Great new addition to Old Town
We were delighted this evening to discover this great new addition to the Old Town Pasadena dining scene. The menu is quite creative, composed of many very fresh locally sourced ingredients. The cuisine here has a Mediterranean / Middle-Eastern flavor profile, with distinctive seasonings like sumac and Aleppo pepper. It was one of those menus where I had trouble deciding from many enticing choices. There were a number of fresh fish options, including a locally sourced black sea bass and a wild Atlantic grouper (how often do you see that in LA?). The wine list had eclectic selections from all over the world, with a very wide selection of wines by the glass well beyond just the usual varietals.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative and Fresh Cuisine!
This was by far the best dining experience I've had in a long time in Pasadena. Old Town and the greater Pasadena area is no longer lacking in Mediterranean cuisine with the addition of Kal's. The dishes are prepared with a unique and fresh-as-can-be flair! I can't wait to go back!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner and Ambiance
Party of 3, we had the duck, chicken milanese, and black cod. The duck looked and tasted like fine roast beef, amazing.
Everything was great, with superb unique presentation. Try the greek salad. Portions perfect, not too big or too small. The wine list has something for everyone. We'll definitely be back to try other items on the menu, like the flat iron steak. Try the white sangria and have dessert too. Live duo music. Beautiful interior. Highly recommended. Off the crowded beaten path of Colorado Blvd in Old Town. A gem. We wish Kal success.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hope to return soon. Soup of the day and Greek salad were wonderful as were the cheese (and honey) for dessert. Terrific new slant on Greek food.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
I've come to Kal's several times for their happy hour, which is always a great experience. The service is fantastic and very friendly, and we always get a dessert with our drinks which is never disappointing. I was super excited that Kal's had a dineLA menu because I hadn't been for a meal yet, and it was again a wonderful experience. The food is amazing and unique, the setting is great, and I'm never disappointed with the service. This place is a must!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My salmon was possibly the
My salmon was possibly the best I have ever tasted, crispy outside, rare inside. Flavor perfectly balanced not overwhelming the salmon flavor, The cucumber jello (?) in the Greek Salad was a added surprise and very refreshing! My friends beef kabob was just so,so, slightly over done.
Because it was DineL.A. week, lunch crowd was full and noise level loud and service slow...so , allow time to stay and enjoy.
Staff was very pleasant but had a sense they were new at the job.
Will definitely return and try other dishes.
Parking, public parking across the street.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only open 2 months & notable find.
We found this on Open Table and Kal's has only been open two months. Their $25 special included an appetizer/salad, entrée & dessert. We had the arugula salad and falafel, hangar steak & black & white chocolate cake. Servings are adequate. The steak was so tender, you could cut it with a fork. Their spices were flavorful and we were all raving over our plates. From a chocoholic, this chocolate cake was worth repeating. We already made our next reservation.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and appertizer. The skirt steak was so tender and I like the corn soup. Try the Black and White dessert, perfect portion and tasty ice cream. Prices is great also.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kal's thumbs up
I went for dinner to celebrate my friend's birthday. We had a nice time. The Greek salad is fresh and delicious. We shared the dip trio and lamb. Everything tasted well and was flavorful. The white sangria was also perfect and delicious. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint. I would recommend a visit and enjoyed Kal's.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my new favorite places
We are definitely coming back! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is relaxing and classy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. What more could you ask for?
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend kept suggesting we try Kal's and we loved it. The restaurant is beautiful and they have a great menu. We ordered light so I'll be sure to have a bigger appetite when I return but our salads and appetizers were very fresh and delicious. The menu selection is great. Servers were attentive and helpful.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner group had 4 people.
Our dinner group had 4 people. Two ordered the mixed grill, and two of us ordered other things. Then we all shared, sort of like tapas! Everything was great...we especially liked the beet salad. We tried both the pita bread and the Arabian bread, which were very fresh and excellent. And the mixed grill came with a different bread yet! I always believe you can tell a good restaurant by its bread.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the 3rd time I have eaten here since it opened and the food was perfect every time. The owner even came over to our table and talked with us. One of the times I was there I had my eighth month old son and he was treated just like any other customer, very kid friendly. Prices are very reasonable too. Defiantly worth a visit.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great people!
This is a must-dine location for those wanting to try something new in Pasadena!
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kal's is great!
My friend Jessica took us here and it was a very nice experience. The food is fantastic, had the Lebanese wine which was great. Wonderful!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM