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Equator Cafe

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Bar, Asian, Pub
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22 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105-1910 (Colorado)
+1 626-564-8656
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:45
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Stratford, Canada
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had an early dinner at this restaurant. The meal was nothing special but the price was right. The fish tacos were good and the orange chicken was okay. For some reason we were given forks but no knives with our meals (?). On the positive side, the ambience is nice. It has interesting artwork and a quirky old-style pub... More 

Thank Kiddyhawk1
Oceanside, California
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328 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Okay, let's get this on the table, this is not a place for kids. One painting has one of the largest pictures of a vagina that we have ever seen. By an acclaimed artist and sells for $180K. Okay, now that we have that out of the way, this is a cool place. We went and had a pretty decent... More 

Thank LodiWineBob
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I visited on a Wednesday around 7pm and didn't have a problem finding a seat. This place has great vibes and lounge areas. They have good specials such as half price drinks for happy hour and had a very lovely blues singer during dinner. I would say this place is a great date night or a place... More 

Thank Kathryn R
Lansdale, PA
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We wanted to end our visit to the Pasadena area with a nice dinner out. It was Saturday night so we made reservations. The restaurant was very nice and there were pillows in the booth which made the seating very comfortable. We ordered drinks and dinner. The service was OK - not really attentive - but it was Saturday night... More 

Thank sandybeaches23
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a Wednesday evening , early got a table straight away we were told that certain wines and champagne was half price so we had about six bottles of very nice champagne, the others in our group had white wine To eat I opted for the turkey burger with fries which was very nice , our waitress was... More 

Thank tcasLondon
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

A friend found out about this place online as having good happy hour drinks, so the girls night was on! They have $3 vodka martinis on Thursday nights all night, along with some beers at $3. They have reasonably priced appetizers too although the portions are a bit on the small side. There is a parking ramp not too far... More 

Thank laura m
London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Nice bar tucked away just off the main shopping street in Pasadena. Limited beer selection on draught but had bottles of Heineken which I enjoyed. Small seating area outside which we took advantage of as the evening wasn't too cold.

Thank Matt C
North Linolnshire
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140 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Colleagues knew about this place from previous visits so we headed there for the Champagne and Mimosa happy hour deal. The mimosa flavours are all delicious and we happily sat outside in the sun enjoying the Lychee, pomegranite, strawberry& coconut, mango and peach flavours. Our server was super friendly and helpful and he made us feel really welcome, especially when... More 

Thank moowliscious
Bluffton, South Carolina
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192 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

It may be a little hard to find because it's tucked into an alley, but it's worth looking for. We went there for drinks and a late lunch, and then went back again. We had the calamari, which was different from the usual preparation - but so good that we went back a second time during our stay in Pasadena.... More 

Thank CSI-Reviewer
Pasadena, California
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136 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We went for Happy Hour on a Tuesday. Drinks and appetizers were $3 each. Had great flavored martinis. I also ordered pot stickers, which were pretty good. Interesting old building with great art on the walls. Free 90 minute parking a block away. They also have a great hamburger served with a fried egg. The bar tender was very friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Bar, Asian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:45
08:00 - 01:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105-1910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-564-8656
Equator in Old Town Pasadena specializes in Asian Fusion cusine with additional American and Mexican dishes for a well rounded eating experience. There is something for everyone at the Equator including gourmet coffee drinks. Equator has the best happy hour ( 4PM to 11PM)specials Monday thru Thursday. Monday Madness-All appetizers and well drinks are half off. Tasty Tuesday- Your first well Martini is a dollar and we have Chicken Satay sticks for a dollar. On Wine Wednesday's you save 50% on all Wines and Sake's. Thirsty Thursdays we have $3 drink and selected appetizer specials. On Saturdays and Sundays Equator is the only place in Pasadena where you can enjoy Dim-Sum Brunch. Brunch is served from 11AM to 4PM. As an added bonus with the purchase of brunch you can enjoy $10 bottomless Lychee Champagne or Mimosas. Equator is available for private events. Equator is the place to be..Modern, Edgy, Chic, and Sexy...Experience it, the night is young!!!

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