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KAVIAR Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

KAVIAR Pasadena

4.5
4.5
420 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Upscale Japanese kitchen serving up an exquisite selection of sushi and fusion masterpieces. We are the pinnacle of quality, and the cornerstone of service. Join us and create incredible memories in our peaceful and cozy environment.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Mon, Sat, Sun 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 605-0330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Han Yeo

  • Catering

    We offer catering. Please call us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room to host parties up to 45 comfortably. Great area for birthdays, special events, business meetings.

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Union and Raymond

  • Parking details

    We are located between three parking structures with a range from $5.00 to $12.00 on the weekend. There is street parking available. We also have valet parking Thursday - Saturday evening.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Hot spot

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Romantic

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Good for special occasions

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

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  1. JC

    JulieC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and ambience was great overall but was not greeted upon arrival and I walked myself to find the rest of my party. Not very easy to get server our attention.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Miso cod and crispy rice were best I’ve ever had. It’s expensive, maybe a tad overpriced for some things like an eleven dollar cucumber salad that was tiny, but I would go back. Food was lovely and service was exceptional.
  3. JH

    JoannH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Our waiter Berj was knowledgeable about the menu and went above and beyond by relaying the message to the Chef that their new dessert on the menu, boba creme brulee, was not well thought out and made. Berj came back and apologized, told us the Chef took the dessert off the menu, and gave us their coffee creme brulee on the house which made us feel very content that we dined there the first time. We will definitely come back again for another special occasion. We ordered the crudo tacos and three of their signature rolls. All were very good. My favorite was the Lemon Roll over the Toro roll. My least favorite was the Mango Chili Hirame. If you check into Yelp, you get one free glass of wine (red/white).
  4. J

    Jessica

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Menu was too overpriced for the quality of food and service. An ok overall experience. Servers were very kind, but inattentive. The drink I ordered (the yuzu spritz) tasted mostly like sweet and sour mix. Would not go back.
  5. B

    Beet

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was delicious but the service was abominable. The price was ludicrous considering we live in LA where there is superior sushi for significantly less.
  6. I

    Idigum

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The garlic edamame and the mixed tempura basket were excellent. The nigiri sushi was a little underwhelming. It was very intricately prepared and each of the pieces looked fabulous in construction, but I have to say the rice was a little hard. For the price, I would have expected them to hit it out of the park in all dimensions.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the ambiance was so beautiful here! Our server ruby was very nice and broke down the menu for us. We will deff be coming back :)
  8. DP

    DPDP

    Los Angeles

    130 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Needs full bar.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to celebrate our anniversary here and we loved it. The food was amazing. They bring things out as they're ready so that you don't have a ton of plates on your table all at once. Oysters were the best I've had, and so was the salmon sushi. The toro roll and coconut mango roll were also delicious! Can't wait to come back
  10. OM

    OMIDA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    It was our first time there waiting almost 45 min for the first item to set on the table Every single item we asked for took almost 10 min to arrive . The restaurant was not busy at all I won’t come back there
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time celebrating my birthday at Kavier. The food looked great and was delicious. The service was amazing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time for my wife’s birthday. Sushi quality was amazing along with the service specially the bartender for making the night extra special with the quality shots.
  13. GT

    GregT

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance is amazing. I would only change the super loud music. Turn it down and put something classy instead of what they were playing.
  14. L

    Livetoeat

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    for a fine dining restaurant better servers are required.
  15. CL

    CharlesL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We've had the same server both time and really enjoyed our time(s) there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite sushi restaurant. Excellent food as always
  17. S

    Safranske

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall it was a great dining experience. Great selection of food, responsive staff and atmosphere. I would have given 5 stars had not been the strong sent of natural gas coming from the gas fireplace that we were seated next. The server turned it off but the smell of gas was still strong.
  18. AD

    AlexD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marcus is an excellent server! Everything he recommended was delicious. We’re already planning our return!
  19. OT

    OTfun

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was very slow on food and even drinks. The restaurant was not even half occupied. It was a bit disappointing this time.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! The Butter Fish and the Mizo Glazed Code was so amazing! One of the best sushi places we have been to!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Went to Kaviar to celebrate a friends birthday. The restaurant has a really nice ambience but the service ruined its. The garlic edamame, Prior to making the reservation I read a few reviews about the service being not so good but decided to give it a try anyways
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Their kitchen was so slow that we almost walked out. Waiter was nice and kept our water filled. We will not be returning.
  23. l

    lola

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Kaviar! We eat there often. This week we dined in twice in one week. I love the atmosphere and the food. It. Never disappoints.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    There were multiple items on the menu that were not available. We were also seated about 10 min after our reservation time
  25. AF

