Two of my favorite Cuisnes collide, could this be?
Well it is here hidden in South Pasadena. Shiro’s is located on a quaint, quiet street and the best service in this part of town, from the approachable hostess to the willing to please servers and the accommodable chef.
It may be considered fine dining although the establishment itself looks like an upscale coffee shop, well, bistro style with linen instead of paper napkins, although Shiro’s is very charming and the food is consistently delcious.
When you walk in, you are greeted by a very nice hostess and you glance around and see that the most of the patronage are “mature”, impeccably dressed and not a slouchy dresser in sight. Which thankfully, I was in my nice slacks and blouse which is the opposite of my trendy jeans and top, I dressed instincitvely.
Prices are varied, the three of us did share a bottle of a great and not so cheap chardonnay, which did increase our share of the bill to more than $100 per person. Each of us had cocktails, an appetizer, entree each as well. Dessert was shared.
The menu alternates daily but if you know of a dish they have prepared before and it is not on the menu, the chef is more than willing to accommodate.
Overall impression, very pleasant and a nice change of pace from the usual haste of “LA”-ness.