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Oba Sushi Izakaya

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181 E Glenarm St, Pasadena, CA 91105-3457
+1 626-799-8543
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Ordered the cucumber salad and it was so delicious and refreshing, had to order a second one. Tried 4 rolls and all were exquisite. Will definitely go back and try more items from their menu.

Thank MrsCDinLA
Santa Clarita, California
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

The ideal place to grab a nice lunch, or take out. Setting is quite and business oriented if needed. A great place to enjoy some great Sushi.

Thank Opie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Oba is tucked into a small corner shopping center at the corner of Glenarm and Marengo. You could drive right past it and not notice. However it is well known to the Japanese community and is frequented by many families looking for a good Japanese dining experience at affordable prices. The staff is very friendly attentive to your dinig needs.... More 

Thank 204lawrencel
Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

The entire experience here was really nice. Fresh sashimi especially the octopus. All tuna's were super fresh. The chef was really helpful in explaining a lot of the fish that were on special and all that we tried was very tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank livasida
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I'll cut them a little slack - it was a busy Friday night, I went to the counter to order. It took 15 minutes to get someone to take my order. The restaurant was fairly busy with lots of families (apparently Friday nights are family dinner nights?). The Passion roll was wonderful. Very fresh. It took another 10 minutes to... More 

Thank HRRunner
California, USA
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

It's been a year since we last went to Oba and the food is still just as good as it was then. My wife and I used to go regularly and they still remember us and, as always, are very welcoming. Food used to come out a little slower but we noticed that our orders came to us a bit... More 

Thank ugooli
Los Angeles, California
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

It is nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed the food, and it is not expensive. The vegetables were tasty and fresh, and the sushi was good. I live close by, so I am likely to go again.

Thank JakCv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 E Glenarm St, Pasadena, CA 91105-3457
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-8543

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