Bistro Mon Cheri

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
37 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Asian

Get it delivered

View all

About

Bistro Mon Cheri is renowned chef Kimmy Tang’s newest creation. After Michelia in Beverly Hills and 9021PHO’s locations in Thousand Oaks, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks and West Hollywood, chef Tang is opening a unique East – West Gastronomy restaurant in Pasadena, after traveling throughout Europe and Asia in search of sui generis recipes. Chef Tang’s exclusive approach to the “traditional” world cuisine combined with her unmatched taste resulted into a tasteful mélange. Fresh ingredients, love, passion and health conscience approaches are the main elements of chef Tang’s made from scratch dishes. Intrigued? Come and convince yourself. If you want to meet chef Kimmy Tang while you are dining at MON CHERI, just ask for her, she is right there in the kitchen. She does her own cooking. Restaurant is on the 2nd floor.
What 37 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
3.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
MB
MBEater
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, creative Asian fusion food in a quiet, simple setting. Everything we had (pepper beef, garlic eggplant, ground beef wraps) was very tasty and reasonably priced. Service was very attentive. The setting is very simple and basic, and you can bring your own wine (no corkage fee) since the restaurant doesn't have a liquor license.

RM
vipRobertM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. this is a Pasadena gem. Chef Kimmy was our server and was a terrific hostess to her Asian Fusion venue. Bring your own adult beverages as they have no license. That said a block and a half away was a liquor store that had decent cold Pinot Grigio.

Would go again. Our party of 7 had a great time.

Y
vipYodagirl
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is such a lovely, kind, friendly person who will greet you at the door or come by and visit you sometime during the meal.

Everything here is fresh and delicious.

I’m definitely coming back again soon!

c
coco
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dishes were delicious. The service was excellent and the chef even came out to greed us after dinner. Definitely will come back when I get a chance

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value for a good meal. The chef is super nice 😃

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place!!!!!!!!

k
vipkarenb
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Mon Cheri is a quiet straightforward place to eat with a chef whose talent is anything but ordinary. She is creative and thoughtful in her preparation and presentation of food. As a bonus, she's right there to talk with you about what you might order or even about planning a special meal designed for your own special occasion and preferences. After our first visit we have returned with friends and on our own. Some meals are leisurely and some are just quick and convenient. Don't expect a fancy setting but definitely expect delicious food.

PR
vipPRtheCook
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was Valentine's Day so there was the now traditional set menu which was very reasonable. The selections were a bit tough for someone who is allergic to shellfish but the chef was very accommodating. The beef appetizer and the crab cakes were the best. The entrees were very good but not as exciting. They ran out of the coconut and the coffee panna cotta desserts but the chocolate was okay. The ladies each received a long-stemmed rose.

JC
vipJesseC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is a hidden gem -- food is amazing! small local feel with amazing high-end food. Literally could go here every week and never be unhappy with the options. Chef Kimmy will always make changes needed for diet/preference as well. She's amazing and the whole team is so welcoming.

c
vipcwheelie
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nothing really special about the food. There was nothing wrong with it, it just seem like Chinese food made with a little extra care. 1 person got the fish - cooked well & had a sauce with a little kick. 1 person got the Lemon Chicken - nothing special. I got the curry chicken (which they said was Vietnamese curry - I don't know why). The fourth person got a "bun" salad, which was pork over noodles over salad - the pork was cooked well. The only interesting thing was the "Chocolicious" appetizer which was fried beef balls with chocolate in the middle & on top of strawberries/cucumber - way better than it sounds

V
vipVicky
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came by for lunch and had two of the lunch specials. They were both delicious and beautifully presented. The service was great This was our first time but definitely will come again.

k
vipkarenb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a very small restaurant operated by the chef. Last night she was serving tables as well as supervising her kitchen, so it was a wonderful experience to be able to get her suggestions and talk with her about her story. We consider this to be an undiscovered gem--still easy to get in, still affordable, and oh so good. Planning to go back with friends for an "omakase" style dinner for my birthday (should be requested a few days in advance so Kimmy can plan the dishes she will prepare).

W
vipWineaux
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Amazing food. Wish the restaurant was closer to me, I’d eat there weekly! Creative and fresh dishes.

This restaurant deserves it’s own standalone location instead of stop a mall. The food is elegant. Ambiance is ok, but much more casual than the food. This food deserves to be served on white linen tablecloths. So, it’s not a fancy place, nor fancy prices-yet, it is an amazing place. Thank you! Would love to have you located in the South Bay or Westside, too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed, but I was able to make a reservation on Open Table. I called the restaurant and they did NOT mention they were closed.

R
Rico
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Based in the online reviews/advertisement I made a reservation for a date. We were looking to experience something special, perhaps a foodie adventure. Mon Cherry looks like a deli, no alcohol is served and the server couldn't stop taking about his culinary adventures to McDonald's and Sizzler, yes that's right.

