Cima at Pacific Palms Resort
Cima at Pacific Palms Resort

Cima at Pacific Palms Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pacificpalmsresort.com/cima.html
  • Phone: 6268542335
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Roger Gamboa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sunday Brunch: Jeff Johnson

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Azura Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: private lot available
A word from Cima at Pacific Palms Resort
A unique dining experience can be found at Cima, the area's most exciting restaurant. Guests will enjoy an eclectic menu featuring Pacific Fusion cuisine. Cima offers a lively atmosphere with impeccable service, majestic views and an expansive deck for outdoor dining. Cima is perfect for either a casual diner or corporate gathering. Whatever the occasion, reservations are recommended.
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Cima at Pacific Palms Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (4)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (3)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Food is not fresh
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Some of the foods were not fresh, especially for the Sushi. Also, the soup, that is not the kind of high quality soup we enjoy Saturday night offers. The food quality and choice are no comparison to Saturday night's.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Whose omelet is this?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was good. The omelet guy screwed up my omelet by giving it to my buddy who put hot sauce all over it. I mean it was just me and my buddy and 2 omelet orders. Talk about short term memory issues. The waitress also never brought my wife the toast she had ordered. Overall it was nice and we had enjoyed our time but.... I will give them another chance, but just one
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for mediocre food
    Vtecpwr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food selection wasn't as robust as I thought for something that costs 55 per person. Sushi selection was a joke, only one soup selection, and very common entires. The pacific palms website was pretty much false advertising for the Cima restaurant. There was no whole pig, the shrimp cocktails were a sad handful of reject shrimp that no one wanted. I've been to other buffets that offered more for around 15-20 per person. Would not be coming here again.
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  • Good food, served fresh
    Darthel
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I like the place.. It's clean, spacious, classy, good ambience, nice presentation of the dishes, fresh food served & we'll prepared, delicious food..prompt service...reasonable price
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bp71214
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food and staff are great! Great location. You can a enjoy a good nice walk before or after dinner. My friend and I really enjoyed where we were seated. We could hear each other and there's enough space between tables, no need to walk sideways.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but not the right place
    JJEE3232
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I spent over $300 with my family to enjoy a nice weekend dinner, food is great, but most seafood in the outside area, so we saw many fly on the top of the seafood and sushi, and no anyone to do something to keep the food clean, so we just eat the inside food only, but it will be too expensive with eating any seafood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super-Brunch
    GeoEsq
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had a pair of granddads (young granddads) to treat for Father's Day Brunch and Cima is well regarded for its Saturday and Sunday buffets. We were impressed: great service, indoor and outdoor seating, an array of stations that has to be experienced - everything from the western standards (eggs, omelet station, bacon, sausage, carving station) to shucked fresh oysters and crab leg clusters, a crispy-skin roast pig, some Dim Sum and Cantonese Chinese standards - and on and on. A modest NV Domestic Bubbly, smoothies, coffee, tea, bubble tea - and then the desert stations. The view and weather were just fantastic. Kids and extended families are welcome and common.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Cima at Pacific Palms Resort reviews archive.
  • Great Buffet!
    Rox88
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My family enjoy dining here. The food is good and the service is great too. My son highly recommend it to his friends!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to get?
