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Pasadena Area Directory Of Services

Once in awhile, on our 365 Things To Do In Pasadena Facebook Page, a question comes up asking for a recommendation for a particular service or store.  Best referrals are from happy and satisfied customers, right?

Below’s a list of reader suggested recommendations (with reader provided comments) for businesses in and around Pasadena California.*



Accurate Autoworks on Hill is the BEST! They specialize in Honda and Toyota. Very honest, excellent work!

Fuji Auto on E. Colorado  – I used them when I still had a Honda and then an old Mazda. Now I use Kyle’s Automotive on Walnut at Allen for my Villager. (They used to be at the Mobil Station on South Lake.) Very honest, helpful, and family run.

Honcura Shop is possibly worth the drive to Glendale — fast (often on the spot), reasonable, good, answers questions on the phone before you come, tells you prices in advance. I took my Lexus to him but as the name implies, he specializes in Japanese cars: (818) 243-1989.

Nishikawa on Fair Oaks. I’ve been using them for years (like 20)

Sids Auto Repair – 2315 Fair Oaks Ave, Altadena, CA 91001-5740 (626) 794-8996 (They have super reasonable prices, they finish when they say they will, and they do a great job.)


Flower Shops


Flowerman on Foothill – We have been happy with them for years.

Ixora in Sierra Madre! www.ixoraflorist.com

Jacobs Maarse – has beautiful arrangements…

PASADENA FLORAL!!!! Long time Pasadena resident and award winning float designer SCOTT LAMB owns this fantastic floral business.

Pollen – Pollen is in nearby Eagle Rock –  creative, beautiful, fun and friendly. …or Jacob Marse.

Tea Rose Garden did my wedding! She is awesome!- Old Town Pasadena

Vons. Also, when it comes to a graduation lei, order through Vons. They have the best price around.



AG Dental Studio in Montrose. Best in the business.

Richard Fuentes in Eagle Rock. He is a good, honest Dentist!

Dr. J. Thomas Chess in Pasadena. Absolutely the best…. and painless.

Dr. Hansen is great.

Hastings Ranch Dental Group Rosemead and Foothill in Pasadena. Dr. Rahimi is great!

Dr Rodney Klieger..across the street from Ralphs on Walnut and Lake..he graduated from USC @ the top of his class…he has GREAT “bedside” manner’s and he aint bad to look @…& most of all he’s honest and is very gentle when working on u. Call him…Dr Mak and Kleiger…u can find the info on the web…u won’t be sorry! I love him!!

Dr. Murachanian on Colorado St. in the Arcade Lane across from Vromans!

Dr. Q in Monrovia

Dr. Jack Von Bulow (not kidding!)-in Temple City. He’s a great dentist-has “introductory” specials and will do financing. He’s good with kids as well as seniors.

Robert Wheeler in La Canada. 818-790-1710. He’s a great guy and a thorough, caring dentist.

Kent Wilson, Huntington/Fletcher in South Pasadena, he is really gentle kind and diplomatic… awesome!

There’s a good dentist right off Lake Ave. on Union that I can recommend highly. Here’s his website add: http://www.pasadenadentalaesthetics.com/



Dr. Hambleton – Great doctor, great office and stands by his work.  He is retreating my daughter free of charge.



Dr. Lionel Ng…Eaton Canyon Pediatrics

Dr. Lauren Dimen (Arcadia)

Dr. Irma Gonzalez and her assistant Xiomara are great (504 So. Sierra Madre Blvd, 626-795-8811. Personable, never a wait, and kind.

Dr. Issac Haddad — 2990 E. Colorado. (1) He is excellent! Very on top of things! I had to take my daughter to the hospital, and by the time I got there, he had already called them to let them know we were coming and had a room ready for us!He goes above and beyond — Plus, he is in the office until 6pm on weekdays and until noon on Saturdays 🙂 (2) Dr. Isaac Haddad. Very much up on things, very helpful, seems genuinely concerned with our little girl. Saturday hours.

Kaiser, Pasadena – Three excellent women Peds at Kaiser Pasadena: Drs Scanlon, Fuller and Ashford. All wonderful…

Dr. John Legault in Pasadena. (626) 449-7350 If he is not accepting new patients, Dr. Heller is great in the same practice!
55 E. California Bl., Ste. 200, Pasadena

Dr. Mechoso in Arcadia – both kids loved her!

Dr. Carol Walker 626-795-0617 – She’s on Arroyo Parkway but moving to South Pasadena by the end of the year. She’s been ours for 13 years and has helped us through some scary situations.

Dr. Yim, Children’s Clinic on Sierra Madre and San Pasqual – two recommendations


Rug Cleaning

Norbert Rugs to clean area rugs (626)795-7589. They do a nice job. If the rugs are inexpensive, you may try calling a company like Coit.

*This list is strictly based on reader suggestions and recommendations and is not checked nor endorsed by the owner of this site.