We had a group of ten ladies celebrating 2 birthdays. Several people tried the chef's choice--great choices, lots of food. They had samples of almost every entree offered from tempura halbut, mushroom ravioli, choclate souffle and lamb chop plus several other items. Good value. Halibut was beautifully presented, moist, and tasty. Shrimp was deliciously prepared and was presented with delicious scalloped potatoes, carrots, and brussel sprouts. Servers and restaurant personnel very friendly and gracious. Everyone enjoyed the evening.
Service was impeccable. Most of all, We love the wine selection, app, dessert and their special coffee drink.
We took our neighbors to Shiro as a thank-you for keeping an eye on our place and collecting out mail while we were on vacation, and all four of us had a great time. Wonderful food, excellent service. Not cheap, but not out of line, either, for the quality of the experience. Highly recommended.
The food was excellent, however, the menu didn’t really seem like AsianFrench cuisine. There was no evidence of any Asian influence, so that was slightly confusing and disappointing. Having said that, I really enjoyed my meal.
I've been to Shiro quite a few times now and have never been disappointed. This time, they had tempura halibut as a special. I was lamenting (not really seriously) to the waiter that I love halibut but am avoiding fat and therefore would have to forgo this special because they don't do substitutions. The waiter, however, said the chef would be willing to do the halibut with a herb sauce, so that's what I ordered. It was fantastic. My friend and I shared two appetizers: the asparagus salad with hazelnuts and the salmon tacos. Both were delicious. The service, as always, was impeccable. I couldn't recommend this restaurant more highly.
Consistently great food and service.
We had our wedding anniversary at the restaurant. It was on a Wednesday, we wished it would have been on Thursday with the 5-course dinner, but it was still excellent and all the servers were so, so nice. Great atmosphere and great food. 💕
A great place for celebrations
Food is good, little pricey but their services are great
The food was nicely cooked from my medium rare rib eye steak to my husband's whole catfish. Nice cute restaurant in South Pasadena with friendly owners/managers.
Only reason for the lower rating was for the service. It looks like a place with a lot of returning patron and the service they receive is a noticeably better. Being our first time there, our service was not as attentive. Often times we sat there for a long while in between our food, water refills and when we're done with minimal follow up from our waiter. The restaurant is not that big and we see him walk to the same few tables multiple times before he would notice and remember us. Super nice when we ask for anything but as I mentioned not as attentive and required us flagging him down multiple times for anything.
It was great service and ambience.
Every time we come, we are reminded again of what a fabulous experience it is. The food is excellent and the servers are very knowledgeable.
Great neighborhood find with equally excellent food
Great service, this is the first , what call nice restaurant that the was was worth the price in a long time
The best restaurant for over 30 years in South Pasadena. They’ve added so many great dishes and their wine selections are fantastic! Cheryl has done a fine job in keeping staff educated in food and attentative to your needs. Shiro’s is the definition of a high quality restaurant now rare in this area. I will go back in a heartbeat!
Happy that Shiros responded to the birthday occasion I noted on my Open Table reservation and surprised us with a complimentary birthday “cake”. Most attentive!
The menu is EXTREMELY limited. I'd seen the website and saw these wonderful dishes with sweetbreads and scallops, just to visit the restaurant and be presented with a menu that really only had 5 or 6 pretty standard dishes: salmon, seabass, steak, chicken...
We went for a birthday dinner. We felt rushed to order our entree’s, then ignored when a larger group came in.
Our last visit.
We celebrated a birthday dinner at Shiro and it was fantastic! As we had theater reservations, it was tight timing from the start. However, our friends at Shiro didn’t disappoint- they greeted us warmly, seated us right away and shared the lovely menu offerings. We had a hard time choosing because there was such abundance! We did decide and our meals came out very quickly. Although we would have normally stayed longer to enjoy such a delicious meal, we were able to enjoy everything, including the special birthday dessert they surprised us with!
Thanks, Shiro, it was a fabulous time and we will certainly be back!
The menu posted on OpenTable and the menu at the restaurant are not the same.
The food and service here are very good, but the place is tired. The plates they serve on - very creamy white and usually much larger than the portion size - make the food look dull and bland. It's not, but there's no "ta-dah" in the way anything is shown, other than the catfish. But if you close your eyes, it's just fine.
Best Fine Dinning in all of the San Gabriel Valley!
Restaurant features perfectly prepared, imaginative fish dishes, with gracious, attentive service.
The service was excellent. Beverages refilled promptly. The owner Sherl ended taking our dessert order. My lamb chops could have used one more piece but was excellent.
Daughter in town
I live and Calabasas and dining at Shiro is well worth the trip. A wonderful place!
My husband and I live at the beach but I grew up in South Pasadena. I love to find a reason to visit Shiro's when we return as it is one of our very favorite restaurants in all the world. The Catfish is the house recommended dish and well it might be...it is fabulous.
This restaurant NEVER fails!!!
The food is EXCELLENT, the service great! the place is beautiful, everyone is friendly.. We have been going here for special occasions for over 20 years!
Shiro made our 19th wedding anniversary special. The food was first class as well as the staff and the atmosphere.
Superb. Excellent all around.
Wonderful, great food, lovely ambience, terrific service.. super evening!
Delicious food our party shared all the dishes and every dish was very good. Love the catfish. The waitress was very efficient and attentive.Shewas a tall Asian lady.
They are the best. Food was perfect. It was nice that the plates were very hot and it kept the food warm while we ate.
Excellent fish! My Scottish salmon was really delicious
Everything was amazing.
A wonderful evening on all levels
Great! All four of us had our favorite-Shiro’s catfish! Just wonderful.
We enjoyed so much Shiro's food and hospitality. Amount of the food is generous and excellent.
Many of the restaurant serve smaller potion during Dine LA but Shiro is always same amount as usual.
Hostess provide excellent service.
Excellent service and hostesses to waitress bo bussers. Generous shrimp tempura portion, must have had 6-8 shrimp, nice surprise. Potato pancakes with smoked salmon were also delicious. Salmon very tender, maybe a little bit more sauce would be nice. Scallops delicious esp the sauce. Dessert also great. Mom enjoyed the meal and service as well. Will return and would recommend.
Delicious food, best ambiance, outstanding service.!!