Restaurant Reviews

Dining Out at P.F. Chang’s

PF Chang's China Bistro restaurant review

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro doesn’t need any special introduction. This restaurant chain is known to serve Asian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere.

We had recently visited this restaurant on a weekend and despite this place being pretty close to where I stay, this was my first time here.

Now, I’ll tell you something about me. I fell in love with Chicken Satay on our trip to Malaysia and had practically lived on it during our stay there (I was so obsessed that I even ate it before we boarded the flight on our way back home!) So when I saw it on their menu, I knew I had to get it. The chicken was tender and juicy and the peanut sauce was incredible. Although, I honestly wish the quantity of the chicken was a little more

Chicken Satay

To accompany Chicken Satay, we also placed an order of  Chicken Dumplings – and I must say they were one of the best dumplings I have had in recent times. Just looking at this pic makes me drool – 

Chicken Dumplings

I have heard their ‘Dynamite Shrimp’ is pretty similar to the ‘Bang Bang shrimp’ that you get in Bonefish Grill. But you know, you gotta keep some room for the entree! So no more appetizers for me. I got their Dali Chicken (served with potatoes and rice on the side). They call it their ‘spiciest chicken dish’ but it was pretty manageable for me. Maybe because after having tasted the hot sauce at The Halal Guys, nothing can really level up to that kind of heat for me 😀  

Dali Chicken - PF Changs

Price wise, I found it pretty similar to the way The Cheesecake Factory prices its menu (I’m probably comparing the two of them coz we had been there just a while ago) but quantity wise, cheesecake factory wins. (They have humongous portions – weight-watchers please beware 😀 ) 

Despite being a busy evening, the service was pretty prompt. The server checked on us a couple of times, which is highly appreciated. 

To sum it up, P.F. Chang’s delivers a great atmosphere to spend some quality time with friends/ family offering good food and good service. If you sign up for their free membership, you get points that can be converted later (something to be considered for people who happen to frequently visit this place) If you are someone who enjoys the Asian cuisine, this is definitely worth a try.

Have y’all tried P.F. Chang’s?? What are your favorite dishes there?

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52 Comments

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    Linda

    May 13, 2016

    I haven’t found a dish that I didn’t like at P.F. Chang’s!! Great food! 🙂

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    MyStyleInsideOut

    May 13, 2016

    Ok now Im hungry!!

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      Smiling Notes

      May 13, 2016

      Hahhaa 😀 Girl, I feel you!

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        MyStyleInsideOut

        May 13, 2016

        Been craving for good food since this morning! All I had were ice cream, cookies and chocolates.. Left over from our activity yesterday here at work! Now I want some rice and yummy food! Hahahaha

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    themissshweta

    May 13, 2016

    Enjoy sweetie 😘

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    anroworld

    May 13, 2016

    I bet it tasted heavenly, so pity I live so far. Dear Shamira, you seem to be an expert at food. Can I ask you whether it’s connected with your job as well?

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      Smiling Notes

      May 13, 2016

      Oh your comment just made my day dear Ann! And I oh so wish my job was actually in this field.. Honestly, I’m just doing it as a hobby as I love, love, love food and even more, love writing about it:) But your sweet comment really made me so happy!

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        anroworld

        May 14, 2016

        I wish you good luck in this sphere and hope your dream will come true, always believe in it!

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    Singledust

    May 13, 2016

    Lovely to note that you had a chance to sample authentic Malaysian satay, most people visiting here always love the satay and the murtabak, have you tried that too. Hope you get to return to enjoy more Malaysian food. Lovely post!

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      Smiling Notes

      May 13, 2016

      Yes I am really happy to get to taste authentic Satay while in Malaysia. Honestly, I haven’t been able to find the same quality Satay here in the US. I didn’t try the murtabak. But I just googled it to find out what it was and it looks so damn delicious. I think it looks a bit similar to the Indian Parathas that we make (but I may be wrong) Thanks for your sweet comment.. I got to know a new dish from you today! Hope I get to visit Malaysia soon! XoXo

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        Singledust

        May 13, 2016

        You know your rotis well! The skin or outer layer of the murtabak is similar to the Parathas and its fiiled with meat or veg pre cooked with spices and herbs. Something like a burrito filling but the filling is cooked longer till its softer in texture but with no rice added. Then it’s assembled and slow cooked on both sides (it’s great to stand and watch them cook this as the aroma gets you to order an extra one!) on a large hot flat pan like the paratha. Served with either a curry or pickled red onions its really tasty and filling. You have a lovely blog on food, I like to eat but can’t write about it! HaHa! Malaysian satay is all about the peanut sauce, I have tried it outside of Malaysia and it’s always the sauce that isn’t really right. When we were kids the satay vendor rode around the neighbourhood with his grill attached to the back of his bicycle or motorcycle and grilled the sticks while we kids stood around salivating. The charcoal grill gives it the extra flavour. These days its still charcoal grilled but no more traveling satay guy! Thank you for enjoying and mentioning the humble foods of Malaysia.

