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Wokcano - Pasadena

3.5
136 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-night Find
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pan-Asian, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:45am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 4:00am
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Phone number
(626) 578-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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 events@wokcanorestaurant.com and include contact information, date and time, number of guests, and restaurant location (i.e. Pasadena).
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Private party contact
Shelly Chan: (626) 578-1818
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Catering
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 events@wokcanorestaurant.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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Colorado/Green
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Parking details
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.
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Entertainment
Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
and on some selected holidays the DJ will be spinning at the bar.
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Special events & promotions
Book your special event with us today! For all large party events (30 and above), please email events@wokcanorestaurant.com. Remember to include the restaurant location (i.e. Pasadena), date and time, number of guests, & contact information in the email.
Additional
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
What 136 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.5  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.4
service
3.3
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Immediate seating upon arrival of reservation time

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vipLunchBox (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2015

Really great dining experience! The service was great...friendly and attentive! The food was excellent, will definitely come here again! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Great food and service and the best of my two favorites ever: Chinese and Japanese! A great place to have both and they have good drinks as well!

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foodandfun (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2014

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.

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FoodyLady (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2014

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.

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vipLuvwokcano (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2014

Me, wife & the kids enjoy are stay. Great service and very attentive.

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vipfirsttimer (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

All of our food was hot tasty and served in a reasonable time.

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omniron (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2014

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.

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SAMSON (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on April 5, 2014

We came in and were seated quickly but almost 10 min went by and not a server came near. My girlfriend had to go to the hostess to get some service. After that things were fine, but a poor start.

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vipMandosDad (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

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.

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JANF (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2014

the place was small compare to the Burbank one but the atmosphere was nice

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butterfly8 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

I highly recommend the walnut shrimp it's to die for!

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pasadenalover (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2014

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.

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viptomw (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 1, 2014

food was ok but interior is extremely tired.

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vipFriday (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

I've been coming here for years, and I love every time. I moved to New York and every time I come back to visit, I make this one of my main stops. The bartender, Dave, makes great drinks, and is always provides great service.

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vipjulianne1030 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2013

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!

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vipLuvDiningOut (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 1, 2013

Wokcano is a good Japanese fusion restaurant, with a reasonable selection of entrees, capably prepared. The service is friendly and efficient, and the ambiance is comfortable and basic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2013

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.

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