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Japon Bistro

May 8, 2010
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Udon with chicken at Japon Bistro

Don’t let the home-lettered signs and uninviting, tunnel-like space dissuade you from discovering this fine and eclectic Japanese spot with a lively sushi bar and a devout following. The knowledgeable young staff can’t wait to introduce you to the live sea urchin, the sake collection and the terrific izakaya, including such things as salmon carpaccio, Hawaiian-style poke and beef kushiyaki. The udon is one of the best around, and the choices for vegetarians go beyond the norm. Regulars include families with edamame-eating toddlers and¬†Caltech foodies discussing nanotechnology and black holes.

927 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.744.1751, japonbistro-pasadena.com. L Mon.-Fri., D Tues.-Sun. Japanese. Beer & wine. MC, V. $$ Р$$$



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