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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Outdoor Dining

Father Nature Lavash Bistro

With recipes dating back to 1984, Father Nature Lavash Bistro is a second-generation owned, quick-serve restaurant specializing in healthy Mediterranean...

Sweets

Fika Fika Coffee

Fika Fika is one of Southern California’s popular local roasters serving the best coffee and teas. In addition to their signature classics, they are most known...

Fishwives
Outdoor Dining

Fishwives

Fishwives – a term for a woman who sold fresh fish at market – is an eatery serving New England-style seafood, like clam chowder, lobster rolls, and raw...

Outdoor Dining

Fit Bar Superfood Cafe

Fit Bar Superfood Cafe is dedicated to creating the finest bowls and smoothies with superfoods that have been used for centuries and recognized worldly for...

American

Fleming's

Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Fleming's Steakhouse and Wine Bar is the go to restaurant with an upscale ambiance that specializes in steak dishes and fine...

float ice cream milkshake
Outdoor Dining

Float Pasadena

Retro Soda FountainFloat is a modern take on the old-fashioned soda fountains from the 40s and 50s. When they walk in, guests are greeted by friendly baristas...

Steakhouse

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão, the internationally acclaimed restaurant brand that allows guests to make culinary discoveries at every turn features an expansive dining room...

Outdoor Dining

Foothill Restaurant

Foothill Restaurant prides itself on bringing to life delicious bites and signature spirits. Their menu selections‚ÄØ include classic dishes prepared with the...

Frenchifornia
Brunch/Breakfast

Frenchifornia

Frenchifornia is a bakery established by Thomas Dumont-Girard and Guillaume Delcourt, two French guys who fell in love with California, and is located around...

Gale Restaurant
Outdoor Dining

Gale’s Restaurant

Gale's Restaurant. Gale's Restaurant is a bustling bistro featuring the most comprehensive selection of Northern Italian cuisine. Inspiration for many of the...

American

Gaucho Grill

Gaucho Grill offers an exquisite menu of delectable steak and seafood plates, homemade pastas, empanadas, and milanesas.

Ginger Spice
Outdoor Dining

Ginger and Spice Noodles

Asian and American FusionGinger And Spice Noodle & Grill is an independent cafe in Pasadena's Playhouse Village. Their menu fuses Asian and American cuisines...