The first thing you're likely to notice is the friendly, clean, and pleasant atmosphere. Sure, you can find more upscale decor, more trendy or stylish interior design, but a restaurant that can cater to family, business associates, and daters with equal comfort and efficiency is not an easy balance to strike -- and Ichima has succeeded here! There are four fairly large color screens in each top corner about the restaurant to add a sporty and sometimes entertainment programming vibe -- from PGA golf to American Idol to 80's pop music -- and, despite the screens, the acoustics of the interior are good enough to carry on an intimate conversation at your table without too much distraction. Now the food! The sushi is simply some of the freshest and best prepared I've ever had -- and I've sampled a few! All the more reason to check out their sushi dishes, from traditional to modern and customized -- with the elegance of preparation and surprisingly quick service time. And their alternate menu of tempura dishes, from beef, pork, chicken, and an assortment of vegetables, is just as reliable in taste satisfaction. The service service staff is very friendly and prompt. The sushi bar itself is lined with charming and comic drawings and the odd photograph of regular and infrequent patrons from past and present, adding to the sense of this good-natured neighborhood place to enjoy and feel a part of. Specials -- from the exotic to the seasonal -- are posted daily, and the chefs are always eager to have you sample before you commit to full portions. Ichima is located in a fairly upscale strip mall with bowling, multiplex cinema, shopping center, and nearby are Chuck E. Cheese for the kids, Sears, Whole Foods market, and many other consumer retail amenities. Good location -- good sushi!
This is a pretty good little club in Pasadena. Parking is not terrible, I parked at the CPK garage a couple blocks north of the terrace and parked my car there for 4 hours and payed $4.00. There is a cover charge of $5.00 to see bands there. They only have Bud, New Castle, Hefeinwieser on tap, but have bottles of the usual suspects. There are two negatives among all the possitives. The first negative, The Bands were not loud enough. They really need a sound man on the board at all times. I have never been to a club where there was not someone manning the board. Really wierd... The other negative is that the prices listed were not the prices given to you by the bar tender or waitress, so you never know if you are getting ripped off. A lot of good looking people were there, so that is always a plus. The seem pretty diverse with the music that plays there, so I will most likely try them out again. Hope this helps.
B Man's is definitely a great Pasadena lunch time eatery. All the food tastes fresh. The bugers have all those things like In-N-Out, hand leaf lettuce, fresh tomato, and premium beef patty PLUS it's got teriyaki sauce and a large serving of avocado. If you're wanting to complete the meal, ask for either a small curry fries or chili fries.... both are massive portions. Even though they put it in a small to-go box the jam it with so many fries and toppings there's no way the top can close. I'm a fairly big guy who can eat, and I'm stuffed on just $6 worth of food with just a buger and small curry fries. If you're adverse to a little BBQ charing you might want to just stick to the burgers.... but if you like that fresh picnic taste, I'd really suggest the chicken sandwich. For the more health conscious get the white meat for just a little more, but I'm a thigh guy myself.