P. F. Chang's is a foothills favorite among those who want to see and be seen. The large, open dining area allows you to view everything, from boisterous fellow diners to the flaming woks in the kitchen. Despite the nouvelle décor, replete with faux statues and gigantic lily-pad lighting, the menu is a mix of classic Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechwan, Shanghai and even Mongolian cuisines. Everything, from moo goo gai pan or Singapore street noodles to the wok-seared lamb, orange peel shrimp and vegetarian Buddha's feast, is expertly prepared. A phalanx of staff attends you, choreographed as precisely as a Busby Berkeley musical. Feel free to kick up your heels and enjoy.
Golden Dragon Restaurant, Various locations
- Guilin Chinese Restaurant, 3250 E. Speedway Blvd, 320-7768
- Rose Garden Restaurant, 1800 E. Fort Lowell Road, 327-5055