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New Korean restaurant in Pasadena?

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amok Jan 7, 2011 11:30 AM

Was told there is a new Korean restaurant in Pasadena on Colorado Blvd in a former sushi restaurant. Anyone know anything about it?

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  1. cant talk...eating RE: amok Jan 7, 2011 01:29 PM

    Found this thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/426815) - fmr "Hana Grill" loc. Could that be it? (Cordova/Lake, just south of Colorado).

    Just noticed the other day it houses something called "Cham Korean Bistro". Looks fusion-y (uh-oh).

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      ipsedixit RE: cant talk...eating Jan 7, 2011 01:41 PM

      I believe Cham has been there for at least a year. It's not bad for what it is -- a fusion Korean joint (as you described), or maybe more precisely an "Asian Fusion" place.

      (Just fyi, Cham is on Cordova in Old Town, not on Colorado proper).

      http://www.chamkoreanbistro.com/cham2...

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        mc michael RE: ipsedixit Jan 7, 2011 02:00 PM

        You are correct, but it's South Lake District, not Old Town. There used to be a Korean place in Old Town called Arirang or some thing.

    2. ipsedixit RE: amok Jan 7, 2011 01:39 PM

      Gaon Korean BBQ is what you are looking for.

      1. Al Bondigas RE: amok Jan 11, 2011 07:10 PM

        It is Gaon Restaurant located at 2063 E Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Haven't been there yet, but the six reviews on Yelp are, for the most part, pretty good.

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          MaryT RE: Al Bondigas Jan 14, 2011 02:43 PM

          Is this where Masa was then? Sounds about right address wise? Does anyone know if it is the same owner as Masa? I will check the yelp reviews. Cham is fusion-y and the servings are pretty small.

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            MaryT RE: Al Bondigas Jan 14, 2011 02:53 PM

            Is this where Masa was then? Sounds about right address wise? Does anyone know if it is the same owner as the "upgraded" version of Masa, which btw was a different owner, staff, chef, menu, and concept? The original Masa was completely different -- old school Japanese . . . there were always several older (80s+) Japanese couples there before it got revamped by the new owner. I will check the yelp reviews. Cham is fusion-y and the servings are pretty small

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            Masa Restaurant
            2063 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

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