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Pacifica Cafe

621 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6478
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Ranked #147 of 273 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Shanghai
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- Aug 16, 2014
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Boyds, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Took an hour and half on take out order. Owner doesnt care. This not only happened once. But twice. Will never go back again.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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51 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Pacifica is always a sure bet for authentic, well prepared asian (Chinese- all regions and Thai) cuisine which is mostly frequented by local asian folks. We have been going here regularly since early 2003 and always enjoy the variety and selection of dishes. On this last visit I ordered chicken and eggplant in a clay pot and my wife ordered... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I have been to this restaurant several times since it opened, & every meal has been a treat. Because my family does not eat meat, I have tried only fish & vegetable dishes at this restaurant. My hands-down favorite dish is the crispy pineapple fish, which is delicious! I have never seen this dish anywhere else. My husband especially likes... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have gone to this place many times for dinner and the weekend brunch. The food-you can't say it's excellent or anything-is tasty, at least, and this place is good for a quick, filling, easy meal. I would recommend the drunken noodles, radish cake for brunch, rice wine fish, and egg drop soup. (also hot & sour soup). The service... More

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Rockville, MD
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79 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I've eaten here several times in the past three years and would go more often if it were a little closer to home. I'm not too adventurous so I stick to the more bland fare like chicken and cashews but my friends always have positive remarks to make about their dishes. The staff are on the more serious side but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

The food here is very good quality (the Singapore noodles and the chicken chow fun are great), but the owner seems very angry and I have seen him make one of the staff cry. Other than the grumpy owner, this is a fantastic local Asian Resturant.

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15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We have been going to this restaurant for several years and have been extremely satisfied with our food each time. They have a great mix of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese food. My favorites are the Pad Thai, Drunken Noodle, and Thai Basil Chicken. Also, their Age' Tofu is a must: best texture and best sauce of any fried tofu! We've... More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is a great Chinese restaurant in the Kentlands shopping center near the movie theater. Large menu. Service for take out or eat in is fast and the food ALWAYS tastes delicious.They can get very busy on weekend nights .It seems over the past year it is getting very popular.I know why.They have coupons available and a meal for 4... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Since Pacifica Café seems to be the only Shanghai restaurant in the area offering Shanghai style dim sum I had to try it. It was a bit difficult to find as it’s at one end of the shopping center so you can’t see it right away from the street. The place is much smaller than I thought, with seating for... More

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