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1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
+1 626-799-4774
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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French, Seafood, Fusion
1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
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Reviews (74)
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Shiro is a restaurant where they know how to treat people. From the moment you walk in the door until you get that last cup of coffee after a great desert, you are treated like a valued customer. The food is excellent, the waiters are...More

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Shiro is tucked a bit away from Old Pasadena. The service is delightful. You are warmly greeted by the staff that care as much for the 'out of towners' like us as the regulars. The Atmosphere is nearly Asian. Chop Sticks are available as we...More

Thank MrLeeL
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a lovely Valentine's dinner with my wife. Though it was a prix fixe menu, there several good choices including the fried whole catfish. The appetizer sampler was tasty while my wife loved the duck breast second course while I had the nice crab cakes....More

1  Thank peterlc63
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I came here for the dineLA this year. I ordered salmon tartare tacos, pork loins and chocolate soufflé. I also had the red wine tasting/pairing. The wines were alright. I got three samples that weren't my favorites, but they were not disastrous. My appetizer, the...More

Thank tesa_jones
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We should be frequenting this restaurant more often, but when you travel some distance away it needs to be planned ahead. Every time we dine here we are completely satisfied. The food is delicious, the staff professional and friendly. If you don't order it anywhere...More

Thank bkcDeuxFois
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A one of a kind fried catfish dish that should not overwhelm other excellent choices on their menu. Friendly service. A south pasadena gem.

Thank 314159K
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have been here before and enjoyed our meal enough to return. This time, we spotted an interesting dish: Whole sizzling catfish. Thinking it would be too much for one person, we decided to split the one dish. It was excellent, and we both felt...More

Thank SanDiego_MK
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is there a dress code? my family will be coming from the game.
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:30
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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