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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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.
Lunasia Dim Sum House
Over-ordering at Lunasia Dim Sum House in Pasadena is not so much a problem as it is a necessity.
Chaaste Family Market
Chaaste Family Market in Pasadena is a fantastic Filipino restaurant that just so happens to be in a convenience store.
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Chiba is a sushi restaurant in North Hollywood that’s home to some of the freshest fish in the Valley.
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In a town that certainly knows its sushi, Sushi Park in West Hollywood is operating on a completely different level.
One of our favorite sushi spots in LA, where any level sushi eater can walk away thrilled.
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