P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum

4.5
117 reviews
$30 and under
Asian

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Afternoon Coffee
P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.
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vipPeterG
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great evening, thanks especially to our server, Emma, who seemed to have a couple difficult tables that night. She managed everything very well, with drinks and food orders on a timely manner, without feeling rushed or houvord over.

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vipbrea2942
Orange County
106 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive and our meal came quickly. I had the ginger chicken & broccoli and my friend had the chicken lo mein. Both were excellent. We finished and then sat there for a while in conversation. Our waiter was extremely polite and didn't rush us at all. It was a very enjoyable experience.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on 20 May 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Fast and friendly service.

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Ciscomel
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable and good food. Service was slower than normal.

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vipMichaelH
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I have been to PF Changs many times over the last several years, and this location more than 25 times over the past two years. For me, this is the last time. When we arrived with our reservation, we were seated, and then waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged by the wait staff. There were very few guest and lots of wait staff. Our wait person was totally indifferent, we are understand given the impact of the pandemic. However, even simple requests for water did not happen. The manager, whom we have seen over and over has no clue or interest in who we are, and makes no attempt to engage with guests here. It truly is a sad place at this point. We can only guess it is days or weeks before it is gone. A shame for the original wonderful concept.

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vipCraigG
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Dean, re-seated me, in my favorite table!. thanks for the amazing service and great quality food!. I'm coming back. VERY SOON!.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food is not the same anymore, the quality has changed.

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JulieV
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Birthday dinner! And beautiful patio area really made for a great time with family!

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Rosie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The waitress was very nice, however the manager, Rob/Robert was very rude and provided inaccurate information.

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vipstephenm
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was overall very nice. The only thing I take issue on is that I made a reservation and many other tables didn’t and yet they gave us a horrible table with most staff and clients had to walk pass us. I don’t think that made sense.
If we are trying to space out people there is no need to put tables on the walk way .

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Hikerd
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dinner was nice but our table was not ideal, felt busy and loud. Also, limited to 90 mins, due to Covid. We barely finished in time. Our fried green beans were the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was good as usual and we were pleased. But the service was unusually slow and disjointed. Being reduced capacity due to Covid, I figured service would have been better, but drinks were very slow to be delivered and we had to ask more than once for things we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our wait person Kayleigh Nicole was fantastic.
She was on top of everything from start to finish.
Highly recommend her

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Ordered Peking Duck and Singapore Street noodles and Korean Lettuce wraps appetizer. Never got the appetizer, and Peking Duck is not peking duck at all. Singapore noodles were thrown on a plate like slop and were flavorless. We used to love PF Changs but haven’t come for quite a while.and were very disappointed.

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vipstephenm
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just great there that night. Great service and delicious food!!! We could not have asked for anything better!

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vipFranciscoC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was tasteless and overcooked.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came on Valentine’s Day and had a reservation at 8 PM. I was seated around 8:20 PM. They were really busy, and were just waiting for a table to open. They had a 90 minutes dining time limit, which I felt was enough time. Ambience is very nice. Food and service was great as always.

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Gerald
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and server were good. Once we placed our order, our appetizer came out quickly but our entrees took some time to come out. Finally one of them came out and then we finished it and the others didn't come out. We asked our server and she said there were to many take out orders and it was going to be a bit till the kitchen got to our ticket. The manager came over and explained the same thing. Once the rest of our food came out it was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, except for the poor couple 2 associates would not refresh the heater propane for. About 15 mins after that. The table next to them got propane for their heater. I was shocked, as was the couple that didn’t get that propane.

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JustinF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was an amazing server! Food was delicious. Had a memorable time!

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YvonneP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked at PF Chang's knowing outdoor dining was going to be shutdown the next day. We were glad we did.

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vipNathalie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Outdoor tables were adequately spread out. Waiter was attentive.

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JenniferL
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was GREAT! Food was delicious and drinks were awesome. We were seated outside by one of the fire pits. It was down to 56 degrees but the fire helped us stay warm.

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vipSusan
Los Angeles
112 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All great
Music too loud

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Got sat right in the walkway between the inside and outside areas. I know they’re trying to space out the tables however putting one right in the doorway was a joke. Bartender was trying to tend bar and be our waiter did not work. The salmon was so overcooked it look like a shoe. Overall this location did not have it together.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on 23 October 2020

We’re sorry to hear about your disappointment! If you would like to discuss your feedback with us in further detail, please reach out to us at 480-888-3100. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Ella
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was superb. We wanted to do family style and our server showed us how we could do it safely. Each of us has a dedicated spoon to dish the food. I’m impressed with how accommodating PF Chang’s is.

