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“YUMMY Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls and Efficient Online Ordering System!”

Pei Wei Asian Diner
Ranked #59 of 225 Restaurants in Herndon
Cuisines: American, Chinese
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herndon, virginia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“YUMMY Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls and Efficient Online Ordering System!”
Reviewed January 18, 2010

We order online "Take Away" and I cannot say enough how good their system is. It is timely, accurate, and simple. The staff is always cordial. If you love soft wrapper salad rolls with perfect Thai Peanut Sauce, run like the wind and get these! My salt-loving boyfriend thinks this is the best menu. I just load up on the salad rolls.

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Reston, VA
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“Pei Wei Diner in Herndon”
Reviewed March 27, 2009

I thought that each of the three dishes that we ordered were great. We've eaten at PF Changs quite a few times so we know what to expect from those flavors. The kung pao shrimp is exactly the same, as were the lettuce wraps. In fact I thought they were more generous with the lettuce leaves at Pei Wei than at PF Changs. We also had the Thai Coconut Curry with Chicken (very spicy) and it was very similar to the Green Thai Curry dishes we've had from Busara. Service is quick and efficient. This is sit down, but you order at the register and they bring your food based on the table top number they give you. Our waitor took our number away after delivering two of our three dishes, and I had to ask for it back so that we could get our 3rd. They are almost too efficient. Only possibilities for dessert are Chocolate Chip Cookies. No great wall of chocolate here. Our bill for two was around $43 but we had two large beers, 2 entrees and an appetizer.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Over-sauced, salty, limp...”
Reviewed March 18, 2009

Over-sauced, salty, limp food. Classic Virginia Chinese (not a complement).

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“Very good Asian restaurant. Great for takeaways.”
Reviewed July 29, 2008

Very good Asian restaurant. Great for takeaways.

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Sterling, VA
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“A Downscale Version of P.F. Chang's”
Reviewed December 22, 2007

Pei Wei Asian Diner is owned by the same group that owns P.F. Chang's. It's a downscale version of it. Downscale, in this case, does not equate to bad. The menu is very similar to Chang's but without some of the more expensive entrees (for example, no salmon dishes). Pei Wei is similar to a fastfood restaurant. Similar, but not quite. You enter the restaurant and the menu is on the wall. Once you've decided what you want, you place your order and pay for it. The person at the register then gives you a round red disk with a number on it. You put this disk in a holder on the table you choose to sit at. If you order soda or iced tea, you are given cups which you fill yourself. When your order is ready, it is brought to your table. The same person who brings the order also takes away any empty plates or bowls.

We found that the food came out very quickly. The quality was quite good. We each ordered a bowl of hot and sour soup. Big mistake! Even though a bowl costs $1.70 more than a cup, it was more than enough to feed 2 people! Next time, we'll order one bowl between the two of us. The soup had good flavor and plenty of stock. With the main course items, you choose the style of dish you want and the ingredient you want. For example, my husband ordered Mandarin Kung Pao. He had a choice of chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, scallops or vegetables and tofu. He chose chicken. I ordered Dan Dan noodles with chicken. Both dishes were spicy but not too overpowering and had good flavor. The portions were large. If you want to take home leftovers, you go to the soda station and get cartons and fill them yourself. You also get your own fortune cookies and utensils.

Due to the restaurant set-up, prices are lower than P.F. Chang's. That certainly is an advantage. We went there when the place wasn't too busy--a Saturday night around 5:30 p.m. I do wonder if there are problems finding a table during busier times. We will certainly go again and try other dishes.

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