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Japanese lunch in Pasadena

labs Nov 29, 2006 04:12 AM

Is there a good Japanese restaurant for lunch that is walking distance from the Container Store?(Fair Oaks & Union) Sushi restaurant ok if they serve other stuff as well. If not Japanese, maybe Chinese?
Thank you

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    jkao1817 Nov 29, 2006 08:18 PM

    Yeujen Kang for Chinese. It is right down the street from the container store.

    1. Clare K Nov 29, 2006 06:46 PM

      Shaab is excellent for lunch. The best of any recommendations so far, IMHO.

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        belladre Nov 29, 2006 06:16 PM

        I hear that Shaab is good, but haven't been myself. It's on Raymond between Union and Holly...next to Xiomara

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        1. re: belladre
          gastronomike Nov 29, 2006 06:46 PM

          I'll second (or third) Shaab, it is definitely one or two notches above the other Old Town places. Also, I think it is a good value at lunch (though it can be slow), but too overpriced for what it is at diner.

        2. ozzygee Nov 29, 2006 05:58 PM

          There's Kansai on Fair Oaks just south of Colorado. Good not great udon & soba noodles, ramen, bento lunches, etc.

          36 S Fair Oaks Ave
          Pasadena, CA 91105

          And let's not forget Hurry Curry right across the street.

          Pretty specialized menu, but I dig Japanese curry. (Though they also have Japanese spaghetti)

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            monkey Nov 29, 2006 01:53 PM

            SHaab on Raymond is real good sushi. Roku, Kabuki, Wokcano do not even deserve to be mentioned they are so bad unless you really dont like japanese food/sushi then they are ok.

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            1. re: monkey
              labs Nov 29, 2006 01:59 PM

              Thanks a lot guys!

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              logan Nov 29, 2006 08:13 AM

              in other words, no. there's not a good japanese place in old town.

              1. caitybirdie Nov 29, 2006 05:34 AM

                ~afloat sushi, next to subway
                ~sushi roku
                *chinese is fortune chinese, i think its raymond and union

                1. chica Nov 29, 2006 04:38 AM

                  If walking distance is the most significant factor, then

                  Sushi Roku - cross the street, into the plaza with Il Forniao and Johnny Rockets. Fusion rolls, appetizers.

                  Or go across the street to Kabuki. It's less expensive.

                  Or walk a little further down Fair Oaks to Wokcano,

                  or the nearby Famima! for quick to-go bites.

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