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About Eden Garden Bar and Grill

Located in the heart of Pasadena, Eden Garden Bar and Grill offers contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere.

175 E Holly St
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
Marengo Ave and Arroyo Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 440-1422

Website:
http://www.edengardenbarandgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Weekend Entertainment

Live DJ
Dance Floor
Belly Dancing

Parking Details:
Valet parking available Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm

Executive Chef:
Humberto

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Eden Garden Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Authentic (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Eden Garden is amazing for family and friends get together. You have great menu with very reasonable pricing, great selection of drinks, and live music. You can relax and have fun with friends till late late night (which isn't common thing especially in Pasadena).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

My experience at Eden Garden was really disappointing. The restaurant was empty, which was our first sign of trouble, and we ordered the vegetarian falafel plate which seemed safe. The falafel was decent, but the hummus, moutabal, and dolmeh were all clearly from a can. The pita bread was store bought. It was really a let down.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The confluence of flavors was absolutely wonderful. FRESH ingredients were evident. We had a mixture of vegetarians and meat eaters, we all shared plates, and there was enough variety to satisfy all very well. We really enjoyed our time together there.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant is a great find! The ambiance is wonderful and welcoming. The staff was warm and friendly -- it is a very welcoming atmosphere. The food matched all other aspects of the restaurant. The Pita was warm and fresh and the salmon was cooked perfectly. Overall this was a spectacular experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service of the place is always makes us to come back. Of course it is a smokers paradise too, hookah! You must have the chicken kebab in this place to know how tasty chicken can be.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Staff is always the best part! Everybody is wonderful. Food is good, the ambiance is vibrant. One negative point: a bit too loud. I almost went to another restaurant, so loud it was. But I'm glad I stayed, it was fun.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great value for good Meditteranean fare with beautiful ambience: highly recommend the quail appetizer and the mixed combo kebab plate

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful experience as always

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was so great our waiter daniel was amazing! Food was fast! Drinks good too yes!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. Wish I could rate the food but sadly we never got to that point. The restaurant was empty with about 4 tables seated. They seated us in a far back corner with a portable ac blowing wind and noise at our table.

Upon waiting 15 mins 3 waiters visited the table next to us, one of which spent about 5 mins flirting, discussing school, the heat wave and more. Not one single server stopped by to our table. No one offered us water. No one took drunk orders. Nothing. Not a single word to us. Despite passing us over 10 times.

Incredibly rude service from the start. Was it due to us being the only white family there? Not sure, but it was disrespectful.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My first time. The food was disappointing. The entertainment started late. When we asked that something be replaced because it was overcooked we were told we just did not know how it was supposed to be cooked. Very disappointing. But the place was cute.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I could eat here every day! We enjoyed the chicken kabob and Greek salad with grilled shrimp. Super nice folks who work here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our experience was poor due to the inattentive server, who knew that this restaurant has a policy of charging an 18% gratuity on all bills over $100. This is written in small print on every page of the menu, where it's likely to be overlooked. Among the things neglected were, not getting requested napkins, not getting all bar drinks ordered at the same time, needing assistance with uneven chairs, not getting the hookja requested, and then only one mouthpiece for a party of three, not having the TV channel changed (it was turned off instead), not getting refills on water when needed, needing to reorder drinks, getting boxes for leftovers, and the issue with the bill.
There were three large (15-20) parties seated and served while we dined. Chairs and tables are constantly being rearranged, which is disruptive and also detracts from service to diners. Understandably, they are concerned more with these large groups than with a party of two or three.
The food was enjoyable and not overpriced, in my opinion. Best to order to go unless you are in a large party, to avoid being generally ignored by the server.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Love this restaurant. Super nice folks and the food is amazing. Kabob plate, shrimp salad, veggie lunch plate. Can't beat the quality or price. The patio is beautiful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Fabulous food with excellent portions. A beautiful outdoor patio. Excellent prices If I weren't on vacation, I would be a regular.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Rough beginning but manager fixed it and experience was great after.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went Here for the first time on Mothers Day. Every dish was tasty and the service was excellent. will be back for sure!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 12, 2017

My husband loved the lamb chop. I had the greek salad, cheese sticks, falafell & yogurt & cucumber. Very delish. We took home baklava.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2017

