P F Chang's China Bistro

★★★★☆
  • 300 E Colorado Blvd 218

    Pasadena, CA 91101

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  • 626-356-9760

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Used to love P F Changs - but this meail really changed my mind. Meal was worth 5 bucks even though I paid $18. After I arrived home to eat my meal I discoved a very disappointing looking meal. They must suppect that you wont return which I did not due to it being later in the evening. Very disappointing. Shame on your Pasadena P F Changs.

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★☆☆☆☆

Used to love P F Changs - but this meail really changed my mind. Meal was worth 5 bucks even though I paid $18. After I arrived home to eat my meal I discoved a very disappointing looking meal. They must suppect that you wont return which I did not due to it being later in the evening. Very disappointing. Shame on your Pasadena P F Changs.

Cons: Burnt Prawns with dried out noodles

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Usually pretty crowded. You can eat at the bar which can save you from waiting for a table. Their spicy green beans are good as well as their Tofu Lettuce Wraps. Get a bottle of their J Pinot Gris...it's awesome.

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★★★☆☆

Usually pretty crowded. You can eat at the bar which can save you from waiting for a table. Their spicy green beans are good as well as their Tofu Lettuce Wraps. Get a bottle of their J Pinot Gris...it's awesome.

Cons: Crowded, parking, poor service

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One thing I like about PF Chang's is that they have unique dishes and most of these DISHES are very flavorsome. The only down side to it, is that the SERVINGS are small. The PRICE per plate is standard. It?s not as inexpensive as Panda Express, however I?d say its worth the cost, the food is savory, fresh and it came in delightful presentations. The AMBIANCE brings forth a romantic feeling. Large parties can be accommodated with no problem, except that waiting period may take longer. I would suggest reservations for bigger parties. The SERVICE was average, although the servers were very courteous and friendly they lacked attentiveness. Overall I?d say I?d go back again?and I will recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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★★★★☆

One thing I like about PF Chang's is that they have unique dishes and most of these DISHES are very flavorsome. The only down side to it, is that the SERVINGS are small. The PRICE per plate is standard. It?s not as inexpensive as Panda Express, however I?d say its worth the cost, the food is savory, fresh and it came in delightful presentations. The AMBIANCE brings forth a romantic feeling. Large parties can be accommodated with no problem, except that waiting period may take longer. I would suggest reservations for bigger parties. The SERVICE was average, although the servers were very courteous and friendly they lacked attentiveness. Overall I?d say I?d go back again?and I will recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

Pros: Ambience and great tasting food

Cons: Kitchen's a bit slow...

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I was surprised that they seated me and my party of seven in less than seven minutes...on a Sat nite!!!
The waiter was really helpful and nice, since it was all of our first time going there...the dishes were kinda small though, for the price, but very good, taste-wise....i love the decoration in the inside, very comfy...dark and cool

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★★★★☆

I was surprised that they seated me and my party of seven in less than seven minutes...on a Sat nite!!!
The waiter was really helpful and nice, since it was all of our first time going there...the dishes were kinda small though, for the price, but very good, taste-wise....i love the decoration in the inside, very comfy...dark and cool

Pros: tasty and decoration

Cons: small servings (it was seven of us)

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Nice location and atmosphere the bad thing about P.F. Changs they don't take reservations so if you go on a crowded night you will have to wait a bit. Overall our food was served promptly which is always nice.

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★★★★☆

Nice location and atmosphere the bad thing about P.F. Changs they don't take reservations so if you go on a crowded night you will have to wait a bit. Overall our food was served promptly which is always nice.

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Our waitress forgot us (after sitting for 15 minutes, we didn't even get offered a glass of water). The manager needs to wake up . . .

Suggest going to The Yard House. The food was pretty good and the service was excellent.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our waitress forgot us (after sitting for 15 minutes, we didn't even get offered a glass of water). The manager needs to wake up . . .

