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Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pacificrimbykana.com/
  • Email: info@pacificrimbykana.com
  • Phone: (734) 662-9303
  • Hours of Operation: Kitchen Hours: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Duc Tang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available nearby on surface lots at Ashley St. and Washington, and at Ashley St. and William. Street parking at meters are also available.
A word from Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim features pan-Asian cuisine that draws from the best of Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai food with a commitment to using the finest fresh and seasonal ingredients and timeless French techniques. Extensive wine list and full bar available.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pacific Rim is wonderful! I was most impressed with the "Japanese Mojito". What a terrific cocktail! I love Mojitos and that was the best one I've had recently. We have tried several dishes on the menu and they are all excellent. We keep going back to the big eyed tuna and the duck, but the salmon and the scallops are also wonderful. You will not get a "run of the mill" dessert at Pacific Rim either. It was hard to choose from their elegant creme brulee sampler or their fresh made sorbets. We didn't go wrong with the creme brulee sampler - ginger, kefir lime and green tea - to die for!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Really great place. Went with my wife and we both enjoyed it a lot. My wife got the tuna and I got the steak and they were both delicious! Highly recommended restaurant"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Five of us, five amazing apps, (spring rolls, not to be missed) Wonderful dishes, the sable fish is so good, the tuna reportedly amazing, lovely salmon. The atmosphere is pleasant and they just never miss on the food. Never have had anything less than a wonderful meal, and it was perfect to celebrate my birthday and my friends birthday."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our 5th visit to Pacific Rim and it has been wonderful each and every time. Food, service, atmosphere, bar beverages all top notch. This is our Ann Arbor restaurant "pick", without a doubt."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Pacific Rim -- my wife's choice for our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor. The restaurant, staff, and chef lived up to our expectations and our memories of previous meals there. My steak was cooked perfectly as was my wife's sablefish; both were delicious. The appetizers were tasty, and the desserts were extraordinary. The manager placed us at a window-side table, so we had the ambiance of the restaurant on one side and the Ann Arbor street scene on the other. And as an added delight, we met good friends during the evening who were also enjoying their meals. All in all a delightful evening!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Ann Arbor. Next in line would be Logan, Yatsuba and Shalimar."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "You can always find the Pacific Rim to be a wonderful dining experience. It is always our go to place for special occasions. We have been going for several years and the food has never disappointed us and the staff seems to be so happy to be working there and have been for many years! The seared Tuna, calamari and hot lava cake dessert are my favorites, but everything is excellent!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "While it is not the cheapest place in downtown Ann Arbor it could be considered the best value. Every time I've eaten at Pacific Rim the food and service has been exceptional. An amazing place for special occasions. The bar rail is also a great place to sit if you want a nice cocktail and appetizer. I highly recommend this place. My favorite in all Ann Arbor!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The ginger tea was wonderful and our server kept our cups full throughout out visit. Service could not have been more attentive yet respectful, and everything was timed perfectly. We made good food choices, and even when the vegetarian entrees were a bit bland, we were offered additional soy-tamarind sauce to perk them up. The warm chocolate cake with cocoanut ice cream was a perfect ending to a great meal."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As usual the food at Pacific Rim was excellent, from the soup to the melted chocolate cake for dessert!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I appreciate that they are easy to work with and professional. Don't pay for your meals in advance."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The wine was tasty, the rest of the meal just OK. To me, with the exception of of few dishes, it didn't feel very "Pacific Rimy" . The menu was mostly traditional continental - short ribs, salmon (std. Preparation), duck. The duck was chewy, ordinary."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Excellent portions, great presentation and outstanding flavor."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I absolutely love your ginger grapefruit martini! I went to the pacific rim for the first time 2 years ago and only had the drink. We went back to eat and the food was amazing! The ginger grapefruit martini was just as I remembered it. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals we've had in Ann Arbor in a long time. The food was creative without being weird, very well executed,and timed nicely. The service was professional (not easy to find in Ann Arbor). Although the restaurant was quite busy (on a Tuesday evening) , it wasn't noisy and we could have a normal conversation. Overall, we had a lovely evening ."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Pacific Rim has an incredibly quality menu. The food all sounds delicious and everything we ordered tasted equally as good. Our server, Maggie, was magnificent. She was knowledgeable and definitely knew the menu and was able to describe the items in a very "foodie" way. We ordered three separate entrees, shared an appetizer and dessert. All delicious and satisfying. Well worth it."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Pacific Rim did not disappoint. Good food, good service!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My friends and I went in to celebrate my 21st birthday (a few days before I actually turned 21) and we had a great time! The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was great. Complementary dessert for my birthday was a nice surprise and was also very tasty. Multiple people did things for us throughout dinner (took our coats, cleared out plates, refilled our water) which made us feel very taken care of, we never had to look for someone to ask for anything. Definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our first time here, yet definitely not our last. ask for Sarah as your server, she is great!