Pacific by NoRu

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

This business was reported as PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
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
Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
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

4.65 out of 5 stars based on 490 votes

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 18, 2022
kaja t.
Excellent experience. Please bring back the risotto!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
May 22, 2022
Hollee W.
This is the second time here and we are very disappointed in the service. Both times they served our food before the drinks. This place has a top notch bar with drinks. When you come in you want a drink right away. Hire more bartenders or something. The waitress came and checked on us once and when we wanted another drink we couldn’t even find her. So we left and went somewhere else to drink. Food was excellent though.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 07, 2022
Nika C.
It's a lovely place - not many food choices but everything was delicious. Our table was wobbly but otherwise - great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2022
Sally R.
beyond perfect.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2021
Kristin G.
The food was amazing but the service was very slow and we had to wait a very long time to actually get our food.

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

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

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: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 4/10
Apr 20, 2021
Tara F.
Loved the food and taste of our drinks. Only thing is that one of us in our party ordered a glass of the house wine. Or what they thought was house wine. Had two glasses and then when the bill came found out that each glass was $35? Was surprised at the expense and a bit bummed because we had enjoyed everything else to this point.

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

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 16, 2020
Jeffrey L.
I had a terrific experience calling to confirm my reservation and the likelihood I would be a few minutes late. We were seated in our preferred place on the patio. The cocktails were unique and yummy (although it took too long for them to be delivered); the food was unique and fantastic....can't wait to return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
May 14, 2022
CHARLES D.
We like the place, the server was great, the food was delicious. This is our 2nd time to the place. The problem is with the owner. He just is not a very friendly person. He needs to treat all his customers like they matter, and be appreciative that he has the business he has. The restaurant has lots of potential if the owner would let it happen. He really is keeping the customers from returning.

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

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

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 01, 2020
Ruth B.
We realize it was the first week opening back up, so things could be different/better in the future. We ordered drinks, and it took over 15 minutes for them to arrive. Our waitress wasn’t overly attentive; we had to ask for napkins and tableware. The last drink ordered never arrived, but the manager comped it. The food was good, so we’ll give it another try in the future.

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

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Bram M.
My girlfriend and I live in midtown and walked down to give this place a go. The food was well cooked, beautiful presentation, and good price. The cocktails were really tasty and fun. The waitresses were welcoming and helpful. The service was a little delayed but that could be getting used to the covid restrictions and guidelines. Overall an awesome place and will definitely be going back. Thank you Pacific by NoRu

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: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 19, 2022
steve s.
Food and cocktails were the stars. Prices on the high side but reasonable. I would recommend it to a friend!

Overall: 1/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 2/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2022
Diane G.
We love Pacific by Noru. We've eaten there many, many times. Everything, especially the food, is always great. However, last Friday night, the group sitting directly next to us on the outside patio were so LOUD that we had to scream across our table to be heard. We asked them to please use their "quiet voices", which they did not. We never mentioned it to management, but we should have. I feel the wait staff should have asked them to be more quiet as it was obvious they were disturbing us. Just something I feel you should be aware of when people are sitting close to one another. BTW- no one else was on the patio. Thanks! All this being said we will come back as we love the restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2022
Tony S.
Always fantastic food service drinks love 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: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Susan D.
We highly recommend Pacific by NoRu for absolutely delicious, creative food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2022
Rose R.
Beautiful venue, amazing service, excellent tastes. Dinner menu is creative - drink menu even more so. Definitely will book a return visit!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2022
Rita R.
Refill of water and more clean bathrooms - food and cocktails were amazing

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

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

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 01, 2020
James T.
My wife ordered a drink and it was missing an ingredient. She ordered rice with no onions, yet it came with onions. When I made the reservations I wrote that it was her birthday, that was never Acknowledged.

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.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
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: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
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: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2022
Susan B.
Excellent in every category

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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.

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

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

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2021
John R.
Food was delicious! Fresh ingredients and nice menu, not large, but something for everyone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 16, 2022
Cali B.
Great food, great staff and a great location!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2022
Linda W.
Everything was phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 27, 2021
Joanne F.
Portions were very adequate. Only dish which seemed off was the ravioli.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 12, 2021
Jeff S.
The food was outstanding. All of our dishes were creative, beautifully presented and delicious. Our server was personable, attentive and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, and this seems to be a consistent problem due to insuffient staff, we had a long wait after we were seated before we received any attention, a very long wait before our drinks arrived, and a another long wait for each course. We have been to Pacific by Noru at least 4 times and the lack of staffing has been noticable every time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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!