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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

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (13)
Authentic (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 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.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

I dined at Shiro for Valentine’s day dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (Phoenix)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Good food, pleasant ambiance, good service. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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!

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

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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 !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 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 10, 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 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 29, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 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 16, 2017

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

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