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HUGE Disappointment at Dena House in Pasadena

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The Dena House in Old Town Pasadena seemed to be getting good reviews in their first week, so we were excited to try it tonight. The excitement did not last long! It was by far one of the worst dining experiences of my life. It began with a hostess who was dressed in a short skirt that was so tight that it became see-through, very professional! Their menu is a bit overwhelming in that Cheescake sort of way, they have everything from sushi, burgers and sandwiches to pasta and breakfast. It took me a long time to settle on a few sushi rolls and a seaweed salad. The food runner was very confused about my salad and proceeded to tell me she did not know much about sushi, I found this very reassuring. I finished my water before the food was brought out and it was never refilled though the busser did ask when we were finished with our meal if I wanted more water. I ordered a cocktail and they said it was no longer on their menu, strange for a place open one week to already take something off the menu. I ordered a different cocktail, the Yellow Blossom and it was terrible and bitter. I took one sip and didn't touch it for the rest of the meal. My server did not even notice this, and if she did she didn't care to ask. When she did ask how things were going, I responded with "ok" and she just laughed. Our server did not care to improve on our experience, she was inattentive and clearly uncomfortable. The best part is that the restaurant was almost empty. The sushi was okay but certainly not worth our $90 bill for two people! I feel ripped off and would never go again!

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  1. i walked by and picked up a menu to check it out. i'm skeptical on a place that serves sushi, italian, burgers, mexican and breakfast all day. the menu is way too over assorted.

    1. I walked by this place on Sunday and was wondering if it is worth a visit. Thanks for your report.

      1. why does pasadena keep attracting these types of restaurants.