I have been here many times and really loved it. This time, food seemed to have taken a MAJOR step backwards in quality.
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.
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.
Don't go there on a hot day the AC is weak. Basic Sushi no fancy rolls. Very good food overall
sushi platter uninspired, fish too thick to chew, persistent vinegary flavor
Sushi so good that I just can't get enough of! Definitely recommend!
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.
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.
The sushi was excellent! Very fresh and the portions are good sized. Great service as well. Highly recommend.
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!
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
Loved the ambiance and the food was great! Definitely will eat here again
Love sitting at the bar , but for some reason not available for 4
We had a great service though at the table
If you're in the neighborhood go for it; otherwise,,,,,
This restaurant, although recommended, was horrible. It suffers in all respects: food, service and ambiance. Be forewarned.
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!
Absolutely an incredible dining experience with great service and friendly staff... and the food is wonderful. Will be back very soon.
Excellent service and food was delicious. At the time we left it was getting busy as it was on Saturday night.
We had a lovely dinner for a Christmas Eve. treat. Friendly staff. Great food.
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!