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The service was great. The menu not so great. Not much more on the menu than was served at the buffet. The food was prepared well and tasted good. No complaints there. I had been trying to make reservations for nearly two years. I really wanted Mother's Day but even though I check nearly three weeks in advance there were no tables available so I settled for Saturday. The menu must be much better on special days.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but
    bigmom
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    My experience with Cima's Sunday brunch was good. Only one thing, they didn't start on time. We made appointment at 11:00am thru website and in their website said the brunch start at 10:30am When we were there at 11:00am, the restaurant was not ready. No one in the front for seat, no waiter or waitress, and food was not ready either. I was very sure it has passed 11:00am already.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK. But not fit for the price
    MEW2
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The limited food selection did not worth the $55 price tag. There was barely enough seafood. There was a limit of 1/2 lobster per serving. The fruit juice or smoothie are not boxed juices. The salad in the salad bar are stale. Not too much western food selection. Just a lot of Asian food. It really not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our 'go-to' restaurant
    Penny
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We love this restaurant. The ambiance is one of the main reasons why we come here. It's a beautiful place, spacious and not tight with tables right beside you. The food variety is very good. I can never get to try everything because I always go for my comfort foods. When there is some kind of an event to celebrate, this is the first place I suggest to go to. My kids love it there too. We like that we can eat and sit at the table for a couple hours and chat without feeling rushed to get out. We've gone there so often that we've come to know the staff now. They are so pleasant and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good time
    patpat
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    my family and I had a great time the food was great .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Meet up
    Tommy
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This pace is a great place to meet and catch up but don't go there if you are interested in eating. Their choice is very limited even for lunch but their service is great since there is hardly anyone there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    Toothfairy
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Great brunch for the price!! Nice variety of food that is very tasty. Dining area is spread out so you don't feel cramped !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was okay
    joping9
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Food was ok, although i was expecting more for what i paid. overall experience was ok. Services was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegas Buffets can take a back seat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Some people claim that Vegas has great Buffets.... I would say that if you enjoy Asian foods, the Saturday night buffet at this place beats any Vegas buffet. I must had about 10 lobster tails, 12 fresh blended juice (I mean mango, strawberry, guava, watermelon, pineapple-spinach, etc...), shrimp, dim-sum, sashimi, raw oysters, snow crab legs, and ... yes... deserts. I don't think any of the dishes are unique to this place but I feel that everything was well above par in quality, freshness, and taste. My only problem was that I ate so much lobster tail that I only had room for one Macaroon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for All you can eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We went for All you can eat buffet at 8PM, Lobster was not out even not that many people there (50) . we wait for them to make more. They made so little, not enough for second round. By 8:45 they stop cooking lobsters. I just be able to get 2 lobster only even though I want to get more. No server or name tags at smoother booth, we get drink by fruit colorst. Paid $120 for 2!!!! way overprice
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice experience
    Doudou
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Love our Sunday Brunch there. Food is great, people are nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good foods but for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I have been to this restaurant before and this time to dine with my guest overseas. The foods have been more improved especially Sashimi. Other beef and pork(whole baby pork BBQ) were average and some smell...but acceptable. Guest numbers were not so many...maybe the cost per person is rather expensive. Four of us ordered 4 bottle of beers and the buffet we paid $250 including tip..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't think it's worth it.
    Tommy
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    With the food quality that they have, I don't think it's worth $50/person. Although some food are pretty good, overall the quality is only fair. I wouldn't consider go back there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We have been to Cima many times. This was our third time for the East-West Buffet ahnd this was not up to the standards of the previous times we have been. We have also been to the Sunday Brunch several times and will try that again, because it has always been great. We will see what happens.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not what you'd expect
    munch2crunch
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    The Food Is Edible, But For The Price You Pay, It Should Be Way Better. It Feels Like They're Just Feeding You To Shut You Up, Like Its Something They Are Forced To Do. I Would Not Go There Again, Except Maybe Just To Hit Some Golf Balls.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food and service
    SuzKom
