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1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
+1 626-799-4774
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“catfish” (28 reviews)
“lamb chops” (5 reviews)
“loup de mer” (3 reviews)
French, Seafood, Fusion
1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3215
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Japanese French restaurant is very unique and never disappoints. They are known for their sole with Ponzu sauce but their set menus on weekends are great too if you can spare the expense. A icon in South Pasadena.

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I've been going to Shiro since they opened over 25 years ago. It is among the finest restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The French-Japanese-fusion menu has staple dishes, but it also varies from day to day. Everything is wonderfully fresh and beautifully presented. The...More

1  Thank Stephen John R
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

What a spectacular experience. I have never been a big fan of Asian fusion, previously coming away feeling that ingredients and flavors were being concocted or forced into a new and different culinary experience intended to demonstrate inspired creativity....which ultimately didn’t quite work for me....More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 20 June 2018

June 14, 2018: Our party of four, staying at the Langham hotel, arrived at Shiro's for a first time dinner - and we would definitely return again and again. Pastel walls, dark wood, pleasant lilting music, tables with good spacing and in intriguing menu. Drinks...More

1  Thank jbeaudill
Reviewed 18 June 2018

First time dining at Shiro for me and my friend was this past Saturday. From the moment we entered we were captivated -- simple but gracious décor, fine ambiance, excellent and friendly service and, oh yes, the food - very creative and tasty, one big...More

1  Thank aresverde
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is Asian fusion and very delicious. Great atmosphere, excellent food and competent wait staff. They serve dinner specials as well as their regular menu. Reservations are a must.

Thank cherylg430
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The ambiance, food, and service consistently combine for the best dinning experiences my wife and I always look forward to. We make it a point to calendar a date at least once per month knowing that all the dishes are superb. Chef Shiro runs a...More

1  Thank JGSand
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We had read good reviews but frankly this was just an ok meal. We had the tasting menu - watercress soup was fine and tempura halibut was good fish well cooked. Both dishes let down by poor presentation. Wine flight all came at once with...More

Thank HMAAmersham_England
Reviewed 2 April 2018

As you can read from the other reviews, the Catfish here is excellent. One note, when calling for your reservation and you know you want the catfish, let the restaurant know and they can sell out. The cocktail are excellent along with a nice wine...More

1  Thank tmboc
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have been going there for quite a while. I try to be honest in my reviews. And to be honest the only thing I ever eat is the deep fried whole catfish. I have eaten this in a number of places. Shiro is the...More

1  Thank iwilltrain
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10 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
US$32 - US$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
17:30 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:30
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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