Historically, Pasadena is better known for its idyllic suburban neighborhoods and annual Rose Parade than for its culinary offerings, but scratch beneath the chain restaurants to find plenty of gustatory breadth and depth. With a slew of new openings over the past year and always-busy standbys scattered around town, Pasadena has quietly become one of the busiest dining scenes anywhere in Southern California. Here now are 19 essential Pasadena restaurants.
Removed: Pasadena Fish Market, Tibet Nepal House Restaurant, Russell’s, Little Flower, Mijares, Ramen Tatsunoya
Added: Perle, Garo’s Basturma, Union, Su-Beoreg & Monta Factory, Copa Vida, Roma Market
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More