Pacific East Japanese Restaurant
1763 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Fax: (216) 320-2306
Pacific East Japanese Rstrnt
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Family Style
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
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Pacific East is definitely the best sushi restaurant ever! I get their lunch special (only $11.95) and choose 2 spicy salmon hand rolls and 1 spicy tuna hand roll! Completely out of this world! They stuff it with so much fish and its so worth the price! Not to mention it comes with a soup and a salad! I also love their giant eel roll, the name says it all!! I give this place 10 stars! Absolutely fantastic!
As a sushi fanatic, I am always pleased when I come here. The sushi is fresh and delicious, and the portions are generous. They also have a delicious bubble tea---I like to get the chocolate and coconut flavors combined! My favorite rolls are the Alaska, Veggie, Spicy Salmon, and the Boston (without the mayo). You should definitely try this place, but only if you're willing to be dissatisfied with other sushi places after you've tasted the greatness that is Pacific East!
I love going to Pacific East the waiters and waitresses are very nice there and the sushi is divine! I go there with all of my friends and for the people who haven't tried it they usually love it or they find out that they don't particularly like sushi. I'm always pleased with the sushi and the prices aren't bad at all! I love getting their bubble tea. The only thing that keeps me from giving it a full five star rating is that whenever I order bubble tea they advertise the jellies and the many flavors they come in on the menu, but they don't usually have them in stock. Otherwise it's a pleasant dining experience, and great atmosphere.
06/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is by far the best sushi in Cleveland. Ignore the awards anyone gets - these are based on advertising. Pacific East has the freshest, best cuts you'll get. My only complaint would be the lack of variety of rolls, because that's more of an American adaptation of sushi and they're a little too authentic to play that game. On the other hand, you can design your own so who cares. The service is rapid and frequent, and the quantities are hefty. The price is pretty much the same or a little less than the other places in town, but seriously, don't be fooled by amateurs. If you try somewhere else, just commit to trying this place, too, so you can compare them. If you like QUALITY sushi and sashimi, PE is the scene for you. If you're going to pick up women and drink martinis, that's about the only reason to go to a ""Rockier"" environment.
02/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've gone to this place several times, and the food is pretty good, if not authentic. The last time I went, I ordered a donburi (rice bowl with soupy egg topping and choice of meat), and the cooks clearly didn't know what they were doing. They mixed takuan (white radish pickle) into the donburi, something akin to pouring your wine on top of your entree--those things are supposed to be separate. Kind of gross, especially since takuan is an acquired taste for most Americans. They also mixed in these bright red sweet pickles that usually go with spicy things like curry rice. Again, another sign they didn't know what they were doing. We ordered a big bottle of plum wine, and the wine we got tasted sugary. When we checked the label it said that it was a grape wine with plum flavoring. Another negative for that visit. I'm not in a big hurry to go back, but I know eventually I will because it's convenient, not too expensive, and good enough for a quick fix.
07/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We went there several times now and we always call first to find out if they were sereving malaysian menu that night - the reason for that is because they only have of whihc I think 1 cook that can cook malaysian food. ANd this cook for some reason is not always there. Nice restaurant, malaysian food had it's own menu with quite extensive options, and you can say that the food is good.
05/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Last night in Cleveland, wanting Japanese food...No teppiyaki, no over priced sushi bar...Okay, found this place on internet...Parking left something to be desired...Once I got in, I could see why...The food was phenomenal, the service was great, the value was worth the drive from Tower City...Tempura was very light and crunchy, the miso soup didn't taste like it was a package, the gohan was perfect...This sansei from Phoenix, loves this place; if work takes me back to Cleveland, I will be back and know where to park!!!
01/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I first started going to Pacific east when my family came here, on a recommendation. Now this is the restaurant that my family most often frequents. We are serious about good food, especially good asian cuisine, driving to canada just for the good restaurants. Depending on the day, the sashimi is fresh and excellent. When I say depending on the day, I mean the day that they have their weekly shipment of fish it is the freshest. They added a malaysian menu that also has delicious hot entrees that are reasonably priced and satisfying. I would recomment getting the sushi & sashimi lunch or sashimi lunch or maki combo for lunch, because the value is excellent. My favorites are the hamachi collar (grilled yellowtail fish), Ocean roll (fried oyster), and spicy salmon. An excellent restaurant, my favorite in cleveland. If you are a true sushi afficionado you should drop in and be impressed :)
09/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
If you're looking for excellent sushi in the Cleveland area, be forewarned: for some reason, the downtown Sushi Rock, and its sister establishment in Beachwood, keep receiving accolades as ""the best sushi in Cleveland."" Make no mistake here: these two establishments, in my experience, are essentially painfully trendy (and expensive!) bars that happen to serve decent sushi. If you're looking for an actual Japanese restaurant that serves brilliant sushi, Pacific East is perhaps your best bet in the greater Cleveland area. The fish is fresh, and cut into generous sashimi slices and large, delicious and often imaginative rolls (try the Ocean roll). If you're not a raw fish lover, the restaurant's Japanese cuisine menu -- quite a tome in itself -- offers very many cooked dishes, big noodle soups, salads and appetizers, as well as a few desserts. Beyond that, the place recently opened a whole new kitchen to supply the newest addition to their offerings: an entire Malaysian menu, which offers plenty of curries, noodles, rice dishes, flatbreads and various other vegetarian and non-veg dishes. I'm a sushi purist, but the few Malaysian dishes I've sampled from friends have been very tasty.
The room is painted deep blue, and the servers are helpful (albeit, on certain nights, busy). The other huge attraction of Pacific East is the prices -- far more reasonable than most sushi joints in the area, and for a much more generous serving of food. Please, try this place -- you'll never eat second-rate sushi again in Cleveland. Finally, one quick caveat: reservations are essential on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
01/10/2006Provided by Citysearch -
All of Cleveland is buzzing about the new Malaysian cuisine in town, and being Malaysian myself, I decided to put it to the test. I tried 3 of the many Malaysian staples that they had to offer: the Kueh Teow (like chow-fun, only better) and it was very authentic. So was the Hainanese Chicken rice and the Bobo Kacang ( dessert). Safe to say I will be back to test the extensive menu to make sure it lives up to expectations of my Malaysian palate.