Pacific by NoRu

394 East Main St, Suite B, Ventura CA 93001
$$ New American Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

Pacific by NoRu offers a fresh, balanced, coastal-inspired culinary experience that explores what local flavor truly is. Founded by residents who have lived and understand that what this area represents is an opportunity to share good nature, great people, and amazing food with its patrons. Please visit, dine, and enjoy Pacific’s balance of excellent food, a love for nature and great people.

Won "Best New Restaurant" in Ventura County voted on by VC Reporter for 2019/2020.

See you soon at Pacific by NoRu.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Thank you for booking with Pacific by NoRu. We look forward to your visit. Table or section requests are not a guarantee.

Business Info

  • Address: 394 East Main St, Suite B, Ventura CA 93001
  • Cross Street: Oak Street
  • Location: Ventura County | Ventura
  • Cuisine: American | California | New American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 | Per Bottle
  • Phone: (805) 205-9618
  • Features: Full Bar, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday
Lunch noon - 2 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch noon - 2 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch noon - 2 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
https://pacificbynoru.com/contact
https://pacificbynoru.com/menu
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 448 votes

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Jun 28, 2022
Lynn M.
This place is arguably the best restaurant in town. They have fastidious presentations, the service is great, prices are reasonable although not cheap. I highly recommend it

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Jun 28, 2022
Tony S.
Always fantastic food service drinks love this place

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Jun 26, 2022
Greg D.
So wonderful highly recommend! Food is done with a flare and so much flavor. Cocktails are on point! Service attentive yet discrete. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 16, 2022
Cali B.
Great food, great staff and a great location!

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2022
Anna C.
Loved our experience: great food, great service. The room inside was loud, maybe due to a large party at one of the tables. The interior decor/lighting could use a little warming up, struck me as a little spare. But we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2022
Dinh T.
Great food and fantastic service.

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May 04, 2022
David R.
We’ve been many times and will return many more. Alas creative and delicious food, and excellent service. Venturians are fortunate to have Pacific by Noru in our town.

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Apr 04, 2022
Linda W.
Everything was phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2022
Daren H.
Great food, awesome drinks, friendly staff. A hidden gem

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 26, 2022
Laurie L.
The food was wonderful and service attentive. However, restaurant nearly empty on a Wednesday evening which was a bit of a downer. I don’t know why this gem of a restaurant hasn’t received more attention.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2022
Sharon H.
Absolutely LOVE Pacific by NoRu!! Fabulous, creative food. Amazing cocktails. Every time. Terrific friendly, prompt, welcoming service too. They just celebrated three years! Don't miss this DT Ventura jewell.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2022
Mitch M.
I’ve been looking forward for this dinner and it did not disappoint. Yum!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2022
Sally R.
beyond perfect.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2022
Susan B.
Excellent in every category

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Dec 29, 2021
John R.
Food was delicious! Fresh ingredients and nice menu, not large, but something for everyone.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
Cindy W.
Absolutely love this gem of a restaurant in downtown Ventura. We’ve been there twice in the past 3 weeks and the food, service and ambiance were excellent. Everything from the sake salmon, short ribs, Kobe steak, gyoza (appetizer) and especially the house breads were a definite 10/10. The only (minor) complaint would be that the cocktails (spicy Margarita and Moscow Mule) had so much ice in the glass, there seemed to be minimal drink. But wine and martinis very good. Will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2021
Malea M.
Amazing food. A great spot. Such friendly staff

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Oct 01, 2021
Kate G.
Pacific by Noru is our favorite restaurant in Ventura, and we love introducing this restaurant to new friends. We appreciate the chef’s fusion approach, which reminds us of the best of David Chang. Fine dining at a reasonable price, and the cocktails are great—there’s nothing like it in this area.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2021
Paul J.
Always Wonderful from tge hand crafted drinks ( & nice wine) to the very creative and delicious meals created by this special chef to the delivery and so mych more by our Fantastic waitress .. shes so mu h fun .. to our iutdoor table and small couches… Always a Great Experience!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 24, 2021
Marc B.
Very pleasant evening outside at Pacific. Food was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 07, 2021
Dan S.
I love this place. The food is great, the service very friendly and professional.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2021
ROY M.
Best food in downtown Ventura!

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2021
Christine T.
Food and drinks were delicious, service was exceptional, fast and attentive server who recommended great dishes and drinks!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2021
Geoffrey M.
Excellent food and atmosphere, as usual. Without a doubt, the best restaurant in Ventura. The menu is always unique and inspiring.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2021
Kari A.
Food was incredibly delicious with perfect portions! Great service and wine selection as well. Perfect place for date night.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2021
Dennis A.
GREAT ! We came back a second night. The Maple cotta desert was one of the best we ever ate. I am not sure if I want to rate you a 10 but you deserve it and that is because you might get too busy. One of the best restaurants we have eaten at. Dennis and Angela

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2021
Joshua T.
Fantastic food, very knowledgeable service. Bartender is a huge asset and crafted incredible drink after drink when asked to surprise us. We will return as soon as we can!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2021
Theresa C.
We throughly enjoyed ourselves. Delicious food and presentation!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2021
Eric E.
This is the best restaurant in Ventura. The service, food, and drinks are all of the highest quality

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2020
Susan D.
We highly recommend Pacific by NoRu for absolutely delicious, creative food!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2020
Marc P.
Great Restaurant, always a treat.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 16, 2020
Emily P.
Very good food. Great service and as nice as an outdoor space as can be during the pandemic. It was pretty pricey, but worth the splurge.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2020
Christine P.
This was my first time at Pacific at Noru. The food was absolutely fantastic! I will definitely be dining here again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2020
Liz T.
We had an incredible visit at Pacific. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and sitting outside safely separated from others in the heart of Ventura was absolutely perfect. Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2020
Arlette T.
The food was fantastic and the portion size just right, not the typical bigger is better. We would definitely come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2020
Pauline H.
It was our second time there and we had a great time!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2020
Russell R.
The food was fabulous as always and the service first rate. Could be time to expand the menu a bit? With such a great chef, we'd love to try something new.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2020
Susan A.
As always the team created a wonderful experience. We chose to eat the dinners as tapas to enjoy more tastes.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2020
Ashley K.
I love this place! Wren is such a great chef. We went for our Anniversary, and It was fabulous!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Jeffrey L.
Second time we were here and the food and service were awesome.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Jul 11, 2020
Linda S.
The salmon was excellent! Some friends had the steak, also excellent! Highly recommend this location.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2020
Ronald K.
They always have had amazing food and great service. Now they have a beautiful big deck out on Main St. Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2020
debi m.
first time there, but definitely not the last. Delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 15, 2020
Alyssa L.
Delicious food and cocktails. Beautiful presentation. Quick service. Great deal. Very impressed and will be back!

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2022
Dan S.
The food was wonderful and served in the proper quantity. Service was a little slow but capable. Always enjoy this place.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 14, 2022
Michael M.
It was our second visit and while the menu is limited, it was challenging to decide what I wanted since almost every option looked really good! This is an excellent excuse to come back and try more. And our server was exceptional! Definitely helped elevate the entire experience. We are big fans!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 07, 2022
Dan S.
Food is always great and the service is friendly and helpful with the menu. Best to sit around the bar area.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 16, 2021
Daniel Q.
Excellent food although it seemed to take longer than expected.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 27, 2021
Joanne F.
Portions were very adequate. Only dish which seemed off was the ravioli.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 16, 2020
Valarie W.
Service excellent. Food was flavorful but cold.