P.F. Chang's - Waco

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$30 and under
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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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RC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food overpriced and not great. I’ve had same at cheaper typical Chinese places.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!! Our server Tiny was amazing!!!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

“Tiny” is an excellent server! We will request him in the future.
Our only suggestion is to put some sort of pads (felt?) on the chairs. It’s a most unpleasant sound when they move across the concrete floor.
Thank you!

DP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We were seated immediately upon arrival even though we arrived 30 minutes before our reservation. The restaurant next door had people waiting outside, this establishment was half full. We were seated with a lake view. Do not take the lake view in the evening as what you get is a view of the sun directly in your eyes. We were greet quickly by a pleasant and attentive server. We ordered a wide variety of dishes, starters, sushi, rice dish, and fried rice. We can only recommend the starter, the dynamite shrimp. The sushi tasted as if it were moments from spoiling. The Fried Rice had little taste and the rice dish, Mongolian Beef, had firm rice and mushy beef. I could not recommend this place for a good meal but would recommend the service...

P.F. Chang's - Waco
Responded on July 11, 2019

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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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service provided by Veronica!

P.F. Chang's - Waco
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thanks for sharing this! We’ll make sure to share this with our team! We hope to see you soon!

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NA
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

No one was prepared to sign us in as a open table reservation so that was a waste of 15 minutes and a drag dealing with poorly trained employees attitudes but finally got sat. The manager was nice offered a few appetizers. Kind gesture server was nice Food was good. Its not as fancy as the bigger pF changs but its ok fir waco i guess. Manager said the staff has completely turned. . . . Never a good sign for a top notch experience in a higher priced place. Hope they get it sorted.

RD
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal.

RE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good Service and Food but noise level is almost intolerable.

JL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious menu with a wide variety. Fresh and lovely presentation. Service was great!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We arrived and our OpenTable was not ready, which was no big deal because we had booked the reservation with less than an hour to spare. The manager was able to make arrangements and we were seated in about twenty minutes. Our server meant well but was a little unorganized (kept misplacing his pen when we were ready to order) and brought us the wrong appetizers TWICE. We ordered the Surf and Turf with a side of melted butter, but the butter never came either. Food was great and PF Chang’s is always a good time, but service could have been better.

LT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour!! Best appetizers and drinks!!

v
Charlotte
102 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

We eat at PF Chang’s a lot when we travel, as we have regular dishes we enjoy. We ordered these in Waco and were disappointed with everything. Green beans way too salty, Buddha’s Delight missing the tofu and when tofu finally brought, it was prepared improperly. The manager did make it right by removing money from our bill, but it was still a big disappointment. Chains are useful for there consistency—-when they are not even that, not sure there is a point.

OT
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. I had reservations and were seated promptly upon arrival. The staff was very knowledgeable and professional. The meal pacing was spot on. The food quality and quantity was excellent. Thank you.

RD
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Great addition to Waco restaurant community

LT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! It is not a quiet place to go, but it is a happening place. Great Happy Hour specials!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Very noisy but service and food were excellent

NA
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I put in note it was a birthday. They sat us on a high top next to the bar, one plate was dirty. I asked for a regular table we like to sit next to each other not across. It became a good idea to sit next to each other so we could hear each other. Finally they sat us in the entrance area. Concrete floors glass walls ( with parking cars blinding us with head lights) high ceilings all made it louder than needed in the place. Sitting close we could talk at least without shouting. We ordered a lot of food. Wait person was good. Never did anyone ask if we wanted desert or mention the birthday. I felt rushed.
The food was ok. The dishes looked thrown on the plates in a hurry. One dish looked like a short portion. The PF Changs i was used to have served better. Maybe its waco but it was not up to the prices they charge.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Everything was good. We love PF Chang’s.

RD
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent new restaurant in Waco. Quality is very good and consistent. Staff is fun and attentive.

CS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

COnsidering this is one of the few nice restaurants in Waco, it's good.

