P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum

4.3
96 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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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YvonneP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 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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JenniferL
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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
111 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All great
Music too loud

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 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 October 23, 2020

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

Birthday celebration

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Ella
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 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 June 21, 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
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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
49 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service.

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

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JoeG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 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 March 16, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 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 March 16, 2020

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Eatingout
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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 March 7, 2020

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LancsLass
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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 March 7, 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 February 23, 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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Lizzy
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 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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Madarin
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 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 February 14, 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
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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 January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MiaL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Atmosphere was great. The food lacked some flavor, however overall the two groups we meet had a nice time.appreciated the gluten free menu.

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threebees
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Menu items were limited and it is not authentic Chinese or Asian food. So set expectations for that. Brown rice was undercooked. They brought back two differ batches and they were all bad. Too much sauce to cover up how little the food quantity was. Kimchi fries but no kimchi, just a ton of mayonnaise and sriracha. Horrible. So tons that were drowning in soy sauce and chili -masking the flavor. Overall I would never come back. The worst food even if it didn’t taste anything close to Asian food. What a poor representation of a restaurant.

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KeithP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The service was extremely slow and our server never returned after bringing food until it was time to bring the check. I usually love this restaurant but I was disappointed for sure this time and had brought 2 friends to enjoy the experience. I will think twice about choosing this restaurant with friends again.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on January 12, 2020

We are sorry to hear about your experience. We will share it with our team. If you would like to discuss your feedback with us further, please reach out to us at 480-888-3100.  Thank you!

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Captain
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Annual get together midpoint San Diego / Los Angeles.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for sharing it with us and letting us be a part of it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Greeter appeared stressed and generic. He did not welcome us. I had reservations and he just mumbled and did not give respect-full eye contact.
Cuisine was flavorful but portion size was diminished. For example, you would think that a $19 serving of Mongolian beef would be enough for at least 3-4 to share? No it was enough for 1.5 people. The protein was good quality though.
Table service from our waiter was excellent. He was very attentive.
Overall, I think people come to PF Changs because of it’s location in the mall. For someone who knows Chinese cuisine- this will not be my choice again.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on January 5, 2020

Sorry to see your experience wasn’t what we had hoped it would be! We’ll be sure to share this with our team. 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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JulieK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Being Christmas Eve it wasn't too bad. The only bummer is that our party was put outside under heat lamps. It was a very cold night and food got cold pretty quick. We ended our night with rain coming through and getting a couple of people wet. Would of liked to know ahead of time that they were putting us outside. Some of us didn't dress to be sitting outside for dinner. Our waitress was awesome, the food took awhile to get to us, but it was good. Just being with friends is what made it a good night.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on January 5, 2020

Sorry to see your experience wasn’t what we had hoped it would be! We’ll be sure to share this with our team. 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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Camianne
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Table was ready on time, service was slow but it was a holiday & busy, 2 dishes were wrong and we didn’t have time for new ones to be made but our bill was adjusted. Cocktails were fantastic.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on January 5, 2020

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Dreamer
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my parent’s 55th anniversary and the staff really made the occasion special with attention to detail.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on January 5, 2020

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AlwaysGood2Go
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They removed the Lobster fried rice from the menu. It was among the best fried rice I've had. Very disappointed.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on January 5, 2020

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vipbwhitfield
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food is mediocre

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on December 18, 2019

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Poor service

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 15, 2019

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LanceB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

PF Changs is one of our favorite places to go out to dinner with family and friends. It's obvious that there portions are getting smaller and the prices are increasing. Service is always excellent. last night our server Abigail (Abby) at the Irvine Spectrum was excellent. We had a party of 7 and she was excellent the entire time.

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vipYellowbee
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Chicken in the lo mein is dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

everything was dirty our waiter scraped dried food off a plate and gave it back to us. He also admitted to doing this.

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vipgrumpyfly
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had the honey chicken and dry rub ribs. I get the ribs every time and they are always amazing.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on October 31, 2019

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JudyC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband's 88th birthday. The servers were exceptionally catering to him in a fun way. We had a great time.

P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on October 31, 2019

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vipMonicaB
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a birthday celebration with our family of 8. We were given a round table, which was perfect for conversations. The ambiance and service were perfect and everyone loved the food!

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WilliamW
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not of the quality it has been for the past few months. Waiter was good but helpers were only average. Ordered 2 appetizers and they only brought one and we had to ask for the second one. Ordered white as well as brown rice with dinner, servers only brought the white and it took 5 minutes to get their attention to bring us the brown rice and the food was cold by that time. Not real happy this visit.

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vipChristinaM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We visit this location at least once per month. Food was great as always, service was sub par. Server was not attentive and seemed to be annoyed by all of our requests (even something as simple as lemon for water) We had to ask him for items several times and even then we didn’t get some items.

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vipAngelG
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Chicken Fried Rice: Chicken was over done and chewy. Other than that, everything was fine!

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Tastey
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Birthday. Good was great unfortunately the service was not that great. Had to continue asking for things.

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P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.3 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

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