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Maison Akira

713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
+1 626-796-9501
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“bento box” (9 reviews)
“foie gras” (5 reviews)
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French, Japanese
713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Excellent traditional French Cuisine. I always enjoy restarurants with white tablecloths that are quiet enough to carry on relaxed conversation. I felt a little pushed by the captain interrupting our conversations to inquire about ordering. Had reasonably priced Bourdeax on the wine list that was...More

Thank Frederick C
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We we seated in a very old, cold and depressing room so the hostess moved us to a cute window seat. However, the window was dirty and dead bugs were on the sill. Service was very slow but eventually we were served delicious appetizers of...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

If you find one, please let me know the place. Maison Akira's is fabulous. Our night's included beautiful seared tuna, crab cake in spinach puree, delicious soup, grilled foie gras, excellent rack of lamb (2), chilean sea bass on cedar, and a grand marnier or...More

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

With great expectations we finally tried out this famed restaurant in old Pasadena last Saturday. It’s great that the restaurant provided one-hour validation for parking in the adjacent lot ($5 afterwards). The restaurant comprises of several sections. The main dining area in the interior center...More

Thank LnS2004
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Nice to find a quiet, understated restaurant that truly was fine dining. Rack of lamb was superb. Chocolate souffle was big enough to split. Only thing that kept this from being a five star review was that we seemingly had three different waiters. One took...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Very mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food is interesting and good - we tried the Bento Box and the LA Dine menu and it was quite enjoyable. However it the mediocre service that stands out. Our waitress was curt, to the point and could...More

Thank onep39
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We ate at the restaurant during DineLA week and experienced very sub-standard service. I have had enough experience dining at fine dining establishment to know what level of service to expect. Based on the menu and type of food this place serves, this place is...More

1  Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Was invited for a 80th birthday person. It was set up in a private section of this restaurant. Was able to ordered anything on their menu. They bought in their own birthday cake.

Thank dsai
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was my cousin's choice to celebrate her birthday. The menu was a combination of French and Japanese, and I believe keeping in harmony with the owners. We chose the five course menu and were not disappointed. The presentations were as much of a delight...More

Thank Travelinspeacher
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have been at Akira several times. Most of the times, we had wonderful food. The chef mixes French cuisine and Japanese ingredients, and the results are surprising and very interesting. the service and atmosphere are also good. Some times, the food was not so...More

Thank Eleonora_673
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9:30 PM - 5:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
    (El Molino)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-9501
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