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Pei Wei Asian Diner

3455 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
626 325 9020
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Ranked #337 of 585 restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: American, Chinese
Most recent review
- Nov 30, 2012
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English first
Pasadena
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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is such an excellent concept... and they really aren't doing anything wrong. Service is fast and cheerful; portions are well-sized; prices are fair. The menu is inviting, and the restaurant is clean and orderly and welcoming. Ingredients are fresh and high-quality. And the food is Not Bad. But it should be more, it should be better. The sauces are... More

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The OC
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49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The food is good, if you don't mind some corporation's idea of what authentic is. The atmosphere is kind of fast-food like, but the meals are a little more than that, so it's a good choice for something where Mac's isn't enough to impress. In short, there's nothing wrong with this place, but why wouldn't you try a small family-run... More

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Temple City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

My family and I absolutely love Pei Wei. It is my two children's (3&4) favorite place to eat, along with my own. When my fav dish was disco'd, the manager was kind enough to come up with a substitution that would satisfy my craving, even though it took him two trys - it was a challenge he would not give... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

Nothing special. I think Panda Express is significantly better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

It's a fun place. Kid friendly. you order, get a number, get your own fountain drink, place the number on the table and once an order item is ready they bring it to your table; a mix between sit down dinning and fast food. I like it. Food is consistent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

Overpriced wanna-be Chinese. Salty rather than flavorful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

One of my favs for quick, fresh, asian food. It's always clean, tasty and the price is right.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

I was served meat that had gone bad and there was plastic in my food - it made me sick!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2007

I love their food,so good. And great service

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2007

Please please do not eat Mandarin Kung Pao dishes from this restaurant (Pei Wei Asian Diner, located on Foothill Blvd in Pasadena, CA). My friend and I just tried Mandarin Kung Pao Scallops and Mandarin Kung Pao Beef for the first time today (Aug. 10, 2007 shortly after 12 noon.. and it will be the last). Both dishes were so... More

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