Food & Drink in Pasadena

Mediterranean Food and Hookah at Babylon Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge (Up to 62% Off); 3 Options Available

Babylon Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge

Pasadena

Upscale Mediterranean and Greek restaurant with outdoor hookah lounge and a bar area that frequently hosts belly dancers

$46 $19

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Tibetan, Nepali, and Indian Cuisine for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Tibet Nepal House (Up to 40% Off)

Tibet Nepal House

Old Pasadena

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

$20 $12

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Peruvian Cuisine for Dinner for Dine-In or Takeout at Choza 96 (Up to 44% Off)

Choza 96

Old Pasadena

Variety of steaks served with chimichurri sauce, plus South American paella, empanadas, garlic-fried yucca, and fried plantains

$50 $28

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American Food at Alondra Hot Wings (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Alondra Hot Wings

Multiple Locations

Hot wings in a choice of 18 flavors crown a menu of burgers, deli sandwiches, and pizza at a mob-history-themed restaurant

$30 $18

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$6 for $10 Worth of Liege Waffles and Drinks from Waffles de Liege

Waffles de Liege

Pasadena

Each bite of the signature Liege Waffle has a potent caramelized sugar flavor, thanks to pearl sugar in its dough

$10 $6

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$22 for Admission and Gift Package at the LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show ($56.83 Value)

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

Pasadena

Explore booths, enjoy free samples, meet celebrity bakers, and enter a baking contest; desserts and online cooking-school trial included

$56.83 $22

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Standup-Comedy Show for Two with Food and Tickets to a Future Show at The Ice House (Up to 80% Off)

The Ice House

West Central

An intimate club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included sets by Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

$98 $20

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Mexican Food at Los Tacos (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Los Tacos

Multiple Locations

Founder’s family recipes yield menu of authentic Mexican street food, including chicken mole and 10 types of soft tacos

$22 $11

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Sushi and Sake for Two or Four at Japon Bistro (Up to 55% Off)

Japon Bistro

West Central

Award-winning restaurant pairs fresh sushi rolls with sake

$76 $35

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Indian Food at Sitar Indian Cuisine (Up to 45% Off)

Sitar Indian Cuisine

Pasadena

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

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

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

$20 $11

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Chocolate and Tea Tasting for Two or Four at Chado Tea Room (Up to 42% Off)

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

Select pairings such as lapsang souchong with bourbon whiskey chocolate or white champagne raspberry tea with liquid caramel white chocolate

$30 $18

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Himalayan Cuisine at Himalayan Cafe (41% Off)

Himalayan Cafe

Old Pasadena

Chefs blend Nepalese, Indian, and Tibetan dishes to create a menu fully reflective of the kitchens of the Himalayas

$34 $20

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"The Un-Royal Ball" Comedy Dinner Show and Souvenir Wine Glasses for Two on Saturday Evenings (Up to 40% Off)

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

$132.12 $79

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Burgers and American Comfort Food at Topsburger (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Topsburger

Mid Central

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

$10 $6

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Shabu Shabu Lunch or Dinner for Two at Oseyo Shabu Shabu (Up to 40% Off)

Oseyo Shabu Shabu

Mid Central

Groups make their own Japanese soup at their table with thinly sliced beef and a choice of additional vegetables and shellfish

$19 $12

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$13 for $20 Worth of Pastries and Coffee at The Pie Hole in Pasadena

The Pie Hole

Old Pasadena

Organic coffee blends wash down sweet and savory homemade pies in flavors like apple crumble, chocolate crostata & Angel City steak ‘n’ ale

$20 $13

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Dine-In Fare for Two or Four or $10.50 for $15 Worth of Carry-Out at Rosten Gourmet Waffles & Grill

Rosten Gourmet Waffles & Grill

Rosten Pasadena

Waffles with fruit and chocolate make for sweet treats

$20 $12

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Pizza and Pasta for Dine-In or Carryout at Numero Uno Pizza (Up to 40% Off)

Numero Uno Pizza

Northeast

Eatery dishes out mozzarella sticks, shrimp pizza, chicken pesto calzones, fettuccine alfredo, meatball sandwiches, and cheesecake

$25 $15

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While meandering the winding streets and hidden walkways of Paris in 1990, Mike Farwell stumbled across a small bar near the Louvre named Willi's Wine Bar and became enamored with its menu of seasonally inspired cuisine and thoughtful wine pairings. After years working with wine at restaurants and wine bars, he decided to import the concept, teaming up with chef Claud Beltran during their shared stint at Madeleine's Restaurant to create Noir Food & Wine. Farwell draws on his wine knowledge and Beltran on his culinary expertise to craft menus that work together beautifully, much like a straight-laced police officer and a loveable canine in witness protection. Farwell's constantly updating wine list features a stunning 600 bottles—of which nearly 150 are California pinot noir—43 different wine flights, and more than 50 vintages poured by the glass.

Beltran adds a Cajun twist to the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to complement Farwell's wine selections, earning him praise from the Los Angeles Times in 2009 for "turning out some of the best cooking of his career." The menu features a rotating selection of seasonal dishes such as seared Hudson Valley foie gras with rosemary apricots and white-pepper honey as well as a selection of charcuterie and artisan cheese. The restaurant earned a "very good" to "excellent" Zagat rating for food quality and service as well as a place on its Best New Restaurant in LA survey.

