Restaurants & Bars

Pasadena's Food Scene

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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, 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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Bone Kettle Brunch

Brunch Town Pasadena

Listen up, fellow brunch enthusiasts! Pasadena's the ultimate brunch town for foodies. You can brunch in a historic building, in a craftsman home, and in a variety of different cuisines, such as Asian, Mexican, and even Venezuelan. There's also a big selection of vegan spots, all-American diners, and cozy nooks with rustic-chic aesthetics all around town.

Pasadena's Guide to Brunch

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Pasadena Boba Trail

Take a journey through the boba tea and bubble tea shops scattered throughout the city. . It's like a treasure hunt, but instead of gold, you're in search of the perfect boba drink. This trail takes you to some of the best and most popular boba spots in Pasadena, each offering their unique flavors and creative combinations. From traditional milk teas to fruit-infused concoctions and even experimental flavors, the Pasadena Boba Trail has something to please every boba lover's palate. You can hop from one shop to another, stopping along Pasadena's Route 66 hotspots along the way!

Pasadena Boba Trail

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10 1/4 Pasadena

10 1/4 Pasadena

Make the Call. Find Pasadena's hidden gem through the 35er Bar. Walk downstairs to the phonebooth and make the call to enter a cozy speakeasy and indulge in...

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1881 Bar

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Club 1881 is Pasadena's oldest continuously running 21+ cocktail bar, established way back when Washington Boulevard was still an unpaved dirt road. They are a...

Wine Bar

The 1894

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The 1894 Wine bar is the perfect place to enjoy decadent drinks after spending hours exploring through the historic Vroman’s Bookstore. Bring your loved ones...

Desserts

21 Choices

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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...

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35er Bar

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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...

Boba

3Catea Go

3Catea Go

3Catea Go offers high-quality fruit juices, tea, and homemade desserts in a relaxed setting. They prioritize using the finest ingredients in their products....

Asian

5 Pot

5 pot

5 Pot is a unique self-service style hot pot location in Pasadena that allowed you to customize your meal. Its unique setup allows you to choose whatever...

Asian

7 Tea

7tea

Not Just a Boba Shop. Known for having it all, 7 Tea is the ultimate destination for all your boba tea needs! The menu features a variety of tea, coffee, and...

Sapori Di 786 Degrees

"100% Halal restaurant Founded in 2013 by Ali Haider and Sayyeda Ali, this pizzeria has garnered acclaim as the top pizza spot in the United States and Canada,...

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Agents Only

Agents Only Interior

Arts-Centric Restaurant. Hotel Dena and Chef Pablo Salas teamed up to provide guests with a soulful Mexican culinary experience. Chef Salas meticulously...