Getting better all the time
This was our best visit to Pacific Rim to date. We met friends at PR a couple of times years ago and were not impressed. Recently (this year), we've been impressed every time (4 visits).
We ordered a couple of appetizers (spring rolls and crabcakes) and the special on the menu, which was Hamachi. All were excellent. The service was excellent as well.
The only irritating thing was the noise level. Sitting at a table near us were businessmen. One had several loud conversations on his cell phone during the time we were there. He had a ring tone that was like a land line ringer set very loud. The first time I heard it, I mistakenly thought it was the restaurant's phone. Not much the rest. can do, I suppose, except attract classier guests!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pacific Rim gave us a wonderful dinner, good service and a pleasant setting to enjoy our 44th anniversary. The restaurant also treated us to a free dessert which was unexpected but very much appreciated. Thank you Pacific Rim.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious! Highly recommend
Delicious! Highly recommend for locals and visiting wolverine fans! We return each year whenever we come to visit our son!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pacific Rim - review
This happens to be my favorite place to eat, always great food, soup that you cannot pass up. Pomegranate margarita is a special addition to their list of drinks!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for celebrations!
We were celebrating our anniversary and they had a special booth for us - the atmosphere was very romantic ! The food was amazing; I had the sablefish and my husband had the Korean steak. We also had the coconut ginger soup as appetizers. For dessert we had the creme broule sampler and the warm chocolate cake - everything was a treat for our tastebuds. The service was perfect - you almost feel like royalty! Will definitely return at the first opportunity!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best!
Amazing food. Great atmosphere and friendly effective service.
We are bringing friends and guests from abroad - everybody loves it.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, coked
The food was great, coked to perfection!
I am certainly coming back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pacific Rim is routinely the best restaurant in Ann Arbor. Great service, great food, nice ambiance. We had a table away from the main room, so we were able to make plenty of noise and not annoy other people. My only wish is that they would change up their menu every now and then.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pac Rim Rocks!
Excellent service, atmosphere, and most importantly food! Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the molten lava cake for dessert. Would definitely recommend Pac Rim to family and friends.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and we weren't disappointed. Great Asian-inspired food and everything was cooked perfectly. The service was very good. You must try the chocolate dessert, it's amazing!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The most outstanding thing about the dinner was the service. I was there on a first date and the wait staff immediately recognized this and served accordingly. Fantastic time, great ambiance, good food.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favourite restaurant,
Our favourite restaurant, not cheap but very good quality. We have never had a bad meal. Staff are very professional but friendly.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Asian Seafood
This is the best restaurant in SE Michigan if you like Seafood with a little bit of an Asian Flare.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was always there for us, service was fast, and the staff was friendly. The food was simply magnificent. I had gone for a romantic dinner with my boyfriend, I had a glass of Riesling with the salmon, he had the chicken. Both were delicious, very tender and flavorful. I ordered the salmon cooked medium, but I think next time I may go rare, it was that good. Also, make sure you spend the extra money to order the market salad instead of the house salad with your entree. It's much more flavorful and the candied pecans are great.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the restaurant we
This is the restaurant we go to for a celebration, or for just a time when we want an especially good meal.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of Ann Arbor's best
Pacific Rim never disappoints. Best dish in Ann Arbor is their Tuna, but other entrees are excellent too. Lava cake is amazing so save room.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
glad we tried it
Had a reservation for 7, arrived 10 minutes early on a Friday night and we were seated right away. Our server was very helpful and attentive in helping with menu selections since it was our first trip to the restaurant. Food was great along with the service. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for something new.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was outstanding, food was amazing they make there own dressing for the spring salad was very good. I had scallops and my date had the sablefish we were both impressed.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful restaurant in AA
this was our third time at Pacific Rim and once again we found it to be a wonderful dining experience. My spring rolls and zucchini crepes were quite tasty. There were four of us and our dinners were excellent. One gripe: I ordered what I thought would be a huge garden salad at an additional cost of $6 in place of the regular salad that accompanied my entree. The "special" salad was quite small and not special at all. I was disappointed. Desserts were good, particularly the molten chocolate cake. But that salad was a disappointment!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pacific Rim- Birthday Dinner
I took my boyfriend to Pacific Rim for his Birthday, and we absolutely loved it.
The food, service, ambience, and drinks are outstanding, and I highly recommend for a romantic dinner.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was interesting and tasty
My husband took me here for my birthday. It was somewhat loud as we were seated next to a large group. Our waiter was skilled and knowledgeable. The food was very good...especially the spring rolls and coconut curried soup! Would return again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The calamari was not the typical rubber band deep fried, it was fresh ans extremely tasty in the dipping sauce.
Ginger freaks will love the ginger infused drinks!
The two beef dishes that we ordered were of the finest cuts of meat-no grisly cuts here. Wonderful mix of various spices to make a mouth watering meal.
