My parents moved to Pasadena in 2020 and since then, we’ve spent a lot of time in the SoCal area. While we’ve spent time in LA in the past, we’re really enjoying getting to know more about the Pasadena area and especially getting to enjoy all the great restaurants there. So the next time you’re in Pasadena, here are 5 great places to eat in Pasadena that you’ll be sure to enjoy!
If you like Italian, this spot in downtown Pasadena is a great one. It has lots of outdoor, sidewalk dining as well as indoor dining and offers a brand array of delicious Italian food.
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As a lover of Asian food in general but also of Chinese soup dumplings specifically, a friend of ours from China that lives in Pasadena recommended this spot to us and it did not disappoint. From soup dumplings to delicious noodle dishes and wok-fried vegetables, this spot is a must visit in Pasadena for great fresh and modern Chinese food.
If you like sushi, you’ve probably heard of this chain that’s all around the LA area. Pasadena has a location downtown that I’ve gotten takeout from several times and the sushi really is so delicious that it makes the higher prices worth it.
For a good, old fashioned steakhouse with a modern twist, Flemmings is a great spot to visit while in Pasadena. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is always consistent and delicious.
Another great spot for Italian, with a bit more of an old-school vibe than Mi Piace, Celestino has lots of Italian options and everything is fresh and delicious.