Pasadena Dining

Places to Eat

Restaurant Directory

Considered one of California’s most exciting culinary destinations, Pasadena’s impressive dining scene features a lineup of more than 600 restaurants, more per capita, than New York City. You know it’s a serious food culture when there are restaurants representing nearly every cuisine category, not to mention Pasadena originated game-changing creations such the cheeseburger.

From The Royce Woodfire Steakhouse at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, the only Michelin-rated hotel restaurant in Southern California, to the 46-year-old Pasadena landmark Pie ‘n Burger, there’s something to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Use the dropdown menu to search our directory for outdoor dining options, specific types of cuisine, and more. Already know what you want to eat? You can also type the name of your favorite restaurant into the search bar below.

Home Brewed Bar
Coffee

Home Brewed Bar

Cold Brew Coffee Shop. Old Pasadena's Home Brewed Bar specializes in artisan cold brew coffee and tea, and non-dairy milk, boba from all over the world and...

American

Hot Wings Café

Hot Wings Café in Pasadena is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. The establishment specializes in chicken wings, sandwiches, burgers and more in a casual...

Italian

Il Fornaio

Authentic Italian Dining. Il Fornaio is where you will find authentic Italian dishes made with fresh indgrediants and traditional cooking techinques....

Ix Tapa
Bar

ix Tapa Cantina

Mexican Eatery and Bar. ix Tapa Cantina offers a rich variety of standard and traditional favorites, including birrias, carnitas, and pollo en mole poblano. A...

Jameson brown coffee beans
American

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters

Established in April of 2006, Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters is the brainchild of two friends, who shared a passion for coffee and began roasting at home for...

Exclusive to Pasadena

Janejira Thai Bistro

Janejira Thai Bistro is a family-run restaurant in the Playhouse Village of Pasadena. Their Thai dishes, made with fresh local ingredients and spices from...

JIN Tea
Tea & Juice

JIN Tea Shop

Handcrafted DrinksJIN Tea Shop has the strong belief that tea has more to offer then a pleasing aroma with great taste. Tea has health benefits good for the...

Jones coffee roasters
Coffee

Jones Coffee Roasters

Local Coffee Roasters. Jones Coffee is a family run coffee company headquartered in Pasadena, their roasting facility doubles as a coffee shop in a warehouse...

American

Kathleen’s Restaurant

Kathleen’s Restaurant was established in 1982 by Efren Bugarin and Kathleen Meymarian. You’ll find that Kathleen’s menu offers a wide variety of California...

Kings Row Gastropub beer
American

Kings Row Gastropub

Pasadena Gastropub. Located in the heart of Old Pasadena, Kings Row Gastropub is a casual gastropub featuring live music from Thursday through Sunday. The...

Kitchen United
American

Kitchen United

Culinary on Demand. Kitchen United is a local food hub that hosts six restaurants and several food entrepreneurs. The only public space is Commissary, where...

Mediterranean

Koko’s Mediterranean Café

Koko’s Mediterranean Café, or more commonly known as Med Café by all the locals, has been a Pasadena gem for over 20 years. Founded by head chef Koko and his...