1505 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030


  • Sun 5:30pm-9pm, Wed-Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 6pm-9:30pm
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Deep-fried catfish are almost as inescapable around here as personal trainers or Chevy Suburbans, but Shiro, a Japanese-French bistro unaccountably tucked into a Midwestern-looking South Pasadena streetscape, serves so much of this ponzu-steeped stuff that it might as well rename itself after the fish. Its version of the dish - imagine a whole catfish the size of the shark from Jaws, stuffed with ginger and fried to a crisp - is everything you could want from a bottom-feeder.

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