Chicago >Food & Dining > P F Chang's China Bistro
530 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.891827 -87.626856
Monday 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
So Bad that it made me join this website – Words can not describe how disappointed my boyfriend and I were with the quality and taste of food we ordered from PF Changs. I by no means consider myself a food snob and although I go to Chinatown regularly and expected a degree of 'westernization' from this restaurant, I was still shocked at how disgusting this food was. The hot and sour soup was a glue-like salty concoction while the lo mein noodles were barely fried and in some places so congealed that they had not even been separated and fried properly. The szechuan was a deep fried tomato tasting excuse for a dish with no heat whatsoever. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed better food cooked by friends who are so hung over they can barely stand. Respect your tastebuds and your wallet. Don't waste your time or money on this rubbish!
PF Changs in Chicago I DO NOT RECOMMEND! – Very dusty and dirty restaurant, uniforms are ugly, food quality is terrible, compared to Northbrook, and what is up with that shelf they have upstairs where they keep all the dirty plates from previous guests? Can we say Health inspector please?
The restaurant is so dirty, I understand they are on a street corner in downtown Chicago, but please guys get it right. Easton and Northbrook are the better locations and have better food quality. Fix your uniforms, those black ninja outfits are terrible!
This gussied-up chain bustles with singles and families craving Chinese food favorites. – In Short
Towering twin stallions and carved wood screens add majesty and mystery to this stylish restaurant, where well-dressed patrons sip martinis at the bar and families with children feast around large tables or in spacious booths. The menu gives Chinese classics a contemporary tweak; dishes are artfully presented, with many sauces made tableside by servers. Signature plates include diced chicken wrapped in cool lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce.
Great menu - great food. – I have taken numerous out of town guests here - mostly friends from Europe, one of which who lived in China - and he thought it was great. Each time my guests enjoyed it. Maybe it's not the most authentic Chinese - but it is very good food. I would highly recommend the crispy beef. Would also recommend the king pao chicken. Chicago is tough to find good chinese food - but this place gets the job done. Service was friendly and efficient and our bill didn't break the bank. If only they would turn down the air conditioning....we all froze.
Casual dining – I went here for a quick lunch one day. It was pretty empty, although it was a weekday. We sat upstairs, where there is a large room with dark wood tables and red accents everywhere. We ordered lunch bowls, and it was okay. Definitely not the best asian food I've ever had though. The service was good, and it is an elegant vibe to it even though it's pretty casual. I would recommend going at night more than during the daytime, since the upstairs has nice windows, and the city lights would add a lot more to the experience.
Avoid – For a chinese restaurant this place is a disapointment. Me and my girlfriend waited for 30 minutes to be seated on a thursday night. Three of the receptionist where arguing among themselves who to seat first. . when we were seated the floor was disgusting, rice and chopsticks where on the floor where we ate. the food came another 20 min later. it was not that great, i had better food and cheaper prices at china town the chow mein had no taste wats so ever. it was so bland. This place is we wont ever go again
You call it a "Chinese Restaurant?" – Its pretty good, only it is definitely not Chinese food -- lets put it this way. American is 1, and Chinese is 10. I would say that P.F. Chang's is around 2 to 3. It is seriously closer to american than authentic Chinese food. Although, as a Chinese, I have actually found the food not that bad. Its pretty good, only its not the best. I think personally that Yu's Mandarin is way better. But, to my surprise, everyone said in their review, "Long wait." When I went there at seven o'clock on Tuesday, we were seated prompty.
Horrible – The lighting and the decorations were nice. The waiters were annoying, talking too much, asking too many questions and would not leave us alone. The plates were not clean, there were pieces of dried food stuck to it and couple of pieces of old rice stuck on the bottom, the waiter went to get the manager and took off the wanton soup off the bill. Just to let you know this is not authentic chinese crusine, food tasted like a frozen dinner with little chinese ingredients. It's too fatty and salty but I guess most westerners grew up eating McDonalds and hotdogs so this is what they are use to. What makes a great asian dish is the rice, I know this because I am asian, and grew up in an asian home. The rice at PF Chang tasted like uncle bens rice or minute rice, it was dry, cold, clumpy, hard and tasted like it was sitting there for few hours. I asked for a new fresher bowl of rice, few mins later the manager showed up again asking what the problem was, except this time he as little rude and sounded annoyed. Ingredients in PF Chang does not come close to the real thing, go to a chinatown in a city nearby if you want real chinese food.
Great, If You Don't Like Chinese Food – It's sad that people who eat here think they are eating Chinese food, it doesn't come close. No doubt this Americanized impression of Chinese food suits the tastes of many, but if you are a true fan of Chinese cooking, than you will want to stay clear of this place.
Such a great chain restaurant – I absolutely love this place. I have nothing but good things to say about it. I have been to this one many times. As well as the one in Shaumburg and the ones in both Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona. I have never had a bad experience. Or a long wait. The serves are always so nice and attentive. But not overly so where they are being a constant interuption. The food is great. I love the lettuce wraps. I do wish the spicy foods were a bit spicier but they are very good none the less. It's an excellent atmosphere.
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