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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Musha

58 E. Colorado Blvd. (Raymond Ave.) Send to Phone
626-405-1518
A lively Japanese izakaya in the heart of Old Pasadena.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Musha Restaurant Review

: Founded in Torrance, this izakaya opened in Old Pasadena after an initial expansion to Santa Monica, and crowds seem to follow it everywhere. The Japanese pub-style menu is extensive and varied, and a satisfying feast can be created from a parade of small plates. Crab or tuna croquettes are classic izakaya fare, and a solid tuna tartare is paired with puffed rice crackers. The sashimi is quite respectable (there’s no sushi, however) and the cheese risotto --- a creamy, bacon-laced brown rice presented in a bowl carved out of a block of Parmesan --- is a signature dish that’s always well received. There is not a big selection of beer or saké to wash it all down, but some inventive shochu cocktails make up for it. Finish with crème brûlée, mochi ice cream or tempura banana with chocolate sauce. The narrow, always-filled room features modern Japanese art, a long sashimi bar and a lively vibe.
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