P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.8 / 12 votes

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This slick chain gives Chinese food the chichi treatment

Restaurant, Bar

This chain restaurant offers a surprising number of well-priced vegan-friendly dishes, served in large portions. Tofu is available but, alas, no mock duck.

Added by Sharyn Morrow on Feb 25 04 (last updated Aug 31 09)

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While I'm generally not a fan of chain restaurants, I have to admit that P.F. Chang's has saved me a couple of times, usually in work-related situations, where I'm forced to eat dinner with colleagues. If we end up at P.F. Chang's, I know I'll at least get a certifiably vegan meal, with actual spices (as opposed to an iceberg lettuce salad at some bar/grill joint).

Their Mapo tofu is actually pretty good and worth a try. I also enjoyed their Buddha's Feast which has a good variety of vegetables and mushrooms. The food here never feels heavy or gooey, like at most Chinese strip-mall joints.

The lettuce wraps appetizer ($7.95) are tasty as well and consist of diced tofu, water chestnuts and mushrooms in a savory soy-based sauce. Take a pass on the cucumbers side dish ($2.95) which were plain (though I liked the use of delicious black sesame seeds).

Prices are reasonable given the portion sizes and the overall quality of the meal.

I really like that they offer brown rice and also have a gluten-free menu, both of which demonstrate their conscientious spirit.

The service is consistently friendly no matter which outlet you go to (ah, the unwavering quality of chains). Their bar is fairly decent and the restaurants are always good at accommodating large groups. All in all, P.F. Chang's is mostly a winner and a net positive for vegans everywhere.

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I love the Mao Po tofu, it's very flavorful and the wait staff have been friendly and helpful every time I've been there. Wish I was able to eat here more often!

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Southdale Center.


Accepts Reservations


$$ - average


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Chinese


  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Romantic


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11am - 11pm
11am - midnight
11am - 10pm

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