Food & Drink in Pasadena

50% Off at Sumiko Sushi

Sumiko Sushi

South Lake

$30 $15

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Bistro runs the pan-Asian gamut with specialty sushi rolls, rare beef pho noodle dishes, and lemongrass tofu entrees

40% Off Indian Cuisine and Drinks at New Delhi Palace

New Delhi Palace

Pasadena

$20 $12

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Diners can try a variety of Indian dishes, such as lamb vindaloo, vegetable biryani, and chicken masala, while sipping wine, beer, or lassi

Up to 50% Off Salads and Wraps at Saladish

Saladish

Old Pasadena

$18.90 $10

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Saladistas spin organic ingredients into blends such as classic caesar or southwestern chicken, all of which can be enjoyed as wrap or salad

Up to 45% Off at Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena

Rounds Premium Burgers--Pasadena

Pasadena

$35.50 $21

Customers build their own burgers, choosing from a selection of four patties, 10 sauces, six cheeses, and 16 toppings

Up to 53% Off Gyro Sandwich Meals at Oregano Fresh Greek

Oregano Fresh Greek

Pasadena

$24.34 $13

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Original, chicken, or falafel gyros; sides include french fries, hummus, rice, and grape leaves

Up to 40% Off at Tops Burger

Tops Burger

Mid Central

$10 $6

Quarter-pound pastrami-and-avocado burgers as well as Mexican–style burritos and cilantro-infused tacos for drive-thru, dine-in, or carryout

Up to 40% Off Cuisine at Tibet Nepal House

Tibet Nepal House

Old Pasadena

$20 $12

Chefs prepare okra curry, yak chili, Mo-mo, phings, gril items, and Indian standards such as chicken tikka masala

40% Off Wood-Fired Food at Big Daddy's Fire Grill

Big Daddy's Fire Grill - Foothill Blvd

Pasadena

$10 $6

Craft beers and housemade milk shakes pair with 100% Angus burgers and herb-infused sausages cooked over an oak-wood grill

Half Off Mediterranean Food at Soumarelo

Soumarelo

Pasadena

$20 $10

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Mediterranean fare such as quarter chickens grilled rotisserie style, crispy falafel, lamb kabobs, stuffed grape leaves, and hummus

Up to 40% Off at Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine Pasadena

Cabrera's Mexican Cuisine Pasadena

Pasadena

$25 $16

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Jalapeño-spiced guacamole with warm chips, specialty entrees such as chicken with chipotle mustard, and flan drizzled with caramel sauce

$8 for Cream Puffs and Mochi Ice Cream at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Pasadena

$16 $8

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with flavored ice cream or whipped cream alongside mochi ice cream and éclairs

Up to 51% Off Two-Course Fondue Dinner at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

Multiple Locations

$69.80 $39

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Dip entree choices like premium meats and seafood in a choice of boiling broths before dunking fruit and treats into dessert fondue

Up to 79% Off Standup

The Ice House

The Ice House

$94.50 $20

Club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

45% Off Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

$20 $11

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Classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, meat lasagna, sausage rolls, and Sicilian-style pizzas

Up to 40% Off at Sitar Indian Cuisine

Sitar Indian Cuisine

Pasadena

$20 $12

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Family recipes such as curries, vegetable dishes, and tandoori chicken and quail

43% Off Two Crepes at CrêpeStudio

CrêpeStudio

Old Pasadena

$17.50 $10

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Crepes filled with savory or sweet ingredients such as Nutella & strawberries or chicken pesto with roasted peppers and spinach

Up to 55% Off Standup Comedy

Cool Beans Comedy at The Ice House

Ice House Comedy Club

$33.64 $15

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Up-and-coming comics seen on shows such as "Conan" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" take the stage

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Craig Gandolph entered the deli business on Long Island, making the sandwiches he’d always eaten growing up in New York. When love floated him to Salt Lake City, he missed the flavor of his hometown. So he opened the first Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen and named his sandwiches after the Big Apple locales that he missed. Today, his little sandwich shop has grown to encompass dozens of franchises across the States, slinging sandwiches from both brick-and-mortar joints and gridlocked food trucks.

At the Pasadena location, a bold palette of red and black stretches from floor to ceiling. A strip of crimson marks the sandwich bar, where bread stackers display their handiwork. A flat-screen television flickers overhead, entertaining diners tired of starting conversations with brick walls.

105 N Hill Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

The traditional Japanese dish shabu-shabu translates to “swish-swish” after the sound of thinly sliced meat or seafood cooking in a pot of broth populated with cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, and other vegetables. Tokyo Shabu Shabu specializes in this edible onomatopoeia, giving diners the opportunity to customize every part of their meals as they cook each bite themselves. Beginning with the broth, guests can build their pot around a savory miso, spicy kimchi, or 12 other liquid bases. Certified-Angus beef, delicately marbled Kurobuta Berkshire pork, or unique Japanese seafood selections such as fish cake cook swiftly in the flavorful broths. Patrons can pair their bowls with eight different styles of sake and Japanese bottled drinks such as Kirin tea or melon soda.

345 S Lake Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Soumarelo’s owners are passionate about Mediterranean food, and have an unquenchable thirst for culinary knowledge. So they travel regularly to taste new foods and ingredients and learn new recipes and techniques that they bring back to their customers. With this wealth of knowledge, their chefs create plates of rice with chicken cut fresh from the rotisserie, lamb shish kebobs, and still sizzling falafels, all enhanced with the creamy dollops of hummus and a cucumber yogurt spread. Appetizers include fluffy pits with traditional dips such as hummus, muhamara (walnut paste), and mutabel (eggplant dip), and salads that offer more global tastes, such as Greek salad, Armenian salad, and Oleev-Ya, Russian potato salad.

1090 N Allen Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

As sandy hardwood floors and a tropical mural conjure visions of sun-kissed shores, Kingston Café’s dining room fills with the spice-laden aroma of their kitchen’s colorful Jamaican dishes. Emerald fronds ring an airy space where Jamaica's national fruit, ackee, tempers the briny flavors of salted fish and house-made sangria or wine gurgles into glasses. Curry goat or jerk shrimp arrive with an entourage of toasted-coconut rice and plantains, played to their tables during weekly Saturday concerts featuring Caribbean Passion's reggae melodies or animatronic representations of famous steel-drum players.

333 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Los Tacos founder Fidel Leos mined his experience as a maitre d’ and memories of his childhood south of the border to design Los Taco’s menu of authentic Mexican fare. Fillings such as shredded beef and fresh red snapper stuff the restaurant’s namesake tacos, and chefs also sling specialty steak dishes such as grill-kissed carne asada and lightly breaded milanesa onto waiting plates. Early birds dig into Mexican breakfasts such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros, and meat-free forks can excavate a variety of vegetarian fare.

1 W California Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
US

Big Daddy's Fire Grill's cooks whip up cookout-quality burgers in a fast-food setting, drawing praise for its homey flavors and remarkable value. At this burger joint, the cooks sear each Angus chuck patty on a grill heated by smoldering oak wood and NASA's retired shuttle engines. They also make aioli and ketchup in-house and sizzle every batch of fries and tempura-style onion rings in molten peanut oil, which is free of MSG, preservatives, hydrogenated oil, and cholesterol. Behind the counter, taps dispense domestic and imported beers by the pint or the pitcher.

147 W California Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
US

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