About Us

“Our bistro offers the ideal combination of unsurpassed, impeccable ingredients delivered in a memorable, personalized manner by our devoted staff. We are a casual restaurant, yet always strive to present beyond expectations. WELCOME!”

a|k|a Bistro came to Pasadena in 2010 by way of the Napa Valley as well as over 27 years of restaurant history in Pasadena. Family owned and staff run, a|k|a is inspired by all things sustainable and organic, with a focus on quality with no short cuts. Local craft beers, 45+ wines by the glass, as well as a mixology program second to none that features both house-made Shrubs and Kamboucha cocktails…a|k|a has all the ingredients plus the best patio in Pasadena!

Available for private parties from 6-200 and superb catering!

aka bistro food


  • Walk-Ins Welcome
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Kids
  • Take Out
  • Catering
  • Waiter Service
  • Outdoor Seating