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Let's start with the positive. The food was delicious and fresh. The service was prompt and friendly. The variety was there for what a brunch requires, from breakfast to lunch (American style). Then there were a few items of seafood, sushi, and dim sum. All were good because they tasted recently made. The negative is the false advertisement in the menu for Sunday Brunch. There was a smoothie bar but there wasn't any whole coconut or cut fruit. Did not see the section for South of the Border and the Bread Station was lacking (only danish and muffin). In conclusion, all that was served was good but the assortment was lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance, OK Food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    I miss the old Cima. The food is decent but not that great. Korean ribs were not even Grilled Fresh but was brought out to be heated on a warmer. they had only 1 roast pig that is gone by 7:30 and if you missed it, that's It! the peking duck was delicious. other than that, I don't think there is anything memorable. there are oysters and crab legs and lobster -so just eat that to get your money's worth. I like the smoothie section and the chocolate fountain station . They advertised paella on the menu but didn't find that in the buffet. I just like the place for the ambiance. If you have guests to impress, it's a classy place with a variety of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 'Go-To' place
    Penny
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    I love the brunch at Cima. I always go there for all my special occasions and always recommend it when in a crunch. The selection of food is great and the ambiance is spectacular. My family and I usually spend at least 3-hours for brunch because the atmosphere is so relaxing and it's nice to sit and chat and head up to the buffet at our leisure. My kids love it too. The place offers free wifi which allows the kids to play on their tablets while my husband and I are deep in conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday get together
    Alex1970
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The first time in February was great. This time we took my brother inlaw a total of six. I usually print my reviews on yelp. I have to say the food is bountiful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The variety of offerings have
    CaffeneJolt
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    The variety of offerings have reduced over the years. So has the price. Years ago, we had to wait for a table on Sundays. This time, most of the tables were empty. Perhaps it's the economy. Compared to about 3 years ago, they've eliminated the fresh juice bar, the outdoor grill station and the kid's station. We were hoping to find items that we can't get in any typical breakfast place, but saw bacon, eggs & sausage, which we completely ignored. Their steamed crab legs, prime rib and sushi were all fresh and tasty. We enjoyed the low noise level and took advantage of the slow pace to enjoy our brunch. Overall, disappointed with the variety for $30. per person, but did enjoy the view, the smoothies and a leisurely brunch. Might go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We could not have been happier with Reuben, the manager and the servers. The food was excellent and the service was even better! We stayed the weekend and ate at the East meets West buffet Saturday night and had brunch Sunday morning! The snow crab and peking duck were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review for Cima Asian Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Overall it was okay, but I think it used to be much better. They use to have a lot more variety. We really missed the BBQ lamb chops. We were also surprise the restaurant was not as busy like it used to be. The service was outstanding as usual. I was quite thirsty after the meal, I think it could be the msg in the lobster soup.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CIMA is my 'go-to' restaurant
    Penny
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    CIMA is my 'go-to' restaurant whether I want to take my family or just having a romantic evening with my husband. The food is fantastic and the ambiance and view is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marginlly better than Todai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Marginlly better than Todai at tice the price. Just as noisy. Servers are eqully attentive. BBQ chicken was as dry as a bone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perhaps not a busy day, so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Perhaps not a busy day, so the quality & quantities of the food seems below the standard, especial the lobster. Honestly, It is not worth to pay almost $50 for such poor quality lobster!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I paid too much for their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I paid too much for their food selection $50 a person. I should have gone to Hilton brinch at universal studio, way more selection, pasta is better so were the ribs, same price. Besides the above, service was excellent at CIMA
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  • East Meets West buffet is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    East Meets West buffet is perfect for those who enjoy mostly Asian styled cuisine with some American touches. Many stations with courteous staff servicing guests. Highly recommend for a better quality buffet style meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cima has gone downhill - they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Cima has gone downhill - they only serve a small amount of lobster for the dinner buffet and once it runs out - they replaced it with "pulled lobster meat". The sushi/sashimi part - just forget it because they are like those half price discounted sushi before the supermarket closes for the day. Simply terrible. Be warned!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food at the brunch was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    The food at the brunch was good but there was a very limited variety...too much Asian food, no meat carved, no pastry table.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For $31, it needs more variety.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    For $31, it needs more variety. Crab was really goooood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing sunday brunch....food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Disappointing sunday brunch....food wasn't too tasty and ran out of stuff. Ambiance was nice since by golf course.
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  • Food is not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Food was not hot just warm. I would still prefer the Hilton buffet in Universal over CIMA. However, the service was great!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet