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Aug 15, 2007 10:20 AM

Nice restaurant for fish in Pasadena

Finally got a babysitter so I can have a date with hubby. Looking for nice, not too expensive restaurant for good fish in Pasadena. Suggestions?

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  1. I have had good experiences with Cameron's Seafood on Colorado.

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    1. re: WildSwede

      I agree with Cameron's. Try their Blackened Swordfish.

    2. I agree with Wild Swede. Cameron's is a good place for reasonably-priced fish.

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        1. re: LuigiOrtega

          The fish always seems overcooked to me at Camerons, although I like there fish tacos and crab cocktails.

      1. You can usually get salmon or halibut that's reasonable at Green Street. If you want to spend more, you can go to Smitty's.

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        1. re: mc michael

          not pasadena but close....san marino fish market on huntington blvd

          1. re: rickym13

            I agree with your opinion of Cameron's. Very disappointed when recently took out of town friend there, both of us planning to splurge on crab legs. They didn't have the sweet crab flavor and firm texture I look for, and at $40.00 per entree, I expect good crab.

        2. I've never cared much for Cameron's. You might try one of these:

          Fanta-Sea Grill, on Fair oaks in So. Pas.(only open for lunch on Saturday)
          McGrath's Fish House in the Westfield mall in Arcadia. Caveat: Service there is reeeaaaaalllllyyyyyy ssssllllooooowwwwwww, no matter what time of day or how busy they are.

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          1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

            But Fanta-Sea is not that nice of a place. Generic tables. It is better to just go have some fish - not for a special occasion. I love that spicy shrimp soup thing that they have.

          2. Shiro.


            Shiro Restaurant
            1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Heads up...from the Shiro website, "Excepting some special higher priced dishes, the general price range is $27.00 to $30.00 for entrees." Definitely not suggesting it wouldn't be worth it, and i'd spend the extra dollar just to be able to avoid Cameron's, but without a doubt a bit more expensive than the other recs. (with maybe the exception of some of Smitty's entree specials)...

              1. re: Local

                Shiro's is worth it! French + Japanese = fantastic seafood.

              2. re: ipsedixit

                YES! YES! YES!
                Had another amazing dinner there on Sat night...damn!!! They know how to do up the fish..and to top it off, an amazing Venison Chop-yeiks, so f-ing good!
                We had:
                Japanese raviolis filled with shrimp mousse in a shitake mushroom cream sauce (a favorite of mine since 95').
                Smoked salmon wrapped asparagus with a dijon cream.
                Veal Sweetbread...delicious.
                Sea Bass
                Deep Fried Catfish w/Ponzu
                Venison Chops
                Creame Brulee
                Chocolate souffle cake
                Sweet wontons w/blueberries, poached pears, and raspberry sauce
                Perfect meal, amazing service, PERFECT FOOD.