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About Wokcano - Pasadena
Welcome to Wokcano located in Old Town Pasadena! We have prepared for you a wonderful and unique adventure in flavors with some of the very best dishes from China and Japan. We boast a full bar, enclosed outdoor patio space, hip night life, & sushi bar. Not only that, we are open 365 days a year from 11am to 2am! Till 4am from Thursday to Saturday! So, whether you are looking for a quick business lunch, romantic date, or a late night snack, we are here for you. Our exquisite selection of sushi & vast array of delicious Chinese food paired with our warm lighting, hip music and wood-accented decor, you are sure to find everything you are looking for at Wokcano.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Pan-Asian, Sushi, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:45am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 4:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
and on some selected holidays the DJ will be spinning at the bar.
Delivery service available with minimum purchase of $12 or more within a 3.5 miles.
Delivery charge applies outside the 3.5 miles radius and $2 delivery fee applies after 3:30pm daily.
Catering menu available. Please email email@example.com for a copy to be emailed to you or call the restaurant directly to place your order. Large orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.
Public parking structure available across the street from the restaurant. Parking entrance is located on Green Street, Raymond or Fair Oaks. Between 10:00pm - 6:00am, $5 flat rate. Between 6:00am - 10:00pm
first 90 minutes are free and every hour after is $2. $6 flat rate.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party available for large parties up to 70 guests.
Buffet style dining/sit down dining.
Minimum of 30 guests. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include contact information, date and time, number of guests, and restaurant location (i.e. Pasadena).
Private Party Contact:
Shelly Chan: (626) 578-1818
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Book your special event with us today! For all large party events (30 and above), please email email@example.com. Remember to include the restaurant location (i.e. Pasadena), date and time, number of guests, & contact information in the email.
Wokcano - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews
I was looking for a restaurant that I thought my friends would enjoy. I had been to the Wokcano in downtown LA many times with my coworkers. It turned out to be a great choice. We all were pleased with what we ordered and the service we received. It was also nice to sit out on the patio and hang out with my friends. Will definitely return here.
After sitting at our table for a while, we realize that there is no AC and it was becoming very uncomfortable. When we asked the waiter about the temperature he tried to avoid it, but said "yeah it's broke". We decided to make the best of it because we were waiting for more of the party to show up and really couldn't leave to another place. Grant it, the temperatures were very high in California at this time, and its not uncommon for AC problems. We should have been told at the door. Next we were introduced to a waitress that was to take over from the waiters duties. There remained a confusion all night regarding who actually was to serve us. Didn't really matter, we got everything needed, but it was an obvious, unorganized method.
Really enjoyed the great tasting food. Ate from the sushi bar as well as the kitchen. The sushi was fresh and amazing. The crab fried fried and walnut shrimp were both the highlights of the meal. Service was fast and the staff were all friendly and courteous.
It was a dinner for my husbands birthday. There was a lot if traffic and we were running late. They accommodated us though we were 15 mins late for our reservation and took care of us during dinner service. They also remembered it was my husbands birthday so they brought him a sundae with a candle in it without being prompted at the end of our meal!! All in all it was a great experience.
Overall the experience was alright. We decided to sit in the covered outdoor area, which initially was fine. A large group of twenty 15-20 sat behind us and they were Very loud, literally screaming and yelling, talking at the top of their voices. It was difficult to hear what my dates was saying to me. Then I began to smell cigarette smoke, we were not told that smoking was allowed in the outdoor dinning area. Will not go back to this Wokano location.
Service was not good. They sat us outside, which was fine until the chill kicked in. We asked the waiter to turn on the heat lamp, which he seemed happy to, but never did even after we asked twice. I order sushi, they took quite a while to bring me a soy sauce plate. We were checked on once.
Food, well that was o.k.
I would however go there again, but only to the bar or a late night find.
This place had the best sushi. I would definitely recommend the firecracker roll. The prices are reasonable and the service was excellent. From the hostess to the waiter, they always made sure we were enjoying ourselves. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to other friends and family.
Wokcano never fails to deliver DELICIOUS sushi and other tasty food! They have a great $5 apps and sushi rolls Late Night Happy Hour. Their Pasadena location was their first (I think) so it's small and simple compared to their Long Beach locations, which is massive. But the food is equally awesome at both places - and they are open LATE! Yay!
Having been to the Burbank store, I thought i'd try Pasadena. The reception didn't seem as slick and the menus had items lined out, rather than printing new ones. I ordered the crispy pepper calamari. Although it had good taste, the items had been over wokked and were hard to chew. The cold dish albacore was delicious, tender, and well presented. Although the dinner was good, it wasn't the "wow" I'm used to at Wokano.
I made reservations for 12 people who hadn't seen each other in 20 years, and 20 people showed up. The staff was completely accommodating, and our waitress, Crystal, was attentive, professional, and delightful. We all stood around the table for 20 minutes catching up, and no one ever made us feel we we're a nuisance. The food is very good, drinks from the full bar are always great. Wokcano is a wonderful little spot in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. My friends are still talking about what a great time they had.
We have eaten at the other Wokanos in Burbank, Downtown LA, and Long Beach and they all are great but this one in Old Town should be shut down! It's not deserved of the name. Service is horrible. The patio is shared with another bar where everyone is smoking and the staff does not care about the customer at all compared to the other locations. I even got a cell phone call 30 minutes into my meal from a ticked off hostess wondering if I still wanted my reservation? I told her I was already in their restaurant eating and SHE was even the one who sat us! I've never seen anything like it.
I have only dined at the Wokcano in DTLA and that the one in Pasadena is it's distant, low-budget cousin. sorry. but it was poorly decorated with outdated bamboo. the service was OK. food, aside spicy seafood soup (bad), was the same as DTLA's location. won't go back here again though...
The food is good- a wide selection of sushi and Chinese dishes. Prices are very reasonable. Staff is always friendly, but usually inattentive. We had to get up and ask for our check. They also forgot to give us our points on open table despite telling them we had the reservation when we arrived. This is the second time they didn't give us credit.
The food is good and prices are very reasonable, but service is always very slow. Just be prepared and dont come if you are in a hurry. We have come here several times and will probably he back again.
One of my favorite places to visit in Pasadena. We have become "regulars" - the staff know us by name. Awesome food, very unique ambiance, and very affordable! If you are on a tight budget come on Monday evenings - all drinks 1/2 price (and they mean ALL) and 1/2 price appetizers (not your typical bar appetizers either)!
This was our second time eating there, and both times were great. Food was very good, service is good, and the prices are very reasonable. If you like sushi you have plenty of options. If you don't (like me) there are lots of classic chinese dishes that are available.
Horrible service will NEVER dine here again! You would think the greeter would be alot more polite especially since she is the greeter and the 1st face you see before being seated. I would know this first hand because i work as a receptionist and anyone who does front desk would know that greeting properly is VERY imortant.And not to mention our server served us and never came back to the table to check if we were doing okay or needed anything we even had to flag her down to get our check.I had also put a comment in about singing Happy Birthday when i made reservations online because the whole point of me and my friends going was for my friends 24th birthday and they didn't even do that.Wokcano was the worst service iv'e definetley ever had
I have been to Wokcano a few times but now that I actually like sushi I had an entirely different experience. My hubby and I went for a date night and opted for Wokcano over Sushi Roku to save $ and we were really happy with our decision. The food was great, especially the sashimi, service was great and quick. We will definitely go back.
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