Denver >Food & Dining > P F Chang's China Bistro
1415 15th St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.749305 -104.999718
Su-Th 11-11, F-Sa 11-12
Neighborhoods: Union Station, LoDo, Northwest Denver
WAY less than satisfactory experience in Denver today.
Got in at 3:45 and after bringing drinks, our server deliberately made us wait until 4:07 to take our order so we would be unable to order from the lunch menu. We did not receive our entrees until 5:40 and did not receive our check until 6:15 pm.
This may well be the reason we only eat there once per decade. If I pay $70.00 for what should have been lunch for myself and my children, it should not take two hours.
Yuck! Pretentious bad food. – bad food, filthy bathrooms. menu items were more like deep fried than pan sauteed. light dusting is an understatement. tasted pre-made, too much added soy, spice, etc... seemed like on the level of mcdonalds style fast food. good service. yuck!
Worse than mall food – Entered the trendy-looking, neat, stylish restaurant expecting some great food. The menu sure looked good, and had lots of options.
This gussied-up chain bustles with singles and families craving Chinese food favorites. – In Short
Towering twin stallions and carved wood screens add majesty and mystery to this stylish restaurant, where well-dressed patrons sip martinis at the bar and families with children feast around large tables or in spacious booths. The menu gives Chinese classics a contemporary tweak; dishes are artfully presented, with many sauces made tableside by servers. Signature plates include diced chicken wrapped in cool lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce.
Okay food, Americanized Chinese – I do like P.F. Changs at times. It is Americanized, the food is average but they do have a huge dining room. I find their food to be Way too salty and fattening.
I think their lettuce wraps are okay but I strongly recommend that you try The lettuce wraps from Wok Uptown. It has pinenuts in it and is 100% better than Changs. I see Spanish cooks making my food, at Changs, at least at Wok Uptown it is real Chinese chefs cooking my meal.
It's worth the trip – Alright, I love asian food and I especially love decent asian food. I am sick of all the people complaining about how its not chinese enough. If you what real chinnese, you better move to San Fran or hop on a plane to China so get over the fact that its not 100% chinese. Stupid americans think because they once went to a REAL chinese restaruant, they know the real deal. Are you serious? PF should be praised for trying to create new dishes while keeping the old at a high level of taste. Last time I checked, old mom and pa were making the same old chop suey in the back and never tried something new. I can honestly say, I've never had this dish before when i choose an item from PF's menu. Besides who wants 100% chinese food any ways? Have some you ever eaten it? Pretty freaking scary is what it is. After reading this novel, you are probably wondering what gives me the right to say anything. Well, I am a half Thai american who recently went to thailand and thought the some of the 100% real thai food was pretty gross. Maggets, Toads, crochroachs arent my style so I am sticking to the American version of the menu. Besides I'm for saving sharks, no shark fins for me please. Opps, I guess I dont enjoy 100% chinese food!
Get off the Beaten Path – While there is nothing wrong with PF Chang's, per se, better Chinese food abounds elsewhere. Chang's serves meat sparingly, preferring to load dishes with filler vegetables. The sauces are bland and the menu is uninteresting. People flock to this restaurant because it is corporate, provides the glitzy atmosphere that makes them feel special, and let's them pretend they are trying something "ethnic." I can understand wanting to dine somewhere with the ambience that is not always provided by "hole-in-the-wall" Chinese restaurants, but food value and quality should be of foremost importance. Come on people! Get out of your safety zone and try an independent restaurant. Try Spice China in Louisville for great atmosphere, a diverse menu with familiar and "safe" options, as well as more adventursome choices. You'll do yourself a huge service.
Great Place – Waitstaff was very friendly and gave us excellent seating. Loved the food it's delicious and not overpriced and it came very quickly. Great place for a date!
Chiang vs. Chang – I like what they did with this franchise. They're trying to introduce more authentic dish's/flavors in an Americanized setting. I definitely think this works for places where there isn't such a large ethnic Chinese population like Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, the midwest, etc. This place offers a consistent new flavor for people afraid to venture into a Chinese neighborhood restaurant that might not have the same marketing, decorative/atmosphere appeal.
Chinese food with personality – This is a resturant worth the wait. The food is good, the atmosphere is booming and the employees are really nice. You will have to wait to eat here, but you must try this one out. The servings are large and the taste is money. You will understand why everyone wants to eat here once you experience it for yourself.
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