Ping by Charlie Chiang's
Great food and serviceWonderful wait staff--very attentive and speedy when you need them to be. It's a fusion place, so you get the unique styles of Japanese and Chinese (as well as others) in your meal!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Chinese foodChinese food seems to have become so commonplace that people forget about it, and the restaurants that are left seem downscale and downtrodden. But tasty, reasonably healthy Chinese food is still well worth having, and Ping serves good food in a nice atmosphere. Much better than your run-of-the-mill place.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites!The sushi is out of this world!! The Chiangs make you feel like family. It's a must to add to your list to frequent!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSophisticated Palates&Young EarsThe food and service were excellent. The noise level on Friday eve from 6 to 7:30 was blastophonic. Diners
could not converse even directly opposite each other at the quietest table in the restaurant, graciously offered to us by the courteous manager.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Pre-Theatre DinnerThough the restaurant was busy, we were on time for our reservation and seated quickly. Our order was taken soon after we decided and the food was served in a reasonable amount of time and the food was fresh and flavorful. We had plenty of time for a leisurely walk to the theatre.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for lunchMet an old friend for lunch. The $8 Bento box lunch was a perfect choice, very reasonably priced with a lot of selections and generous portions for lunch. The $3.99 pots of tea seemed a little much in comparison. We enjoyed our meal and were able to catch up without feeling rushed.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular discoveryThis was my first time of what I hope will be many, and was delighted by just about everything. The menu was interesting, the dishes superb, and the service was especially excellent. One thing I especially liked was ability to order a side dish of a vegetable to go with my meat-heavy entree.
I wished I could have sat at right angles to my date rather than across a wide-ish table. If I'm remembering correctly, most if not all indoor seating was face-on, which is unfortunate. The cocktail I ordered--I think it's name was a variation of appletini and involved Bombay Sapphire gin--was lacklustre, disappointing. And these are the only things I can think of to complain about.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSip wine, scarf sushi, leave happyWe did sushi and appetizers on a weekday evening. Dynamite and chai-chai rolls offered just enough flavor and texture without being too spicy. String bean salad was simple and fresh. Shrimp spring rolls were just so-so - the peanut sauce was the star of that appetizer. Overall the server was very attentive and polite. She brought us lots of extra dipping sauces to try! The drink list (wines, beers, cocktails) was extensive. Tip for wine-lovers: on Wine Wednesdays, they offer half-price bottles of wine! Will definitely return to take advantage of this deal.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Nice Way to Start a Long WeekendOur party of two arrived a few minutes late for our 8:30 p.m. Open Table reservation, but we were shown directly to our table in the window even though the dining room was surprisingly crowded for a Thursday evening. We went for a late dinner to kick off the three-day holiday weekend. We shared a Shirlington Roll (with added crunchies and fish eggs -- they will honor special requests at the sushi bar), as well as shared the Shiny Slippery Shrimp and the Crispy Hot Beef. All three are favorites of ours, and Ping did not disappoint. The bartender pours generously, and the service is always friendly. We are fans and always look forward to our next visit.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPing is a consistent favoritePing is a consistent favorite of ours before Signature Theater. The service and food were outstanding as usual on this visit.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good sushi and excellentVery good sushi and excellent soup. Service was good, but could be better.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood choiceAlways a good choice. Diverse Asian menu. One of our regular places.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMaybe it was our menu choices,Maybe it was our menu choices, but Ping seems better than ever. We had a real feast just ordering several small plates and specials. Very convenient if you are going to a performance at Signature Theater.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM