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Things to do in East Pasadena

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Authentic Thai food, culture, and atmosphere with traditional music in Pasadena. Excellent seafood options like deep fried spicy soft shell crab in chili sauce ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Panda Inn is owned by the owners of Panda Express. BEST Chinese food in Pasadena!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Great local restaurant & bar, walking distance. Steaks, fish, pizza. Big screen TV's for sports enthusiasts”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Metro station with plenty of parking if you want to leave the car behind and explore Los Angeles area.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
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“Basic, friendly Mexican restaurant that has been there for decades. Lots of parking.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A guest from Mexico raved to me about how great this little place is, but I already knew, been going there for decades. Sweet little garden patio for dining there.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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“My favorite place for chicken makhani, lamb vindaloo and dosa. They also have ghost peppers if you dare. Also great for vegetarians.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place is very old, but very consistent and has won awards through the years. It is the best Chinese food I've ever had, but I've never been to China. Apparently, most L.A. based celebrities agree with me, because they all eat at this place and love the owner, if you believe the pictures on the walls. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Car Wash
“Best taco truck in the area at night. Open really late. Never used this car wash. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Car Rental
“If you need to rent a car while you visit, a convenient location is a short walk away.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“Garden Teriyaki Burgers, Chinese Chicken Salad *but i order it with Tofu instead of chicken, Teriyaki Fries, Garlic Shrimp Bowl. Im always a happy customer after Im done eating! :)”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“This little cactus store is a hidden gem of wonder! Our neighbor recommended it, and they have so many beautiful plants that we've never seen before. It's a short walk away, next to the Starbucks.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Authentic Thai food, culture, and atmosphere with traditional music in Pasadena. Excellent seafood options like deep fried spicy soft shell crab in chili sauce ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Panda Inn is owned by the owners of Panda Express. BEST Chinese food in Pasadena!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local restaurant & bar, walking distance. Steaks, fish, pizza. Big screen TV's for sports enthusiasts”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“My favorite place for chicken makhani, lamb vindaloo and dosa. They also have ghost peppers if you dare. Also great for vegetarians.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Basic, friendly Mexican restaurant that has been there for decades. Lots of parking.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A guest from Mexico raved to me about how great this little place is, but I already knew, been going there for decades. Sweet little garden patio for dining there.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
“Garden Teriyaki Burgers, Chinese Chicken Salad *but i order it with Tofu instead of chicken, Teriyaki Fries, Garlic Shrimp Bowl. Im always a happy customer after Im done eating! :)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This place is very old, but very consistent and has won awards through the years. It is the best Chinese food I've ever had, but I've never been to China. Apparently, most L.A. based celebrities agree with me, because they all eat at this place and love the owner, if you believe the pictures on the walls. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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