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There are many and varied restaurant options within 15 minutes of the Inn.  Whether it is a long time local favorite like Gus's Barbecue, Parkway Grill or the Arroyo Chop House you have many options.    The San Gabriel Valley has more Chinese restaurants than anywhere in the United States.   Or you can venture off to Highland Park to a hot new restaurant like Hippo.   There is something for everyone.  Below are a few of our favorites.

South Pasadena (all within 2 miles of the Inn)


  1. Gus’s Barbeque – excellent ribs, chicken, tri-tip, etc.  Very casual atmosphere.    Also have great salmon and salads.

  2. Shiro’s – French Japanese.  #15 on Zagat’s best restaurants in LA.  A real gem in our midst.

  3. Aro Latin - Oaxacan-Indian fusion cuisine.  Unique flavors and one of our favorites.  Reasonably priced.

  4. Patakan – local Thai.  Very causal. 

  5. Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta – local pizza that delivers.


Pasadena  (all within 5 miles)


  1. Arroyo Chop House – Classic steakhouse.     #17 on Zagat’s best restaurants in LA.  Pricey but worth it.

  2. Parkway Grill – same owners as Arroyo Chop House.   Long time Pasadena standby.  American food with a flair.  Try the flat bread with cambozola cheese, walnuts, sautéed pears appetizer.       

  3. Union– less than 2 years old but draws people from all over LA.  Thrillist 50 places to eat in LA before you die. 

  4. Mi Piace – causal Italian in Old Town Pasadena.  Very comfortable, reasonable prices and valet parking right in front.   One of our standby favorites.  

  5. Hippo - trendy new restaurant in Highland Park.  Featuring a variety of creative American style dishes and small plates.

  6. Paul Martin’s – a chain but excellent food.  New to Pasadena but already has lots of fans.   American food reasonably priced.

  7. Saladang – Thai.   Very causal but excellent food. 

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