Shiro Restaurant

4.8
1114 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French


Open for Al Fresco Dining and curbside takeout with FREE local delivery. Outdoors dining is subject to the weather. We have heaters but not for all tables. Please dress warmly. If there is a chance of rain we will have to cancel.

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. For over 33 years, diners have enjoyed our French and Pacific Rim inspired menu. A tradition of fine dining with excellent, friendly service. We may supplement our menu with a special Taste of Shiro (soup or salad, meat or fish, dessert). Wed/Th. The evening's menu is posted around 3pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1114 people are saying
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BeatriceH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shiro is our all time favorite restaurant, so we are faithful customers.

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vipWendyH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent! I've been going here for 30 years and have never been disappointed in anything I've ordered. The menu changes daily so I missed the sea bass last night. I'll have to go again soon and hope that it's on the menu!!!

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hirokoh
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Dine in LA. Food was excellent and very good value.
They have enough space between table and service was excellent.

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LauriM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the dineLA menu. shrimp and scallops were perfectly cooked with a delicious sauce.
also ordered the catfish...amazing. it’s my favorite.

ended the night with the apple tart. no one does it better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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DAC485
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Mushroom shrimp ravioli appetizer is excellent as was apple started. Had the Dine LA menu so not as much choice. I saw when I got there that they have prix fixe every Wed. /Thurs for less than Dine LA menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
554 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our latest dinner here during Dinela Week was excellent. We enjoyed our entrees of shrimp and scallops in a soy lime sauce and the lamb chops. The service was very good and the inside dining was fine. I recommend Shiro to anyone who wants quality seafood and lamb in a very nice restaurant.

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NaomiF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent; fresh and so delicious. Going to Shiro is like visiting a dear friend who is also an amazing chef.

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vippaulw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely! If you haven't tried--now is DineLA, a great time to visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday. Very nice. Food is great!!!

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FromLosAngeles
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Of course, we shared the 3-lb catfish...best anywhere (the ponzu sauce is amazing). Had the regular ravioli and the special truffle ravioli --- yum. Had to do the seasonal fig for dessert.

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Dustin
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I came here with a friend for the DineLA menu.

The location is in Pasadena near Fair Oaks Pharmacy and parking wasn't difficult for us to find.

The outside dining seemed nice, we opted to dine indoors for the experience. We were seated in the sorta sectioned off area. There wasn't much to look at, it felt very minimalistic but not in a wow way; however the restaurant was neat and organized looking so nothing to complain about. Personal opinion, for a higher priced/upscale place, the decor and ambiance should be elevated and memorable.

The staff was pleasant and frequently checked on us/refilled water. They did everything well.

For the food, I am lost. The name makes it feel Japanese, the tags are Asian fusion, but the food felt mostly French with a touch of American and Asian.

I believe their focus was on the quality of the ingredients as the main actor; but I feel the support should be highlighted as well, as they should assist in elevating the overall taste, freshness, and quality of the focus. The sauces, seasoning (sometimes lack of), and side dishes felt like they had little contribution to each dish. The lamb I had didn't taste seasoned and the sauce was very light and runny. The Potatoes au Gratin-like side felt a bit out of place (it was very creamy and delicious though), same with the steamed(?) carrot and zucchini. Individually, the ingredients were of good quality, but together on the plate, they felt like they didn't pair well with each other and the seasoning was minimal. I didn't feel any Asian fusion in this dish. The appetizers we shared did have more Asian-fusion tastes, but I was expecting more pronounced Japanese taste tones as the establishment's name is Japanese. It had more of a general East Asian and sometimes Chinese taste (wonton dish).

Overall, Shiro wasn't a bad experience, it was decent; but for the price point and expectations I had, I came in with the wrong idea. For a $65/person course, I was hoping for something more memorable.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience start to finish. Enjoyed the food and will be back.

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LuongT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good, food was good, nice and clean place for a dinner. Price was reasonable. Easy to find a parking spot. Highly recommend.

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Amaris
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The entire staff was conscientious, friendly, and made sure we were well taken care of. The food was marvelous, will happily go back to Shiro again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Awesome service. Love this place.

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vipGeorgio
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The menu is genius creative and tasty! Convenient parking.

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Arthur
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a little while and almost forgot that its always a pleasure dine in Shiro

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, thoughtfully prepared. Matched only by the quality of the servers and staff.

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Faiyeah
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as usual. The bread was hot n crispy. There were some outstanding dishes, and some average ones. With respect to the appetizers, the ravioli, asparagus salad, the squash blossoms stood out. The tomahawk pork chop was tender as promised by the waiter, Chris, and the French sea bass was excellent, very crispy on the skin. I hope the chef will not b offended as I love the side dishes of beets, green beans and potato au gratin. We ended up ordering extra. The chocolate soufflés cake, wanton skin, and apple tart were outstanding. Overall, it was a nice evening and the final check for the 6 of us was very reasonable.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner ever! Service, ambiance, food, drinks, désert - subperb!

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Kevin
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always the best, most creative cuisine, and the finest service! A very special place.

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Dingashen
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cuisine and fresh local food at its finest. Can't say enough positive things about this restaurant. It ticks all the boxes but the most important one which is a delicious memorable dinner experience. The food is delectable. Going back next week. And forever more.

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Kunous
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place is a bit noisy, food is good, wine list is bit lacking

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vipGailS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shiro's! This time we shared a few appetizers & they were all fantastic! The service was great & we truly enjoyed the experience!

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Diningfun
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Shiro's. The food was prepared perfectly, the service was great also. We sat outside and it was just right. I will definitely go there again.

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leodot
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Outside is pleasant, except for traffic sounds, including large trucks on Mission. But the overall experience was fine.

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kenken
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Waitress was really bad. Even we went to the restaurant for BD, she forgot to bring the cake with candle. and I ordered a glass of wine, she forgot even food are ready to eat. Really bad.

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vipMICHAELM
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very good dinner. I usually order the catfish, which is excellent. Last night they had a special with goat cheese salad/ lamb chops/chocolate dessert for $50. Outstanding. Still haven't had an "average " meal yet.

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JohnC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a good and consistent restaurant

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markn
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been wanting to go to Shiro for many years. We finally went. The restaurant was very nice and service excellent. The food was very good. Cooked perfectly on all dishes except the filet. It was raw in the middle. and I did not want to send it back. I would still go back for an encore.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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Alwayshungry2
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent from starters to desserts. Professional service.
Ambiance outdoors could be improved.

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AlanK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good, smaller menu now

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moosegirl
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Their famous fried catfish is unique & delicious. I would definitely order this again!
Comfortably socially distanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
554 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Their seafood entrees are close to perfection. We enjoyed the John Dory and the Halibut Tempura for dinner. The appetizer of Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Shrimp Mousse was delicious, and so was the Chocolate Souffle Tart for dessert. The service was very efficient and our dinner was very enjoyable.

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FranklinT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Delicious dinner but quite pricy at over $500 for 6 of us. Especially good we’re dessert and starter courses.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. I can’t convey in words

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CeciliaL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good. It needs a little more selection. It used to be French Japanese but now it’s more Japanese Fusion. I miss the old days where they had more selections. Overall is still a pleasant experience. I’ve been going there since the 90’s and before the remodel.

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JeraldF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptionally great food. We decided to take an indoor table to stay cool and eliminated the noise from traffic. The service was outstanding.

FAQs

Shiro Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 799-4774.

Shiro Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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