Hey all --
Any recommendations for dinner in Pasadena. Not too fancy is what we're looking at. It can be anything from budget/takeout to inexpensive sit-down. Ethnic is great.
If you like Thai food, Saladang or Saladang Song in Pasadena are good choices. Good food, reasonable prices.
For good ethnic eats, there's Azeen's Afghani on Union and the Tibet Nepal House on Holly. Both have websites so if you google them, you'll find more info.
I like the Green Street Cafe on a little street called "Shopper's Lane" (one block away from and parallel to Lake) and Cordova. Get the Diane salad :0)
It has its supporters -and detractors- on the board but I would say avoid Saladang (and Song) - it's pricey and very Americanized. I'd recoomend PresidentTwo instead for Thai in Pasadena. I'd second Azeen's and I would also suggest Mezbaan for Indian on Fair Oaks (the only consistently decent Indian in Pasadena and the only one Indian friends of mine will go).
I'd give a huge recommendation to the Cenaduria-style Mexican restaurant "Tonny's" on Orange Grove and Lake. It has great food, fresh tortillas, fresh juices, etc.
Also, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffle on Lake for the fried chicken craving.
I would also plug La Luna Negra on Green near Bucca di Beppo for Spanish tapas and flamenco dancers.