Ai Japanese Cuisine 1013 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA91030 Ai Japanese Cuisine serves an impressive menu of Japanese dishes. The restaurant has been a Fair Oaks staple eatery for…More years. A legion of local regulars adore this place for its affordability, proximity and expert food preparation. Ai's teriyaki is especially popular, as is the sushi menu. The service is friendly and accommodating, even when it gets crowded on the weekend. Lunch specials here are really friendly to the pocketbook, and lunch and dinner hours make Ai very accessible.
The LA area has terrific Mexican food restaurant chains, and Baja Fresh is definitely one of the more prolific: There…More are many locations all over town.
This South Pasadena spot in the Vons Shopping Center is spacious and closes fairly late. Its a decent night dining option versus a full-service place or a drive-thru.
As the name of the chain goes, its food is impressively fresh but still very affordable. Here again, Mexican restaurants like Baja Fresh are a great inexpensive alternative to fast food.
Bella's Gourmet Pizza 700 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA91030 Satisfying a pizza craving is easy at this local restaurant with late-night operating hours. It serves pizza with a…More selection of toppings and specialty pies, along with salads, wings and grinders. Bella's Gourmet Pizza maintains a second location in Old Town.
Bistro De La Gare 921 Meridian Ave Unit B, South Pasadena, CA91030 Bistro De La Gare is an authentic French restaurant and wine bar in South Pasadena. Located close to the Mission…More Gold Line station, this delightful bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting. The waiters are mostly French and the food is great. It also boasts an extensive wine list.
Briganti 1423 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA91030 This restaurant in South Pasadena offers a fine dining selection of regional Italian food including…More seasonal antipasti, imaginative pasta and amazing main courses. The service is equally impressive.
Buster's Coffee and Ice Cream Shop 1006 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA91030 Buster's Coffee and Ice Cream Shop in South Pasadena was founded by the town's former mayor more than 20 years ago. This…More neighborhood shop has an amazing selection of homemade sandwiches and desserts. They also offer locally made ice cream from Fosselmens as well as smoothies.
Carmine's Italian Restaurant & Bar is the perfect example of just that – a staple spot for Italian cuisine,…More drinks and lots of live entertainment at night. Carmine's is open late and has a wealth of menu items that keep the plates coming.
While the rest of the menu is standard but tastefully done Italian restaurant fare, the individual pizzas are a special part of the menu. The selection of diverse "Bambino" pies is short but very sweet indeed, with a "no sauce" white pizza added to the interesting mix.
Nothing here costs more than $20 a plate. Carmine's is a great place for affordable, high quality dining for lunch or a night out for drinks and live music.
Carrows 815 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA91030 This convenient diner offers delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has popular kid and senior menus, making it…More a great place for families. Banquet facilities are available for meetings or special events.
Charm Rice & Noodle 711 Fair Oaks Ave Ste B, South Pasadena, CA91030 This authentic Thai restaurant specializes in soups and seafood . The restaurant is run by the same owners as the more…More Asian fusion cuisine offered next door at Patakan. Charm has an array of appetizers and desserts, with plenty of sweet drinks and exotic offerings .