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Dec 17, 2008 05:22 AM


So anyone been there yet?

My son (who is in college ) and is an emerging foodie surprised me by saying he likes to go to this place

There is one near him at college - so we took him once.....

food was OK but overpriced for Chinese food of this ilk?

I told him (my bad) one opened up here in CT - - - now he wants to go on his Xmas vacation!


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  1. I haven't been to that one, but I have been to P.F. Changs. I have found it to be mediocre and overpriced. I've never had a "wow, this good" experience there. Hope this helps!

    1. Tried last Saturday Night. FOUR HOUR WAIT. Went to Elelments Bistro instead.

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      1. re: luvthemdogs

        This resto IS NOT WORTH THE WAIT. Small portions of not particularly crafted food. Lots of confusion and too busy for my tastes, we have one local, tried it once and will never return. It is kind of like the cheescake factory mentality. It is a chain resto with little different to offer. My celiac's friend appreciated the GF soy sauce, however.....only high point.

        1. re: luvthemdogs

          That's freakin' ridiculous. Any stupid restaurant they put in that area is a goldmine because they know the name brand hungry masses going to West Farms will spend the money..even for something crappy.

          1. re: krisrishere

            You are so right. None of the chains up in or near West Farms are worth a wait at all. Olive Garden, Red Robin, Chilis...there are so many other awesome restaurants in West Hartford one could eat at.

            1. re: krisrishere

              that is why they are there. pf chang's like any chain, does the research and knows where they can actually get people to wait for 4 hours for mediocre chinese. i am not familiar with your area but the one in albany is in a mall and packed, all the time. i did it once with a reservation and will not return

          2. Went Sunday afternoon for 2pm it was an hour wait, but they do accept reservations so would definitely reccomend that you do that. Food was quite good (my stomach doesnt usually handle chinese very well but it seemed to be of good quality.)--I had the mooshu pork and SO had the Mongolian Beef--we were both happy with our dishes. Service was wonderful, dark and modern interior but casual. It is a bit overpriced especially if you are comparing to chinese takeout, but it is no more expensive than other restaurants in the area.

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            1. re: jquest619

              jquest, have you tried the ones listed below that are described as more authentic?

            2. I can't imagine going there when Szechuan Tokyo is practically across the street and is far more authentic/delicious.

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              1. I returned to CT a year ago after 21 years in L.A. P F Changs makes the only authentic hot and sour soup I've found since I returned. They use vinegar instead of chilies. They also make a near authentic lobster sauce for their shrimp and lobster sauce - the only missing ingredient was pork which really didn't matter. Service is friendly and efficient. Carry out containers are microwaveable and freezer proof. It is a bit pricey but well worth it.