Pacific East owners open new fusion restaurant

Pacific Grill restaurant at Cedar Center North offers Burmese-inspired flavors from the owners of Pacific East. Photo by Bob Rosenbaum.

Freeman and Susan Ngo, owners of the popular Pacific East restaurant in Coventry Village, have opened a new restaurant in the Cedar Center North shopping plaza in South Euclid, at 13911 Cedar Road.

Named Pacific Grill, the new restaurant is not just another location of the original. It features “Asian fusion” cuisine and, to the best of Susan Ngo’s knowledge, is the first in the region to offer Burmese-inspired dishes such as tea leaf salad, catfish chowder in ginseng broth, and grilled whole red snapper.

“It’s a cross between fast casual and more formal sit-down dining,” Freeman Ngo said. “I started with the vision that a fast casual restaurant is not just burgers, burritos and fried chicken. It can be healthier, better quality food, cooked to order.”

The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and opens at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon on Sunday.

“If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, this place will take your taste buds to the Far East with signature noodle dishes, flavored rice and fresh grilled seafood, meat and vegetables,” Freeman Ngo said.

Freeman Ngo, a native of Malaysia, opened Pacific East on Coventry Road in 2002. That restaurant is noted for its sushi and is believed to be the region’s only restaurant featuring Malaysian cuisine.

Pacific Grill offers different flavors and a different experience, but the same care for fresh foods prepared well, Susan Ngo said.

Bob Rosenbaum

Cleveland Heights resident Bob Rosenbaum is co-chair of the Heights Observer Advisory Committee, and is responsible for its advertising sales and market development.

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