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, 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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American

Hook Burger

Hook Burger isn’t just a burger joint – it’s a labor of love focusing on humanely raised, 100% fresh, incredible-tasting ingredients. It’s redefining what it...

Outdoor Dining

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...

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Motels & Inns

Hotel Le Reve

East Pasadena Hotel. Hotel Le Reve is located five minutes east of downtown Pasadena, and 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles. The Metro Gold Line's Sierra...

Hotels

Hyatt Place Pasadena

Located in The Paseo, a retail and dining complex across from the Pasadena Convention Center, this six-story hotel opened in December of 2018. Spacious, modern...

Outdoor Dining

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...

Outdoor Dining

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
Walking Distance to Convention Center

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...

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Take-Out

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...