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Maison Akira

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713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111 (El Molino)
+1 626-796-9501
21:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 21:00 - 18:00
Thu 21:30 - 17:00
Fri 20:00 - 11:00
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201 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Very mixed feelings about this restaurant. The food is interesting and good - we tried the Bento Box and the LA Dine menu and it was quite enjoyable. However it the mediocre service that stands out. Our waitress was curt, to the point and could have shown some more people skills but you really get the feeling she wants to... More 

Thank onep39
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We ate at the restaurant during DineLA week and experienced very sub-standard service. I have had enough experience dining at fine dining establishment to know what level of service to expect. Based on the menu and type of food this place serves, this place is considered a fine dining restaurant. When someone shells out $100/person, one expect great food and... More 

Thank Lucy D
Monterey Park, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Was invited for a 80th birthday person. It was set up in a private section of this restaurant. Was able to ordered anything on their menu. They bought in their own birthday cake.

Thank dsai
Southern California
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was my cousin's choice to celebrate her birthday. The menu was a combination of French and Japanese, and I believe keeping in harmony with the owners. We chose the five course menu and were not disappointed. The presentations were as much of a delight as the combination of flavors. Be ready for lots of creativity. The venue itself was... More 

Thank TravlinSpeecher
Rome, Italy
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have been at Akira several times. Most of the times, we had wonderful food. The chef mixes French cuisine and Japanese ingredients, and the results are surprising and very interesting. the service and atmosphere are also good. Some times, the food was not so great. Once, we had a souffle that was not cooked inside. We were surprised that... More 

Thank Eleonora_673
Portland, Oregon
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

On business trip in Pasadena. Paid with cash, expecting to keep change and leave a separate tip. Server did not return with change and said she threw the receipt away. Since no receipt, I could not expense the meal. Needless to say I did not add anything else for the tip.

Thank richtergr
Glenn Dale, Maryland
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

previous visits to Maison Akira have led us to have high expectations. this night, they were not met. the fish special was just satisfactory, if a generous portion. the romaine salad was tasteless, and the romaine leaves were definitely NOT young. the portobello mushrooms were somehow tough in the vegetable tower with sweet potatoes and tomatoes. this experience was barely... More 

Thank Diane F
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was a restaurant we come whenever we felt like having a romantic and authentic French experience cuisine. We love the whole setup, the variety of exotic French cuisine, fresh sea bass and of course their foie gras. It is a quiet with low background romantic music and delightful staffs. Parking is right next to the restaurant and right at... More 

Thank Dorothy Y
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Really good food, upscale type of place, dinner for 2 was about $105 and that was on the low side, but don't let that keep you away! Food was excellent and the service was fantastic! You have to try this place at least once!

Thank Rob B
Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Joined good friends from Pasadena for a night of relaxed fine dining. The room was spacious and comfortable, as was the noise level. The four of us ordered fish for main courses: loup de mer (Mediterranean Sea Bass) in a champagne sauce and miso cod. All tasty and competently prepared and presented. The cod was good, but not what I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
French, Japanese
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
21:00 - 18:00
21:00 - 18:00
21:00 - 18:00
21:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101-2111
    (El Molino)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-9501

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