A natural rock fountain quietly bubbles its wine suggestions to patrons as they clink their glasses together on the spacious outdoor patio. The cozier main dining area features rows of dark-wood tables covered in crisp, white cloths and a series of posters from Willi's Wine Bar on the chocolate-hued walls. Each Monday, the wine bar fills with enophiles for events including wine classes, winemaker dinners, and live entertainment.

40 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

The Slaw Dogs owner, Ray Byrne, probably didn't realize at the time that the Thai coleslaw he brought to a barbecue would become the inspiration for a business featured on ABC and mentioned in Travel + Leisure. According to a Food Network spot on The Slaw Dogs, Byrne tossed some of his extra slaw onto a hot dog and realized that he'd made a tongue-shattering discovery. With that slaw dog as his guide, he opened a hot-dog joint where his original discovery stars on the menu, jazzed up with accents of satay dressing and sesame aioli. But unlike Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone and then pretty much sat around eating Cheetos and playing scratch-off lotto tickets, Byrne isn't satisfied with a single invention. In fact, LAist praised Byrne for his ability to "take seemingly clashing flavors and make them work together," as evidenced in the Green Monster dog with garlic salsa verde or the gigantic TNT Super dog, a tortilla-wrapped spread of bacon pastrami, beer chili, and fries.

The Slaw Dogs also lets patrons build their own dream dogs out of 11 different franks, 10 sauces, and more than 50 toppings, such as kimchi, goat cheese, or truffle oil. The possibilities are almost endless; a group of Caltech students recruited by the Food Network calculated a whopping 35 quintillion total combinations.

720 N Lake Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Devan and Reena Shah, and Tek Mehreteab are passionate about tea. By sourcing leaves from eight regions in India, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Japan, they are able to proffer more than 300 standard and specialty varieties online and inside Chado Tea Room. The name Chado, taken from the Chinese cha, meaning "tea," and the Japanese do, meaning "path," speaks to the owners? strict standards for their product. Many of their green, black, white, and oolong teas are USDA-certified organic; the Shahs also stock unique varieties such as Chinese pu-er teas and hand-tied blooming tea balls. In addition, they brew special house blends for morning, afternoon, and evening, helping customers find the right blend to start the day or serve to bats that have invaded their home.

Staffers pair teas with an array of cream-topped scones, cookies, cakes, and roasted savory sandwiches during teatime at Chado's three tearooms. Though each location is decorated differently, the same three-tiered sandwich platters and steaming pots of tea travel between panda paintings hanging in the Los Angeles location, underneath strings of holiday lights at the Pasadena location, and between ceiling-high wooden shelves stocked with mugs, filters, teapots, and bags of loose-leaf tea at the Hollywood location.

79 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena,
CA
US

Steven Paperno, raised in the kitchen of his parents' delicatessen, has been working with food all his life. By the age of 18, he already owned a food manufacturing company, a job that took him all over the Americas. While in Central and South America, he sampled some of the cuisine and found himself dreaming of bringing those small-village flavors to America. So, he sold his company in order to start a new one, one dedicated to infusing organic, local ingredients with the flavors he tasted abroad. He called the new joint Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill.

Inside any Sharky's location, the chefs use certified-organic beans and rice to complement flavorful Mexican entrees. Guests can observe cooks in the open kitchen as they prepare all-natural chicken with no added hormones and all-natural Angus beef. Wild-caught seafood is hand-selected for quality and chosen according to the recommendations of the West Coast Seafood Watch, which aims to prevent overfishing by encouraging restaurateurs to buy sustainably caught seafood. Mesquite grills and stone-fire ovens lend their kiss to each dish on the menu, locking in the flavor that Steven so wished to re-create without the hassles of a trashcan fire.

841 Cordova St
Pasadena,
CA
US

At Scarlet Tea Room and Fine Dining, the tea services represent both a treasured English tradition and a modern form of celebration. Here, groups gather beneath a chandelier flecked with vibrant red accents to indulge in five-course meals. Their loose-leaf steeped beverages—which range from a sweet and lemony French verveine to a smoky Chinese lapsang souchong—complement a selection of bite-size desserts and light sandwiches stuffed with savory fillings such as prosciutto, aged white cheddar, and sun-dried-tomato spread. The afternoon tea service also includes housemade scones and berries romanoff, a fruity dessert served in a dark-chocolate cup.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the award-winning kitchen staff prepares small plates of shareable dinner fare such as grilled skirt steak with marinated mushrooms, sautéed gnocchi with walnut-arugula pesto, and Fijian kingfish crudo with grapefruit and green papaya. To celebrate special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or Father's Day, diners can order specialty cakes for pickup or visit the dining room for a romantic concert or saucy burlesque performance by Queen Elizabeth.

18 W Green St
Pasadena,
CA
US

redwhite+bluezz, a nightly confluence of wine, contemporary American cuisine, and live jazz music, won the Best Live Music Club and Best Wine Selection awards from Pasadena Weekly in 2011. Divided into The Grill and The Vintage Room, the decorated eatery fuels feasts with a menu of grilled beef, seafood, and chicken dishes alongside platters of artisan cow, sheep, and goat cheeses and trays covered in charcuterie, some cured in-house. Seasoned sommelier Russ Meek complements the eats by crafting his signature flight menus, which offer pairing suggestions from the expansive wine list, 40 of which are available by the glass. Sounds of humming horns, rattling drums, and strumming guitars reverberate in the jazz club, where heralded local musicians perform every night and during Sunday brunch. Dedicated to enriching entertainment, redwhite+bluezz hosts a slew of monthly events, including 90-minute flight school sessions that document the history, background, and embarrassing middle school stories of local wines.

70 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

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