Musha opens in Pasadena (Izakaya)
Really wanted to try the Santa Monica location but guess I won't have to go far now.
Really great addition to Old Town and just overall with the recent two sushi joints such as Kima Gure seems Old Town might be heading into now.
Can't wait to try it (have only been to Torrance Musha, not SM) and hope they do well, but given Old Town's reputation as the place promising restaurants go to die, I'd best not get my hopes too high...
KIma Gure and Ichi are both outstanding but as they're both south of Cordova I'm not sure they're technically in Old Town ... an easy enough walk, to be sure, but too far south to benefit from most Old Town foot traffic. (On the plus side, probably too far south to pay Old Town rents.)
> Has anyone on ch had an experience with this branch yet?
I went last night and it was quite good. We had:
- aburi shime saba
- goma tofu
- ebi mayo
- cheese risotto
The service was a little discombobulated. Our waitress spoke surprisingly little English, but she was extremely nice and attentive. Everything we ordered was very good.
I've only been to the Torrance location, and that was one time, a few years ago, so I can't really do a fair comparison. All-in-all, another very positive addition to the Pasadena dining scene.
BTW, I found this website which may or may not be related to this location:
I say "may or may not" because the site is incomplete and inaccurate, and the registrant appears to be an individual living in the Philippines.
BUT . . . if this page is to be believed, a Venice location is planned for September: