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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Asian

Kabuki Restaurant

Kabuki Restaurant's diverse menu showcases traditional and innovative Japanese cuisine and includes an award-winning Kid’s Menu (Restaurant Hospitality...

Outdoor Dining

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...

Private Dining

Kaviar Sushi Bar

Kaviar Sushi Bar offers a diverse Japanese selection from traditional fare to modern dishes inspired by Executive Chef John Hans Yeo. The artfully curated...

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...

Brunch/Breakfast

Klatch Coffee

Klatch Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster offering a wide variety of premium coffee and espresso drinks. Roasted locally right here in Southern...

Mexican/Latin American

La Caravana

La Caravana serves homestyle Salvadoran fare with meat and seafood available for takeout and delivery.

la grande orange
Outdoor Dining

La Grande Orange Café

AT&SF Train Depot. La Grande Orange Café gives new life to an old train depot — the space was formerly a Santa Fe Railway depot, later Amtrak took over, and...

Lark  cake shop
Vegetarian/Vegan Options

Lark Cake Shop – Pasadena

Lark Cake Shop. Lark Cake Shop opened in July of 2007 with the idea of baking cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies and bars that would be inspired by the bohemian...

lavender and honey
American

Lavender & Honey

Eat, Drink and ShopLavender & Honey is a delightful boutique coffee bar and deli serving the Pasadena community since 2014. A charming place with an espresso...

American

Lêberry Bakery

Lêberry Bakery was established in 2018 with the vision and passion to bring high-quality, delicious sweets to Pasadena,Los Angeles, San Gabriel and neighboring...