P.F. Chang’s announced the opening of its Royal Hawaiian location as an upgraded flagship restaurant. The dining destination was the focus of significant investment recently completing a 6-month renovation, resulting in significant upgrades to design, décor and ambiance at the 10,000-square-foot site.
“P.F. Chang’s prides itself in offering an immersive Asian dining experience, and this new flagship location allows us to do so in a distinctly differentiated way,” says Tana Davila, chief marketing officer at P.F. Chang’s. “Our restaurants provide a destination for guests – whether it’s a holiday, birthday or night out with friends and family – and this location certainly takes that to a new level, as we provide moments and meals our guests are sure to remember.”
The new P.F. Chang’s flagship location at 2201 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 is open starting today. The location will operate Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight.
The menu features P.F. Chang’s most well-known, made-from-scratch dishes and incorporates unique offerings, exclusive to flagship locations, including:
- Rainbow Roll: Kani kama, cucumber, avocado, hamachi, cured salmon, ahi
- Vegas Roll: Tempura-battered roll with cured salmon, cream cheese, jalapeño, umami sauce
- Battle of the Seas Roll: Shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, avocado, sriracha, crispy shallots, umami sauce
- Hamachi Sashimi: Sliced hamachi, roasted jalapeño, marinated daikon, spicy ponzu sauce
Special cocktails include:
- Zen Garden: The Botanist Gin, lemon, pure cane sugar, butterfly pea flower extract
- Golden Crane: Don Julio Blanco Tequila, plum wine, grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon
- The Tourist: Hatozaki Finest Japanese Whisky, ginger liqueur, bitters, lemon, orange, egg white
The QR code menus will be offered in multiple languages, including English, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese, and Mandarin, demonstrating the diverse clientele – from locals to international tourists – who will frequent the restaurant.
The exterior of the restaurant is made entirely of puka lava stone, native to the island. Large windows and doors offer an open-air dining experience, weather permitting. Guests will enjoy two patios – a casual downstairs patio and a more private, exclusive upstairs patio. P.F. Chang’s iconic murals, hand painted by Nyla Lee, will be on display with the main artwork featuring a famous Chinese proverb that translates to “be not afraid of going slowly, be only afraid of standing still.” Other murals feature characters that translate to “the gathering place.”
The new flagship location is part of an exciting brand refresh across the United States. All existing P.F. Chang’s locations are scheduled for updates by the end of 2022, including new music, lighting, décor, uniforms and menu presentation. Additionally, there are P.F. Chang’s To Go restaurants opening across the country, with more than 50 To Go locations, including Colorado, Florida, Texas, New York, Louisiana, Nevada and Arizona, by the end of 2022.
P.F. Chang’s Royal Hawaiian marks the brand’s second flagship location, joining the Las Vegas flagship location, which opened in April after similar renovations and upgrades. The Honolulu location brings approximately 170 jobs to the market.