Portland >Food & Dining > P F Chang's China Bistro
1139 NW Couch St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.523666 -122.682768
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
One small step above fast food – Panda Express food at Sungari prices. The only thing it has going for it above Panda Express is a more hip and trendy atmosphere, but it's certainly not worth the extra money. If you want good Chinese food go somewhere else.
Bad Service – Everyone I knew raved about this place when It first came to our area. It wasn't as good as I was expecting but it was good. The service was not so good. There was dried food on my silverware and when I told the waiter he brought me a new set but didn't say sorry or anything. It seemed he was in a rush to get us out of there. I actually had to ask about desert it wasn't offered. I filled out a comment card there though and I did get a letter about a week letter apologizing for the service. Overall average I guess.
Go to Schezwan Open Kitchen instead.... – The food was good, but it was very crowded, and the service was obnoxious. The portions were much smaller than expected. I go to asian so I can have left overs. NO LEFTOVERS.
Great food, Great service! – I you are looking for real Chinese food then you are at the right place. I have never had such a nice time and enjoyed everything on the menu as well. I give props to this restaurant.
Corporate. Unimaginative. – Dime a dozen, and the food tastes like it. How do you cook the same dish at hundreds of locations across America and allow it to have any character? The decor is tacky, and over the top. Granted, some of the food does taste good--just as a MacDonald's quarter-pounder can taste good. But with all the REALLY good, authentic Chinese restaurants in Portland, why settle?
Worst service, food, establishment i have EVER been to – I made reservations a week in advance for my birthday. Our reservations were for 8:00. We show up at 7:45 and do not get seated until almost 9:00. We sit and the waitress doesnt even greet us. She starts telling us How we MUST order just to make it easier on her (exact words) And then she starts complaining because there has to be seperate checks for some of us. I order my drink. It took her about 20 minutes to return with it. She complains that we are not ordering fast enough or doing as she told us to. Umm dont i get to decide what i want to order? So we order our food. It comes out. The food was way overpriced for the amout you get. The food was burnt, and did not taste good at all. i would rather have ate at panda express than P.F. Changs. Then we were rushed to eat our food and pay our tab. And tells us that 18 percent gratuity was automatically added and that we could leave more. Since when do you ask for tips? Over all it was the worse experience for me at a restaurant. I will NEVER go back there. Its not at all what some people have said. A big dissapointment. very loud. could not hear anyone talking. overheard some of the employees cursing and complaining about customers. not cool
Why bother? – There was a time when P.F. Chang's was a true "special night out"--say in the mid-90's when the chain first opened its' doors(in Denver). Upon a return to the NW Portland location recently, I was more than disappointed. This is an over-hyped, over-priced excuse for a restaurant that ultimately saddened me.
Is this really what suburban America thinks of when choosing "fine Asian" cuisine, as evidenced by the packed house? I certainly hope not. Our food was overcooked and overseasoned, prepared by non-native cooks whose interest was anything but quality. The out-of-the-bag, cold texture to the spring rolls and crab cheese wontons was unfortunate, and the main dishes left me feeling like a trip to the local Chinese eatery would have been well served. While the service was well-intentioned, he lacked any real ability to handle food service at a most basic level. Sloppy, forgetful, overbearing, and terse.
P.F. Changs could be great; but nonetheless its' offerings rank among those eateries all around us that have given in to corporate boards and the bottom line.
PF Changs has some great dishes, but don't go to the one downtown – We love PF Changs! I know there are some negative reviews on here about the place, but I have never been disappointed by it. The food is a little spendy, but this isn't Panda Express! This is Chinese-American infused food that isn't greasy and has some unique spins on traditional dishes. We love the one in Hillsboro, as it's always been easy to get a table and the waitstaff is more than accomadating. I have been to the one downtown and it can be very noisy during the dinner hour, because of the way the tables are so out in the open and the ceilings are very high. The famous lettuce wraps live up to their hype, with just enough spice to tickle the sinuses, but not too much to overwhelm the flavor. The chicken dishes are tender and juicy and the beef is tangy and moist. The only dish that was medeocre was a sea scallops concoction that fell a little flat. The drinks are PF Changs only downfall, they are poured pretty weak and not that good. One of our waiters even told us to order wine or beer if we wanted drinks because the cocktails fall flat.
don't be fool – I have in Hillsboro PF chang ..must change. long waite over 30 min. to get my food. and plus 10 to 15 min for the waiter to take my order.
the chicken wrap was good. hot fish and lamb sh... was tastless. and very pricies $$$$
the decor is beautiful but dark and very noisy i have to speak loud.
Not the best, not the worst – First, let me say that the chicken lettuce wraps from the appetizer menu are fantastic. The other dishes I've tried don't hold the same appeal, however.. this is definitely a step above Panda Express, but doesn't qualify in my book as the best Chinese food I've ever eaten. I've both ordered take out, and eaten in, and I can't recommend either. I've experienced exhausting waits for the take out to be prepared, but neither do I like the very loud and very crowded seating area in the restaurant. The decor is beautiful and trendy, but I don't enjoy having to bump into other diners' tables when trying to get to mine, nor do I enjoy struggling to hear my dining companions over the noise that rivals the level of a school cafeteria.
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