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Canoe House

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American, Bar, Pub, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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805 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2605
+1 626-799-4169
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished playing tennis. Came in for breakfast Had coffee blueberry pancake and Portuguese sausage. All very good excellent service too

Thank Littlegiat
Lausanne, Switzerland
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I ate here during DineLA during a miserable rainy day. I had just "postponed" some vacation plans to actually go to Hawaii, and this was the perfect place to get that "island feeling" to hold me over until I can replan the trip. The ambience is just what one would expect, a tiki room style diner with lots of green... More 

Thank Chris E
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

My wife and I went to the Canoe House today for her bday. Talk about good! I had the Garlic Pepper Turkey Burger which was absolutely delicious. It had just the right amount of kick and garlicky delightfulness. My wife had the Sauteed Fresh Salmon which was fresh and delectable. The mashed potatoes, fries, and especially the spinach were excellent... More 

Thank Jason C
Boston, Massachusetts
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425 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went with a client who is from Hawaii and he knew exactly what to order. The pot stickers were excellent and the tempura shrimp sushi was outstanding for appitizers. The main course was the rib with rice and sunny side up egg on top - very good. Desert was the pineapple upside down cake - awesome. Our server was... More 

Thank Paul B
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The place is decorated with great murals fun props and fantastic music I get the crab cakes .. Light fluffy and tasty.. my kids like the Chinese fried rice My husband likes the traditional / local " Hawaii favorite ...the Portagese sausage and rice ! Nice bar ..always sports events It's fun for kids and adults !! Yummmy

Thank Christine B
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Sat in the bar area for dinner with my girlfriend. Omar served us, and he was awesome as usual. I had the Ahi Tacos for the first time and they were great. My girlfriend had an Asian chopped salad of some sort. She really liked it. The Primo beer on tap was nice an cold!! Definitely recommend this place. They... More 

Thank Tommy S
South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food here is good, as well as the Mai Tai's. Go for Happy hour- everyday is a different special and they have daily beer pulls at a special price.

Thank Lrwheel12
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

When another nearby place was closed I wandered in to this mini vacation. The decor is so great that it just transports you off to the islands. And then the food comes to the table to wow you. The the wonderful fries are a spicy taste treat. In fact nearly everything comes with heat so be open to that. It... More 

Thank divagreta2016
South Pasadena, California
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We visit Canoe House fairly regularly. It's a local hangout with good food, a nice beer list with many on tap, and friendly service. I would say it's not great in any one area--- service can be a little sloppy or indifferent, and some dishes or sides can occasionally be poorly executed. But for the most part, the broad menu... More 

Thank TravelDrone
Los Angeles
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Last Saturday I met up with a friend at Canoe House I hadn't seen for quite a while, he suggested the restaurant and I agreed. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt at home. The hostess was very nice, smiling and easy to talk too. We had great, very fast service and they did not seem the... More 

Thank Tony S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-4169
New-Replaced a neighborhood restaurant called Wild Thyme

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?