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Pacifica Cafe

621 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6478
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Ranked #76 of 271 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Shanghai
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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8 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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199 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
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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