Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street
Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street

Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pingpongdimsum.us/
  • Phone: 2025063740x
  • Hours of Operation:
    **Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM-11:00PM, Friday - Saturday 11:30AM-12:00AM, Sunday: 11:00AM-10:00PM NOTE: Dim Sum service concludes 1 hour before restaurant closes**




    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Asian, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eye Street
  • Public Transit: Chinatown Gallery Place Metro one black away from 7th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Off street parking available in the building as well as several lots and garages nearby, including Gallery Place. Parking is available in the Tech World Parking Lot, directly under the restaurant, for $17 per car (up to 8 hours).
A word from Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street
Serving up irresistible Dim Sum, innovative cocktails, and luxurious Chinese teas, Ping Pong Chinatown is a vibrant location to enjoy Dim Sum with a twist. The cosmopolitan restaurant boasts a dim sum bar, sunken dining room great for large groups, and a buzzing cocktail bar with award-winning libations.

Offering a wide range of Asian treats, the sleek Ping Pong restaurants pay homage to the ancient traditions of Chinese tea houses. With a big choice of dumplings and steamed buns, the Ping Pong menu also offers an array of "big-small plates", all Chinese tapas style.

As well, there are plenty of familiar Chinese delicacies, with spring rolls, soup dumplings, and hearty dishes like our hoi sin duck bao sliders. For dessert, try Ping Pong’s roasted banana and chocolate spring roll or the ice cream filled rice pastry, mochi, and finish with a lively Ping Pong cocktail or soothing Oriental tea.
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Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (62)fit for foodies (49)great for lunch (33)neighborhood gem (31)special occasion (30)vibrant bar scene (25)romantic (24)great for brunch (24)hot spot (22)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • too hot too noisy
    klaifimust
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    be sure to avoid sitting near the open kitchen -- our group was so hot that that the experience was very uncomfortable. maybe that would be nice in the depths of wintre, but it was too much in general. the noise level is more like a bar scene than a restaurant. also the food is far too pricey for dim sum.
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  • Disappointed
    NancyDC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I found the food OK - more salty than it should be - and service indifferent. Maybe 1/3 of the tables were occupied at lunchtime, so the lack of attention I received was even more surprising.
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  • Convention center
    SecondVisitVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great stop near the convention center, service was a little slow, but the food was great and location perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Food hit or miss
    Salamander
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Some of the items were excellent (hoi sin duck bao sliders, bursting soup dumplings), but others were either too bland (chicken and napa cabbage potstickers) or really bad (in the crispy beef with with citrus soy sauce, the beef strips tasted like shoe laces; the seafood dumplings were way overcooked, making the coating too dry and tough). The desserts we tried (chocolate sesame donuts, mochi ice cream) were very tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food
    furmangirl08
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband had gone to Ping Pong before on a previous visit to DC and was on a mission to go back there. We are both vegetarians and were really impressed by the dining options for us. That being said, though, if you're vegetarian, the $23 lunch menu is a better deal for you because there is a ton of food (pretty much everything we ordered) and well priced.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sake` it to me
    LCita
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Ping Pong in Chinatown is very cool chic spot, my boyfriend and I went on a Saturday evening, first off the staff were very helpful as Ping Pong specializes in dumplings it can be a little daunting to look at a menu with so many selections but, out server/bartender was there with great recomendations for food and beverage and all were on point. I don't think we had a single subpar dish, Neil our tender also recommended a nice Sake` to compliment our dish and even got us to stay for dessert which we did not regret all in all a great experience we shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second chance - disappointed again
    efroh
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service was mediocre (at best). The server did not explain the various offerings as I had asked, even though I indicated that I was dining with two people who'd never had dim sum before. Food was overpriced, but that's normal for Ping Pong.
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  • Lychee!!!!
    KaLeDe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Lychee specialty beverage, the Ping Pong, is unbelievable! It is made even more special with the great texture from the basil seeds. Genius! And it is the perfect pairing for dim sum. The food was excellent too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dirty Plates and Poor Service
    DeeDee
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were very excited about eating at Ping Pong. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype. Our waiter was slow and inattentive. The food was not the best dim sum for the price.
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  • Good but not flexible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Did not like that we could not get a la carte for 2 of the 11 people on our table. Waste of the 36 dollar brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is wonderful!!! The only thing we don't like is that some of the seats don't have backs!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and great location
    KitKatinDC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've eaten at Ping Pong a few times and love their food. Most recently we went there for a special night out with our two teenagers. The sampler for four is great, provided everyone wants to eat - we had a picky adolescent so brought some home. Not typically a family place, but not unfriendly to kids especially older ones. My fifteen year old son loves it, as do my husband and I. Never had a bad meal and the drinks are yummy. Prices a bit steep for every day but worth it for an occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Was Good
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    ...but the service was a little off. Went here for Restaurant Week in DC, but the waitress was not very knowledgeable about how we should order. Three of the four dim sum courses came out at the same time. They apologized and gave us free glasses of champagne, but it was overwhelming and got cold fast. Maybe if we had not gone for the Restaurant Week Menu this would have happened? Also the chairs have no backs or cushions, so if you are there for a long meal you might need to get up and walk around a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dim Sum
