Delicatessen by Osawa is another spot to add to your Pasadena lunch rotation. This modern Japanese deli is doing local office workers right with its selection of salads, hot things like pork katsu skewers, donburi rice bowls, and a grab-and-go section for when you have ten minutes to get back to your desk. Nothing here is going to blow you away, but it’s a nice change from fast casual chains and giant mediocre Italian restaurants.
More spots in PasadenaSee more
Cluck2Go, despite it’s on-the-go name, is a casual Chinese sit-down restaurant in Pasadena.
1886 Bar at The Raymond
1886 Bar at the Raymond Hotel is a great place to drink cocktails, eat bar snacks, and pretend you own a big house in Pasadena.
Tibet Nepal House
Tibet Nepal House was the first to bring Himalayan food to Pasadena - and still remains the best.
More Japanese spotsSee more
This tiny Japanese restaurant along Pico is frankly more of a myth than anything else, but if you’re able to get in, expect a memorable meal.
Kotosh is a Peruvian-Japanese spot in a Lomita strip mall that manages to do two pretty different cuisines pretty well.
Kazan, the self-proclaimed “Pinnacle of Noodle,” is a tremendous soba spot in Beverly Hills, if you don’t mind paying Beverly Hills prices.
Suggested by our writers
The lines might be long at Ramen Tatsunoya, but this Pasadena ramen spot is worth the wait.
Lunasia Dim Sum House
Over-ordering at Lunasia Dim Sum House in Pasadena is not so much a problem as it is a necessity.
Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters
Jameson Brown is a coffee shop in Pasadena that’s also a serious bean-roasting operation.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more