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Pacific East Japanese Restaurant

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Matt MacDonald
My wife is a gigantic sushi nerd.

Recently, she has rediscovered her passion for this type of food. And as such, I have become a bit of a sushi nerd, as well. But, in all honesty, how can you not be?

My initial trepidations were the same as most people: eating raw fish seemed gross and just the thought of having to use chopsticks makes my hands want to cramp. Naturally, I got over these things rather quickly, given the fact that I wanted to maintain my marital bliss (I love you, honey).

We've all eaten raw fish at some point in our life (whether or not we've known it) and using chopsticks, while it does take a small amount of skill, isn't that hard to do.

Recently, this missus and I have taken to going out to eat at sushi restaurants. One of them in particular is Pacific East Japanese Restaurant on Coventry Rd., in Cleveland Heights.

At first, I didn't think much of the place. They had been around for quite some time and it just didn't seem that impressive. In truth, I think that anyone would think that when they first walk into the place, it's really not that much to look at. It's a bit on the small side, the decor seems rather garish and they need to have some work done on the ceiling in the main eating area.

Decorating aside, the sushi they serve is amazing! And it was also affordable! For two adults our bill came to about $25.00, and I didn't want to eat anything for the rest of the night for fear of ruining the taste in my mouth.

If you are new to this type of cuisine or if you are an aficionado looking to add another eatery to your palate, Pacific East Japanese restaurant is not to be missed.

Keep in mind that it if you are to venture out and enjoy the fine Japanese Cuisine at this restaurant you need to plan accordingly, as they do not have normal hours of operation.

Pacific East Japanese Restaurant is located at 1763 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118.


They are open: Monday through Thursday: 11am-3pm (lunch) and 5pm-10pm (dinner)
Friday: 11am-3pm (lunch) and 5pm-11pm (dinner)
Saturday: 12pm-3pm (lunch) and 5pm-11pm (dinner)
Sunday: 3pm-10pm (dinner)
Prices: $3.95 up to $39.95