There are tons of other less crowded restaurants with better food in the Pasadena area. This place is over rated and over priced. Very noisy as well so I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a romantic evening for two.
my wife and i went out on 06-14-2005 for dinner. we order the shrimp summer rolls, and after eating most of it my wife notice hair in hers. it was difficult to enjoy the Bruschetta, because we were now looking for hair in that. for dinner i order the Cajun Rib Eye Steak, it was at least 50% fat, and the meat i eat was still fatty, my wife had the Spicy Cashew Chicken which was very dry. this is the second time we have had a poor meal at this location. but the service was good.
Cheesecake Factory offers a lot of variety of different food. Jambalaya is my favorite. The portion is good for the price. If you come in a group of 6 or more then you probably have to wait for at least 1.5 hours during dinner time. The longest I had to wait was 2 hours for a party of 10. The waiting area was small and over crowded.