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I am vegetarian but wanted to try your restaurant because I heard good things about it and we had a special guest that we wanted to treat to a nice dinner. Everybody at my table enjoyed the dinner, the exquisite presentation and the ambiance. For me, I was very disappointed. For a restaurant, with such a creative menu, to only have one vegetarian entree on the menu really gave me no choice. I like pasta but I do not like to get a plate full of pasta and little else. Also, the vegetarian appetizer we orders (mushroom), you could barely taste the mushroom."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great place, good service, and awesome service! Their salmon and their tuna dish is very popular! I would go again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The design inside Pacific Rim is warm and inviting. It's a beautiful space. The service was fantastic. They were very accommodating. The food we ordered was superb. I highly recommend the sablefish!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We come here often, and I also bring U-M recruits and visiting professors."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We had two starters, two entrees and desert, everything exceptionally tasty and well executed. The duck entree reminded us of a dish we had had at the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree Inn in Wales. One would be hard pressed to find a better spring roll. A Paw Paw-made British Mild was available on draft, as was older gewerztraminer by the glass. This was as close to eating in a high-end UK foodie haven as we've had in the USA."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Pacific Rim is simply the best restaurant in Ann Arbor! The ambiance is perfect, the food is both delicious and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend Pacific Rim for all of your special occasion dinners."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Terrific presentation. Delicious to the palette. Sizes are petite and satisfying. Wines are well paired by the chef. Very attentive staff. Comfortable ambiance but less romantic than anticipated. Overall a wonderful environment for experiencing an Asian influenced cuisine."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "If you like Tuna, then this review already made up your decision for dinner. Best dish I ever had!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere. Impeccable service. Exquisite food. Don't miss the Ahi Tuna. Best in Michigan."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Each dish was even more delicious than the last. Fried calamari, tuna tartare, spring roles, and fish and tuna for the main dishes. Everything was flawless. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed the entire night. The drinks were amazing. I had the 5 spice old fashioned - one of the best I have ever had. My wife enjoyed her ginger grapefruit martinis. The appetizers were delicious as were the scallops and Japanese sablefish. Already looking forward to the next visit..."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "spring roll appetizer was delicious; dipping sauce was amazing with subtle blend of flavors that complimented the crispy rolls. lamb shank was cooked to perfection and fell off the bone."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Interesting starters well prepared but the main courses were even more impressive. The duck was tasty but not at all fatty; the beef ribs (I was expecting Kolbi) were sooo tender and again very satisfying with a deep reduction sauce and an interesting puree to accompany. We had only 1 desert-a chocolate lava cake which is a bit of a cliché these days but was nevertheless very good and improved by the homemade ice cream. This restaurant has improved considerably since our last visit; we will return soon. (We enjoyed a reasonably priced pinot noir.)"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Best dining experience in a long time. Service is a 10 so is the food. Will be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went there for a romantic dinner. The reservation was ready for us when we got there, and the server provided a brief description of the short rib special. We went for the calamari app and got the tuna and short rib entrees. All the plates were good, but the calamari was something special to note!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. We go only for special occasions and we were delighted with the entire evening. It's a real class act."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I've had dinner at Pacific Rim on three occasions the last 6 months. The decor is simple and tasteful-bamboo tables and soft colors. It has a great bar with knowlegeable bartenders, attentive waitstaff and a small, but interesting menu. My dinner partners and I have been surprised by the inventive and tasty appetizers--the zucchini pancakes and crab cakes are delicious. The main entrees are delicately flavored and not overly sweet. We loved the scallops and the short ribs and the salad specials are lovely. This is a great place to have dinner or just hang at the bar and share appetizers with friends."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Arrived later on a Friday night and this restaurant was still hopping. We have eaten there a number of times and it never fails to delight. The food is always creative, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. If you have only time to have one really good dinner in Ann Arbor, eat here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our server at Pacific Rim was attentive but not intrusive. I sincerely appreciated her adaptability and capability to adjust to our pace. The food, especially the winter salad, was delectable. Delicious."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "unique romantic delicious fusion food. good for celebrating special occasions!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. If you are looking for something different, this is it! They have a very unique menu with flavor combinations that you can't find anywhere else. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly. Service and staff were wonderful. The only reason I didn't give this place an overall "outstanding" review is because the atmosphere is more casual, and as the night went on, the noise level got pretty high. It's also exceptionally clean. If you're looking for quiet and romantic, this is not the place. But if you want an exceptionally unique meal, great wines, and casual atmosphere with friends or family, this is the place!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014