At this Pasadena restaurant, Japanese ideas are modernised with references to other cuisines. Try the fried tofu with chawan mushi savory custard or apple-ginger sauce, but pay close attention to the specials. The saké bar has some limited-release Japanese sakés that can be expensive but that might stretch your definition of perfection.
|Venue name:||Japon Bistro||Contact:|
927 E Colorado Avenue
between N Lake & N Mentor Avenues
|Opening hours:||11.30am-2.30pm Mon; 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm Tue-Thur; 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm Fri; 5.30-10.30pm Sat; 5.30-9.30pm Sun.|
|Price:||Main courses Lunch $12. Dinner $23.|