Restaurants & Bars

Pasadena's Food Scene

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Dining

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, 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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Bone Kettle Brunch

Brunch Town Pasadena

Listen up, fellow brunch enthusiasts! Pasadena's the ultimate brunch town for foodies. You can brunch in a historic building, in a craftsman home, and in a variety of different cuisines, such as Asian, Mexican, and even Venezuelan. There's also a big selection of vegan spots, all-American diners, and cozy nooks with rustic-chic aesthetics all around town.

Pasadena's Guide to Brunch

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Pasadena Boba Trail

Take a journey through the boba tea and bubble tea shops scattered throughout the city. . It's like a treasure hunt, but instead of gold, you're in search of the perfect boba drink. This trail takes you to some of the best and most popular boba spots in Pasadena, each offering their unique flavors and creative combinations. From traditional milk teas to fruit-infused concoctions and even experimental flavors, the Pasadena Boba Trail has something to please every boba lover's palate. You can hop from one shop to another, stopping along Pasadena's Route 66 hotspots along the way!

Pasadena Boba Trail

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American

The George

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The George transports you back to the golden age of class and elegance with classic European-inspired libations paired richly with regional American fare....

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Ginger Corner Market brings you comfort food and welcomes you like family. A charming one-stop shop for the community. Grab a cup of coffee to-go, eat lunch,...

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At the Gourmet Cobbler Factory, you can expect quality delicious homemade cobblers and pies mixed with only the best and freshest ingredients paired with ice...

Asian

Gozen Shun

Gozen Shun

Eating a balanced diet combined with healthy ingredients leads to wellness. In ancient Japanese food culture, Gozen is the serving of food to help the human...

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Family-owned and operated for over 15 years, Grandview Palace takes pride on serving guests with exceptional Chinese cuisine, newly located in the heart of Old...

American

Granville

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Granville is all about gourmet quality food, without being pretentious. They use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, including hormone-free and...

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Green Street Café serves Mediterranean food to the Playhouse Village of Pasadena. Their cuisine ranges from gyros to kebabs, to full platters filled with...

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Green Street Restaurant has been serving Pasadena locals since 1979. It's the go-to for a flavorful meal and to meet friends, family and business associates....

Mexican

Guisado's

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Guisado's is a Mexican Restaurant that makes hand-made tortillas right in front of your eyes for a delight of sight and taste. Enjoy tacos, filling platters,...

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Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese, provides the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where customers share a grill...

Boba

HaiCha

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HaiCha is a cozy addition to the boba scene in Pasadena. There is a variety of drinks ranging from milk teas, lattes, and fruit teas. The tea leaves are...