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“SLOW Service. Be Prepared to Wait an Hour.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pacific Asian Bistro

Pacific Asian Bistro
159 Palencia Village Drive, Suite 111, Saint Augustine, FL 32095
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Ranked #177 of 486 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Japanese
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“SLOW Service. Be Prepared to Wait an Hour.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

I have been a loyal customer since Pacific opened, but the service for the past year has been ridiculous. Should you choose to place a carry-out order or even worse dine-in, be prepared to wait an hour or more for any dish to arrive at your table or be available for takeout. They refuse to hire additional staff to meet the demand. I can only imagine it's to keep more of their profit because they charge premium prices due to very little competition in the area. Yes, the food is good, but it's not worth the wait. Some elsewhere until they get their act together.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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“THE BEST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The word is definitely getting out about this outstanding Chinese and Sushi restaurant. Small, clean, and outstanding food. Go early or go for lunch. You won't regret it!

Visited December 2012
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“What a Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

We visit the area once a year for a few days and a must for us is some really fine sushi and they have it. We have eaten there three times now. Seaweed salad was crisp and cold and excellent. It pains me to say that the edamame was not as good as we've had other places and I rated it as just OK. We asked the waitress about some specials and she listed a Fatty Tuna, a pepper Tuna, and a Striped Bass carpaccio. All was wonderful in its taste and presentation and we got good choices from our waitress. They have an extensive menu and it's hard to cut our choices to just a few. Can't wait until next year.

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Negril
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“Iron Chef quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Tucked away in the secluded Palencia shopping center, Pacific Asian is a treasure worth looking for. The fish is as fresh as can be found in Vancouver or Hawaii. The rolls are innovative and plated like art. The combinations of sweet, savory and spicy dance in your mouth while Chef Mas comes up with delight after delight.
You'd never guess that the Chinese food is equally phenomenal. The soup will warm your heart, the salads and sauces will tingle your taste buds. Sit at the sushi bar and chat with the maestro. His talent has no limits.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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“The best sushi in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Mas is awesome at making sushi. Very fresh. Large portions. We go almost every week.

Visited January 2012
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