VI
vipVIP1000dines
Orange County
411 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried 3 lunch specials: chicken curry with salad, chicken curry with soup and chicken salad with soup. I have to tell you, the vegetables in the chicken curry were crisp and delicious. The curry flavor a little spicy with a great depth of flavor. The chicken salad was also delicious and light. We loved the fresh shrimp rolls. Not made with rice noodles inside, instead it was all veggies and we loved them. We decided to put in for a 2nd order they were so delicious! Our work mate had a cold so we brought back a large chicken pho and she loved it too!

SG
vipSusanG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful find - Chef Kimmy Tang makes amazing food and takes a personal interest in her guests. Highly recommend...

PB
vipPrestonB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet quirky spot with delicious food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous find! Been several times and never disappointed....chef is very personable and treats everyone like a best friend! Maybe the best restaurant in Pasadena!!

p
priusrules
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Well, the food is good. I was paying with gift cards that brother in law won. He has moved, wouldn’t need them and gave them to us. This was the second time I’ve been there. 1st time fine except for paying with gift cards. The waiter would have to ask the owner about it. They questioned them. But, I didn’t remember this encounter when I decided to take a friend there for her birthday. She was delighted. Enjoyed her curry tofu except it could have used more curry. The problem came again when using gift cards. The waiter took it to the owner. I’m questioned where did I get them, that the event planner was suppose to divide the cards among more winners, etc. well. That is all not my problem. And it was embarrassing in front of my friend. They should have had all that worked out with event planner or whoever took their donation. Owner said she wouldn’t be donating again. Who cares! I don’t need to know all this and I’m sorry I just didn’t walk out. Not going there again

B
vipBonnie
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We had a wonderful intimate foodie experience at BMC. Our server Love was attentive and provided spot-on recommendations. For appetizers, we went with the chocolicous meatballs and coffee-laced chicken wings. We also went “family-style” with the skinless eggplants, filet beef, white fish, and seafood pasta dishes. Exquisitely plated, awesome flavors. The delightful Chef Kimmy Tang visited our table as well to chat. BMC is in a strip mall about a mile east of Old Town. There’s parking in the complex, with entry from Mentor St. BMC gets two thumbs up.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Maybe the best food in Pasadena!

PR
vipPRtheCook
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fresh Asian-fusion cuisine. Many bright flavors with interesting and creative twists. My first time but I will be back!

NT
NicholasT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a small restaurant, but that is a big plus. Not crowded and very cozy. The food was amazing. Try the Seafood soup.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place

M
Magsaris
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome personable service. Food was unique and tasty. Great for foodies.

CD
CatherineD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

An interesting menu but food was very under seasoned.

GL
GinaL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the serving staff were very patient and accommodating! We will definitely return! BEST PHO EVER!

e
esherry6
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!! Such friendly and kind people there! Food is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend

M
Michi
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is exceptionally good. We were pleasantly surprised with the chocolate meatballs. The thought of beef with chocolate sounded so strange, we just had to try it. It was delicious! The filet mignon and the squid ink pasta were very good also. There are other things on the menu that sounded interesting so we will have to go back there to try them all. The chef/owner and waiter were very friendly and helpful with the menu.

D
Daskom
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Kimmy is a gem and she has produced a lovely little unpretentious place to fully savor and enjoy very, very good food. Pricing is very moderate and the value is high. Don't be put off by the slightly out of the way location in Pasadena and the odd collection of restaurants and businesses that are part of the buidling where Mon Cheri is located. There is parking behind the restaurant off Mentor Street.

JB
vipJohnB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of the most interesting restaurants to open in Pasadena in quite a while.
For anyone who enjoys Vietnamese / French cuisine this small restaurant is a wonderful find.

The menu has interesting dishes; however, if one calls ahead (more than 24 hours) Kimmy Tang will prepare a 6,7, or 8 course dinner for a very reasonable price.

d
vipdtlaexplorer
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food - not the normal boring menu, but actually very interesting and tasty. We enjoyed everything we tried. Service was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on the great reviews we went for a birthday dinner of a dear friend. The food was really very good and different than much that we’ve had. We had a hard time choosing and look forward to eating some of the other very appealing offerings. Highly recommended to foodies and people who want an intimate low key dining experience with superb food!

AL
vipAndrewL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was surprised the food is outstanding and the price is fair. Rally enjoyed it.
Worth to go back.

CA
vipCharlesA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the chef was amazing and spoke to everyone & the food was spectacular

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My first visit to this wonderful restaurant. It is small, with an interesting fusion menu. The chef had a Pho restaurant in Glendale, but this is Asian with a European flair. There are noodle soup dishes, dishes with rice, great salads and interesting "starters" and main dishes. The next time I am going to try the meatballs filled with chocolate.
This is a small space in a building filled with small restaurants. Do not be put off by the not-so-pretty building--this is a top-notch dining experience. And Chef Kimmy is amazing--she does the cooking but takes time to make sure the diner is happy.