Tampa >Food & Dining > P F Chang's China Bistro
219 Westshore Plz, Tampa, FL | Directions 3360927.945368 -82.527307
GO FOR LUNCH NOT FOR DINNER – We went for my daughter's birthday - she picked. They had been there for lunch and I hear the portions are bigger for lunch and the price of the bowls is good. The portions are pretty good size so that you can share, they dont have fried rice which i thought was strange for a chines restaurant, but the food was very tasty! The service was good, the server was very knowlegable for of all the dishes and recommended some good dishes for the 6 of us. A friend from work had mentioned how dark the place was and because she told me that, it was all I seemed to notice! I would recommed this place and cant wait to go back for lunch!
great place! – LOVE this place. Vegetarian lettuce wraps are addicting. Cannot get enough. Food here is delicious. No wonder they are always so busy. If we ever eat out, PF Changs is one of the places my family always considers!!
Great Sunday Dinner! – My nephew turns 17 this week, and, per tradition, the birthday boy chose the restaurant. Having read some not-so-great recent reviews of this restaurant, I was worried...especially since we were a group of seven. We arrived right on time for our reservation and were seated immediately!
Carl, our waiter, was very patient and helpful walking us through menu choices and also quite efficient throughout the meal. He even brought us an extra egg roll to replace the one "that got away" as my brother was trying to slice it.
Oh, by the way, the food was delicious.
Noise level note: The volume of music and bustling atmosphere can be difficult for patrons with hearing issues. Mom struggled to follow the table conversation.
TERRIBLE RUN AWAY FROM HERE QUICK AS YOU CAN!! – This was disgusting. It was my sister's birthday and I couldn't walk out- it was like torture! There were flies and gnats flying everywhere. It was gross. The rest of the people with me acted like nothing's wrong while they were casually batting insects. I destoyed one with my CHOPSTICKs and called the manager over. He acted like there was nothing there. I showed him, and his response? "well, it's FLorida!! (westshore mall, tampa) Do you want to move tables?" YES! So I made everyone move to the other side of the resturant, and there were MORE FLIES AND GNATS!!! EWWWW. Mangaer didn't even offer to comp the meal.
Service? off the charts. below the charts. WAY below the charts. I started watching to see the other waiters, and it looked like ALL OF THEM were as slow and not friendly as ours.
My sister is a vegan, and she says the food is great. Maybe the tofu is out of the world, but I got a beef dish, my hubby got a chicken dish, my mom got a fish dish and dad got pork. NONE OF IT WAS GOOD. NONE!! The portions were tiny itsy bitsy. CHILD SIZED!!!
Oh- and the price? wow. We could have gotten chinese for the price we paid for a week. A WEEK. Oh- and we're still hungry now that we're home, and we've had upset stomach. niiiiiiice.....
Oh- and we figured out why they have dark mood lighting. It so you don't see the insects and dirt (yes, all but one of our forks were dirty).
BEWARE: NEVER EAT HERE!!"
This gussied-up chain bustles with singles and families craving Chinese food favorites. – In Short
Towering twin stallions and carved wood screens add majesty and mystery to this stylish restaurant, where well-dressed patrons sip martinis at the bar and families with children feast around large tables or in spacious booths. The menu gives Chinese classics a contemporary tweak; dishes are artfully presented, with many sauces made tableside by servers. Signature plates include diced chicken wrapped in cool lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce.
Food is great, but i don?t recommend for party of 8 or more – I used to go to pfchangs,tampa atleast 1-2 times a month. It was one of the best places for office dinners, birth parties etc. My rating always was 4+ for 5. But last couple of months it changes.
New manager started changing the environment of the restaurant. It was embarrassing in front of my out of town clients. She doesn?t care if the party is 8 or more. I experienced this 2 times in last 2 months. Even with a reservation we have to wait over 30 mints
Food is still great. But lacks hospitality. You fell as if you are in a fast food place.
I still do recommend pfchangs for smaller parties. Hope things change sooner.
busy busy busy! – You better call ahead. I went for a week day lunch and had a 30 minute wait. The food was good. The menu is huge. I didnt feel like the waitress was friendly. Some of the portions were small for the price.
a little pricey but worth it – i love pf chang's because they have probably the best asain food in a relaxed upper class atmosphere. its nothing like one of those little take out joints, this place has class. i would reccomend the lettuce cups.
fast Chinese done right – Upscale Chinese - think Chinese meets Chili's. Good taste, spiced right, though more expensive than your usual take-out.
MAKE RESERVATIONS AHEAD OF TIME – This is a great place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. The food is wonderful. The Chow Mein Combo is incredible! If you don't like the busy atmosphere steer clear during the weekends. I prefer to go there during the weekdays its less crowded and less noisy. If you are planning to go there during the weekend MAKE SURE YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS! I was listening and the wait on a Saturday night was 1-2 hours. The waiters are attentive and the food, well put it this way we ordered much more than we were going to eat to have left overs for the next day. Try the Sangria, its PERFECT. A great place to eat and enjoy the company of family and friends.
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