What a great find for lunch! The ambiance is wonderful, as is the food. Can't wait to go there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We weren't on the patio, we were seated in the dining room. If you're not on the patio, be prepared to have a somewhat "cold" atmosphere. That was our impression. Plus - the DJ was WAY too loud and we didn't want to have to shout over bad dance music. With that said, the food was really good and it was fun to do family-style with generous portions.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Some time ago we stopped by for appies and a drink in the afternoon but totally misjudged what a good dinner spot this would be. What a find! Food was good value and authentic (4.5 stars). We will be back for the Friday/Saturday entertainment and hookah.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The service was excellent, but the food was a little subpar. Unfortunately the lamb was overcooked, but the hummus was good. However the pita bread was stale. The wine portion was very generous and the service exemplary.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Not great! Being very familiar with this cuisine we were were looking forward to it.......very disappointed!
Samosas tasted as though they were reheated from frozen! Dry pita bread served... nothing to dip it in! Lamb ok All dishes were mild to tasteless. Restaurant appears to appeal to large groups rather then individual dining groups. It was a cold evening and seating was under a tent with no heating. Private parties were seated inside where it was warmer. No indication that we would be sitting basically outside. They appeared to be not interested in our business and thus we will not be returning.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food is not the best but everything else makes up for it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Eden is our go-to Mediterranean place in Old Towne because the atmosphere is great, the food is excellent and it has plenty of space for large groups. The kabobs are exceptional and the spicy hummus is a favorite.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 28, 2017

From the beautiful patio to the fabulous fish and tender chicken: definitely recommend.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Should NOT have been open during their construction. LAMB SHANK tasteless , plate not heated, veggies cold, outside dining area wet from wash-down, cold inside! ONLY gd thing was MOSCOW MULE in copper mug!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2017

My party of five dined here on a Friday night when the set menu was in effect. For $35 a person, we were served 11 appetitizers, a family style serving of three meats kabobs over rice with grilled veggies, and non-alcoholic drinks included. Suffice to say, this amount of food filled us up quite well. The appetizers almost spoiled our appetites, but the deliciousness of the main course was enough to make us eat even more. Around 10pm, the deejay got the party started and had most of the diners on their feet. This is a fun place on the weekends, highly recommended for those who like to eat well then work off some of their meal on the dance floor afterwards.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The waiter was very helpful when it came to menu recommendations.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2016

It was too laud but it would be nice for group of people to celebrating.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Delicious lamb kebobs and fish. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Among the best Mediterranean restaurants in Greater Los Angeles. Closest to authentic tastes that I've had on the West Coast, though I admit that's almost damning with faint praise. Comfortable, friendly. Lovely decor in historic building. Outdoor patio is exceptionally pleasant. Menu has broad range of choices, including standard, non-Mediterranean fare.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The best place for a night out. M-Th, & Sun is very relaxing & F-Sat they have a live DJ with a belly dancer. The food is perfection. The hookah is awesome (House Mix w/ an Apple Head = Heavennnn)!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Went on a Friday night with friends. Had a fantastic set menu at around $35 per person. Middle Eastern music with belly dancer who went around to all the tables. Also had great hookah! Very fun atmosphere! Will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2016

We had the lamb and chicken kabobs, both were awful. Asked for an extra dry martini and there was nothing dry about it. If you like food then don't waste your money!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 9, 2016

We had our business / birthday luncheon on the beautiful patio. The patio's ambiance was that of a European vacation with brick patio, fountains and ceiling fans. The food was great. We had the vegetarian plate, Greek salad, steak salad and chicken plate. We all had a wonderful time and the birthday dessert came with it's own roman candle. We will be back for sure! Mercedes, I believe was our server and she was fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Service was great! We had a party of 9 with two children ages 4 and 6. They had a great time and
enjoyed their food; especially watching the belly dancer. There were Hookah smokers but smoke was tolerable in the outdoor patio. Smoke had fruit scents which helped offset strong smoke scents. Our waitress and manager were extremely attentive to our needs. We all enjoyed the delicious Mediterranean style dishes.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We were there in the early evening before the entertainment and large groups come on the weekend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Amazing! Great food, music, atmosphere, and hookah!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Wonderful Lebanese food. Live music and hookah with a very welcoming atmosphere. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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