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Not impressed

Not a good sign in a place with uncovered food floating around for who knows how long.

Michelle S.


Great sushi and fun atmosphere!

I love going to Afloat Sushi. The susi is served on boats floating around the sushi bar. You can also order off the menu if you don't see what you want floating around. The sushi is nice and fresh and in small portions so you can try a lot of different things. The staff is friendly and helpful too. It's even a great place to go alone for a quick lunch when you're in Old Town.



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Favorite sushi place EVER!

In the first few days I moved to California, some friends took us to A'float Sushi and I was instantly hooked. It's a really fun place to take people who've never had the pleasure of picking delicious sushi dishes off of cool little boats floating around a table moat... As well as revisit the place again and again. The portions are great per dish because you can try a lot of different kinds of sushi without going broke, and for what they give you (and the great quality of the food they give), it's very reasonably priced. And if there's something you want that isn't in one of the boats, just let the chef or the waitress know and they'll bring it out to you. A couple times I've gone, the service was a little slow to get drinks, but the pros heavily outweigh the cons.



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5 star restaurant. Excellent.

I loved my experice at this restaurant the first time I went to A float. My family and I were greeted instantly by the waitress and seated. We went early (5:00) so it wasn't too crowded. My 2 kids loved the idea of this restaurant of picking your favorite dishes off the floating ships. I tried almost about everything with my husband. We both agreed this was the best sushi we have tasted in a long time, ever since we left New Jersey. There's just so much variety and the prices are reasonably priced, unlike another sushi restaurant I went to a couple weeks ago, which charged $5 for a small bowl of miso soup!! The waitresses/waiters were all really kind and patient that we had stayed for 2 hours. Most other busy places would just give us the check. As time passed, and it was 7:00, the place got crowded. I could see why this restaurant had such good buisness. It was because it was really worth the wait.



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Floats my Boat

This is one of my favorite places to go when im in a rush. I can literally be in and out of there in 30 min. This is a great spot if you are going to shop at the local retailers, or gunna go out to one of the local clubs. Because you can get a great meal at a fast food pace! The sushi is always fresh, and the Chefs (although not Japanese) are great at sushi making.



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a great place to eat!

Wonderful atmosphere, loved the decorations in Afloat! I went there for lunch and was seated promptly at the sushi bar.
Food was wonderful and the waitresses were polite and fast too.
It's a PERFECT restaurant to go to after a little strolling in Old Town and being seated quickly and enjoying a great meal.



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Surprisingly good!

My boyfriend and I stopped here on a whim while walking around Pasadena. The sushi was surprisingly good! I enjoy this style of dining for a quick lunch and I was not disappointed. The plates that had sashimi on them were cheap for how much fish there was and for how good it was! I would stop here again!



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terrific restaurant!

A float sushi is the best japanese restaurant around in the L.A. County! It has great service and a variety choice of food to choose from. I will be looking foward to going again next week. The waitresses and waiters are very polite and I like how the chefs stand in the middle of the bar and cooks whatever you tell them you want! I really like how the small boats float around and you can just take food off of it. The way the charge you is also really unique.



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A float sushi makes the best sushi i ever had!!! There are litlle boats that are floating around and around in afloat sushi which makes it stylish, cute, and CONVENIENT!!! You dont even have to order sushi!! just take it!!!!! its that simple!!!! the other food in this restaurant is also very incredible. I would recommend the eel rice. Its sooo good!!!! All the dishes here are reasonably priced too! the waiters and waitresses are very polite; they are also very effecient. I would really rocommend you to eat at this restaurant if youre looking for a delicious meal but not that expensive either. I love this restaurant and cant wait to go there again!!!!!!



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Eat at your own risk!

The food was great but unfortunatley I didn't notice until I was done eating that the sushi chef used the same dish cloth to clean the inside of the sink as he did the counter top where he made the Sushi!!!!



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A weekly pilgrimage of mine...

This place is always packed. That says a lot about it. The sushi isn't the very best, but along with the fun environment and the very helpful staff, you look beyond it. Being able to pick and choose the sushi that you would like as it rounds the bend is so much fun. After the first time, the novelty wears off a bit, but that is simply because you end up seeing the same cuisine each time that you go. I haven't seen much deviation from the format at all. The only problem I have, but it hasn't been strong enough to keep me away, is that parents will bring their children and allow them to grab at whatever appeals them. Of course this is the thrill, but a coughing child ripe with germs is sitting three seats before me, and he is clawing at everything before it gets to me. Some of the items, unfortunately, made their escape from the child's fingers that just came from his face. These same items may have escaped, BUT THEY WERE TOUCHED! Since the boy was not quick enough to catch the fish, it moves along. BUT HE TOUCHED IT! And the parent says nothing. Lost my appetite that day. But this should all be written as what the customer doesn't know, won't hurt him/her. After all, someone did take what that kid graced. And no one seems to be the wiser. :)



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Sushi for Dummies

First the good: I periodically go here when I have a sushi craving and limited time. You can get in, eat, and get out in around 30 minutes. Also, it's very convenient to not have to place an order at all (except for drinks). The prices are reasonable.

And the not so good: If you go during off hours, the selection is very limited and you will probably have to order from the chef anyway. Also, many of this restaurant's sushi dishes are not authentic. In addition, the chefs do NOT insert wasabi under the fish in the nigiri zushi! You have to do this yourself, and is that what you're paying for? Neither the chefs nor the waitresses are Japanese (they're Chinese), so if you like to order or converse in Japanese in a Japanese restaurant (I do), forget it.



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Sushi without the attitude

Sometimes, sushi chefs (and sushi lovers) can take themselves just a little too seriously. Yes, fresh o-toro and uni can be sublime when prepared by a master chef. But sometimes, sushi is just rice 'n fresh fish 'n veggies and that's plenty good enough. Afloat Sushi gives diners an ever-changing array of freshly prepared sushi as it floats by on little boats. Okay, it's a little kitschy, but it's fun! The price of the sushi is clearly marked by the design/color of the dishes, making it great fun for the budget-conscious -- you can see how much your bill will be as your empty dishes stack up. Sometimes, some sushi stays on the go-round a little too long -- but anyone who's feeling freshness-conscious can make a request for the roll/nigiri or dish they want from the chefs who are always ready to make more sushi to replenish the assortment. Great fun and good food at a good price -- what more could you want?



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We go every sunday and have for the last two months....Can't beat is a nice location with great prices...We had sushi here and found each piece more delectable than the last



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Floating boats are fun!

Sit at the bar and pick from a variety of choices going around on the boats. Their shrimp walnut roll is great. The fish is decent for the price.



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this place kept my wallet a'float

my boyfriend and i went here for lunch and we both loved it! the lunch menu's variety is plentiful and the cute little boats carrying the sushi was too cute. we ordered bento-styled lunches and it kept us full and satisfied. the service was awesome and prompt. and our lunch together cost less than $13! i don't know about the dinner here, but their lunch is great. we will go again!


Phone: (626) 792-9779

Address: 87 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105


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Phone: (626) 792-1255

Payment method
all major credit cards, paypal
Price Range
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
Other Information

Parking: Garage, Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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