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“Chinese food it's not” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang's
Ranked #75 of 395 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax, Virginia
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Chinese food it's not”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

If you like real Chinese food, this is not the place for you. Westernized versions of Chinese dishes with flavors few Chinese would recognize. Indifferrent front desk greeters and officious wait staff only add to the impression that this is a 'fad' restaurant that is almost scamming the American ignorati. We didn't care for the atmosphere either, just more pretentiousness. Skip this place and find a real Chinese neighborhood restaurant. If you actually like the food here, you may as well just eat at a real American restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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236 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Good dining experience, good takeout, tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Liked the dining ambiance and the taste of the food. Did not like the wait but its nice to be able to walk around the area. Calling in for takeout is a good idea. There is a takeout entrance and they pack teh food realy well.

Visited October 2012
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Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bad service both times we went”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Didn't care we had a reservation online, made us wait. Don't like the atmosphere at all. The only good food is the Lettuce Wraps (which are outstanding). All the rest is overpriced and nothing special.

Visited June 2012
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Centreville, Virginia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Out of the ordinary Asian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

PF Changs has never disappointed, regardless of which location I visit. The Fairfax location is convenient to shopping and a large movie theater. Teh food is excellent and is prepared much "lighter" than what is served by many Chinese restaurants. The breadings aren't too thick and the ingredients are of high quality. The availability of several gluten free options is also a plus. Service was prompt and friendly and there were a bunch of delicious specials.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Washington, DC
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123 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Front desk rude and dismissive, makes restaurant unattractive.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Front desk people here not very nice to potential guests on Saturday night. Would not choose to eat at this establishment, as a result.

Visited March 2013
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