Those who frequent downtown Atlanta know that the place to go for chic Asian Fusion cuisine is Pacific Rim Bistro, located on the ground floor of the SunTrust Plaza building. Sunlight bathes bamboo place mats and hardwood floors through the striking glass walls, while soft track lighting illuminates recessed corners with an intimate glow. Owners Anna and Raymond Hsu strive for Asian authenticity, which can be seen through the functional décor as well as in the inspired cuisine. A blend of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Malaysian and other Asian influences, the menu offers starters such as Vietnamese spring rolls and fried tofu skin pockets stuffed with mozzarella, shiitake mushrooms and scallions. For lunch, try the signature Obento Special of the Day, which is a Japanese-style lunch box with assorted items.
"Longtime Atlanta restaurateurs Raymond and Anna Hsu have been committed to downtown dining for many years. Last year, the couple opened a bistro with a soothing, contemporary atmosphere devoted to the cooking of the Asian world, from China to Thailand to India and Malaysia."