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          Smiling Notes

          May 13, 2016

          Oh my God!! You just made me drool with the description 😃I could actually picture it in front of my eyes and I so wish I could have it right now.
          And believe me if you start writing about food, you will make everyone drool with those vivid descriptions. Oh and your memories of the satay being grilled by the vendor sounds like so much fun! Childhood memories are the best 😘

          • Singledust

            May 13, 2016

            I am almost forgot them but you jogged my memory, thanks for sharing! I sometimes take for granted the variety of food we have to enjoy here. Do you live in an area that has lots of different food?

          • Smiling Notes

            May 13, 2016

            Yes I live close to New York city. So I am always surrounded by tons of food options (I have to actually try and avoid food temptations in order to not gain weight lol)

          • Singledust

            May 13, 2016

            New York is pretty cosmopolitan so i think you are really fortunate to be able to go and try out different foods! Weight gain haha i struggle with that too especially here in Malaysia where food is available 24-7! Happy to connect with someone that enjoys food as much as I do. Love your talent in bringing the food to life!

          • Smiling Notes

            May 13, 2016

            Thanks a lot once again! You are really kind 🙂

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    youthfoodblog

    May 14, 2016

    Love the dumpling plate!

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    anotherfoodieblogger

    May 14, 2016

    This all looks delicious! The nearest P.F. Chang’s from where I live is about 90 miles away over a mountain pass!

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    Delicious food and awesome review !! I could eat them all!! Unfortunately we don’t have one here, the nearest one is like an hour’s drive!! 🙁

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    BlingTreeG

    May 15, 2016

    I love P.F. Chang’s…. Yummmm

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    Lifestylebites3

    May 15, 2016

    Looks so yum and those chicken satay looks so yum.

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    May 15, 2016

    Wow this all looks so good! I have been there once and really liked it! Now I am hungry Shamira!

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    thatssojacob

    May 15, 2016

    Thanks for visiting! What did you think of my latest post?

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    Shari

    May 16, 2016

    We have a P.F. Changs just down the street from us. We like it a lot, although haven’t been there too many times. I really appreciated your review of what you ate as so many times I struggle with what to order as I’m not that familiar with the dishes. If we go there again, I’m going to get what you got as it all looks delicious!

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      Smiling Notes

      May 16, 2016

      Thanks a lot Shari and so glad you liked my post. Surprisingly, I too went there for the first time even though it is quite close to my place 🙂

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    Rhonda Sittig

    May 16, 2016

    Oh the dumping!! My son lived in China for 10 years and we ate a whole lot of dumplings over there– so I have a soft spot for those things. And these look delicious Shamira!

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      Smiling Notes

      May 16, 2016

      Ooh I’m sure those dumplings must have been the best Rhonda! China is definitely on my wish list. Thank you so much.

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    anand

    May 16, 2016

    I feel soo hungry … Colourful dishes..hoping it will be a tasty treat 🙂

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    Claremary P. Sweeney

    May 17, 2016

    We ate at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Changs last week. The waiter gave us a card announcing they now offer home delivery. Too bad we live in RI. I really like the pork dumplings.

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      Smiling Notes

      May 17, 2016

      Ooh home delivery!! that’s cool! I should try the pork dumplings next time 🙂

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        Claremary P. Sweeney

        May 17, 2016

        I love Changs, but the best Asian food I’ve eaten here in the US was Marimoto Asia at Disney World. Fantastic Dim Sum!

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          Smiling Notes

          May 17, 2016

          Ooh wish I could go there right now. Definitely adding it on my list 😉 And I agree, I wont really say that PF Chang’s has the Best asian food out there. It’s definitely good but not the best 😀

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    MyStyleInsideOut

    May 24, 2016

    NOW I AM LEGIT HUNGRY!!!!

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    ashu@ashstylegourmet

    June 8, 2016

    Hi, The post brought back memory of our dine out evening at P.F. Chang’s Dubai branch. My absolute favorite is the Dynamite shrimps, I have even tried making it in my kitchen, but I sure need more attempts to perfect ha..ha :). You have told what food I should indulge if I ever visit Malaysia, thanks, will keep in mind :).

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      Smiling Notes

      June 8, 2016

      Wow. You made a similar version of Dynamite Shrimp.. I’m sure it must have tasted delish! 💕 thank you for your sweet comment.

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        ashu@ashstylegourmet

        June 8, 2016

        Haha.. I tried and made, but I prefer to visit them for their specialty and enjoy my other shrimp specialty recipes in my kitchen, good idea na..:)

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          Smiling Notes

          June 8, 2016

          Hahaa very true.. sometimes it is better to leave some things to the restaurants 😀

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