Suggest going to The Yard House. The food was pretty good and the service was excellent.

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This place is unbelievably delicious and for anybody who says it is expensive they mine as well go have Chinese Food in one of those fast food places. You have to order the garlic noodle, the salt and pepper prawns and the beef schwann (spelling???). Nothing is going to top these three things on the menu. And for dessert please have the banana egg rolls. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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★★★★★

This place is unbelievably delicious and for anybody who says it is expensive they mine as well go have Chinese Food in one of those fast food places. You have to order the garlic noodle, the salt and pepper prawns and the beef schwann (spelling???). Nothing is going to top these three things on the menu. And for dessert please have the banana egg rolls. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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Upon my first time going to P.F. Chang's, I was very pleased with the atmosphere, and the food was fabulous! I can't wait to go back! They have tons of vegetarian options, and make it easily identifiable which items are vegetarian with a key on the menu. I went with three friends, we all ordered something different, and everything was amazing and very different! The only problem was that we had to wait forever for everything: seating, appetizers, drinks, food. However, once the food did come, it made up for it!

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★★★★☆

Upon my first time going to P.F. Chang's, I was very pleased with the atmosphere, and the food was fabulous! I can't wait to go back! They have tons of vegetarian options, and make it easily identifiable which items are vegetarian with a key on the menu. I went with three friends, we all ordered something different, and everything was amazing and very different! The only problem was that we had to wait forever for everything: seating, appetizers, drinks, food. However, once the food did come, it made up for it!

Pros: great variety, great food, great drink menu

Cons: long wait, slow service

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I went to this particular PF Changs with my boyfriend who had never been. Of course we got the lettuce wraps (not a good date food) and then we got some General Tsu's chicken (spicy). The service was good, the atmosphere was festive and nice, and even though they said it would be a 10 minute wait, we got in in five. Parking at Paseo Colorado can be a pain so I'd suggest parking on the outskirts if possible. Good food, awesome Asian cuisine--even for those who may not like Asian food, it's tasty!

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★★★★☆

I went to this particular PF Changs with my boyfriend who had never been. Of course we got the lettuce wraps (not a good date food) and then we got some General Tsu's chicken (spicy). The service was good, the atmosphere was festive and nice, and even though they said it would be a 10 minute wait, we got in in five. Parking at Paseo Colorado can be a pain so I'd suggest parking on the outskirts if possible. Good food, awesome Asian cuisine--even for those who may not like Asian food, it's tasty!

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pf chang's is americanized chinese, but not as bad as panda express. the food is so good and the restaurant has a trendy feel to it, with dim lights and cool decor. my favorites are the cool lettuce wraps, the dan dan noodles (very spicy!), and the mango fish. this is a great spot to come with friends. the portions are large, so family style is appropriate so everyone can try a little of everything. bring your appetite and your palate will be satisfied!

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★★★★★

pf chang's is americanized chinese, but not as bad as panda express. the food is so good and the restaurant has a trendy feel to it, with dim lights and cool decor. my favorites are the cool lettuce wraps, the dan dan noodles (very spicy!), and the mango fish. this is a great spot to come with friends. the portions are large, so family style is appropriate so everyone can try a little of everything. bring your appetite and your palate will be satisfied!

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P F Chang's China Bistro has better than average chinese food with a reasonable price for a sit down restaurant in old town pasadena. Very nice looking restaurant, which makes it look very expensive, good place to take out a date.

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★★★★☆

P F Chang's China Bistro has better than average chinese food with a reasonable price for a sit down restaurant in old town pasadena. Very nice looking restaurant, which makes it look very expensive, good place to take out a date.

