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“Going downhill” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang's
Ranked #76 of 395 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax, Virginia
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459 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Going downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We have been here numerous times. It has become a factory. Herds of cattle sit by the gate hoping to be released into the open fields of cramped tables. Once seated, you wait for your order far too long. The Mongolian beef is equivalent to eating large rubber bands. One consistent factor: Plan to overspend for the average food and service.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
VA
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

I usually go for lunch the specials are a great deal with soup or salad included. Dont forget to ask for free crunchy wontons which go great with soup and salads. Excellent lunch value. Dinners can be pricey and lines form on weekends.

Visited January 2013
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Thank jercha
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Fairfax, VA
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Predictably loud and crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

People rave about PF Changs and I have to say that after four visits to three different locations it's all the same. Loud, crowded, service is only fair and more importantly, the food is not nearly up to the price. Pei Wei, which is their casual dining option is much cheaper.

Visited January 2012
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No thanks!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The food is too salty. The restaurant is WAY too loud (annoying music playing) and it gets too crowded too fast. P.F. Changs is very overwhelming if you want to have a semi peaceful dinner or want to hear the person sitting next to you. The décor is very nice but it is very dark since they keep the lights dimmed. One time, I actually caught our waitress rolling her eyes at my mother. Granted, I would roll my eyes at her too, but still …

Pass on this place. The food is mediocre at best, although the appetizers and desserts are really nice. P.F. Changs is located in Fairfax Corner which has plenty of eateries (e.g. Rio Grande Cafe), so just hop over to somewhere else.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank AkosiaNYC
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A favorite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Excellent food
Excellent service
Excellent ambiance
For appetizers, go for their signature appetizer the one with chicken and lettuce wraps. It's the first one on the menu. And, shrimp dynamite (Not sure of the name) it's in the bottom of the list.
A must is the mangolian beef. Soo good!
And if you miss the fried banana dessert, then you've missed it all :)
It's delicious!
I usually order the strawberry and cucumber drink. Refreshing specially when having spicy dishes.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lamya_1
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