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About Shiro Restaurant

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.

1505 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, French / Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Wednesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Fair Oaks Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 799-4774

Website:
http://restaurantshiro.com/index.html

Parking Details:
Free, easy lot parking

Public Transit:
South Pasadena Metro Station .4 miles from the Restaurant

Executive Chef:
Luis A. Ortega Banuelos, Chef de Cusine

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Shiro Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Casual (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Superbly prepared imaginative food with attentive, professional service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I always enjoy dining here. Food is always delicious...from appetizers to desserts. My favorite dining place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Never disappointed another fabulous evening at Shiro Restaurant, we like to dine a Shiro for special occasions and anytime we're in a mood for a nice evening dining out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Shiro is a true neighborhood gem. Shiro continues to offer an outstanding, high quality, innovative menu. We especially love their appetizers and their amazing fish
choices. The ambiance is relaxing, quiet and serene. The service is impeccable. Highly recommend Shiro.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food, service and ambiance were excellent as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everyone at Shiro's takes care of you as if you were family, the food has always been great and the drinks are always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always an enjoyable experience. My wife and I celebrated our 26 wedding anniversary at Shiro. In fact our second date was at Shiro and we continue to enjoy every time we eat there.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The salmon tacos are perfection on a plate.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always enjoy my meals here. Great place for pescaterian.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Delicious start to finish. The Lobster was outstanding. Previous comments are accurate and reliable.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Shiro is a special restaurant: first the food, always perfect; then the service, alway great. Always a great pleasure. Must try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Been goin on our anniversary for 25 years not every one but at least 5.... great food good service. The whole fish is legendary The halibut was fabfantastic and the ribeye was cooked to perfection. Worried the place is not attracting ANY younger clientele .....so many folks at retirement age. So different marketing tactics might help. In any case it was full so maybe thats not their thing. I will of course be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This group of friends has dined together before at Shiro's, and it was again picked as a birthday celebration venue. Several of us enjoyed the John Dory, which none of us had tasted before. The waiter was very solicitous, and funny, and the ambiance is great. I have an unusual allergy, and the waiter was very helpful in checking out what I could eat. I truly appreciated that.
We were very happy we could hear each other talk, which is more and more rare these days, it seems. I'd like to return to try a couple of the other options that others tried and loved.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

SHIRO IS DEFINITELY THE PLACE TO GO if you want to have VERY delicious food, great wine, where you can converse and be heard. My number ONE restaurant.
Thank you Shiro

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour, Organic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very impressed by the consistently tasty, imaginatively prepared & presented dishes,
especially in the seafood area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is by far our favorite restaurant for the ambiance, great food, very friendly matre d' and efficient and caring service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent in every way. We enjoyed the Chef's Tasting Menu, with 7 superb courses of heavenly flavors.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food at Shiro's never disappoints, nor does the friendly service and warm ambiance.we have been going to Shiro's for years and consider it one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always quality food with impeccable taste! One of the best restaurants in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had the pleasure of eating at Shiro's again and were even more impressed by the experience. First, we could actually visit with our friends so not too noisy. The cocktails and wine list were great. The appetizers amazing; two of us had the special ravioli with black truffle shaved on them. Then three of us had the signature catfish dish. Altogether, a great experience and we recommend it highly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Shrimp Mouse Ravioli with Mushroom sauce and their Catfish (both house specialties) are delicious and perfect dishes to share. Seafood is their specialty and they know how to prepare it. Their service is also very professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always a great time at Shiro!! Our fav!!! We always love it!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall, better than good! Great and valueable food, awesome service, and romantic ambiance. Highly recommand for dating.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Shiros is great. Always a must out in Pasadena. Their Deep Fried Catfish in ponzu sauce is perfect. Combine with Tuna Tartar Tacos and a chocolate soufflé and you've got heaven. One of the few restaurants out here where you can have a conversation without shouting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff. Food excellent. Specialty is seafood.
Pricey but relaxed, low key ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

A great meal , excellent service - made it a special evening

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent cuisine and the best vegetable appetizers I've ever had. The artichoke and the asparagus appetizers were sublime.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were treated like royalty! Love this place!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

One of the best meals ever. The only problem was a little sand in the otherwise delicious clams. When we mentioned this, the dish was wisked away and the kitchen produced one of their specials, a black cod, very quickly to replace. While obviously the sand should not have been there, they way it was handled was so good I could not deduct a star especially as the rest of the meal was absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

It is our favorite restaurant in the Pasadena area. The food is excellent and the staff friendly & superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

The best restaurant in the San Gabriel valley. We have been regulars for years and were never disappointed. Basic classic and eclectic Italian/French/Asian cuisine prepared expertly and served quietly by attractive intelligent waiters . ( Servers seem to be working for advanced degrees at the local brainy schools) . Tables are spaced generously, so can have private conversation.
Free parking is easy in adjacent lot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Salmon tacos were amazing as a first course. I've been coming here for 20+ years and have always had outstanding service and meals!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is the second time that my husband have been to Shiro for our anniversary! They are so nice and perfessional there! They gave us free champagne while we waited for our table. They also brought us a beautiful dessert and port wine after our amazing dinner.
I could eat there every night! The owner is just lovely! She always makes sure you are well taken care of and the food is amazing! They could charge a lot more but instead concentrate on making all of their guests feel welcome and want everyone to be able to afford a beautifully prepared meal.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Kind of lost over the years, but this South Pasadena fixture continues to be humming on all cylinders.....The fish (John dory, sea bass, their classic deep fried catfish) were all perfectly cooked and as good as one could get anywhere...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Outstanding in every way!
Only wish they would offer a main course salad w option of chicken, shrimp ...anything for a light fare for everyday healthy dining & light fare. If not spelled out on the menu...then... no other options.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Wonderful setting to celebrate with family. Table for 14 set to go on arrival. Attentive staff. Excellent food. Glorious desserts

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant for celebrating our anniversaries. The catfish is always amazing!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Been to Shiro many times over 30 years. Always great food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Meals are carefully prepared, every bite delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Disabled Access, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Exceptional service and creative menu

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