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Aug 19, 2008 06:45 PM

Sunday night dinner in Pasadena

We need to meet friends for a quiet dinner on Sunday night- nice, but not too expensive. We will be driving from Ontario and they from West Hollywood. Can you please help us find a place to meet? Asian, sushi, something nice?

Thank you

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  1. This last Sunday I was in South Pasadena and we went to 750 ml. It twas veddy good.

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    1. re: lotta_cox

      It's the antithesis of "quiet" though, at least if there are more than 2 people in the restaurant. Those tile walls and cement floors make it impossible to have a conversation.

      You're right, the food is good, but there isn't nearly enough of it on the plate. Both times I've gone there (once w/the old menu, once with the new) I was really shocked at the minimalist portions. I'm not one who demands gargantuan, Buca di Beppo-sized portions, but for some of the things it really borders on ridiculous.

      1. re: Jack Flash

        I ate outside and it was definitely quiet. However, I cannot argue with you about the portion sizes. Some things were fine, but the fish portions were silly small.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Excellent suggestion. Good food, quiet, not overly expensive considering the quality.

      2. Shiro sounds like it would fit your description. I would also suggest Azeen's Afganhi Restaurant.

        1. Daisy Mint - Asian fusion, excellent food, good service, shouldn't be too busy on Sunday night.
          Central Park Cafe on Fair Oaks - more excellent food, reasonable prices - again, good for a Sunday night.

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          1. re: ElsieDee

            I keep wanting to try that place. Daisy Mint, that is. Are there specific dishes you recommend there?

            Central Park is also a good suggestion for quiet and not too expensive on a Sunday, though it is not Asian or sushi.

            1. re: Jack Flash

              Daisy Mint is excellent. The curry dishes are excellent, as is the Salmon with Cilatnro Sauce. We've been there three times and always had a great meal.

              1. re: Jack Flash

                I like the Daisy Mint and the Mike & Anne's suggestions as well! However, I don't think Daisy Mint falls into the quiet category

            2. Mike and Anne's in South Pasadena. The outdoor, patio seating during the recent, beautiful evenings is worth it alone.