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Reviewed March 24, 2022

My wife and I have eaten at Pacific Rim since it opened many years ago. My wife is a vegetarian and we had assumed (our fault) there were several dishes she could eat. The last time we went we asked a waitress about the dishes...my wife had liked and were told they were not vegetarian. These included the curry with either tofu or vegetables (made with fish sauce) and the miso soup (made with chicken stock). The restaurant states they are vegetarian friendly, but it appears the only thing they have that is vegetarian is the salad. Unfortunately we will not be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed December 11, 2021

After checking the gluten free app, this place was highly recommended. Most sushi places at least off gluten free soy but not this place. After asking the waitress which dishes were gluten free, she pointed out the Volcano. When it arrived, it was heavily breaded...chicken (think orange chicken) with veggies around it in a sauce. I ate a few of the veggies and looked at the heavily breaded chicken and was hesitant to eat it until confirming that it was GLUTEN FREE. She said I'll check with the chef. After 10 minutes of still eating veggies she returned stating the chef was "busy". Finally she came back and stated "no your dish isn't gluten free", he used Panko (not Gluten free). As someone with Celiac, I take this serious and wish people realized this is not a choice. Our waitress while she was extremely pleasant, she a zero knowledge of what gluten free meant. The sushi was good but once again I had asked for Gluten free soy, which she stated they had but when mine came it had regular soy. I cannot recommend this place for anyone gluten free and the rest of the party said their food was just average.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed September 13, 2021

We did a quick Take-out lunch with Sushi and Fried Rice. The selection was huge. Their online menu is difficult at best but the food is AMAZING!!!!! I cant wait go try more.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2021

I LOVE this place. I would come every week if I was in the area. I’ve been here many times and below are some pictures of some of my favorite rolls. The key lime roll, coconut shrimp roll, and I asked for tuna with mango...and was delicious. We came here on a Wednesday night and had multiple people waiting outside. They told us it was a 40 min wait and we took a drive came back within 20 mins and our table was ready. Yes, the sushi can take a little longer to come out but they tell you that. I will wait no matter how long the line is (my boyfriend agrees) My birthday is coming up, family is coming to visit but sadly they are not open on Sunday’s and I am sad I can not celebrate here! There is good sushi in Florida but this blows any other place out of the park.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

I have been to many sushi restaurants in my life, and fortunately most of them have expedient service in common. However, that most certainly is not the case with “Pacific Rim”. My family and I were seated at 5:45pm and by 8:10pm we received our...full order in a plastic bag with togo boxes… Why? Because we had waited over two hours to receive food that technically doesn’t even have to be cooked (sushi). I understand that a restaurant can have a bad night, but this one takes the cake! I will absolutely not be giving this restaurant a second try… The staff were quite rude, most likely due to the fact that everyone working in the kitchen was ruining the night of every guest in the restaurant. Two thumbs down, never again Pacific Rim we spent $150 including tip, to literally be starved & disrespected.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 10, 2021 via mobile

This is our go to for Thai on the island. They have an excellent variety of Thai, Japanese etc. the sushi is very fresh, the curries are super tasty. We love the spicy beef salad served Thai hot. The noodle dishes are excellent as well.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 22, 2021 via mobile

Mixed experience. Our waitress was great and the food was excellent but it took FOREVER to get our food. Two tables near us ordered sushi and they were served, they ate their food and paid their bill while we waited on our food. The manager...wanted to argue and prove the customer wrong. We said very little but did ask her if waiting this long is acceptable. She threw the ambitious young waitress under the bus and said the problem was the waitress should have told us how long sushi would take. The manager needs basic customer service - don’t make excuses, don’t make the customer feel like they have been put in their place and never throw a good employee under the bus.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 7, 2021 via mobile

I have now eaten there several times, with family and friends and their food is fantastic ! Sushi can be tricky and I often find more misses than hits but Pacific Rim is a definite hit . It has been consistent in quality and in...service. The staff are very friendly and informative. Looking forward to my next meal there !!! You can also order take out . My favs so far have been Big Love, the bomber and the Hurricane. And their wonton soup is tasty !More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

We came in at 7:30 on a Wednesday and were greeted right away by our server who was amazing- I cannot remember her name! She was quick to get us drinks and see if we had any questions about the menu. She gave us great...recommendations about what we might like as this was our first time there. There was a large party that arrived right before us, and we waited a long time for our food. We ordered the Monkey. Brain app, which was delicious, but not hot? I am not sure what the temperature should have been- I felt like it should have been hot because it was fried, but it was room temp, still very good. About 8:30 we received our two rolls that we ordered 1 Monster Roll and 1 Pacific Roll. Both delicious!!! I was so happy because we waited so long and we pretty much inhaled them. =\ I would definitely try The Pacific Rim again in hopes that the long wait for the food was only because of the large party ahead of us.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I were in town for a weekend and as true foodie fanatics we stop to try the food. Have to say we loved it! The service was excellent! The monkey brain appetizer was incredibly good. The main dishes were delicious and fresh....We definitely stoping by next time we in town!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020

My husband and I went to the Pacific Rim Restaurant on Friday October 3, 2020. This WAS one of our favorite restaurants. No more. Although the food was delicious, the wait staff wore their masks under their nose. What? The does no good whatsoever. She...said it was hard because she wears glasses. Well I also wear glasses and yes they sometimes fog but there are defogging sprays available.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2020

I've been a long-time customer of Pacific Rim and have always enjoyed their food. This is the second time I've stopped by in the last 2 months, and I noticed that they still are not practicing any Coronavirus recommended safety precautions. None of the waitresses...are wearing masks, but what really got me was the Sushi chefs standing behind the counter directly above all the raw fish talking to each other, and none of them were wearing any masks either. I've mentioned this to the management before about 6 weeks ago, but it doesn't seem like they are concerned for their patron's safety. Because of this I ended up walking back out. As the title says, their food has always been good if you're okay with the above.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed April 15, 2020

Its hard to choose between the dishes offered here and the sushi. Everything tastes great! Mango chicken, basil chicken, tuna tartare, massaman curry....

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Just not my cup of tea. Thought the salmon was bland. Farmed? A monkey brain app. Recommended to me deep fried and band. Atmosphere like the Carnegie deli ie. Loud etc. not relaxing for sure. service was a average I tipped 15%.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

Service is fast and friendly the food is amazing there are many choices of sushi and also many hot dishes

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Pacific Rim offers takeout services.

Pacific Rim is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4