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Shiro Restaurant

4.7
596 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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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 25 years, diners have enjoyed our French and Pacific Rim inspired menu. A tradition of fine dining with excellent, friendly service. Most Wednesdays we supplment 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French / Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wednesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(626) 799-4774
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luis A. Ortega Banuelos, Chef de Cusine
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fair Oaks Ave.
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Parking details
Free, easy lot parking
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Public transit
South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant
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Special events & promotions
Most Wednesday Nights: Wednesday Night "Taste of Shiro". 3 Course Prix Fixe Meal for $41pp. $15 additional for wine flight (per person).

Chef's Tasting Thursday through Sunday for 2 or more persons. $85 per person. Wine pairing also available for additional $45 per person.

Prices exclude Tax and Gratuity.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 596 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarvinN 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I go back to Shiro because we love the food the friendly atmosphere. If you want a truly great meal this is it

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Shiro Restaurant is our current favorite restaurant in South Pasadena.
It is located close to where we live - just 15 minutes away by car.
We love the ambience, the wait staff, food choices and especially the most accommodating matre 'D, Cheryl.
We highly recommend this restaurant to those who enjoy all of the above amenities. You won't be disappointed.

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Marg (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It's always a special treat to eat here! Food is consistently delicious and you always feel welcomed. We have been coming here for almost 30 years. In my book, this is where Asian-Fusion cuisine was born and still thrives.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I hadn't been to Shiro's in some time and it used to hard to get a reservation. Last Thursday
getting a reservation was easy and it was not at all crowded, I'm not sure why. I can't go often because driving from Pacific Palisades, where I live, to Pasadena, is just too hard; thursday it took almost two hours and I was meeting my granddaughter there. But the food is as outstanding as ever--superb duck, great ravioli appetizer, fine chocolate cake for dessert.
Expensive but worth it. My only wish is that Shiro would move to the West Side, down the street! We have nothing in Santa Monica or Brentwood that can compare to it!!

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vipIluvfood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

A great restaurant year after year. Have not been there for awhile, was pleased to see the food quality is still outstanding, even made the 1.5 hour drive through traffic worth it.

Mushroom ravioli is excellent. Get extra bread to get the sauce. I know their signature whole catfish is popular, but I prefer other items on their menu.

It is not a large restaurant and some of the table are close together, but it is nice place for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Shiro was wonderful, as always. We had to wait nearly 1/2 hour past our reservation time for our table, but this was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was understandably busy.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I dined at Shiro for Valentine’s day dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Thank you for placing us right in front of the jazz band!! Truly a memorable night!

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Chillynv (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Dinner was wonderful. We started with 2 special appetizers: artichoke salad $15 and truffle ravioli $24. I thought it a little expensive for 4 ravioli, but absolutely delicious. This was followed with mains of scallops and loup de mer, again delicious! The service was top notch, music was perfect, table was perfect... We will return.

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Clara (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service. Will go back and recommend for anyone that’s appreciates food to go.

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Nelly (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This restaurant used to be good but seems to have lost its chef. Completely mediocre food. Wait-staff overly zealous. We felt rushed out of there which was inexplicable as the restaurant was half-empty.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Both my wife and I had fish. I had the deep fried catfish and my wife had the John Dory. Both were Perfectly prepared! The entire staff was very friendly and efficient.

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LovelyAfternoonTea (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had the truffle ravioli appetizer, anchovy tempura, and the ribeye from the regular menu. All excellent and the ribeye was so soft and delicious! From the Dine LA menu, we had the spicy tuna tacos, scallops and salmo, all very good as well. The Apple tart dessert was the best, chocolate tart was just OK. Will definitely come back!

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Dennis (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our meals were all delicious! Had the 3lb catfish and was not disappointed. Also had dineLA menu and scallops and salmon tartare tacos were very tasty! Would return again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and it was pretty much a perfect evening. Food, service and atmosphere were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

My favorite restaurant. Been going for at least 20 years. Always fabulous food, great service and very quiet.

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Beiderbecke (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

My son and I were celebrating my Birthday. This was our first visit. Loved it. The hostess was very welcoming - the service was excellent and the food superb. Even though there was music in the background and people were talking, you could have a soft spoken conversation with the person you were with. We will be returning. A Lovely evening.

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FrenchySteph (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Good food, pleasant ambiance, good service. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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vipFoodie61 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Showed up to restaurant early after golf outing to have a drink and wait for friends.No bar so asked to be seated early received an odd look from hostess.And I guess we were seated reluctantly.So we sat and ordered drinks and waited for friend ordered and as usual food was superb.The Shrimp dumpling with mushroom yummy.The Pork tenderloin beautifully prepared just classics.

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tryemall (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

thought overall just ok, nothing special...not bad.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We house a friend get together party. Every dish was complimented by the guest. Wonderful place to be.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

First if all, the service is impecable. All of the staff is just excellent. The tables are well spaced and the ceilings are very high, which means, even when it is full you can have a quiet dining experience.
The food is excellent. A little pricey- but excellent. It is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

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HappyCustomer (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing staff and service! Came here with a friend for DineLA amd had a great experience. Our waiter was very friendly and provided great recommendations.

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vipTippySemore (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We always have a great time with great food and service at Shiro! It is our go-to neighborhood place for fine dining!

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Hannah (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We loved Shiro! The manager and wait staff could not have been nicer, more attentive or more welcoming! The food was great and their Dine LA menu was a terrific value. We can't wait to go back!

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Kepper (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Catfish was excellent. Service good. Clearly popular restaurant. Even when more than 1/2 full quite loud and hard to have a conversation.
Would reco. Will go back

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved my experience at this restaurant . The employees were amazing. Very attentive and super genuine. The food was delicious as well. The best thing I ordered was the Ponzu Catfish. Would come back again definitely for a date night or girls night out again !

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

just a wonderful neighbor restaurant. so welcoming and comfortable.

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vipJuju (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Appetizer The shrimp lightly fried was outstanding

Rombauer wine price excellent

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vipFaceandsubtle (London)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Shiro is the neighborhood restaurant that every neighborhood wishes it had: refined dining, prompt and friendly service, and an atmosphere of calm and quiet conducive to civilized conversation.

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