My day at LAX was coming to an end and so was my New York Trip. My Day started at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, continued on to Rock & Brews, and I was finishing my work day at the KAL Lounge. As the clock ticked past 5, my work day was over. It was time to grab a quick dinner before heading over to terminal 6 for my Alaska Airlines flight. But worry you not, I wasn’t going to pay for this dinner. Like Lunch, I was going to utilize my priority pass for dinner. My Priority Pass Membership gave me $30 off my total bill (per person) at the PF Chang’s located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
In general PF Chang’s would not be my go to restaurant, even at an airport. While it is known for having decent food, I find it’s dishes overpriced for the quality of food you receive. Even at an airport where you generally pay more, at $20-$25 for the average entree, PF Chang’s is still pretty pricey. Generally I would rather grab something quick and cheap or have some snacks at the lounge. But given this meal would be free, it was worth a try.
I arrived at 5:15pm. Still a bit early for dinner, the restaurant itself was almost completely empty.
Looking at the menu, the number of options available was impressive. While I normally prefer restaurants with limited menus, at an airport restaurant options are important. Airport restaurants cater to variety of tastes in an atmosphere were there are generally a lot of options available. The menu includes some traditional Chinese food dishes (well traditional to American Chinese food), sushi, dim sum, salads, and stir-fry. As this is an airport location, there is even a breakfast menu.
$30 of credit at PF Chang’s does not go as far as it might at other restaurants. However, it is a enough to get any entree on the menu. Depending on the entree you may have enough credit leftover to get a drink. I decided to order the Crispy Honey Shrimp and a cup of Wonton Soup.
For some reason my shimp arrived well before they brought out my soup. The Honey Shrimp consisted of lightly breaded shrimp with sweet and tangy honey sauce, chili oil, and green onions. There are people who swear by the food of PF Changs. While I am not sure if I fully understand why they do, the food is actually pretty decent. The shrimp was sweet and had a bit of a kick of spice, but it could have used more. There was flavor, but there was depth to the flavor. Nothing that resonates on the palate and makes you crave more, but for free it was fantastic.
The soup was delivered right around the time I had to start making my way to terminal 6. So I quickly slurped it down, and really did not have much time to think about it or enjoy it. However, it was okay, easily forgettable.
In all, my bill came just under $30 and was completely covered by my Priority Pass credit. I ended up leaving a $6 tip and left.
Priority Pass Restaurants give you more options at the airport. This is always a good thing, PF Chang’s at LAX is a solid option to utilize your $30 Priority Pass Credit.