Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pei Wei?

Last night we tried the new Pei Wei Asian Diner.
Pei Wei (pronounced pay way) is a quick serve, lower priced version of its daddy, P. F. Chang's. It's a smaller format property and not really a diner in the traditional sense. Its mix n match Asian specialties include Chang's delicious lettuce wraps and many other specialties adapted from the Chang menu.
You order your food as you enter Pei Wei, get your own drinks (all non-alcoholic), sit at an assigned table and then wait for someone to bring you your dishes. The wait is never very long and the food arrives piping hot and tangy, freshly prepared from an open kitchen. Exceptionally spicy dishes are so labeled on the menu. Pei Wei is informal, friendly and fun. Two people can have a very nice meal for 25 bucks.
Pei Wei just opened in Cherry Hill (its first New Jersey location) and can also be found in nearby Springfield, Delaware County and 20 other states.
In Cherry Hill Pei Wei is part of the massive Garden State Park development which features a host of new restaurants including Cheesecake Factory, Brio Tuscan Grill, and (soon) McCormick & Schmick.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a nice concept, the food was served hot, the basic flavors were good, the prices are great, but everything was drenched in SO MUCH SAUCE that it was practically inedible. It was a busy night when we were there, with a line out the door, but we were the only Asians among the sea of people. Very telling.