Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Pacific Rim reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (125)special occasion (118)romantic (84)neighborhood gem (58)notable wine list (39)good for groups (25)great for outdoor dining (15)hot spot (14)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Simply excellent
    CamaroZ28
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor and perhaps the best. Every dish is unique and excellent. Sometimes we just order an assortment of appetizers. My wife especially likes the Sablefish. For me, the Wasabie-Peppercorn Tenderloin is the best steak in Ann Arbor! Yes, better than the Chop House. Besides the perfect beef, it has a delicious (mild) wasabi and pepper sauce which goes well with the mashed potatoes and for flavoring the beef. Price is moderately high for Ann Arbor, but well worth it for special occasions. For an appetizer, main dish and one drink, figure $50 per person including the tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't wait to go back!
    NVW55V
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was great. The Big-eye Tuna and Korean marinated beef were absolutely delicious. Portions were generous, service was attentive, friendly and always at the table at the right time. Went back 2 weekends in a row. This weekend may be a 3rd
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    dinerD
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A wonderful spot to celebrate a special occasion. Our meals were terrific. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • simply awesome!
    DebbieM
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went to Pacific Rim while visiting our son at U of M. Everything about our meal was superb. No complains what so ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 of the Best Meals We've Ever Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food here was absolutely phenomenal, & the service was prompt.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently yummy
    Debs
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We keep returning to Pacific rim because it continues to be a consistently delicious meal. While it would be nice to see some changes on the menu, their mainstay courses are delicious thought fully prepared and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ann Arbor Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Pacific Rim is our favorite restaurant! The food is ALWAYS superb and the atmosphere is fantastic. The owner is engaged with his customers creating a warm and friendly environment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    Niko
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    we went to this restaurant with my family and we appreciated the experience. the food was good and the atmosphere was nice for a quiet dinner. I would recommend it in the future
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    hungrygirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Menu is imaginative and food is presented beautifully. Everything we ate was delicious, especially Big Eye Tuna and sablefish. Highly recommend for a very good meal in Ann Arbor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were seated very end corner where you can hear all the action from kichen that turned us off. We ended up ordering just couple starters and left. Tables were close to each other where you can hear the conversation from the people next to you. Not recommended for date night or some sort. Food was good to ok level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent as always! An Ann Arbor favorite! Love Pacific Rim!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacific flair, Continental charm
    ChicagoTomVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This, by our lights in several visits from out of town over several years, is the best restaurant in Ann Arbor. Its seafood has been unfailingly excellent and there are chicken, steak and lamb dishes to round out the menu. For four diners, we ordered two rounds of many starters ... and that could have been our meal. (It wasn't, as we lingered, not rushed despite the house being fully reserved. We had choreographed a small surprise gathering, which the staff accommodated very well. The ambiance is a relaxing oasis for a college town on a Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at PR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I made this reservation based on reviews of the restaurant. My wife and I were not disappointed. The atmosphere was very nice, the food was great and the service was the best. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Anil
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This was our first visit and we enjoyed the service, food, excellent Atmosphere We plan to visit again with friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    golfdude667
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Such good food, wonderful atmosphere. Pricey, but romantic and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Ann Arbor
    Azil
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Pacific Rim never disappoints. It has been my go-to restaurant in Ann Arbor for over 10 years. Their food is consistently outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scallops
    Pitlizard
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Scallops with coconut sauce were great, and so was the coconut soup. Watch out for that drink "For Women Only" though. They are not messing arounnd -- it is strong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sep 2014
    JITR
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food. A little noisy and a little expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably very good
    dmfxbjr
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a very good place for celebrations for small to mid sized groups. We go to it for anniversaries or birthdays, e.g., as well as just good dinners. It is really a great place without being overwhelming. Not a big menu, but many surprising and delicious choices nonetheless, especially if you like Korean food -- it is a kind of Pacific Rim fusion with Korea as home base. Service very pleasant and competent, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good!