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This is my favorite of all the "chain" Chinese restaurants. One bite of the sweet n sour chicken and I was addicted. Everyone orders the lettuce wraps as an appetizer, but I prefer the spring rolls (they can be ordered unfried). You have a choice between white or brown rice, which is great for health-conscious diners. On the other end of the cholesterol spectrum are the fantastically fattening twice-pan-fried noodles (YUM!). The staff is always able to handle special requests (i.e. cutting the ginger in the sweet n sour chicken). The environment is dark and moody (in a good way) and the price is right. If you are in the mood, the outside dining lets you peer down on Paseo Colorado shoppers.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite of all the "chain" Chinese restaurants. One bite of the sweet n sour chicken and I was addicted. Everyone orders the lettuce wraps as an appetizer, but I prefer the spring rolls (they can be ordered unfried). You have a choice between white or brown rice, which is great for health-conscious diners. On the other end of the cholesterol spectrum are the fantastically fattening twice-pan-fried noodles (YUM!). The staff is always able to handle special requests (i.e. cutting the ginger in the sweet n sour chicken). The environment is dark and moody (in a good way) and the price is right. If you are in the mood, the outside dining lets you peer down on Paseo Colorado shoppers.

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This restaurant has good Chinese food, although I prefer Panda Inn over PF Chang's. The portions of food are pretty small, and some of the dishes are definitely better than others, so you've just got to try them all out! The best dishes are the lettuce wraps appetizer, which comes with chicken to wrap in lettuce, and the chocolate flourless cake dessert. The Restaurant is typically crowded, so you'll want to get there plenty early. It's located at Paseo Colorado which makes it convenient to shop while you're waiting.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant has good Chinese food, although I prefer Panda Inn over PF Chang's. The portions of food are pretty small, and some of the dishes are definitely better than others, so you've just got to try them all out! The best dishes are the lettuce wraps appetizer, which comes with chicken to wrap in lettuce, and the chocolate flourless cake dessert. The Restaurant is typically crowded, so you'll want to get there plenty early. It's located at Paseo Colorado which makes it convenient to shop while you're waiting.

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But I can't praise it either. I would go back if invited for a gathering, but it would not be at the top of my personal list of places to go back to. I did like the food, although the portions were a little small, at least the prices weren't outlandish. Service was good. I had made a reservation, but had to wait a good 20 minutes anyway for a table.
They have a great dessert called Banana Spring Rolls, it is a must have. Everything else is just ordinary. Great ambiance!

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★★★★☆

But I can't praise it either. I would go back if invited for a gathering, but it would not be at the top of my personal list of places to go back to. I did like the food, although the portions were a little small, at least the prices weren't outlandish. Service was good. I had made a reservation, but had to wait a good 20 minutes anyway for a table.
They have a great dessert called Banana Spring Rolls, it is a must have. Everything else is just ordinary. Great ambiance!

Pros: Banana Spring Rolls, Ambiance

Cons: , Weak alcohol drinks

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It's a different kind of place for chinese food. The menu was pretty extensive, it's good for meetings or parties of various types of work-related occasions. But if you're truly into Chinese food, this isn't it! It's like having a Mediterranean Gyro at "Jack In The Box" instead of an authentic Greek restaurant. Besides that, the place is o.k. to hang out with a couple of drinks.

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★★★☆☆

It's a different kind of place for chinese food. The menu was pretty extensive, it's good for meetings or parties of various types of work-related occasions. But if you're truly into Chinese food, this isn't it! It's like having a Mediterranean Gyro at "Jack In The Box" instead of an authentic Greek restaurant. Besides that, the place is o.k. to hang out with a couple of drinks.

Pros: Great hang out!

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We decided to choose several different dishes to get a good sampling (knowing we'd definitely have leftovers). We chose a good cross section from the menu, so I feel confident in saying the food was excellent. But, if you're looking for authentic Chinese cuisine, this is not the place for you. The service was excellent--the staff being helpful with our dish choices and keeping our beverages full. The major criticism I have is although the food was excellent, it was definitely not worth the price. I left feeling I could have used the money more wisely and gotten more enjoyment elsewhere. My minor criticism about this location is that the restaurant is extremely noisy. We arrived early for dinner at 4:30 pm to a fairly empty restaurant, but it was so loud we couldn't hold a quiet conversation. As the restaurant filled for dinner, it only got worse.

