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Chang's offers a sea of choices


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POSTED: Friday, December 11, 2009

P.F. Chang's Waikiki is located in the Royal Hawaiian Center and has a great happy hour served from 3 to 7 p.m. daily.

The restaurant's open location is ideal for people watching or just relaxing in the sun, since happy hour is offered in the first-floor bar area as well as a nearby lanai. It's a spacious spot for entertaining large parties as well as friends looking for a fun and affordable dining experience.

P.F. Chang's offers a vast list of appetizers—there is sure to be something that suits everyone's liking. Portions are large enough to be made into a meal, and because this is a national chain restaurant, dishes are consistent.

The cocktail list has a variety of specialty Asian fusion martinis, draft beers and wines; the martinis are good but are certainly not the best happy-hour martinis available in Waikiki.

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P.F. Chang's Waikiki

        2201 Kalakaua Ave.

        628-6760

        www.hsblinks.com/1he
       

 

       

Rating (Out of 5):

       

» Atmosphere: 4.0
        » Food: 4.0
        » Cocktails: 3.0
        » Price: 4.5
        » Service: 4.0

       

 

       

The atmosphere here is always busy, with a large crowd comprised of both tourists and locals looking to enjoy their day in paradise.

Happy hour:

» Daily from 3 to 6 p.m.
» Happy-hour cocktail prices range from $3 to $6; wines are discounted by $2
» Happy hour for two: $28.75 (not including tax and tip)

Parking:

» Three hours of validated parking with purchase at Royal Hawaiian Center lot

Pupu picks:

» Chang's Lettuce Wraps ($5.25)
» Dumplings ($3.75 and $4.50)
» Dynamite Shrimp ($6)
» Harvest Spring Rolls ($2 and $3.75)
» Seared Ahi ($5.50)

What needs help:

» More staff is needed during the busy weekend happy-hour rush
» Cocktail mixers need to be replaced once they've gotten stale