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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for a Date (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Special Occasion (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (12)
Cozy (11)
Authentic (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 13, 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 !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

just a wonderful neighbor restaurant. so welcoming and comfortable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Appetizer The shrimp lightly fried was outstanding

Rombauer wine price excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 8, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Although the food was excellent, because it was New Year's Eve special, the options were limited, and the 3 course meal was overpriced. What would have normally been about $60, was $150. We did enjoy the jazz music, and don't know if they were regulars or a special for New Year's Eve. Oysters were especially good. Seafood plate was good, but small in quantity (2 shrimp, 2 scallops, and 2 very small pieces of lobster). Will be back on a normal night to hopefully enjoy the good food at a lower price and smaller crowd.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Shiro's is and will always be one of our favorite places to dine, owners, staff have always treated us exceptionally well. The food is always well prepared and service outstanding...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food...very busy, but it is New Years. A memorable evening because of the food and wine. Highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, the food was delicious and the service excellent. Comfortable and quiet atmosphere conducive to conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have always loved this restaurant. Although I have never had the catfish, for which they are famous, there are SO MANY other wonderful treats that will tempt your palette. You can bring your own bottles of wine for a $20 corkage. BUT! They do the most amazing "Cosmo". All around it is an amazing dinner and Kerry is the best wait person.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The grilled oyster appetizer was phenomenal. Service was perfect helpful, friendly, and unobtrusive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It is always the best!!! Cheryl is the sweetest and the staff is always so great! The food is to die for. The cat fish is unparrelled to anything. So good!!!! Yum!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service was consistently superior! Shiro’s continues to excel; we were very pleased with our food selections and service! I am a Customer of Shiro’s with over 20 years of patronage; I am still very happy with Shiro’s!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great restaurant! The food was excellent, service great, and the location perfect. This will be a regular stop for me.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants and always excellent and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had a very nice evening celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and the service was too. The pre-dinner cocktails were just right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Thoughtful kindness by the staff. and good ,creative food reasonably priced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

At first glance, the modest storefront and the menu is underwhelming. Give it a chance and you'll be pleasantly delighted. The staff delivers excellent service. The chef delivers classically delicious dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Superbly prepared imaginative food with attentive, professional service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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