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Permanently Closed - KiYEMON Ramen Japanese Cuisine

4.0
111 reviews
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$30 and under
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Ramen
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Kiyemon Ramen, Poke, Sushi is operating under the award winning SEI Japanese Cuisine - has been serving some of the best Ramen, sushi & sake in Pasadena. Well known for our incredibly fresh fish & exceptional sake and savory appetizers, we have earned 2 Michelin Recommendations and have been named a top Japanese Restaurant in North America by Zagat. Please do stop by to satisfy your culinary needs. Please try our new style Ramen and Poke menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Ramen, Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday to Saturday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM / 4:30PM - 9:30PM
Sunday: 4:30PM - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(626) 744-1751
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Kiyemon/SEI can cater your next event, from large to small; from formal to casual. We offer drop-off services as well as a fully staffed event coordination. Each event is individually tailored to your specific need.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake
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Parking details
Street or lot parking. In the City of Pasadena, you can park anywhere that is not red after 5pm. There is also public parking on Mentor Sreet which North East side from restaurant behind.
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Special events & promotions
We host & arrange & participate in Sake & Wine Pairing Events, Festivals, Fundraisers and private parties.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

I have been here many times and really loved it. This time, food seemed to have taken a MAJOR step backwards in quality.

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1.0  Dined on November 14, 2016

They totally ripped me off =( I tried the $48 omakase sushi set but it does not come with any of the premium pieces at all.

For $48, you get 2 x lean tuna, 1 x scallop, 1 x squid, 1 x salmon roe, 2 x seabream, 1 x lean yellowtail, 1 x salmon, 1 x regular cooked shrimp. It is very different from the omakase set photo posted, which should come with premium pieces like ( shako, uni, toro, yellowtail toro, crab, clam... )

Please be careful before ordering any expensive items, or AT LEAST check with the sushi chef with the photos BEFORE ordering so that you know exactly what you are getting.

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vippasadenafoodie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Not the best sushi in town. And the service is even worse. I've tried this place before and service was horrible, but we thought we would try it one last time. But sorry to say it was just as disappointing. We won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Don't go there on a hot day the AC is weak. Basic Sushi no fancy rolls. Very good food overall

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on April 7, 2016

sushi platter uninspired, fish too thick to chew, persistent vinegary flavor

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Sushi so good that I just can't get enough of! Definitely recommend!

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SCVFoodie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and their quick service. However, the food was not great and the restaurant itself seemed a little run down. Given their location and price, our judgment of the restaurant rested on the food which did not impress us.

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vipTsang002 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

Tomo-san, great chef recommends some nice dishes. Everything is fresh and authentic and service was very relaxing. Bring your own Sake as corkage is very reasonable. Recommend all locals to try as location is little dark but a lot easier than to finding parking in old town.

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FloydjamFoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

The sushi was excellent! Very fresh and the portions are good sized. Great service as well. Highly recommend.

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vipDawnie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2016

This place was recommended and although the atmosphere isn't the most cozy the food is out of this world! Some of the best dishes I have ever had. I highly recommend!

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vipTomA (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

Sushi was terrific a grade A. the teriyaki sauce for the chicken was homemade and it was unbelievable. Go here and support a great restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Loved the ambiance and the food was great! Definitely will eat here again

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Love sitting at the bar , but for some reason not available for 4
We had a great service though at the table

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on September 8, 2015

If you're in the neighborhood go for it; otherwise,,,,,

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vipTheollies (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on May 30, 2015

This restaurant, although recommended, was horrible. It suffers in all respects: food, service and ambiance. Be forewarned.

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vipRoadWarrior (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2015

I love Japon Bistro. It's my go-to sushi bar in Pasadena. I tend to rely on the chef to bring me his recommendation and this time was no exception.
The sake tasting tray is highly recommended!

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vipDaniel (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

Absolutely an incredible dining experience with great service and friendly staff... and the food is wonderful. Will be back very soon.

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vipKimiko (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

Excellent service and food was delicious. At the time we left it was getting busy as it was on Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2014

We had a lovely dinner for a Christmas Eve. treat. Friendly staff. Great food.

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PaulaH (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2014

We feasted on the pork belly appetizer, the Target Roll and the New Age roll.
All were delicious!
The wait staff was very friendly and attentive and the ambience in the restaurant is great, as well.
I'm embarrassed to say that in all the years I have been in Pasadena, I had not tried Japon Bistro before, but I will most assuredly be going back and recommending to my friends!

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