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“Great Place for a Casual Lunch in South Pasadena”

Ai Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #198 of 748 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I have come here several times with friends, solo and a group of people from the workplace. Always a friendly and casual atmosphere at lunchtime. Tasty food, good service and excellent prices (try the daily lunch specials). The restaurant is located in South Pasadena and there is always a nice crowd of people at lunchtime. Solo customers will be comfortable in small side tables.

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Thank Carolyn F
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took a group of 6 people to Ai's for lunch. The lunch prices were great and the portions were very generous. The taste was very good and would go back there again. The people there were also very friendly.

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Thank GKayY56
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is one of our go-to Japanese restaurants, and we are Japanese. The food is always good, the sashimi fresh and the service is friendly. I love the Chirashi Bowl with all the different fish, and my husband usually goes for one of the very filling combinations. Also very good for lunch.

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The decor hasn't changed much in a few years, But the food is reasonably good and the servings are of good size, but don't expect too much leftovers. Pretty standard Japanese menu for the US. Can't go wrong, but not overly romantic place, but nice place to meet, talk end enjoy the company.

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Thank geotech522
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

The restaurant is a bit dated as far as the décor, but you are paying to eat! the food is very good and the portions are nice. The place is on the small side, so if possible, time your visit a bit before or after the typical lunch or dinner rush. Service was inconsistent, but still worth a visit. I would return.

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