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Pacific Hideaway

4.2
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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Focusing on the lush offerings of Southern California, while blending the flavors of the Latin and Asian cuisine, Pacific Hideaway features flavors drawn from the coastal hotspots throughout the Pacific. The menu, curated by Executive Chef JT Walker, features small and large plates, such as whole fried Tai Snapper served with an accompaniment of sauces, lush vegetables, and other accoutrements. The bar program incorporates central coast wine, sake, and cocktails utilizing ingredients from global coastlines, such as the Captain Barbosa, a hickory-smoked rum old-fashioned with savory notes of ancho chile and a hint of cinnamon syrup. Pacific Hideaway is in the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, located at 500 Pacific Coast Hwy in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Asian, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
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Phone number
(714) 965-4448
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
JT Walker
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Private party facilities
Pacific Hideaway offers two private dining rooms that seat 10-20 comfortably and 50 for a mixer. Both rooms have a trellis private patio space with great views of the HB Pier and Pacific Ocean.
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Private party contact
Shannon Cook : (714) 965-4412
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Catering
We offer two private dining rooms, as well as two large ballroom.
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Cross street
5th Street
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Parking details
Valet service is available daily, there is also a self-parking option available in the garage below the Hotel, right off 6th street and PCH. Street parking is also available within walking distance. We now validate parking for the first 2 hours, with $20 purchase of Food or Beverage at Pacific Hideaway beginning September 16, 2017.
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Special events & promotions
Orange County Craft Cocktail Competition - January 29th, 4pm - 7pm
S.A.D. - "All the Single Ladies...and Guys" - February 14th, 3pm to Close
OC Restaurant Week - March 4th - 10th
Stone Brewery Dinner - April 12th, 5pm - 7pm
One Year Anniversary Celebration - Casamigos Dinner - May 3rd, 5pm - 7pm, Cinco de Mayo Tacos + Tequila, Live Band
Mother's Day Brunch - Sunday, May 13th 7am - 2pm
HB Chili Cookoff - June 2018 America's Day - July 4th, 2018
3rd Annual SoCal Basset Hound Dinner - September 2018
Thanksgiving - November 2018 OPEN! FULL MENU
Christmas Eve/Day Dinner - December 2018
New Year's Eve Event - December 31st, 2018
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Our service was exceptional. One dish was slightly undercooked, and our server took it of the bill without us having to ask. Small, excellent menu...wonderful place. We plan to return in a few weeks with friends from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great vibe, delicious food, quick service

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The hostess was great and accommodated us and our puppies. The service and food was great (I had the breakfast burrito which was delicious) and the atmosphere was so cute

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I was looking for something new that my wife and I hadnt been to. We decided on something around Huntington Beach. My wife and I havent been back in HB for over 4 years, we've been hearing about how much it has changed. I noticed Pacific Hideaway and I didnt know it was located in the Shorebreak hotel. We gave this place a try and overall our expectations were blown away from the ambiance to the food. We had the pleasure of meeting our server Lauren P, she was knowledgeable of menu and recommended the best. We were impressed by the cocktails and food especially the Dazed & Confused and the Korean Tacos. We will surely comeback especially for the brunch. Thank you Pacific Hideaway for you wonderful hospitality.

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vipSusie (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Lauren was the best server and the food had a yummy twist !

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was really interesting and tasty. Service was friendly, and there was a good cheap kids menu.

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viprps2 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a really nice dinner outside on the deck. It was very pleasant. The staff was friendly. Our dinners were nicely prepared. We had a enjoyable evening.

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vipMKZKocal (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had such a lovely NYE at Pacific Hideaway. Warm outdoor seating with a view of the ocean and pier, delicious food and drinks, and delightful and knowledgeable staff. We're definitely returning soon.

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kkf17 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Went there Christmas night. Loved the “Christmas Story” dinner. Reasonable prices & will make this place a favorite now. Great for special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

In looking for a nice spot for Christmas dinner, we chose to give Pacific Hideaway a shot based on the advertisement of transforming the Restaurant into "A Christmas Story Theme". They tried but fell short, very short. False advertisement. No Christmas feeling at all here. No holiday decorations, annoying music playing, football on TV (btw when I called ahead to ask how they were incorporating this theme they said the movie A Christmas Story would be playing). Lastly, the "special" Chinese food menu had very small portions for family style and the fried rice was not fried rice at all. Steamed rice with soy sauce and shredded carrots with a strong vinegar taste. We made the best of it and enjoyed each other's company, but bad choice for a special nigjt in looking for a unique little Christmas dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Went all the time when it was Zimzala. The new decor is very cute and the atmosphere is nice, however whatever they're attempting to do with the Asian cuisine is not working because it's really not good or authentic.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Really special menu of Asian Latin fusion. Really good food, and we sampled 10 thing.

