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Osawa Pasadena

77 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3919
+1 626-683-1150
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“shabu shabu” (15 reviews)
“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“chirashi” (3 reviews)
17:00 - 21:30 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
77 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3919
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Three of us ate at Osawa while in Pasadena for a conference. The Shabu Shabu was excellent, as was the sushi. It's a little noisy, but the staff is outstanding. Be sure to make a reservation!

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Osawa has some wonderful shabu shabu, as well as sushi and desserts. One of the tastiest places in LA for shabu shabu in my opinion, and I've lived in the area for over 16 years. Highly recommend!

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Located in Old Town, Osawa is a fairly small, very good Japanese restaurant. You can have shabu shabu (but only at the counter) or sushi, sashimi, etc. Lots of small choices (the crispy yuzu pepper duck breast) was fabulous) and you can also have shokado...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

4 of us went to Osawa on a Saturday night (it meant Big Swamp, by the way) for Shabu Shabu, and we also ordered some sushi. We had a 6:30pm reservation, but we were seated a little late, which was ok. But the moment we...More

Thank AngyChin
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and good atmosphere. Authentic Japanese style food. Next time will try the shabu shabu.

Thank 56003Richard
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The staff was incredibly helpful in guiding my decisions about which approach to take: sushi bar? Shabu Shabu? Menu? Oh my!! I decided to sit at the sushi bar and ask the chef to decide for me. Fabulous decision. Salmon. Blue Fish. Scallops. Oyster. All...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Oshawa was truly amazing. Everything from the Bagna Cauda to the Sashimi was truly delicious - an experience. We regularly travel to Japan and have lived in Uji. I would not call this "authentic" because it caters to western tastes - in a truly good...More

Thank Gemma'smum
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went here for the first time this weekend and everything was fresh and delicious. Just happened that this restaurant was close to the hotel. We had the fish of the day ($45) and learned that they only had one. Half of the fish was served...More

Thank Byron G
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had to abandon all our old sushi spots after a visit to Tokyo as it raised the bar. Luckily we found this hidden gem of a sushi restaurant. The service is top notch. The quality of the food amazing. It gets as close to...More

Thank Leland S
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

After reading TA reviews of Osawa, we decided to try. The lunch chirashi and udon combo is fresh and delicious. The bento lunch is also very delicate and flavorful. We will definitely return and try other items in the future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-1150
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