We were invited to have lunch at PF Chang’s Waikiki and happily accepted! It’s located at the Royal Hawaiian Center which is well known for its galore of restaurants and shopping! Also, parking is very easy since they have their own parking garage – Make sure you get that ticket validated because the first hour is free!
It was our first time dining at PF Chang’s Waikiki. Honestly, we pass this restaurant all the time while in Waikiki. In fact, everyone we know hasn’t eaten here yet! We had no idea what they served or how their food tasted. Little did we know, PF Chang’s is a worldwide restaurant chain with over 300 locations! The food is an Asian inspired cuisine with a casual ambiance although I would consider them a little higher end as far as ambiance and dish presentation. As for the Waikiki location, it’s been there since March 2008.
Happy Hour Specials, 4pm-6pm daily
To start off, we ordered some specialty cocktails such as the Blueberry Mojito and Maui Mule. Both drinks tasted great with a perfect balance of sweetness! We both didn’t eat prior, therefore, the drinks hit us quickly. If we could, we would’ve ordered other drinks to taste because the first two were very delicious! Looks like we’ll just have to come back for happy hour!
Blueberry Mojito ($11.99) is made with New Amsterdam Vodka, Kinky Blue, blueberries, mint, lime, and sprite.
Maui Mule ($11.99) is made with New Amsterdam Coconut Vodka, fresh pineapple, ginger beer, and fresh lime.
Oh. My. Goodness. We began to questions ourselves and everyone we know: Why haven’t we eaten at PF Chang’s? We’re about to get into the food that we had for lunch and you might want to head over right after seeing the photos!
For appetizers, we had the Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Handmade Pork Dumplings, Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Salad. The flavor, the perfect crisp, everything blended so well – words can’t describe the taste of it all! Our favorite would have to be the Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Salad which is an exclusive dish to PF Chang’s Hawaii.
Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps ($13.99) is their vegetarian signature appetizer made with wok-seared tofu, mushrooms, green onions, and water chestnuts over crispy rice sticks served with crisp lettuce cups.
Vegetable Spring Rolls (4 for $11.99) is made with crispy Vietnamese-style rolls served with mild chili sauce.
Handmade Pork Dumplings (6 for $11.99) is made with pork dumplings drizzled with a light chili sauce. It can be served steamed or pan-fried, ours was pan-fried.
Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Salad ($17.99) was made by a local chef, Grant Kawasaki. The salad is made with fresh Hawaiian ahi diced over organic field greens, cabbage slaw, radish, kaiware sprouts, and green onions. Topped with their signature poke sauce, cilantro, crispy wonton strips and dressed with P.F. Chang’s sesame vinaigrette. If you like ahi poke, this salad dish will be your next favorite dish!
We were quite full from the appetizers but the food kept on coming – Great Service! For the main entrees, we had the Singapore Street Noodles, Mahi-Mahi, Mongolian Surf & Turf. Again, the flavor of each dish is out of this world! Our facial expression upon the first bite was literally jaw-dropping and eye-rolling to the back of our head delicious. WOW! Our favorite dishes was the Mongolian Surf & Turf and Mahi-Mahi.
Singapore Street Noodles ($16.99) is made with shrimp, chicken, vegetables, and rice noodles stir-fried with curry sauce.
Mahi-Mahi ($27.99) is flavored with lemongrass garlic sauce and served with cilantro rice. The lemongrass garlic sauce with the cilantro rice mixed so well together – incredible flavor!
Mongolian Surf & Turf ($22.99) is made with tender beef paired with crispy shrimp and wok tossed in their special Mongolian sauce and green onions. It also came with a bowl of white rice. This dish was absolutely the best! We devoured the crispy shrimp, it was delicious!
While we ate as much as we could, there was definitely a lot of leftovers and had a lot of take-home boxes! Both of us and Landon ended up eating some of the leftovers but the Mongolian Surf & Turf won him over. If it wasn’t for our friends over at Royal Hawaiian Center inviting us over to have lunch at PF Chang’s Waikiki, we wouldn’t have eaten here (sooner). We’re already excited for the next time we can dine here!
2201 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Disclaimer: Wanderlustyle was invited to dine at PF Chang’s Waikiki. All of our opinions are honest. Mahalo!