Dessert was the cream brulee sample that made you want more to be topped off with a very robust and excellent coffee
It was the best dinning experience in my 50 years of Ann Arbor!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every plate we tried was delicious - our favorites were the unagi, spring rolls, and crab cake appetizers. Because it's Pan Asian, you can sample from lots of different cuisines - Korean, Japanese, Chinese etc. Appetizers are big enough for at least two people to share. We had a group of three and did 6 apps and 1 entree, all shared, and had no room for dessert. They had a good wine list. It's definitely a bit pricey so it's good for special occasions. We'll be going back to try the rest of the menu.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Public yet intimate
As early diners we were granted a window table in a small nook made expansive by its setting over looking Ann Arbor street scene. Fusion? Asian? We were a little concerned it would be too spicy, or foreign. Not so. Our meals were absolutely delicious, perfectly proportioned, well plated. First to come, appetizers. Easy Saigon Spring Rolls, and Zuchinni-Scallion Crepes with dipping sauces perfectly matched. Next Quinoa-Scallops. Crisp, tender inside. Korean Marinated rib eye. Sliced thin, stacked high, tender, well-speiced. Definitely a restaurant to return to time and again,
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely birthday dinner!
The sablefish entree was wonderful!. The fish had a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth taste & texture. One person in our party had the grilled chicken, & said that the chili-lime dressing was too heavy on the lime for his taste. Noise level was fine when we first arrived around 6:15, but became loud as the evening progressed, making it hard to hear those in our party. The service was terrific, well-timed. The server was very helpful with the menu & informed us of the complimentary warm chocolate cake (very decedent, intense chocolate) for the birthday person in our party. All in all, an enjoyable evening!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just so impressive.
Simply amazed at the beautiful and delicious food we enjoyed here.
We will go back here again and again. It was all superb.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food As Always!
Pacific Rim never fails to disappoint! The food is delicious and the presentations are beautiful. I go back every time I visit Ann Arbor!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Pacific Rim
I've always liked Pacific Rim but it was nice to be reminded why. We had a lovely Vigonier, which was recommended by our server and was delicious. The portions seem to be bigger than I remember and we both took home doggie bags. The salmon was lovely and there were a lot of veggies on the plate. My husband had a beef stir fry and, although it was good, I think the fish is generally better at Pacific Rim. An excellent meal in a lovely atmosphere.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great service.
Twice in the past month we've taken visitors to the university to Pacific Rim. Each time the food was perfect. We ended up having appetizers, a main course, and dessert. The ice creams were fantastic. My favorites are the sweet corn and the mango-thai basil. The servers both nights were impeccable.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my daughter and her boyfriend out for her 27th bday and also our 33rd anniversary. Very regrettable that my husband wasn't able to be there. That aside we had a marvelous time!! EVERYTHING was excellent-cocktails-appetizers-entrees-dessert and our wonderful waitress!! Yes we went all out and it was worth every cent! I think it is probably? a good thing that I don't live closer-this would become a definite go to restaurant for special occasions and anytime we might want to really treat ourselves! Hope everyone trying this has the same great experience. It was our first time there too by the way.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit to Pacific Rim. Great craft cocktail menu with an appropriate spin. Had the blue fin tuna and korean ribeye entrees, both were fantastic. The tuna was so tender, it practically melted in your mouth! The ribeye was an upscale version of bi bim bab, and I say that in the best, possible way. Great time, will go there again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak, seafood with Asian flair
We ordered two seafoods (scallops and Swordfish) and two steaks (tenderloin and ribeye). All meals were excellent. The scallops stole the prize as the best dish, but everything was at least an "8." The ribeye was prepared with Korean finishes and sause - very tasty, but the cut of meat can be a bit challenging. The Tenderloin was the least Asian with a wonderful reduction sause and the cut of meat was perfect. The swordfish was a little less unuique and did not show off the density of the fish, but the taste was great. Deserts and sides were wonderful. Out server was friendly and very good. When she saw that my wife did not like her mixed drink, she immediately offered a different drink on the house. Not quiet on weekends.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Good Things: Excellent calamari, especially the sauce. Excellent side salad. Side vegetable with entree very good. Excellent Cabernet.
The Negatives: Flavors in duck entree overpowering. 5 spice too strong. Risotto flavors too intense. Creme brûlée awful. Thick and dense. More like a cheesecake.
My husband was more satisfied with his entree. He ordered the rabbit. He also enjoyed his spring roll appetizer.
Great service. The benches have no padding!!!!! Very Uncomfortable! For the cost of this meal I want more comfort!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent great food and service
Eclectic menu that never misses. Great seafood and best calamari in town. Really great service with just the right level of attention. Unique daily specials. I had the rabbit with spinach, gnocchi and a light gravy that paralleled a fine French dish. Will continue to go back. Fine food, yet not a stuffy environment making Pacific Rim a great place to celebrate special occasions.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make it what you want
We love meeting friends at the bar for casual snacks. We love having a romantic dinner in one of the booths.
