Chinese, If You Please

January 24, 2012 | By Lacy Matsumoto

P.F. Chang's Dan Dan Noodles are a menu favorite.

P.F. Chang’s Stirs Up Tantalizing, Family-Style Fare

With more than 150 restaurants around the world, P.F. Chang’s has literally become a household name. So when the purveyor of Chinese-American bistro-style cuisine opened its Waikiki location, it was destined for success.

One of the rare, spacious two-story restaurants in Waikiki (it can hold 400 diners), it also features an outdoor seating area with detailed Chinese decor— like hand-painted murals—each of which features a “hidden” pair of chopsticks.

The cuisine, often described as Chinese-American, includes standouts like Cantonese-style duck, egg drop soup, lo mein and salt and pepper prawns. Regional dishes such as Oolong teamarinated Chilean sea bass, shrimp with candied walnuts and honeydew melon, or Asian-inspired chicken noodle soup are unique. The emphasis is on fresh, quality ingredients sourced from local farmers.

Special deals include the set lunch, served with one entree, steamed brown or white rice, and a vegetable side dish. Another is the P.F. Chang’s dinner for two, a four-course meal including soup, a starter, two entrees and dessert—all for $39.95.

The decadence doesn’t end after the entree. Dessert selections like the “Great-Wall-of-Chocolate,” banana spring rolls with caramel and pineapple, vanilla ice cream, or the mini bites of red velvet, carrot or mousse cakes are absolutely worth saving room for.

If you’re in the mood for a quick bite and some sinful concoctions, the happy hour menu is a wonderful option; cocktails and dim sum start at $3.25. Validated parking is offered at Royal Hawaiian Center.

P.F. Chang’s
2201 Kalakaua Ave., Suite #116
[C:8 Waikiki Map]
(808) 628-6760