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Tender Greens

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Colorado street, Pasadena, CA
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Pasadena, California
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a modest chain, cafeteria style place, with good food, ample portions, plentiful portions, and modest $. Great for a quick, easy lunch or dinner. You choose from the posted menu, then slide your tray along the line, picking up whatever you ordered, pay at the end and find your table. Some items, that required prep will be brought... More 

Thank mlwFortLee_Nj
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I went to this place once, they have a nice choices for salads and vegan food, ideal for summertime.

Thank Magali G
Azusa, California
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a restaurant we walk by every time we go to Roy's and each time I say we should try it. We finally did. The restaurant is above other salad restaurants because you can build your own salad, plate, or sandwich and you can choose a number of different proteins. Protein to go with your salad steak, chicken (BBQ,... More 

Thank NormKeith
Los Angeles, California
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115 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I've been here several times with friends who like it and each time I've been underwhelmed. The salads are incredibly boring and not at all tasty. Judging by the name of the place, you'd expect salads to be their speciality. The meat preparations are okay, but "okay" is not really a great rating. I won't be back unless I'm overruled... More 

Thank AB4415
Reno, Nevada
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Quick with a huge variety for everyone. Pick your salad base, add your protein. So California Nuevo. Fresh soup. Extremely organized, everything is figured out. They can accommodate everyone's desires.

Thank Donnaj13
Pasadena, California
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378 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

A rather diverse menu of salads and sandwiches, but I was a bit let down that despite the name of this chain, there were not more vegetarian or vegan dishes. Nicely sized portions for the price, and fast service.

Thank Ray Q
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162 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I had heard about this place from relatives. I wasn't feeling very well the day we went in, but after I ate a delicious lunch I felt much better. Going through the line, the server was very accommodating to what I wanted. I ordered tuna and mashed potatoes, and it was excellent.

Thank slizzie
San Francisco
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is the go to place for local residents who are looking for healthy choices to compliment their busy lifestyle. Its almost cafeteria like, so after you place your order follow the line with your tray passing by a variety of seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes you are tempted to think you should have ordered something else, everything looks great.... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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457 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stopped in for lunch. You line up like in a cafeteria, order your food and at the end when you pay you get your food. But the food is nothing like in a cafeteria. The food is fresh and good! I ordered the chicken soup and a side of the roasted vegetables for lunch. The soup was very good... More 

Thank Heather M
Pasadena, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

I have been here several times. Usually it's pretty quick and easy. Sometimes confusing and things get mixed up easily. Sometimes portions very generous, sometimes not. Hit or miss. But food is generally always tasty and pretty fresh. Service none to speak off. One time we picked up for a small party, worked out fairly well.

Thank MaicAntony

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colorado street, Pasadena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-405-1511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?