There is a very nice private room for groups. My husband almost always gets the special. Last time it was rabbit. I am partial to the sable fish. Enjoy.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
For AA, this place is pretty good.
Lemongrass Beef Skewers; the flavoring was very good, but the meat was cooked inconsistently.
Thai-style Calamari, here too the flavor of the sauce & batter were great, but the Calamari overcooked.
Pan Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin: The meat was overcooked, but the veggies were cooked well.
Korean-Marinated Ribeye: Cooked to perfection! Everything in this dish was amazing. Though the Quail egg was overdone & seemed superfluous.
Warm Chocolate Cake: This was amazing!
Mango-thai Basil Sorbet: The flavoring with the mango/sweetness was heavy-handed, which threw off the balance of the dish. i think it could have been a great dish if they had more carefully calibrated the intensity of the mango/sweetness.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent high quality
Always a sophisticated, interesting menu and atmosphere, though wine-by-glass prices tend to be high
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creme Brule Lover
It was all fabulous until we got to the dessert. The four of us shared two desserts. The warm chocolate cake was divine. We all had this before and it was memorable. We paired this with the creme brule trio and that was a mistake. We should have ordered two warm chocolate desserts. The creme brule (all three) were by far the most mediocre I have ever had. Brule should be silky and creamy; these were grainy and thick and the flavors not authentic. My suggestion would be to use some grated iime zest and some candied ginger to bring them up a notch. However, the consistency was the real culprit.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Asian Based Cuisine
if you have never experienced Japanese style sable fish (marinated in Miso and Sake) you must try it at Pacific Rim. I have had miso marinaded fish at other "fusion" restaurants but this one is tops. If you prefer Salmon for taste or health benefits then go with the Miso -Teriyaki Salmon. The fish melts in your mouth and the flavor is perfect. We had the "window" table so we enjoyed "people watching" as well. And the to top things off we had superb service from Maggie.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time&can't wait to go back!
Everything about pacific rim was wonderful! The menu was simplistic, the cocktails delicious, food was amazing, and the service was perfect. We started with the ginger mojito which was very refreshing, had several different appetizers which were all delicious, and for our main course ordered the duck and the steak which was cooked perfectly! You can't go wrong picking this restaurant for a pleasurable dining experience. We aren't from the area so it was our first time dining at pacific rim and I hope it won't be our last.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our meal was fabulous. I started with the special soup (squash) which was slightly sweet and topped with a swirl of cream and sprinkle of chives - it was excellent. Our table shared 2 tuna tartar appetizers and taro chips. This too was very flavorful. There were 5 of us for dinner. I had the salmon, my husband had the big eye tuna, my son and daughter both had the sablefish. All were superb. The only non-favorite at the table
was the Thai basil pesto pasta. That was a miss - none of us cared for it. The restaurant has an extensive wine/beer and specialty drink menu. Our waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and liquor. I highly recommend this restaurant. Make sure you make reservations in advance as it is hard to get into.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pacific Rim Ann Arbor
Pacific Rim is, in my view, the best restaurant in Ann Arbor. The food is exquisite and the service always excellent. It's my favorite.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been enjoying Pacific Rim for years. From Travis behind the bar, to the outstanding food and service, we always leave the Pacific Rim feeling great. We also love the fact that there is a buzz, but it is not so loud that we can't hear each other.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite in A2
This is our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor. The food is delicious and the Ahi Tuna is the best. I highly recommend it for a special occasion dinner.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun family special occasion
We had the most pleasant and delicious dinner. Our college age son was in townfrom CA, I had a painting in a show opening nearby, our 13 yr old daughter deigned to join us and we had a great time. Pacific rim is consistently the best value for the $$. To paraphrase the Terminator "we"ll be back!"
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
pacific rim was tops
We had 3 generations in our party and all loved it!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the Best in Ann Arbor
This will be a brief review because every aspect of this dining experience was outstanding. The scallops in carrot ginger sauce were heaven. The tuna was spicier than I like but cooked superbly. We will go back to try the rest of the small but excellent menu choices.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mostly excellent food; iffy service
The food is generally excellent, among the best in Ann Arbor. The only exception was an overcooked lamb shank, perhaps the result of initial preparation that had occurred too long before. The service can be inattentive.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tops in AA
Best place to get salmon or sashimi big eye tuna. Staff is always in top form. This is definitely my favorite restaurant in AA.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a lovely place to dine whether you are out on a romantic evening or with a group or 4 to 6. Great appetizers to share, I recommend the spring rolls. Entree list is small but there is something for everyone. I love the ribeye and the Tuna and Scallops are perfect. Their cocktails are top notch and they have a good wine list.
I have nothing but good things to say about this Pacific Rim.
Best thing you can do is dine here, you won't regret it.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM