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Pacifica Cafe

Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Shanghai
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621 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6478
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars

You have to ask for the Spring Roll appetizers because they are really neat to eat. There is a real guy versus gal divide on the appetizers. All the girls are mad about the Steamed Dumplings and most of the guys hate the dumplings but love the Spring Rolls. Go figure that one out. All of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to ask for the Spring Roll appetizers because they are really neat to eat. There is a real guy versus gal divide on the appetizers. All the girls are mad about the Steamed Dumplings and most of the guys hate the dumplings but love the Spring Rolls. Go figure that one out. All of the soups beat the... More 

Thank Hanschen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've eaten all across the menu from the Hunan Chicken to Seaweed Infused fish. It's always good, every time. They have great lunch specials with tons of food for a low price (most people in my experience get some take away, increasing the value further). They have a diverse menu of asian foods, good service (I'm a regular customer and... More 

Thank Evan Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Authentic and Western cooking style can be found at Pacifica Cafe. Quielty tucked away in the farthest corner of the Kentlands. Atmosphere does not speak for the food or the service. Food is always fresh and plentiful. There are several menu styles to order from, Thai, Traditional and Western. Some of the specialties need to be ordered a day prior... More 

Thank Luv2critique
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.

Thank Jakemuldoon
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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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 

Thank Phillip B
Rockville, Maryland
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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 

Thank SECh694
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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 

1 Thank Iris W
Rockville, MD
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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 

Thank sisflynn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

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.

2 Thank Grizzly105
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 621 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6478
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 301-519-3113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Shanghai


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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