One of the busiest restaurants in Pasadena, Osawa does it all - shabu shabu, sushi, and sukiyaki - and all of it is pretty great. Despite the huge menu, we usually order the sushi combination special, which includes a blue crab hand roll alongside 16 pieces of extremely high-quality fish. If you’re not going all-in on the sushi, try to get a seat at the shabu shabu counter, because then you can order off both the shabu menu and the a la carte sushi one.
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KJ Korean Tofu & BBQ
KJ Korean Tofu & BBQ in South Pasadena is a restaurant that is basically impossible not to like.
Superba Snacks + Coffee
Like the Venice location, the Pasadena outpost of Superba is an excellent place for coffee and breakfast or lunch any day of the week.
Lucky Boy in Pasadena is the diner for you, especially if you’re hungover and in need of a positively massive breakfast burrito.
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Azay is a half-French, half-Japanese restaurant in Little Tokyo where you’ll find the only Japanese breakfast being served in LA proper.
Nobu Malibu is one of the most famous sushi restaurants in the world, and it still delivers on all its hype.
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In a town that certainly knows its sushi, Sushi Park in West Hollywood is operating on a completely different level.
Sushi Fumi is one of our favorite sushi spots in LA, where any type of sushi eater will leave thrilled.
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