I recently (2 wks ago) moved to Dallas from Los Angeles, CA where there were more Chinese restaurants than what we know to do with. So I may be a little spoiled, but I think I have good authority when it comes to judging Chinese food. I was excited when a coworker suggested Pei Wei for lunch, but to my disappointment the food was very mediocre. I ordered broccoli chicken (cant get simpler than that). The chicken was not stir fried, it tasted like it was boiled then slathered with sauce. There was no real flavor. The beauty of Chinese food and stir fry cooking is that there is a very distinct and robust "wok" flavor. Without it, its just "bla".
I was really disappointed with my first Chinese meal since moving here two weeks ago. Because of the good service, pleasant atmosphere, and clean facility, I'm sure I'll eat here again and give it a second chance. I'll report back if I find that my one experience was perhaps a fluke and I am proved wrong.