Dine | South Pasadena

South Pasadena. Great Food. Good Choice!

Carl_Firefly(1)Rediscover South Pasadena. You’ll find new boutiques, galleries, award-winning restaurants, and indie-owned stores of every type. There's quiet, old-town charm, tree-lined streets, and plenty of reason to stroll at your leisure. We call it walkable and wonderful. So take a break from the malls, the chain stores, the hustle and bustle. And experience old favorites alongside the new charm of South Pasadena's historic business district.

Arrive by Metro Gold Line at Mission Station. Or take the Arroyo Seco Parkway to Fair Oaks Ave. There are more than 60 restaurants in the City, mostly on MIssion Street, Fair Oaks Ave. and Huntington Drive.


The Los Angeles Times called South Pasadena a “hip little enclave” and “the anti-Grove,” referring to the famous themed mega-mall in Los Angeles. South Pasadena has long been known for its authentic small-town feel and independent spirit.

Shop & Dine in South Pasadena
  • Grass Roots
    In 1986 Marla and Meir Puni purchased their modest 1,500 square foot store, in a quaint shopping mall, in South Pasadena, California. In the early days, the restaurant offered soups, sandwiches, salads, frozen yogurt and our (ever popular) signature apple walnut muffins. The vitamin and grocery departments started small but were well suited for the health conscious consumer. “Learning about Continue Reading...
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  • Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain
    1526 Mission Street, South Pasadena CA 91030
    Situated on the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Mission Street in historic South Pasadena, California, Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain brings back the days when the corner drug store was the social hub of America’s small towns. We use only the highest quality ice cream for our hand-dipped shakes & malts, fancy sundaes, ice cream cones and other frozen concoctions. Order an old-fashioned phosphate, lime rickey or egg cream and our specially-trained soda jerks will give you an authentic taste of a by-gone era. Our Lunch Menu features a wide variety of specialty sandwiches and salads, hot dogs and hamburgers....
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  • Fiore Market Café
    1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena CA 91030
    Anne and Bill Disselhorst have talked about opening a restaurant for years. They have both been in the business for years, but it wasn’t until they experienced Italy from the eyes of a local did they really believe that it would become reality. They traveled to Italy in 2003 and ended up falling in love with it. The love was so great that they bought a small bombed out apartment and started an adventure that goes on to this day. They were most impressed with the way their new friends live. The daily pace is slow the food is fresh and locally grown. Restaurants bars and cafes are places where people meet to talk and connect. People sit and relax. At Fiore, Bill and Anne create an atmosphere of community where friends, neighbors, strangers and family come to relax, talk and connect with each other. Stop by today....
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  • Gus’s Bar-B-Q
    808 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena, CA
    Welcome to Gus's BBQ, a Pasadena Landmark for over 60 years – where servin' up classic American comfort fare is our specialty! Rated by ABC's Channel 7 as one of the Top BBQ Joints in Southern California, Gus's offers all the regional barbecue classics; Beer Braised Texas Brisket, St. Louis Style Rubbed Spare Ribs, Memphis Style Baby Backs, and Carolina Pulled Pork. But we're not just BBQ! From our gourmet burgers to our signature entrée salads, and unique appetizers, our extensive menu offers something to satisfy every palate....
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  • Kaldi Coffee and Tea
    1019 El Centro St South Pasadena, CA 91030
    Under new ownership, Kaldi Coffee & Tea is a hip hangout near the popular South Pasadena Public Library and just a shout away from the Metro Gold Line at South Pasadena Station....
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  • Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
    710 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena CA 91030
    Dear Pizza & Pasta Lovers, We make every effort to ensure that we provide the finest quality food with the best possible service at the most competitive prices. We maintain extremely high standards for the products we purchase, and we strive to provide the freshest and healthiest products available. We built our reputation on unwavering principles and a commitment to absolute guest satisfaction. That is our pledge to you. Should we fail to make you happy, please ask for a manager who will make every effort to correct the problem....
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  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
    1040 Mission St. South Pasadena, CA 91030
    We’ve got a rotating selection of eclectic frozen yogurt flavors and every topping under the sun. From fresh, locally grown fruits to classic rainbow sprinkles and hot fudge, even we can't decide what to mix up first. But that’s the best part. We don’t decide, you do! Mix up as many flavors and toppings as your little heart desires. At Menchie’s, you pay by weight not by topping so you can have as much or as little of everything you want. It’s simple as can be!...
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  • Mike and Anne’s Restaurant & Bar
    1040 Mission Street, Suite 102, South Pasadena CA 91030
    Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mike and Anne's has a lovely outdoor patio in a historic South Pasadena building. We also have a full bar. Pasadena Weekly says: "Real class in South Pas." Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm, bar to 11pm, and Friday through Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, bar to 12pm....
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  • Nicole’s
    921 Meridian Avenue, Unit B, South Pasadena CA 91030
    Known for our selection of more than 200 cheeses from around the world, we are a gourmet food store with a cafe and a lovely outdoor dining area in South Pasadena. We are located just a few steps away from the Metro Gold Line Mission Station! (10 minutes from Downtown L.A.) Check out our website to see what others are saying about us....
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  • Papa Don’s Delicatessen
    303 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena CA 91030
    Papa Don's Deli located off Route 66 in South Pasadena, CA has a fantastic array of sandwiches, salads, soups, sides, and a large selection of specialty sodas. Family owned and operated, the deli re-opened under new ownership as of February 29, 2008....
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  • Radhika Modern Indian
    966 Mission Street, South Pasadena CA 91030
    Radhika opened its doors to the public as early as 1995 in Alhambra CA,and this is our newest location in South Pasadena, CA. 

At Radha Room, our Wine lounge has an exotic menu with an attitude and enticing decors. We are located in a magnificent setting by the gold line that will remind you of historic European architecture. We look forward to having you dine with us....
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  • The Canoe House
    805 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA
    There may be no more delicious expression of island culture and hospitality than Canoe House. The owners of Wild Thyme Cafe have brought a whole new concept to town with an entirely remodeled space reminiscent of a Hawaiian plantation house. You will enjoy the casual and fun tropical setting, whether sitting in the Tiki Bar under the outrigger canoe, or outside dining next to the ambiance of a fire pit, all while enjoying the chef's delicious Hawaiian flavors and sipping on a craftsman beer or tropical libation from the Canoe House bar. Time moves slower in a Hawaiian beach house....
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  • The Munch Company
    1028 Mission Street, South Pasadena CA 91030
    In the historic business district on Mission Street, once known as Route 66, The Munch Company is family-owned and operated. For lunch you can get a fresh selection of sandwiches and salads. Ask for a roast beef, turkey, or egg salad made the way you like, or for kids, peanut butter and jelly!...
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  • The Raymond Restaurant
    1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105
    The Raymond Restaurant features an innovative, contemporary menu in a casual-fine dining setting. Chef Tim Guiltinan creates inspired, modernized, classic American cuisine that is global in it's scope. He combines the familiar and exotic using moden and classic cooking techniques. The wine list features a varied selection of domestic and international wines featuring premier and boutique wineries. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a special occasion – we look forward to serving you....
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