KF
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I have always been a fan of P.F. Chang’s, and I was excited to bring my husband to the restaurant for the first time. The food was excellent, as were our cocktails. Despite the restaurant being busy, we were seated exactly on time for our reservation. The hostess asked us if we were celebrating anything in particular, and congratulated us when I mentioned that we were having a date to celebrate four months of marriage. Our server greeted the table promptly and took our drink and appetizer order. He came back within a couple of minutes with our water, but our bar drinks (a glass of wine and a bottle of beer) did not arrive to the table for another 15 minutes. Our server stated that the bar was behind, but I had seen the servers in the surrounding sections bring bar drinks to guests who were seated several minutes after us, which would indicate that he had forgotten to grab them for us. Our appetizer arrived about 20 minutes in to our evening, and our meals arrived just a few minutes behind the appetizer. The food was wonderful, but the timing made my husband (a former restaurant manager) question if our had been sitting in the window for several minutes as we suspected with our bar drinks. Following the meal, I requested to see the cocktail menu again, and I was provided with one that was quite wet and sticky. Our second round of drinks from the bar arrived after 10-15 minutes. While we did enjoy our evening and will likely be making a return trip, I do wish a manager had taken the time to stop at our table so we could voice our concerns about the service. It seems our server was either inexperienced or feeling overwhelmed. He was very nice, but unfortunately not well timed.

LG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was exactly what I am used to from PF Chang's and came out fairly quickly. The location is new and modern with a nice atmosphere, but the service was pretty poor. It took 20 minutes to get a bartender to cash out our tab after our table was ready and our waitress repeatedly forgot to bring us our drinks. Probably would have had at least one more round if not two, but instead we just sat without drinks for most of the meal. Maybe it was the bar, but the waitress didn't even apologize for the wait or feign concern for the delays in getting us drinks.

J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant never received the Open Table reservation- we had to wait 20 minutes.

C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a reservation and were given a terrible seat right by the kitchen. The restaurant was not busy, so we asked for a better table and our request was reluctantly granted. Once we were seated our server came over for our drink order and appetizers....we hadn’t even opened our menu at this point! The whole evening felt very rushed. But once our server said she normally worked the lunch shift, we understood......she was very pleasant and it almost made up for the loud atmosphere that included more than 10 people in their sweatpants and workout clothes. Wish they had a dress code, the smell was terrible! Food was good and our server was very competent!

AA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good job to narbstaff.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Turn down the music... this reassurance is loud and all the hard surfaces echo the noise...

Food is excellent... service was good...

Reservations and seating policy is horrid... if you have a reservation and still have to wait 25 minutes and don’t get seated without complaining then it’s NOT a good experience

Just get it as take out and your evening will be more enjoyable

LF
Adelaide / SA
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & very good service

CS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our group expanded at the last minute and our hostess was super accommodating. Denice our waitstaff was awesome! Food was fantastic.

AM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was totally lacking. Food was as expected. We will get take away until we hear the service imporoves.

A
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

This was a ridiculous experience. I booked a reservation for my birthday dinner online for 10 people. I called and asked if it could be moved to 11 people. The hostess told me that was fine and confirmed my reservation for 11. When we arrived, they claimed that they didn’t have my reservation and that I couldn’t have made a reservation online because their system doesn’t allow reservations for more than 4 people even though I had the confirmation email AND the hostess told me I had a reservation for 11 when I called. The manager was rude and unhelpful. After waiting for an hour, they finally pulled a table for us. We waited about another hour for our food and half of my meal didn’t even come out. We paid before we got our food so I ended up paying for food I didn’t even get. The waitress offered to comp me for what didn’t come out but at that point I was just so fed up with the whole thing I just left. I love PF Chang’s but this was a terrible experience. The food was pretty bad too, my friend couldn’t even finish her fried rice it was so bad. Who messes up fried rice?! Don’t come here.

LL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had the most magnificent mandarian crunch salad! Just wonderful! Only issue we has is the noise level. There is nothing to absorb the noise, and for those with hearing aids, it's somewhat over the top loud.

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Husband's Birthday

VH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation using the "Open Table" app. Arrived 5 minutes early and the Hostess had no knowledge of our reservation. I showed them the confirmation on my app and email and they put us within ten minutes when the waiting list was over an hour. I appreciated that. They respected their relationship with "Open Table". Though we were a couple, they seated us at a four-top to accommodate us. The atmosphere, service and food were great. Will be a regular patron.