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Sep 10, 2007 12:37 PM

pei wei

i hate to post this because of the "chain" nature of this restaurant.........but........
need to know two things.

1. Does anyone have any comments about it?
2. Isn't it owned by the PF Chang Gang?

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  1. I'll answer out of order.

    2. Yes. It's their fast casual concept. You place your order at the register, grab your own drinks, they bring out your food.
    1. I think it's ok. PF Changs is by far not the real deal, but I what I do like about Pei Wei is everything is fresh. When I order the Orange Chicken, the pea pods are bright green and still crispy. And my kids like it. Finding a spot for us as a family that doesn't serve McNuggets or a Chili's is important. They also give you the brown/white rice option. I wish my local joint did that.

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      1. re: chucklesmcfarland

        "Pay Way"
        I've been to the one at Lamar and Ben White. It was okay but not great. I tend to like Firebowl better (similar concept).

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      1. I love the Kung Pao Scallops and the Dan Dan Noodles with extra sauce....ooohhh spicy!

        1. I find Pei Wei's food tasteless. I don't like spicy, but I don't like bland either. I do love PF Chang's, on the other hand, authentic or not.

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          1. re: starbucksbrew

            I feel the same way. There are a couple of things on the menu at PF Chang's that I really enjoy, but the food at Pei Wei is completely tasteless. It's strange to me that they're owned by the same folks.

            1. re: mollyomormon

              I agree w/ molly and starbucks. Utterly unimpressive. They may have fresh veggies, but beyond that there's nothing remarkable to say about any of it. Blah.

              1. re: lynnlato

                It works for us and the kids like it. It will take Pei Wei over Crapplebees anyday.

          2. By now you know it is owned by PF Changs
            So if you like PF Changs then Pei Wei may be for you too. It is most of the same menu items but rather than waitress service it is more like service from a Sizzler. You order, get a number and then someone brings it to the table you found for yourself. They also offer take out.

            For some it is a chain and if PF is not there thing they wont like it, for me and may family we enjoy it. We are from the North East and they dont have any up here, but we found them in Dallas and have enjoyed them - I think they make a perfect work lunch stop.