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“Good Dim Sum”
Review of Pacificana

Pacificana
Ranked #444 of 5,416 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Brooklyn, New York
Level 6 Contributor
811 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
“Good Dim Sum”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Five of us came on a Sunday at 11:30am for dim sum. Although there were 30 parties ahead of us, we were seated in 30 min. Their large facility allows for rapid seating. Items came by quickly, and the dim sum was very good - not the best I've had but close. All five of us ate for $55 plus tip - not bad at all. Street parking in this area is a pain, however. It is a great place for dim sum that I will return to.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Dim Sums only average, but handy for Brooklyn Botanic Garden”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We dropped by for dim sum after a morning visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with our grandkids. It was our first visit to this restaurant, which had been given a Zagat rating of 24 for food. The valet parking ($4 on weekday, more on weekend) was definitely a plus. However, we were not too impressed with the dim sums that we ordered, with the char siu pastries being the only outstanding item. The Snow White buns are usually our grandkid's favourite, but this time he took a few bites of one and left half of it. The egg custard tarts had good pastry but the filling was of an unnatural orange colour. The glutinous rice of the Pearl Chicken was too soggy. The Taro Goh was hard and did not have enough taste of Taro. It greatly puzzled us that some reviewers thought they served the best dim sums in New York city! It is all right if you happen to be in the area and wish for a dim sum lunch, but I would not recommend that you go out of your way to seek this one out.

  • Visited August 2013
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Midwest
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Expensive, average food quality, clean facility.”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Had two dinners here in a matter of 2 different weeks, quality of food was average, and expensive. Used to be better. One good thing is the place is still kept relatively clean, and service is good. Also easy parking as valet parking ($2 with restaurant validation) is located immediately below the restaurant.

Visited June 2013
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I enjoyed it”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

It's been a long time since I've had Peking Duck and we decided to find a restaurant that served it. We wound up here. A group of nine people went. The duck was delicious, served at the table appetizer-style. We had a laundry list of standards - chicken with cashews (bland), chicken with broccoli (same), sesame chicken and General Tso's chicken (tasty, but hard to tell the difference between them), mu shu pork (tasty), and vegetable fried rice (a big hit with the kids). Appetizers were fried dumplings (very good), roast pork (very good), wonton soup (I've never had a "clear" soup taste so heavy, it was obvious they left the organ meat in when they made the soup, three out of four kids rejected it), and fried wontons (not the best I've had). The service was extremely attentive, we had four or five people making sure tea was filled, plates were cleared, and water glasses were topped off. I'm from out of town but the others said they'd probably make this their "out to eat" Chinese place in the future. If they do when I come back I'll give some of their more exotic things a try.

  • Visited January 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“good dimsum”
Reviewed 14 December 2012

best dimsum restaurant in Brooklyn
they have their own parking..too long waiting time if going on weekend,unless go early before 11am.

Visited April 2012
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