Try as it might, Pasadena can’t totally figure out a way to break into the real LA dining scene. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t places worth the drive. Say hello to Kimagure. In the same complex as the Gold Line stop, Kimagure is easy to get to (something Pasadena is not necessarily known for) and has some of the best sushi on the Eastside. Choose from three different omakase menus (ranging from $68 - $95) and ride the subway home in a peaceful sushi slumber.
Sushi Kimagure is permanently closed.
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