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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Soh grill

SOH Grill House

Korean BBQ. SOH Grill House is a full-service Korean BBQ restaurant in Old Pasadena. The restaurant offers a new modern take on Korean BBQ. It is equipped...

Bar Celona Pasadena
Outdoor Dining


A menu that will tempt you with popular Italian favorites including salads, pastas, pizzas, roasted and grilled meats, including melt-in-mouth New Zealand Lamb...

Coffee, Tea, Juice


This Starbucks is located at Green Street and S. Marengo Avenue, on the corner of the Pasadena Convention Center. There is a public entrance on one side and an...

stark spirits, whiskey, bottles,

Stark Spirits Distillery

About. Stark Spirits Distillery, Pasadena's only distillery, is down the street and around the corner from the Rose Bowl. The nationally certified craft...

Stone company store

Stone Brewing Tap Room

Stone BrewingStone Brewing Tap Room in Pasadena is a tasting room and retail store with patio space in the Del Mar Metro Station complex. Their unique tasting...

Outdoor Dining

Stoney Point Restaurant

Stoney Point Restaurant is a landmark in the San Rafael neighborhood, open for lunch, dinner, and provides private dining for special occasions. Garden Room25...

Motels & Inns

Super 8 Pasadena

Newly Renovated Motel. The Super 8 Pasadena is a pet-friendly motel located on Colorado Blvd., near the Sierra Madre Villa exit on the 210 Freeway. A Noise...


Superba Snacks and Coffee

Bright and Welcoming. Located next to sister restaurant Pitfire Pizza on 712 Arroyo Parkway, Superba Snacks and Coffee is a gem in Pasadena ideal for morning...

Sushi roku
Outdoor Dining

Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku's menu highlights the innovative, globally inspired Japanese cuisine that has made it a local fixture while expanding its offerings to include a new...

Outdoor Dining

Sushi Stop

Sushi Stop offers authentic Japanese quality sushi while eliminating the high prices you find nearly everywhere else. Their menu ranges from traditional sushi...



家 is pronounced as [gah] and it means "a house" or "family" in Korean. True to the name, Sushigah considers each customer a member of the family and strives to...


T. Boyles Tavern

Located in the Playhouse Village, T. Boyles Tavern is a roomy tavern offering a variety of beer and pub food, live bands and lots of TVs to watch the big game.