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Osawa Pasadena

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I make it a habit of staying in Pasadena each month JUST to dine at Osawa. It was a mess last Sunday. They sat us quite late for our reservation, when we were finally seated well after our 6:45 reservation they were out of ALL...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank collegepathss
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

This place is packed because it has great food and great service. Delicious bento box, sushi, and shabu shabu. Make a reservation!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CynthiaF271
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We were struggling with the amount of choice and stumbled upon Osawa. TA rating looking solid so we went for it. There’s a Red Dragon roll on the menu which was fantastic. We ordered a second. I had a mixed sushi salad starter which was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cdank16
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place, end of story. Great friendly service, fresh food, impressive presentation, creative sauces and soups, the mussels are to die for. My wife and I were so impressed we went back a second night, truly outstanding. Make reservations, the place is packed. Enjoy, I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RCrumb
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Three enjoyed an excellent meal at Osawa. The service was outstanding! Sushi was as good as it gets. Good selection of fish including some not typically offered. Excellent selection of sake! Valet parking. This is a definite return to restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Our second visit (shabu shabu last time). This time the sushi. Just amazing. Could have cried with the freshness and the care of presentation. The team are fabulous...we wanted to step out of the norm and after ordering a few our team and our sushi...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank michelleg633
Reviewed 7 October 2018

dinner with friends, the bento was quite good along with the bowls and tendon, i had the avocado salad, wished i had gotten the bento why so picky where you sit for the shabu shabu?

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Douglas William M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Reservations are a must. It is always crowded and if you are hoping for Shabu shabu you must tell them when you make the reservation. The bagna cauda wasn’t available (our favorite) but the incredible sushi (it melts in your mouth layer after layer) ,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank collegepathss
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

If you love Mizo Glazed Cod, you will love the Baked Soy Marinated Black Cod at Osawa. It is one of the most flavorful cooked fish dishes at any Japanese restaurants that I have ever had. Not surprising when you consider that miso black cod...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JBMD1
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A coworker and I visited Osawa for lunch. My coworker had been there several times and could not stop recommending their Shabu Shabu. The hostess and servers are very friendly and needless to say the Shabu Shabu was excellent. I will definitely go back to...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank arm0ndv
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