Good for what it is....
Pei Wei is good for what it is meant to be, an Americanized "asian cuisine" influenced restaurant. You can order take out and get it within 10 minutes, the food (at least the Mongolian Beef) has good flavor, especially when paired with the spicy mustard (the real stuff, not the kind in the packet).
For those who have reviewed this restaurant negatively, I understand they are entitled to their opinions. However, you don't go to Pei Wei for authentic asian cuisine any more than you go to Del Taco for authentic Mexican. In the many times I have visited both P.F. Chang's and Pei Wei I have never seen an asian employee, and for the love of god, they play american music in the restaurant.
While the prices are a little high for what you get, its not rediculously so. It is about what I would expect to pay considering the atmosphere and the "trendy" nature of the establishment.
ummm - am i missing something? Where's the chinese food?. If you think this is chinese food then you need to check your pulse? Am I missing something? The chicken (take your pick - orange, blue, spicy) comes from the same cooking vessel. The noodles come out sticky or greasy, and those aren't menu selections!! You guys really need to expand your horizon's if you think PF (Pretty Fake) is representative of Chinese food, or even asian! In my opinion - this is about as real chinese a chicken wrapped in lettuce. Please. For the love of god.....
This fast-food Asian cafe cuts an upscale groove..
For those who love takeout Chinese but can't find a restaurant that's fast enough, clean enough, cheap enough or good enough, Pei Wei (pronounced "pay way") is a godsend. Red floors, black accents and an exhibition kitchen hung with giant woks give this room a dramatic impact way beyond its price point. The menu is Pan-Asian, offering the edamame of Japan, the pad thai of Thailand and the rice-paper wraps of Vietnam.
Never seen so many disappointed fellow customers!. Pei Wei is disgusting, I'm not the only one who thinks so, I can tell by the disappointed look on the faces of fellow customers. For all it's poshly dressed waitpersons and the continued harping that it is the "little brother'" of P.F. Chang's one would think Pei Wei would do better. If someone went to Pei Wei before ever trying P.F. Chang's that person would never step foot in Chang's assuming they'd be served the same bland, boring, tasteless junk for a higher price not knowing that the supposedly higher priced "big brother" has far superior food and actually better deals for someone on a budget. P.F. Chang's should be ashamed of this nasty "down-market step sister" .
Another Chinese restaurant, not anyone's top 10. Give me a break. Top 10 cheap eats in Phoenix? Are you really kidding me. First of all there are multiple and they are generic, so how is this one ranked and the others are not? This is a 2nd rate PF Changs and almost priced the same. And, oh by the way it is the strip mall version of PF Changs and owned by the same company in case you can not see or taste. The food is made in large batches and is very lacking in the protein/meat and spice category. Additionally all of the dishes are nearly identical with the small protein portion the only variety. You also get a ridiculously disproportionately large amount of rice for some reason. So maybe you got this right. It did not say good cheap eats, just "CHEAP EATS".
Great Food for Little Money. When you're in a hurry for a quick and great bite, this is the place to stop. Lunch tiem tends to get busy so hitting off peak is best if possible.
great food but too small!. I guess it is the old saying you get what you pay for. Even though the food is a bit pricey, it is very good and the portions are more than enough. I usually go with the honey seared chicken and sweet and sour chicken. The beef dishes are also very good and filling. I especially like their flavors of iced tea they have as well. The only negative I have for any of the restaurants is of course the seating capacity. It is very small and sometimes very hard to squeeze through to get to anything or to get to a table. It is a very yuppy and trendy place, but all in all I enjoy it very much!
No Thanks. The only reason people eat here is because it's the latest "trend". The amount of portions you get for the price are tiny (take-out anyway). The food wasn't good and the service was worse. I don't recomend it unless you want to be "trendy"
YUMMY. I love this place! The food is very consistant and good. You can get a beer or glass of wine (always a bonus in my book) In and out in a flash. It is great for kids and is actually one resturant we can all agree on.
Pei Wei is GREAT!!
The same quality of food that P.F. Changs offers, but the prices are much more reasonable, and they have a GREAT take-out service - so call ahead, place your order and pick-up THEY DELIVER IT TO YOUR CAR!!