    Mkitch
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Took my brother here for his 22nd birthday and we both loved it! Super good food with some great service :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in AA
    meep
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Best restaurant in AA. Recently came with 9 friends for Bday, and all LOVED it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    lfk1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was fresh and delicious. Our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    An outstanding meal with superb service. I love that the portions are not enormous, except if you are rating the flavors and presentations. House salad dressing is fantastic -- if I'm commenting on a salad dressing, I had a great evening. Sablefish probably the top main course selection among many excellent choices. Maria, our server, was professional, fully knowledgeable about the food and wine list, and knew how to be attentive to our needs without being overbearing. Every aspect of the meal, from quality of food, to service, to pace between courses, was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Spot
    Efire
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love pacific rim. The food and service is always perfect. We continue to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent anniversary
    A2diner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went to Pacific Rim to celebrate our wedding anniversary. (We've been there several time before and thoroughly enjoy it). The meal and wine were excellent, but most particularly the service which was attentive, professional and very engaged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Bre3zy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to this place on a whim and turned out to be a great experience. The staff was very knowledgeable of their product, top to bottom, and was very patient with us when deciding on what we wanted. Wine selection was great, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If you enjoy upscale Asian food, this is one of the best. Another gem in Ann Arbor. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite place
    newfav
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Low lighting, Asian modern decor and small entry (that does not disturb diners) is very inviting. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The menu is creative, ingredients fresh and the flavor combinations really interesting without being cloying. Primarily a seafood menu, there are a few non-seafood menu items (I have a seafood allergy and was happy that I had options). I would only suggest to add perhaps a few more starters that are not seafood oriented for others like myself. We were most pleased with the wine list. Interesting and not overpriced. We came to Pacific Rim for a change (my dinner partner loves seafood), and we were very happy in the end to have found a 'new favorite place'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Everything was outstanding. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BergunkiVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our server Travis was great! Loved the beef skewers, duck, and corn ice cream!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seared Big Eye Tuna
    crlb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Hands down the Seared Tuna entree is the best I have ever had. If you are in Ann Arbor, it's a must go to! As good as you remember it was the last time, it manages to exceed your expectations again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    FoodieNewParents
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I are foodies who had not been on a date for over 5 months (we have a baby). Pacific Rim was the perfect choice for us! We are new to A2 and wanted to start trying restaurants; we were not disappointed. After starting with 2 delicious soups, we opted for a platter of appetizers, all of which were enjoyable, but the beef with the peanut satay sauce was exceptional. The star of the meal was the Big Eye Tuna with crispy sushi rice cakes, a crunch fresh salad, and swirls of savory sauces. On top of that, the service was attentive without being overbearing. A wonderful re-entry into date nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu is amazing.
    JEM8
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love the food, cocktails and seasonal options. I always enjoy my order and have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    ndk2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We chose Pacific Rim on the recommendation of many friends and were not disappointed. I couldn't decide, so had 2 appetizers, both the cold avocado soup and the pork belly. Both delicious. My friend had the coconut curry soup and that was even better! For my entree I had the Korean rib steak and I loved it! I liked the sauce on the side so I could make it as spicy as I wanted. The waitress we had was very attentive and helpful. I am sure I will be back there many times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rickVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    upscale Asian food well made; consistent quality. Wortha return visit
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tasty spot in Ann Arbor
    charlottefitz
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We dined here for a birthday party and the meal was definitely suitable for the special occasion. Portion sizes were decent, the curry soup appetizer was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a disappointment
    coachsok
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Pacific Rim is our special destination for special moments, in this case, our 45th Wedding Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Ktina86
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    love the tuna tartare and seared ahi tuna, they are both my favorite! I'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waiter made the meal
    Gtblue
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food and wine were great for a romantic evening, but the reason I feel compelled to fill out a review is because our waiter, Mack, was fantastic. In addition to being incredibly knowledgable about wine and very friendly, he was capable, handled a delicate food allergy well, and generally made the experience enjoyable. If you go to Pacific Rim, ask for Mack!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waitstaff
    Sarawelder
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Outside was lovely and noise level was great. Inside didn't look very appealing. We ate at 8 but already some items on the main emu were sold out. The fish was good and basic and not at all over cooked The cold avocado soup with crabmeat was very good ( it was a special) I think it would have been improved with a few home made croutons. Desserts were better than expected. I plan to eat there again and try some more items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.