3 reviews)
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French, Seafood, Fusion
1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shiro in South Pasadena is removed from the bustle of downtown LA, which is nice in itself. (Free on-street parking!) I’ve eaten here several times; always superb. The food is imaginatively prepared— such as the asparagus salad starter — and perfectly cooked—as was the loup...More

Thank PSeib
Reviewed 15 November 2017

After an evening stroll down Mission St. during a street fair, the GF and I were looking for a bite to eat. We noticed Shiro, and she had heard good things about it. We were seated immediately, and a cheerful waiter was ready with menus....More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My fiancé and I went here for her birthday and since last year we dined in Paris on this day we wanted something special and Shiro impressed in every way. From the moment we walked in we were treated warmly allowed to choose where we...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

At four o'clock chiefs menu for the night will be posted but do not wait till the last minute to go. They have been one of the top rated places to go for years. I would suggest the Catfish, which is now unique to this...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have been Shiro's customer for a number of years. We had another opportunity to visit Shiro for the DineLA menu. We came here with another couple and all of us except myself ordered from the DineLA menu. Everyone enjoyed the three courses dinner with...More

Thank Tobbie888
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This visit featured Shiro's famous deep-fried whole catfish with fresh ginger inserted in slices along the fish. A mound of cilantro covers the head of the fish and is delicious to nibble with the fish bites. Served with baked carrots, green beans and scalloped potato....More

Thank Randall W
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

From the outside, this restaurant is assuming. However, the inside provides to be a good-sized, intimate Japanese fusion dining experience. On Wednesdays, Taste of Shiro is a preset menu of three courses from which you can choose one of two appetizers and one of two...More

Thank YellowJello00
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a pricey option for dinner but the service and food are exceptional. My husband and I had not been for many years (he is very picky about restaurants) but even he was delighted by the fact we were seated at a table away...More

1  Thank SouthPasTraveler
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I decided to dine alone on a rare Saturday night. Since it was Easter eve, many places were crowded or full. I decided to revisit an old favorite in SPas, Shiro! I used to come here years ago with family, it was one of our...More

Thank keentraveler30
Shiro1505, Owner at Shiro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

I want to sincerely apologize for your experience. I was the hostess that evening (thank you for the compliments). Shiro is owned by two woman (myself included). We are appalled by your treatment and we will most definitely deal with the staff. We are known...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This wonderful restaurant is within walking distance from our house. I have been coming here pretty much since they opened their doors and have never been disappointed! This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. It's off the beaten track, so...More

Thank clause2017
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11 January 2016|
Response from Shiro1505 | Property representative |
We call our dress code "Smart Casual". We are not overly fussy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 55
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
    (Fair Oaks Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-4774
  • E-mail
Our food is only the best of the ingredients presented so that their excellence shines through. Our caring staff is here to help you enjoy your meal. We have a full bar.
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