Restaurants & Bars

Pasadena's Food Scene

Chong Ching Yao Mei

Restaurants & Dining in Pasadena

Trying new cuisines is one of the most thrilling experiences for taste buds and cultural immersion. Pasadena is home to over 650 restaurants, where upscale restaurants, ritzy steakhouses, charming cafés, modern eateries, mom-and-pops, food halls, pop-ups, breweries, sports bars, cocktail bars, and food trucks culminate to unearth global cultures through a celebration of food.

The late Pasadena resident and celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning food chronicler Jonathan Gold was a champion of Southern California’s diverse culinary landscape. His legacy carries on as Pasadena’s food scene sees a culinary renaissance with an exciting blend of longtime locals, immigrant families, and world-class chefs in the kitchens. With rideshares and parking abound, come and enjoy the flavors.

Explore Pasadena’s new restaurants and food trends, eat your way through the award-winning restaurants, find innovative vegan restaurants, cheer on your favorite team at lively sports bars, dive into our guide to Asian food, indulge in the sweet satisfaction of must-visit bakeries, and get into the celebratory spirit with our cocktail guide.

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21 Choices

21 Choices serves a variety of customizable frozen yogurt flavors to help you stay cool. Choose from fruits, nuts, cookies, and other sweets to make your froyo...

freddie's 35er bar
Bar

35er Bar

No matter what team you're rooting for, 35ers is the ideal sports bar to watch the game. There are 15 TVs positioned everywhere and anywhere, so no seat is a...

Afters Ice Cream
Take-Out

Afters Ice Cream Pasadena

Gas Station Turned Ice Cream Shop. Afters Ice Cream first opened in 2014 with their signature Milky Bun. There are nine Afters shops throughout Southern...

all india cafe
Take-Out

All India Café

All India Cafe is a low-key Indian restaurant in Old Pasadena, it is family-run and the food here is authentic. Their menu features dishes from all parts of...

Outdoor Dining

Amara Chocolate and Coffee

Amara Chocolate and Coffee is a Venezuelan café specializing in coffee, arepas, cachapas, and Spanish churros. They offer unique Venezuelan flavors. A full...

Anayas
Outdoor Dining

Anaya’s Restaurant

Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Located in the Playhouse Village, is Anaya’s Restaurant. Anaya’s serves authentic flavors of Mexico in Pasadena. Guests can enjoy...

Outdoor Dining

Arroyo Chop House

Classic American Steakhouse. Arroyo Chop House is a classic American steakhouse located near the mansions of Millionaire's Row. Their USDA Prime beef is aged...

Bacchus Kitchen
Outdoor Dining

Bacchus’ Kitchen

Pasadena Restaurant. Bacchus' Kitchen is a casual restaurant in Pasadena's Bungalow Heaven neighborhood. Chef Claud Beltran opened this restaurant in 2014...

Barney's Beanery ceiling bar
Outdoor Dining

Barney’s Beanery Pasadena

Route 66 Roadhouse. Barney's Beanery is a Route 66 Roadhouse located in Old Pasadena. Their large newspaper-style menu features 40 craft beers on draft, a...