    AgingFashionably

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    My suggestion, don’t go on a Saturday night. We went to celebrate a birthday. Arrived on time for our reservation and were told all available tables were taken and they weren’t sure how long the wait would be. We were finally seated 20 minutes later and we’re chatted up by a young woman who we assumed was our waiter. Not so. She talked up the menu, including the legendary toro. Then she left. About 15 minutes later a young man shows up and announces he is our waiter. He apologizes for the wait and we chat briefly and mentioned we wanted to order their signature toro plate. He then apologized again and said they were completely out of toro! A third of their menu are various toro sushi’s. It’s 8 on a Saturday night and they are out if their signature fish! So we asked for a few more minutes to change our order. The waiter disappeared and didn’t resurface for another 20 minutes. When he finally appeared we said the chef found some toro in the refrigerator and we could get the toro platter. But that was the only toro dish available. So we ordered our dishes and one drink. Our first dish (the toro platter) arrived about 15 minutes later. No drink. Our appetizer showed up next (about 15 minutes later). Still no drink. We finally got through all our dishes, it was 9:30. The waiter brought the bill. We mentioned this was a birthday, which surprised him. He offered a dessert and we accepted. Once he left, we joked we would now be there for another 30 minutes. As it turned out, it wasn’t a joke. We left the restaurant at 10:15. Our 7:30 dinner took three hours. The food was lovely, but the management of the restaurant was awful. Short staffed on the busiest night of the week. Who allows that to happen?
  26. G

    Galatea

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The hostess was NOT friendly and accommodating. The server was pleasant and knowledgeable, but the service was very slow. Nobody refilled our water and wine glasses.
  27. A

    Aaaaa

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and great food! One of my favorite places
  28. KB

    KelleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi, presentation and superb service. What else can one ask for. Before times level of quality in both food and service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to sushi spot! Everything on the menu is delicious. Drinks are amazing. Service is great. Love the ambiance
  30. B

    Boots

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Although the food did taste great, none of my taste buds were supercharged while I was eating in the dark, I'm not a fun of this concept-it puts me in a state of conflict. Visual cues play a crucial role in our perception of flavor and in the control of our appetitive behaviors. The removal of this important source of sensory information causes a detrimental effect in terms of the correct identification, and hence enjoyment. Does the dine-in-the-dark experience really give you an impression of what it’s like for the blind to eat either.
  31. s

    smileyg103

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The service is terrible at this restaurant. I walked in and waited at least 5-10 minutes before anyone acknowledged my presence. When we were seated, it took a long time before a server came to greet us and take our order. Our drink and food order took a long time and our server forgot our second drink order. For the price that we paid for the food and experience, I was deeply disappointed. I would not recommend this place to anyone I know.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Came here for a birthday. Outstanding service. GET THE TORO. ALL THE TORO.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and outstanding service 😍😍
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a date with my daughter here because she’s obsessed with their coconut mango sushi rolls and loved the experience. Staff was welcoming and bartender even came to our table to ask if I wanted drinks! I’ll def be coming back! -Telli Swift
  35. m

    marjann

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Quality is excellent here! The ambiance and setting matches quality of sushi. Price fairly for quality; however, I gave it 4 stars because there is nothing original on this menu to stand out and our order was delivered all at once without any time to savor one dish before another was presented. But what does stand out is friendly service, quality and attention to cutl as is reflected in the ambiance. My absolute favorite was the 5A Miyazaki wagyu with Truffle Butter. For the 4oz we paid $150 and it was worth it! The sushi rice is comparable to Sugarfish, although it is served cold. The cocktails are absolutely delicious and celebratory!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    perfect experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience our waiter was great made delicious recommendations that me and my wife enjoyed.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The server was not attentive and it took a long time to order more or get refills on water etc. The food was excellent.
  39. B

    Brittney

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The food and ambiance were amazing. Unfortunately, the service was incredibly slow and I had to hunt down our server on multiple occasions. Other than that I would definitely go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sushi and service. Bit pricey but overall totally worth it. Check it out for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

KAVIAR Pasadena does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

KAVIAR Pasadena is rated 4.5 stars by 420 OpenTable diners.

KAVIAR Pasadena does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for KAVIAR Pasadena

70 N Raymond Ave Ste 250, Pasadena, CA 91103-4528

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Union and Raymond

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Mon, Sat, Sun 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are located between three parking structures with a range from $5.00 to $12.00 on the weekend. There is street parking available. We also have valet parking Thursday - Saturday evening.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Han Yeo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 605-0330

  • Catering

    We offer catering. Please call us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room to host parties up to 45 comfortably. Great area for birthdays, special events, business meetings.

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