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“A Surprising Disappointment in Terms of Flavor”
Review of P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s
Ranked #163 of 2,378 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Gulf Coast Florida
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A Surprising Disappointment in Terms of Flavor”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The food at PF Chang's is countable for consistency of taste, quality, quantity, and atmosphere. Usually a nice experience, especially for a national chain.

The night I visited they had plenty of room, no wait, no reservations required, and this, for a busy Sunday evening with numerous events taking place downtown.

My server was friendly and kept an eye on my drink, refilling and accommodating as need be. A nice guy who deserved and got a good tip.

My only complaint was that I tried a new dish this evening and it disappointed. I tried the salt and pepper prawns and ended up with average size Gulf shrimp. Chang's should be ashamed to call what was served "prawns."

Beyond that, the quantity was good, but the seasoning was only so-so. I was disappointed that it was not more flavorful. The saving grace for this dish were the sauce cups. Virtually every piece required a dipping sauce to provide some flavor.

Will I order this dish again? No. I'll revert to some of my old favorites such as Philip's Lemon Chicken.

Oh well, that's what dining is all about -- experimenting.

Once again, the service was very good, the food, this time 'round, only average.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“If you want Chinese food...”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

...go to a Chinese restaurant. This place was 'alright' but not brilliant. Alright, the wine was fine and the cocktail at the end of the meal, but for some reason I didn't gel with this place. The food was just about alright. My salmon was still a little under-cooked inside, the vegetables looked tired and so did the rice. The soup to start was the best part of the meal. Verdict: go to Champps, Palomino or Rockbottom instead.

Visited May 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Heat/pacers game”
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

The service was great. Our server was super friendly I think his name was DOnny or Dylan. The food was great. The drinks were even better. Great job pf changs!

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Adrian, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great restaurant and prices!”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

One thing I love about P.F. Chang's is that it doesn't matter if you are in Las Vegas, Indianapolis, or Lansing. All of the locations have the same prices, something that is appreciated when you travel a lot. I always recommend to start with the Chicken Lettuce Wraps (or just enjoy them as a meal if you are going by yourself), they are phenomenal. I also enjoy their chicken and broccoli dishes. Great atmosphere and perfect for groups or just a few people. Will definitely return when in the area again!

  • Visited August 2013
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Evansville, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
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“Dinner on business trip”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great service, waiter was really good, he was quick but not fast, he was attentive but not overbearing....he made good suggestions on various menu items. enjoyable

Visited March 2014
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