Shiro Restaurant

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Contemporary French
Restaurant Shiro has been named the Zagat Guide's number one restaurant and is consistently one of the highest rated establishments in the guide (#5 in 2011; #2 for service in 2013). Shiro is summed up by it's ingredients. Menu items are driven by the best available, nothing less is acceptable. Year in and year out, for over 32 years, diners have enjoyed our French and Pacific Rim inspired menu. A tradition of fine dining with excellent, friendly service. Most Wednesdays we supplement our menu with a special Taste of Shiro (soup or salad, meat or fish, dessert). Th-Sun, we also provide a Chef's Tasting Menu. The evening's menu is posted around 4pm.
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C
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable. Most of all, We love the wine selection, app, dessert and their special coffee drink.

NK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

AM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

R
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service.

PP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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. 💕

G
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for celebrations

KN
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is good, little pricey but their services are great

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great service and ambience.

DS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

J
Central Coast
112 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood find with equally excellent food

AK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, this is the first , what call nice restaurant that the was was worth the price in a long time

AU
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

d
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

LS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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...

WR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

KS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

W
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu posted on OpenTable and the menu at the restaurant are not the same.

B
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Fine Dinning in all of the San Gabriel Valley!

AD
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant features perfectly prepared, imaginative fish dishes, with gracious, attentive service.

ET
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

ME
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter in town

HJ
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live and Calabasas and dining at Shiro is well worth the trip. A wonderful place!

EP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Y
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

RT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shiro made our 19th wedding anniversary special. The food was first class as well as the staff and the atmosphere.

OT
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb. Excellent all around.

k
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, great food, lovely ambience, terrific service.. super evening!

L
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

NN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fish! My Scottish salmon was really delicious

GT
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening on all levels

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! All four of us had our favorite-Shiro’s catfish! Just wonderful.

h
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

A
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, best ambiance, outstanding service.!!

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