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★★★☆☆

We decided to choose several different dishes to get a good sampling (knowing we'd definitely have leftovers). We chose a good cross section from the menu, so I feel confident in saying the food was excellent. But, if you're looking for authentic Chinese cuisine, this is not the place for you. The service was excellent--the staff being helpful with our dish choices and keeping our beverages full. The major criticism I have is although the food was excellent, it was definitely not worth the price. I left feeling I could have used the money more wisely and gotten more enjoyment elsewhere. My minor criticism about this location is that the restaurant is extremely noisy. We arrived early for dinner at 4:30 pm to a fairly empty restaurant, but it was so loud we couldn't hold a quiet conversation. As the restaurant filled for dinner, it only got worse.

Pros: excellent food, excellent waitstaff

Cons: loud & noisy, expensive for quality

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PF Chang's, at the Paseo shopping center, has great food at decent prices, but there is often a long wait for a table. PFC's differs from many chain Chinese restaurants because it uses fresh ingredients in unique, fresh preparations. Think of it as a more chain-like Chinese version of Saladang. Recommended.

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★★★★☆

PF Chang's, at the Paseo shopping center, has great food at decent prices, but there is often a long wait for a table. PFC's differs from many chain Chinese restaurants because it uses fresh ingredients in unique, fresh preparations. Think of it as a more chain-like Chinese version of Saladang. Recommended.

Pros: A+ Lettuce wraps, Fresh food

Cons: Long wait, Relatively expensive

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While the restaurant was beautifully decorated and the atmosphere was pleasant, the food was bland and non-authentic. It didn't taste Chinese, californian, Fusion or any mix of the above. It was just plain. The service was good though.

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★★★☆☆

While the restaurant was beautifully decorated and the atmosphere was pleasant, the food was bland and non-authentic. It didn't taste Chinese, californian, Fusion or any mix of the above. It was just plain. The service was good though.

Pros: Setting, Music`, decor

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Yeah ok P.F. Changs isn't bad but come on...! It's too expensive for what you get. This is a great place to go with a date but if you subscribe to "Leykis 101" steer clear of this place because you'll pay way more than $40 bucks! Take her to Golden Lake instead.

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★★★☆☆

Yeah ok P.F. Changs isn't bad but come on...! It's too expensive for what you get. This is a great place to go with a date but if you subscribe to "Leykis 101" steer clear of this place because you'll pay way more than $40 bucks! Take her to Golden Lake instead.

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I couldn't agree less with the Editorial Review on this P.F. Chang's - except for the atmosphere, it IS wonderful. The service was incredible, our server was extremely personable and helpful. The food was the best "Chinese" I've ever experienced. We ordered six different plates among the six of us, and there was nothing left to take home. The portions ARE a bit smaller than many other Chinese restaurants, but most definitely worth it. The price was very reasonable. And the best part, it is surrounded by the beautiful Paseo Colorado with a lovely view of the Pasadena Courthouse from the patio.

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★★★★★

I couldn't agree less with the Editorial Review on this P.F. Chang's - except for the atmosphere, it IS wonderful. The service was incredible, our server was extremely personable and helpful. The food was the best "Chinese" I've ever experienced. We ordered six different plates among the six of us, and there was nothing left to take home. The portions ARE a bit smaller than many other Chinese restaurants, but most definitely worth it. The price was very reasonable. And the best part, it is surrounded by the beautiful Paseo Colorado with a lovely view of the Pasadena Courthouse from the patio.

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This burgeoning chain offers the quintessentially corporate, suburban interpretation of Chinese cooking, designed for those who are unlikely to explore Mom-and-Pop establishments in Chinatown or Monterey Park. The food may lack complete…

 

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