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Andrea
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Father's Day and I was impressed by the safety measures in place. The food was as delicious as always and we had a nice evening. The only downside was a large family near us that was allowing their 10-yr-old to "play drums" on the table & glasses with the chopsticks several times throughout the meal. It was louder than usual because of limited capacity.

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vipHill
14 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love coming here for date night. They sit you quick and the service is always great! I also go to another PF Changs and it doesn't compare. This restaurant is much better.

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vipDamien
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on 16 March 2020

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JoeG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you want decent food with great service, this is the place. It is more expensive than take out or Panda E, and less authentic than the place with live chickens in cages, but if you just want to talk and eat without people griping about the portions (they're huge) or the service, come here. All things considered a great value and I'd bring the family again.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on 16 March 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Resveration was for 6:30 we weren’t seated until 7:10, food came out slow.. Server was very overwhelmed.. Didn’t seem to have enough servers on .. Food was very good when it finally came out..

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on 16 March 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We'll be sure to pass this along to our team. If you would like to discuss further, please reach out to us at 480-888-3100. Thanks!

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Eatingout
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Meat dishes were good, the soups were not flavorful and wonton soup was completely lacking goodies. PadThai was also quite bland. Best dish was the honey shrimp and sweet and sour chicken; had to pay extra for enough white rice for all of us..what??

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We'll be sure to pass this along to our team. If you would like to discuss further, please reach out to us at 480-888-3100. Thanks!

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LancsLass
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We are all fans of PF Chang's. I go to PF Chang's in Carlsbad and La Jolla a few times a year, since I live in North County San Diego. The Spectrum was a central location to meet siblings from LA. It was my sister's birthday lunch and a special occasion for us. My sister goes often to business dinners at PF Chang's near her home in Santa Clarita. We arrived at 11:20 a.m. and were the first guests.

Two of us ordered Pad Thai - one of my favorite dishes. My sister ordered chicken and broccoli. My meal, my brother's and my sister's was such a disappointment. The chicken was dry, there was no flavor. It seems that the chicken is cooked in advance for all of the chicken dishes, instead of being prepared fresh for each order or meal. I don't know if it was prepped or left over the day before, but it was dry and with no taste. It was flat. But, perhaps that is the standard for this restaurant. Instead of chopped green onions, I had a large bunch of 3 to 4 inches of the hollow green onion tops, no whites at all. That seemed odd, serving stems that should not be used in that quantity, that part of the onion. and very long. The noodles were flat-tasting, I don't recall any ground peanuts or sauce on the dish. If they were there, it was dry, dry. My sister's broccoli was dark and overcooked and her chicken was dry. Even a good amount of hot sauce didn't improve the flavor.

Coffee taste could be improved. My siblings loved the ice cream.

Kudos to the servers who were attentive and responsive. They were really excellent as were those who greeted us and said goodbye. We actually did not share our complaints with them, as we had a pressing appointment after lunch.

The kitchen and meals were not up to PF Chang's quality that we were all used to. Next time if we meet at the Spectrum, we will go to California Pizza Kitchen.

Thank you!

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on 7 March 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We'll be sure to pass this along to our team. If you would like to discuss further, please reach out to us at 480-888-3100. Thanks!

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JeffB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would inform people that this place does not have Orange Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, and a few other popular items on their menu. Very dissapointing!

The service though was excellent.

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vipLizzy
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great dishes and service. Kids meal was not great, tiny portion. Seabass didn't have much taste and the combination with a huge bed of spinach was disappointing. Could use some additional flavors and different side vegetables.

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vipMadarin
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The entrees are very overpriced for what you get in amount, as well as quality.

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Moonlight
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Valentine's dinner, the food was perfect and our service were great. I would recommend this place for V-day.

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vipbzain
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PF Chang's is one of my favorite chains. The Irvine Spectrum location is spacious and well decorated. The porch has a nice fire ring.
The food and service were excellent as usual.

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vipDoloresC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of the most friendly, personable servers we've ever encountered and her name was Kaylee.

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P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.5 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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