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Tokoro Japanese Restaurant

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802 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
+1 626-403-2542
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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South Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 4 and was seated right away, the waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu and the sushi bar options. The sake selection was top self and came with an explaination of type and quality. The owner is visible and his son and family were available for recommendation off menu. Overall experience was good, will... More 

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Thank Chris T
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235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

From the outside, Tokoro looks like a really small place next to Papa John's. We were impressed with the friendly welcome from all of the wait staff. The menu had many choices and everything was tempting. Our order was delivered to the table very quickly. We opted for the more traditional chicken, beef and salmon teriyaki but the got the... More 

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Thank geotech522
west covina california
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Ordered the Spicy Pork combo and the large sashimi platter (24 pieces), plus California rolls. The combo came with rice, soup, salad, California rolls and tempura. Fairly generous size meal for under $20. The sashimi platter was presented beautifully and the fish pieces fair sized. It even came with two large scallops. Additional California rolls were only about $6. The... More 

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Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Came on my own last night and sat at the sushi bar. They have lots of unique rolls, but I opted for sashimi and sushi. The fish was really tasty and fresh. I had blue fin, salmon, and yellow tail. All tasted excellent and the service was friendly. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Tommy S
South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We eat here at least once a month and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the service is very attentive, the staff are all friendly and there to please. A good eating experience. It gets really busy after 6:00 pm, so we normally go earlier. Parking can be a problem as well if you go later.

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Thank Linda D
South Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Love this place! Service, food, atmosphere.....Always a pleasure to visit and have some food and drinks.

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Thank maddogkbfilms
Monrovia, California
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372 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I was out after Weight Watchers meeting, and was looking for buckwheat soba noodles, which have half the carbs and calories of wheat or rice noodles. Used the Near Me Now feature on the Trip advisor mobile app, and Tokoro was minutes away. Fish is a great Weight Watcher menu choice 1 smart point for 3 ounces. The soba 3... More 

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Thank astrojane
Los Angeles
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340 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We had the salmon teriyaki, and another had the salad, and everyone loved everything. Green tea was great. Soybeans to start were great too.

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Thank anonymousLosAngeles
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Great sushi. I like that the rolls here differ so much from what you see at most sushi places. The spicy tuna is great. My favorite is the Japanese burrito appetizer. Any of the rolls are great though, highly recommended!

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Thank Nimisis303
South Pasadena, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

It seems that tokoro has either changed ownership or are in the midst of a shakeup... Our family enjoy tokoro about once a week. Lately, the staff seems to keep changing. The service seems ok but could be better. On the other hand .... The fish is fresh and the hand cut rolls are well presented.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-2606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-403-2542

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