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“Not as good the 2nd time around. Service abit slow and food was good but not 'wow'.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang's
2418 E Sunrise Blvd., The Galleria Mall, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954 565-5877
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Ranked #107 of 1,064 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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“Not as good the 2nd time around. Service abit slow and food was good but not 'wow'.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We enjoyed our first experience at PF Changs so much that when we passed through Fort Lauderdale a year later, we had to go back again! We only had a few hours to spare so we combined a quick whiz around the mall with lunch at PF Changs before heading for the airport.

We were, however, abit disappointed as the food was not as tasty as the previous time we had been and thus shows some inconsistency, and I dear say, it changed our view of the restaurant from excellent to very good.

We visited after 1:30pm and the lunchtime crowd had mostly dissipated so the restaurant only had a few occupied tables. Despite this, the service was rather slow. It took forever to get our waiter’s attention to take our order, for drink refills and to get our bill at the end.

We were naturally more attuned to the matter of service as we didn’t have 2 hours to sit down to have a leisurely meal when we needed to get to the airport later that afternoon. And given the service that we experienced on our first visit, we were expecting the same prompt and super-efficient attention; that just did not happen.

We had the meal special for 2 persons. Our soup was only lukewarm when it arrived and the sweet & sour chicken was mainly batter and very little meat. However, we loved the crab wantons and the Kung Pao shrimp was very nice so at least half of the meal was good.

The restaurant has a relaxed ambience even though the décor is not your typical Chinese establishment which makes a welcome change. The food is not authentic Chinese but a westernised version of it, which is very unique.

Despite the hiccups, we will still go back to PF Changs on our next visit again as it is decent food in a convenient location at a reasonable price.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great Service Bad Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The service was friendly, helpful and fast. The food on the other hand was was absolutely terrible. The rice was over cooked, the meat dishes under cooked and the sauces were very generic. The prices were expensive but thats to be expected for the location near the intercoastal and the Galleria. You would be better off at one of the many family owned Chinese restaurants.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hollywood, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“overpriced and trendoid”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've had better food and a more authentic Chinese experience at the neighborhood take out joint than this pretentious plastic place. Not even the horse statues are real. The perfect place for fat mamas who think Modern Family on TV is tasteful entertainment

Visited January 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

all pf changs locations in florida are amazing, delicious food, coconut lemon sour martini was so amazing, service is friendly, great menu.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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“Good service and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I've eaten at many PF Chang's and they never disappoint. This one had very fast service and the staff were extremely friendly. Food is always good, that is never a concern. Drinks were filled promptly and we were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. We were there on a Friday night at 7:00 so it was prime time. No complaints whatsoever.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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