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Green Zone Brings Fresh Organic Asian Fare to Old Town Pasadena

Who knew noodles could be healthy for you?

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Green Zone, which opened its first location in San Gabriel back in 2006, is making a big move toward the mainstream with this new outlet in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, which is quickly becoming the place where the best of SGV's concept percolate. Grand opening August 22, founders JiL Cam and Terry Tong wanted to redo the typical SGV cafe with some healthier ingredients and cooking techniques.

Though the hainan chicken with rice is likely going to get most of the attention here, consider everything from wonton noodle soup, vegetarian soba, and beef sukiyaki for salutary pan-Asian experience. Start your meal with an organic butter lettuce mushroom salad or tofu salad with sugar snap peas if you want to stay in the vegetable realm. Prices range $7-14 on average, so the prices won't break the bank either. Hours will run Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closed Tuesday), then Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Green Zone
34 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA