Labeled as an “Asian Diner”, Pei Wei offers various traditional dishes in a trendy and “mid-level” suburban dining atmosphere. Another one of those “Noodlesque” locations like Kabobi that share similar setups, decor, and furniture.
The menu offered a wide variety of choices ranging from Noodle Bowls to their Signature items. The prices were average (in the $7.50 range generally) and seemed to go as high as $9.00 for their shrimp/scallops dishes.
The staff was friendly and helpful. I took some time to look over their menus (which I felt were located in an uncomfortable location) and made my choice. I had an 11:30 phone call to make so I asked for the meal to go. My wait was a bit longer than I would have expected with the low volume of patrons but I managed to get my food eventually.
I ordered their Mongolian pork with white rice. It was salty, the meat was tough, and the portion was mostly rice. I can’t say I was overly impressed with anything about that particular meal. Even my fortune sucked, “you will achieve your goals.” Bleh.
If you’re looking for something that’s a step up from Leeann Chin and offers you the same boring setup as other “mid-level” service restaurants like Noodles and Company, I guess you should check out Pei Wei Asian Diner in Eden Prairie — otherwise, you’re better off at just about any other strip-mall Chinese restaurant out there.