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Pacific Rim By Kana

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114 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1321
734-662-9303
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I will be back

My husband and I were seated at a very small table very close to two other couples. I was distracted by the people talking next to us. I felt like my conversation wasn't very private. Most everything else was fantastic. I had the seared tuna, which was perfectly done with a wasabi sauce drizzled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
carolyn o
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Brighton, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I were seated at a very small table very close to two other couples. I was distracted by the people talking next to us. I felt like my conversation wasn't very private. Most everything else was fantastic. I had the seared tuna, which was perfectly done with a wasabi sauce drizzled artistically on the plate. The coconut... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Started off with my wife and I being seated at small table. i made the reservation over a month ago and requested a booth. After being seated, I inquired about the booth seating since all of them were open. He said he could move us but only if we finished eating by 7pm (we were there at 6pm). We didn't... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Every once in a while when I eat at a restaurant, there is a meal that I cannot stop thinking about. I have not been to Pacific Rim for over 2 years and I really missed the Tuna dish. It is the perfect combination of spicy, sweet and juicy. We had a romantic dinner this week at Pacific Rim and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A very complete restaurant and probably the best in Ann Arbor. We had dinner with friends and enjoyed every bit of it - food, service and drinks. The menu suggests wines to accompany the different dishes and these can be purchased by the glass. This way, customers are not limited to the one bottle of wine they might have purchased.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My birthday dinner --- Called a number of "upper tier" A2 restaurants asking how vegetarians/vegan can be accommodated. No help until the host at Pacific Rim answered the call. He carefully and patiently explained menu options as well as special dishes that the chef would prepare. Although the first available reservation was at 8:30 busy Friday night, he assured us... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First off I have to say I think there are only three of us chefs in the State of Michigan that have five kids and are still married, Brian Polcyn, Duke, {the chef here at the Rim,} and myself...thats quite a feat in its own,,,,so I am not gonna beat this guy up. Shame on me to pick on a... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Amazing, highly recommended. I would put this just under West End for best restaurant in town. The tuna keeps me coming back, always had a great meal and service.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A wonderful selection of wines by the glass complements the great menu. We had the sablefish, the bigeyed tuna, and lamb shank, which was a special. The side dishes were outstanding with the lamb, and included roasted butternut squash. The tuna is just seared, so is cold. The sablefish is rich. Portion sizes are excellent. Our service was prompt, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

When I lived in Ann Arbor, Pacific Rim was a special occasion restaurant we would visit maybe once per year as a treat. Back then, I remember particularly loving the hamachi entree. Fast-forward to December 2014, when I find myself in Ann Arbor for business and in need of dinner. I decided to treat myself to an old favorite, Pacific... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. My significant other said it was in the top 5 meals he's ever had. The Cabernet was incredible as was the tuna. We received exceptional service with three different wait staff members on hand to make sure we were well taken care of. All very pleasant and extremely helpful. We already have plans... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-662-9303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?