P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (Queen St.) (Now defunct)

David and I celebrated my birthday at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro on Queen Street.  We had already dined at their branch in Waikiki almost two years ago and wanted to compare the two restaurants.  We found that both were excellent, but we preferred the Queen Street branch, because it was more conveniently located.

I loved the Chinese painting above the glass-walled kitchen.

We started with a glass of California champagne.  $8.00.  It was pretty good, not too tart.

We decided to order the Dinner For Two.  $45.95 total.  The hot and sour soup was rich and savory.

Our appetizer was salt and pepper calamari, which was not at all rubbery.

The Cantonese shrimp were very tender.  We were surprised that they were not breaded.

The orange peel beef was also very tender, but rather spicy.  It was a dish not soon forgotten.  Even now, I crave more of it.

We ordered brown rice.

The Dinner For Two came with miniature desserts.  This was David’s choice:  The Great Wall of Chocolate, which was chocolate cake with chocolate chips on top and raspberry sauce at the bottom.

My miniature dessert was tiramisu, which was creamy and delicate.

We concluded our dinner with fortune cookies.

David’s fortune:  “Forget all that wishful thinking and be practical.”

My fortune:  “You will soon receive pleasant news of a personal nature.”

And that’s how we celebrated my birthday!

15 Responses to “P.F. Chang’s China Bistro (Queen St.) (Now defunct)”

  1. Lynette Says:

    Your dinner looked wonderful! The desserts – anything chocolate – and tiramisu are my favorite. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. DrumMajor Says:

    Yo Gigi – Happy, Happy Birthday! What a lovely Bistro. DrumMajor

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Hey! Happy Birthday, Gigi! Looks as though you guys had a terrific meal! Love the desserts!! Wishing you many more! And have a great weekend!


  4. Kay Dennison Says:

    Happy Birthday, Gigi!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!! What an awesome meal!!!!!!

  5. Musings Says:

    Yuuuuuuuuummmmmm! Happy Birthday, Gigi!!! That looks really, really scrumptious and the price is not as bad as I thought it would be. I’ll have to remember that next time we have guests that we need to entertain.

  6. LizKauai Says:

    Hauoli Lahanau and what a lovely dinner!

  7. jojo Says:

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Ms. Gigi

  8. Quilly Says:

    Happy birthday, Gigi! It looks like you enjoyed a lovely celebration.

    I love hot & sour soup. I wish I had a good recipe for it.

  9. Hattie Says:

    We both live in Hawaii, but being on different islands we could be on different planets. It is so plain and rural around here. That restaurant looks so fancy to my eyes! And you look so young!

  10. Jason Says:

    Happy birthday! And wow, I want to go there now … 🙂

  11. Hawaiianbod Says:


    Wow, what a meal! I did not know they had another restaurant on Queen Strret. Is it pretty new? and where on Queen Street is it located?

    The value of the meal is very affordable. An establishment i MUST try. All the dishes portrayed are my fave. Good choices. YUMMMMMY!

    Btw, HAPPY 29TH!!!…..and may you have many, many more. ENJOY!

  12. gigihawaii Says:

    Mahalo, friends! David and I had a good time there.

  13. Champagne Says:

    Speaking of champagne, has anybody else noticed what a bargain some of the Spanish Cavas are in comparison to Champagnes and Sparkling Wines?

  14. Susan at Stony River Says:

    Happy Birthday!
    It looks like a wonderful dinner!

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