karen tanji & jack huang co-own the old pasadena restaurant group which includes 168 restaurant & lounge (california/asian), sorriso-barcelona (italian & spanish) and ixtapa cantina (mexican). they have owned restaurants for 19 years in old pasadena, beginning with wok n roll.
the name '168' comes from a fortuitous chinese saying that means "may you have a prosperous journey from beginning to end." 168 restaurant offers seasonal california/asian cuisine and family style dining with communal tables. the cuisine of 168 features the culinary artistry of executive chef/managing partner hisashi yoshiara.