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The 8 Best Asian Restaurants Near Pasadena

Updated: May 2, 2022

Aching for some good Asian food? These Pasadena restaurants serve the best-fried rice and noodles in town. We evaluated the top review sites and included reviews from millions of diners for the best Asian spots in Pasadena. Sit down and feast on garlic duck and tasty po tak at any of the great Asian restaurants on this list.

Find the perfect Asian restaurant

Passion & Asian Bistro

Asian, $$, PasadenaAsian, $$Pasadena
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Bangkok Oriental

Thai, $$, PasadenaThai, $$Pasadena
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

East West Bistro

Asian, $$, PasadenaAsian, $$Pasadena
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Eastern Carryout

Chinese, $, PasadenaChinese, $Pasadena
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Ho Wok

Asian, PasadenaAsianPasadena
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Yama Sushi Bar

Japanese, $$, Glen BurnieJapanese, $$Glen Burnie
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mali Thai Restaurant

Thai, $$, Glen BurnieThai, $$Glen Burnie
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Red Boat Asian Fusion

Asian, Glen BurnieAsianGlen Burnie
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the right Asian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We pored over ratings for 5440 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Pasadena and 127 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Red Tigers Korean Fusion Grill, Szechuan Cafe, and Passion & Asian Bistro are vegetarian-friendly Asian restaurants in Pasadena.

There are 14 Asian restaurants in Pasadena.

Red Tigers Korean Fusion Grill, Szechuan Cafe, and The Bangkok Oriental are the highest-rated Asian restaurants that are good for groups in Pasadena.

The Bangkok Oriental is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Asian restaurant in Pasadena.

The highest-rated Asian restaurants for delivery in Pasadena are Red Tigers Korean Fusion Grill, Passion & Asian Bistro, and The Bangkok Oriental.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Gewürztramine with shrimp fried rice

    For an elevated experience, pair your shrimp fried rice with Gewürztramine. This combination works particularly well because this white wine acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish.


  • Rosé and Hunan style beef


    That strong and spicy Hunan style beefyou’re thinking about would be beautifully complemented by a sweet pink wine, like Rosé!

  • The ideal drink pairing for stir-fried chicken

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for stir-fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some beer, particularly a glass of Kingfisher. This, dry, beer balances the spicy stir-fried chicken.

Did you know?

  • Who made the first pho?

    1880s gave us something tasty, the pho! This tasty dish was bestowed upon us by Northern Vietnam.

  • April = Asian festival

    Have you ever seen people tend to the graves of departed ones? It’s a sight to see at the Qingming Festival, where they also have China. Keep it in mind if you ever plan a trip to China.

  • The best day for ramen

    To celebrate their passion for ramen, people in The United States decided to hold an annual National Ramen Day every April 4.

Parking information

Pasadenais notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Asian spot.

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