Stuffed fries amazing, as was the beer can chicken and sausage lettuce wraps.

They were out of the whole fish we had heard about, but it was Sunday night.

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goldharv (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

This is the first bad review I've written in a very long time.

My wife and I tried Pacific Hideaway for our weekly Saturday night date.

The chorizo stuffed figs were great, as was my wife's hamburger. Unfortunately, I ordered the Pork Shank Adobo at $34. It was tasteless and overdone. No "Orange-soy braise, kaffir lime, or thai chili" to be seen or tasted.

We're not going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

We often used to go to this place when it was Zimzula, but have not been there for over a year. Now, it is called Pacific Hideaway. It became a cozy restaurant with delicious food at a great location. Everyone found on the menu something to his preference. Laos Sausages and calamari were a must-try as appetizers. Our friends shared a pacific snapper(so fresh and juicy!), I had a seabass, and my husband had a beer-caned hen. I loved every single bite of my meal and my husband was bragging how good was his hen even the following day. I would definitely recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service. Amazing food. The sausage lettuce wraps are a must !!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone ! Love the Food, drinks, ambience, service, and decor! My friends and I loved it and it was a great place to have a somewhat mellow bday celebration. I will definitely be one of their regulars :-)

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HBRose (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Decided to try it since we live within walking distance and had been to the location when it was a previous restaurant (Zimzala). Well worth the visit. The staff are efficient and friendly. The crispy snapper dinner for 2 was amazing! Highly recommend it if you like fish. Also fantastic were the chorizo-stuffed dates and the calamari with a honey chipotle sauce. There are good wine and craft beer choices along with crafted cocktails and a pretty hefty tequila list. Something for everyone - You can't go wrong.
The prices are not inexpensive, but won't break the bank. A good place to take someone special on a date or a private birthday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Great new restaurant in Huntington Beach . Interesting menu and the food was very good! Kind of a funky casual atmosphere. Can't wait to go back and try some more menu options!

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Ggjohunt (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

The reviews on this place were great but it was a disappointment. The servers were super friendly but the drinks and food delivery was not timely. Would probably not go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

We celebrated our engagement at Pacific Hideaway and I'm so glad we chose there. I let them know on the booking it was our engagement and it was so great to be congratulated by the staff and offered 2 glasses of complimentary champagne.

Small things like that make the evening that much better. The food by the way was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

In my opinion... food was so so... everything was way too salty. Too rigid... refused to cool a hamburger to request or modify an order even though I offered to pay more. Beer was in really small glasses but charged full pint price (it was just old speckled hen... should have been served 16oz pour)... water refills were non existent. Not worth the price for sure. Again in my opinion this is another typical hotel restaurant that hopes they will not need to depend on repeat business from local customers.

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8LWL (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

Scenic upbeat spot, off the crowded Main Street drag and pier traffic. Idyllic views and a fair selection of alcohol and fresh creative menu items for beach casual dining. Recommended!

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vipmamasculley (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Late night dining was great! Food, service, atmosphere and open air dining!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

Great location and view of the Huntington Beach Pier from Pacific Hideaway. Spectacular, relaxing atmosphere. Food is fabulous. Nice to be able to select breakfast items for lunch too!

Love it!

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vipBirthday (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

It was OK but nothing special. The way food was described expected it to be spicy and it actually needed more spice.
Bartender didn't know how to fix a gimlet, surprisingly. When he figured it out it was pretty good however. Interesting people watching busy and noisy bar scene.
Liked the previous restaurant better.
The best part of all was the waitress. She was exceptional and made sure we were taken care of. Hats off to her.

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Swiz (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Amazing food and location. Slower service ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 16, 2017

The food was fine. Didn't suck, wasn't spectacular. The view from outside is nice; you can catch a sliver of the ocean from the outdoor tables.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

I went here for the first time this weekend with my boyfriend and we had a lovely date! The food was amazing, and the view from the patio was breathtaking; it overlooks some of the shops as well as the beach. I would definitely recommend this place if you're in the Huntington Beach area. Try the loaded waffle fries if you can!

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Elaine (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Go for brunch! Patio dining! You won't be disappointed.

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vipNick (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

what a great restaurant. if you get a chance, meet chef walker, a great guy very passionate about food. start out with a great thai salad. very, very, good loaded waffle fries, just amazing. then the best ever crispy snapper. it is by far the best fish you will ever eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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