Irvine >Food & Dining > Pei Wei
5781 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA | Directions 9261833.668361 -117.785415
Neighborhoods: Oak Creek
Decent food – Nice for a special order in or a casual dinner out. It's a notch above Pick up stix and a notch below PF Changs (same goes for the price which is in the middle of both).
Waiting; They have 2 separate lines for in dining & phone orders / picks ups; we call in & pick it up in 10-15 minutes so there's no waiting in line. A nice dinner for 2 with appetizers will run $28 (we get Mongolian beef , Mongolian chicken , 6 crab wontons & 2 spring rolls).
If you don't mind cooking - A great cost savings is to buy the frozen PF Changs dinner for 2 at Target for $8 dollars, rice and Chungs egg rolls (pack of 4 for $3) and you'll have great food made in 15 minutes for almost 1/3 of the price. But if you don't want to cook & dont mind paying for the convenience - then Pei Wei is a good quality choice
Not As Advertised – I ordered the Korean BBQ Chicken from the picture on the web site online. You would expect for $9 that I would get a plate of chicken and veggies like the picture. Instead it was a small teacups worth of meat and veggies and 90% rice. What a Rip-OFF.
I called and complained and the manager gave me my money back, but ruined my evening meal. I recommend yu go some where else for Chinese food.
PF CHANGS AT HALF THE PRICE!! – THIS IS PF CHANGS "LUNCH COUNTER" A NO FRILLS EATERY W/ A LINE OF WOKS AND SERVE YOURSELF DINING. A REDUCED MENU OF PF CHANGS STIR-FRY, NOODLES AND SALADS.
MADE TO ORDER, VERY FRESH, AND CHEAP!! AND YOU GET ABOUTH TWICE AS MUCH AS THE RESTAURANT!!
GREAT PF CHANG FOOD, 1/2 THE TIME, 1/2 THE PRICE!!! A WINNER!!
SELF SERVE FOUNTAIN DRINKS, FORTUNE COOKIES.
Good food! – This place is really good! It gets busy for lunch time during the week since there's so many businesses in the area. But, the food is really good and if you're willing to wait a few minutes for lunch, then its well corth it! I highly recommend this place.
No Class for an Asiatic Imitation – I travel Asia and US and a long-time enthusiast for Asian cooking. Pei Wei has a distinct business style and deliver system. They may attract innocent Americans in the name of "Asiatique" theme but the food, service are so pretentious, the taste is
superficial (basically cheaply covered-up Chinese fast food)... I found the bowls used an insult as it
is like a dog food bowl. But, hey, it's great if you don't really know what Asian cuisine is like and happy with just a flaky style and quick delivery system.
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