Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki’s premier shopping and dining destination, announced the reopening of P.F Chang’s on September 7, following an extensive renovation. The restaurant’s enhanced design elements, combined with a reimagined menu, create an inviting ambience and an energetic dining experience for guests.
“As the only P.F. Chang’s location in Hawaii, the restaurant and its evolution give rise to an elevated dining experience that is exclusive to Royal Hawaiian Center visitors,” says Rosalind Schurgin, CEO of The Festival Companies, the Development Manager, Leasing Agent and Property Management Company for Royal Hawaiian Center. “The vibrant murals and stunning décor breathe new energy into the space, while the innovative yet distinctive menu offers a welcome surprise for guests.”
The redesign infuses Hawaiian and Asian-inspired details such as the puka lava stone exterior and the main dining area's stunning hand-painted murals by Phoenix-based artist, Nyla Lee. Japanese characters throughout the murals translate to “Hawaii,” “Waikiki,” and “Oahu Island” also known as “The Gathering Place.” The largest mural acts as a showpiece, inscribed with a famous Chinese proverb that translates to “Be not afraid of going slowly, be only afraid of standing still.”
The open layout includes expanded seating with giant windows and doors bringing in natural light and connecting with the beautiful outdoor surroundings. The two-story restaurant expands to two al fresco dining options: (1) patio seating under shade umbrellas on the ground floor for a casual setting; and (2) balcony seating on the second floor, offering a more exclusive experience.
The new menu features an expanded sushi selection with Rainbow Roll with kani kama, cucumber, Hamachi, cured salmon and ahi; Battle of the Seas Roll made with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, avocado, sriracha, crispy shallots and umami sauce; Hamachi Sashimi featuring sliced Hamachi, roasted jalapeño, marinated daikon and spicy ponzu sauce; and Vegas Roll, which is a tempura-battered roll with cured salmon, cream cheese, jalapeño and umami sauce. Refreshing new cocktails include Zen Garden featuring The Botanist Gin, lemon, pure cane sugar and butterfly pea flower extract; The Tourist featuring Hatozaki Finest Japanese Whiskey, ginger liqueur, bitters, lemon, orange and egg white; and Golden Crane made with Don Julio Blanco Tequila, plum wine, grapefruit, lemon and cinnamon. QR code menus will be offered in multiple languages that cater to the uniquely diverse clientele of international visitors and locals alike.
The formerly franchised location is now owned and operated by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc. The newly renovated 10,000-square foot Hawaii location is the second flagship restaurant, following the establishment of the first at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.,
“We look forward to welcoming back guests and delivering a dynamic and celebratory dining experience,” says Art Kilmer, P.F. Chang’s COO. “We value the opportunity to serve our guests in this new flagship location and have put great care into showcasing the best of P.F. Chang’s here, from upscale environment to elevated cuisine.”
P.F. Chang’s is located in Royal Hawaiian Center’s Building A on the 1st and 2nd levels of the shopping center. Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight.
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