If Asian style cuisine is your thing, then circle Monday September 28th on your calendar. That’s the day that Sarasota gets their first taste of the new Pei Wei Asian Diner that is set to open in University Park.
For years there had been rumors swirling around the Sarasota dining scene that the legendary P.F. Chang China Bistro chain would open a restaurant here. Well, as it turns out that was sort of right. Pei Wei is owned and operated by P.F. Chang and like their parent company they also serve fantastic food.
They will be offering their customary high quality Asian cuisine in a comfortable, quick and casual dine-in or take-out environment. Their menu pulls from five Asian countries: China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
We are excited to offer Sarasota a taste of our contemporary Asian-inspired cuisine, said Jesse Mehaffie, local operating partner for Pei Wei Asian Diner. We look forward to serving local residents and being part of their great community.
Operating hours will be: Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm. Friday through Sunday 11am to 10pm.
They currently are running a Ramen Recipe Face Off. You can participate by visiting the Pei Wei Facebook fan page. That sounds like a delicious contest worth entering.
Pei Wei is going to make a great addition to our already vibrant Sarasota restaurant and dining scene. Why don’t you head on over for lunch or dinner then let us know what you think.
Pei Wei Asian Diner
8511 Cooper Creek
University Park, FL 34201