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,” said 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,” said 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.
For more information, visit www.RoyalHawaiianCenter.com.
About P.F. Chang’s
Founded in 1993 by Philip Chiang and Paul Fleming, P.F. Chang’s is the first internationally recognized multi-unit Asian culinary brand to honor and celebrate the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking as the center of the guest experience. With roots in Chinese cuisine, today’s menu at P.F. Chang’s spans across all of Asia, honoring cultures and recipes from Japan, Korea, Thailand, and beyond. Each item offers a unique exploration of flavor, whether it’s a handcrafted cocktail, wok-fired lunch bowl, or celebratory multi-course dinner. Worldwide, P.F. Chang’s has more than 300 restaurants in 23 countries and U.S. airport locations, including a growing number of convenient P.F. Chang’s To Go locations offering takeout and delivery. For more P.F. Chang’s news, visit pfchangs.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @pfchangs.
About Royal Hawaiian Center
Royal Hawaiian Center is the premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural destination in Waikiki, comprised of nearly 90 shops and restaurants over three city-blocks of world-renowned Kalākaua Avenue. The Center stands proudly upon historic land known as Helumoa, once home to Hawaiian royalty.
OWNERSHIP: Royal Hawaiian Center is owned by RHC Property Holdings LLC and managed and leased by The Festival Companies.
For more information and the latest updates, please visit www.RoyalHawaiianCenter.com, or call 808-922-2299.
About The Festival Companies
The Festival Companies is a full-service real estate provider and advisory services firm, based in Los Angeles and Oʻahu. Festival’s 17-year track record in Hawaiʻi includes the creation of iconic retail and mixed use locations including Royal Hawaiian Center, SALT at Our Kakaʻako, The Shops at Wailea, Lāhaina Gateway, and Maui Mall. Through its unique vision, leasing acuity and development expertise, The Festival Companies is known for creating compelling asset value that transcend economic cycles and capitalizes on the evolution of retail and market shifts to create strategic investment opportunities for its investment partners. Over its 40-year history Festival has developed and operated over 25 million square feet of retail and mixed use properties in 23 states. For more information, visit www.festivalcos.com.