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1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
+1 626-799-4774
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“catfish” (27 reviews)
“lamb chops” (5 reviews)
“loup de mer” (3 reviews)
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French, Seafood, Fusion
1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We have been here before and enjoyed our meal enough to return. This time, we spotted an interesting dish: Whole sizzling catfish. Thinking it would be too much for one person, we decided to split the one dish. It was excellent, and we both felt...More

Thank SanDiego_MK
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We dined here for a family birthday celebration. It was an excellent choice. The deep fried Catfish in ponzu sauce is one of their specialties, it did not disappoint. It was large enough for an entree portion for two to three people. The duck was...More

1  Thank chollita
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Took my mom there for mothers day and it was such a treat! The staff is always friendly and the food fabulous. My mom had a wonderful time and Irene and Justin made it a special evening. Its our local favorite and we love to...More

1  Thank Peppy H
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I found that this restaurant did not live up to its reviews. My rating is, if anything, overly generous and perhaps colored by the fact that there seem to be very few good restaurants in Pasadena. I ate in 5 Pasadena restaurants last week, and...More

2  Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I have heard about this restaurant for many years and was excited to finally get the opportunity to dine here. I'm sure that way back in the nineties, it was truly cutting edge, but it seems that nothing has changed since then. The decor, the...More

Thank jannagosselin
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Its been a long while, but I am soooo glad I gave this place another try. Made a reservation for 3, last minute, thru Opentable. Plenty of parking, all around the building. The location is a bit odd (squeezed between businesses), so the layout does...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I have always held Shiro in high esteem until this recent visit. Decor is minimalist - my companions found it drab - harsh commentary but their opinion. We were warmly greeted by the owner. The server was friendly but continually interrupted our meal even though...More

Thank BJ G
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We have been going to Shiro for many years now. Always good, sometimes excellent. On our most recent visit, the service was excellent and the food was good. The shrimp mousse ravioli was not as good as it usually is. The shrimp mousse was kind...More

Thank Marc A
Shiro1505, Owner at Shiro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2015

Hi Marc. We strive to be perfect and are sorry you found a few things that were not up to our high standards. For example, we are well known for serving hot dishes on hot plates; it is one of our guiding principles. We are...More

Reviewed 23 November 2015

Dinner at Shiro is always special. It is a small restaurant on Mission, in S. Pasadena. Food is always delicious and service is great. Reservations recommended. In addition to evening specials, there are numerous regulars that are always delicious. Perhaps the best is the deep-fried...More

Thank Randall W
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is the best I've had anywhere. Even when New Zealand lamb chomps aren't on the menu, they get them for me. These are the best lamb chops outside of New Zealand - I know since I had lamb chops...More

Thank Helen Y
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11 January 2016|
Response from Shiro1505 | Property representative |
We call our dress code "Smart Casual". We are not overly fussy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 55
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
    (Fair Oaks Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-4774
  • E-mail
Our food is only the best of the ingredients presented so that their excellence shines through. Our caring staff is here to help you enjoy your meal. We have a full bar.
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