P.F. Chang's - La Jolla

4.3
139 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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vipLouisW
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was incredible, which made up for the food quality, not the usual PF Changs level!!!

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Connie
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there with husband and 9 y/o daughter. Didn't even know they had a kids' menu. Great deal for kids.

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MillieM
Tokyo
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was GREAT! Very friendly and accommodating and had such a joyful way about her! She is a KEEPER!!!

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Joaniep
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious as usual Service was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Took over an hour for a simple honey chicken and white rice to be served. The server only came to our table once to take an order, 15 minutes after we were seated.

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vipFoodLver
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, as usual. Excellent service.

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Felicia
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server. She was happy and fun . Our table joked with her. I wish I remembered her name. Great staff!!!

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Tracy
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual P.F Chang’s doesn’t disappoint! Excellent food, attentive staff and we love this restaurant!

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vipOldpro
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have never really had a bad meal or experience and this time just added to that.

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vipcookie
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was served in stages. One of us ordered soup, one breaded green beans and one lettuce wrap.. soup was served...nine minutes later the green beans and eleven minutes later the lettuce wrap. Asked for soy sauce--never received.

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vipNancyD
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa was our server and didnt miss a thing
Food and service stupendous

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vipBryan
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Do not go for dinner right now. Seating is outdoor only and cold even with heaters. Also not enough serving staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner and outstanding service!

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KetoFoodie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was not very good. Guy kept forgetting to bring water - one of us never got the 2nd glass. Forgot the beer, then two showed up.

Food was just meh -

Also some sort of mix up with OpenTable scheduling so we had to wait an additional 15 minutes.

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vipmatthewm
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was really great! Atmosphere good! Our server wasn’t attentive enough for me. Used plates sat way too long before being cleared and refills weren’t offered on fountain drinks. We’ll still continue to go to PFChangs just hope for a better server than our guy.

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vipNatalierkc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Chicken fried rice had barely any chicken
Spicy tuna Sushi roll was not good.

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MillieM
Tokyo
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and outside seating was great. Very attentive!

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maggiebooks
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very nice waiter. food was good I tried something new and really enjoyed it.

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vipboots
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recent change in menu is deplorable! Loved the old one with shrimp, walnuts and melon balls,
And orang peel shrimp. Bring them back! Thanks!

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on March 8, 2020

We're sorry that our menu changes have disappointed you! We will be sure to share your feedback with our Culinary Director. Thanks!

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vipAndreaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Floor was extremely dirty before we were seated. Our appetizer plates (already set at table when we were seated) had food particles crusted on top.

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on March 8, 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great, service was good. They were very busy

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing! We'll be sure to share this with our team! We hope to see you again soon!

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Lori
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was very nice.

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on March 8, 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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vipsth18
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is good but not great. Need more sauce with entrees.

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on March 8, 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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Tish
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had the grilled salmon it was delicious, service was good. Noise level in the dining area is always elevated likely because of the high ceilings.

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing! We'll be sure to share this with our team! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipJudyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were sat at a table that had not been cleaned, sticky stuff on the table and the chair. Took a long time for us to be approached so we could actually point the need for additional cleaning. Service was less than what we have experienced in the past at this restaurant. Menu changes and then no longer giving larger plates appear to be symptoms of cost cutting, add to that the delay in service and clean-up. This is one of our favorite places to go, however, did leave thinking that the restaurant is in trouble.

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Van16
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6, parents & college students. Everyone enjoyed drinks, several appetizers, 6 entrees & 5 desserts for a very reasonable price. The food is always very tasty. The service terrific. We were in a room with a large group of young adults so it was a little boisterous but worked well for our group. The Great Wall cake is a winner.

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LindaA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived for 11:30 A.M. lunch an were surprised not many there but the restaurant was nearly full hy the end of our meal.
Service was excellent as was the food. Two of us are vegetarians and ordered tge eggplant dish was the best we both have ever had. We were so impressed and trying to guess the chef's methods to have the firm and slightly crisp exterior, with the overall result very tender but not soggy. We had asked to have it not be spicey as the menu had indicated and it was just right. We were very pleased at how fresh all of the dishes were. One ordered the lettuce wraps (chicken) and the salad and vegetables were crisp. Another ordered a chicken dish over noodles which she said was perfect. Our appetizers were vegetable spring rolls and crab meat wonton.
One of our group did not know how to use chopsticks si we asked for trainers and the server gave us some that are different than any if us had seen before and quite effective.

Above and beyond: The chef sent a fresh eggplant out and an explanation of how it was prepared as we had asked our server if she would please see if she could find out how our dish had been prepared.

Note: My GPS took me into the Morgan Stanley parking area adjacent to the restaurant and I was lost in a maze of parking lots. I called PF Changs and the person that answered talked me through finding the correct parking which is a lot next to them marked as Embassy Suites. They use the Ebassy Suites lot and then validate the parking ticket so that lot parking is free to their guests. Great service from the start and by all.

We ate a leisurely, delicious lunch and will certainly go again.

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Dugger
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is good and the drinks are reasonably priced. But what makes this place is the atmosphere and the service. The one negative on this visit was parking in the adjacent parking structure. The restaurant validates the parking but the validated parking ticket wouldn't open the gate and wanted $18 for the two hours of parking. After buzzing several times for assistance at the gate, I finally got someone in the adjacent Embassy Suites to open the gate. My guests couldn't get Embassy Suites to answer the call and paid the $18 as cars behind them lined up. We went back to the restaurant to be reimbursed and the hostess told us they were aware of the problem and we would have to go to Embassy Suites for reimbursement since it was their garage (PF Chang's shares it with them). We went to the hotel and they acknowledged this was a problem with many complaints and we could call the Accounting Department at the hotel during business hours to receive a credit on the credit card that was used. I don't understand why this problem is allowed to persist and why the restaurant wouldn't warn us there could be a problem and what to do if there was.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this place. Waiter was outstanding. Food was delicious as always

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Margot
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I love PF Chang’s. Been a semi regular for decades. So long ago that I can’t identify even the decade, I fell in love with the Walnut Shrimp. It’s my go to.

This visit was to meet my gf’s. They ordered the Orange Chicken, an Ahi Poke Bowl. And I got the usual. Our waiter, (excellent service) told us we had each ordered a dish they were removing from the menu next month!!!!

WTF!!! No Walnut Shrimp???? What post apocalyptic menu are they planning. One without Walnut Shrimp?? No Orange Chicken?? I’m out.

Thank you waiter. Saved all three of us from walking out after finding out they’ve eliminated our favorites.

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vipJH63
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a safe bet for a meeting

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CarolS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Just a little disappointed, it was my husbands birthday and no special dessert was offered by the waiter.

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AnneP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy PF Chang’s. Food always comes out fast and flavorful. Good reward program too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We left a work seminar and this is my go to place. Always great food and service .

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vipgirlnSD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always, love the new menu items!! Stopped by just to see what's new, didn't disappoint!

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vipFrances
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the price was fair. It was busy and took almost 10 minuted for my server to come to my table.

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vipManx469
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall food is decent but the quality seems to have gone down from the past service needs a little work

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on January 18, 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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vipFrances
San Diego
101 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was attentive, food was very good, price was reasonable.

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing! We'll be sure to pass this along to our team! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good. Service was a bit slow.

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on January 18, 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy rico todo

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing! We'll be sure to pass this along to our team! We hope to see you again soon!

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You can order delivery directly from P.F. Chang's - La Jolla using the Order Online button. P.F. Chang's - La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 458-9007.

P.F. Chang's - La Jolla is rated 4.3 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.