    Jamocha30VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My family and I had a delicious meal at Ping Pong while visiting DC. Our waiter was friendly and patient and it was great to be able to see the menu and order on the checklist they provide instead of having to muddle through ordering each time we wanted to try something. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a fun, dim sum meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy, slow, vague prices
    Becca
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Really enjoyed the food. Service seemed slow given it was Sunday brunch and not crowded. Also the pricing was very confusing for brunch. The server explained it and it still made no sense. We wanted to order a la carte but I'm still not sure how the server calculated everything. I would go again but probably not for brunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    yumchaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Baked puff chicken and veggie were both very pasty over seasoned stuffing with over glazed and under baked over all very salty and weren't flaky like it should. Dim sum were over steamed. Fried food came out OK but over all not as good as 6 month ago.
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    great for brunch
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  • Good food.
    Melikefood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food took a little while to come out, but it was pretty good when it did. It was a really bustling lunch scene, so I'm not docking them too much for being a little slow, and the waitress continued to check up on us while we were waiting. I like that they have a pre fixe menu, so you get to try a bunch of different things. All in all, I plan a return visit to try some more! Very delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • julezrm
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I went here for dinner with the lab I intern for, after attending a professional convention together. We had made a reservation for 20, but only about 13 of us showed up, which they were very understanding about. However, they seemed entirely under prepared for the large reservation we had informed them was coming and tried to put us at 2 separated round tables, so instead we all squeezed into one. The food was good but a bit too expensive for what was essentially 3 little hors d'oeuvres a plate. Nonetheless, it was fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Another great meal
    SabaBob
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have eaten at the Dupont Circle Ping Pong Dim Sum before and it was great. This location was equally as good. In fact, I am going back there tomorrow with a client. Love the place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool Lunch, better happy hour
    MartyJVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went for lunch, ordered the dim sum lunch which came with 6 steamed dumplings and one signature entree. The dumplings were good, but hot (you have been warned lol). The citrus chicken I had as my entree; however, was super hard I couldn't even cut through it with a knife.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim Sum Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We ordered the fixed menu and had the perfect amount of food for a family of 4 with older children-which is never a complaint when traveling. It was great food with great service-everyone left full and enjoyed their meals! By far the best non-food truck food we've had in DC!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty attractive overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have eaten at both of the Ping Pong restaurants in the past and the food is always excellent, attractively presented, served well, attractive environment. A bit overpriced is my main complaint. On the other hand I have gone back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Definitely Dim Sum w/ a twist...
    Wairever
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We loved the tapas style presentation of all of the delectables. Overall service and food were fantastic. It took us two rounds to get the Grey Goose chilled up right, but management was accommodating. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a a fun place w/ a group of friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and non traditional oredering
    FoodGuyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    One can peruse the menu with all sorts of great choices. Or, we used the paper order form like those in sushi restaurants. While the restaurant doesn't have the traditional carts with dim sum, the alternate ordering system worked well and we got our food pretty quickly. Great variety and quite tasty. Reasonable prices for downtown DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun dining
    omnivore
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I have gone to Ping Pong on multiple occasions, and usually like to take first time dim-sum eaters there because the food is presented well and not intimidating. There is also a nice assortment of cocktails. The look and feel of the restaurant is also fun. As with any small plates restaurant in DC, get ready to pay! We typically spend over $30 per person. Service is fair depending on how many people are dining and sometimes the wait staff can forget to run your credit card--leaving it sitting on the table.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so
    nigelwVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Surprised at the lack of dim sum, great service, what was on the menu was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great Again
    Cliff
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Service was good not as great as it has been before. Food was exceptional as always.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Upscale Dim Sum in Chinatown
    HStreetYuppieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    No roving carts like you'd get at authentic dim sum restaurants, but still very good. Our group got the four-person meal and it was the perfect amount of variety to keep us satisfied. We'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great Recommendation
    LLinMiami
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Marriott Marquis recommended and hit the mark on this one. Great food. Great and friendly service. Take the waiter's recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim Sum excellence
    roadwarrior
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I took some clients here for lunch this week and went back with other clients because of the excellent food and experience. The food was varied and very tasty
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not good at pitch hitting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Unfortunately they did not have the "signature dish" that 2 of us ordered for the lunch prefix. Instead they brought a total of 3 small crab cakes, somewhat overcooked. The steamed part was great but they need a new approach to problems with food not available (we were eating right when it opened at 11:30)
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The quality of the dim sum her has never been great - but it is now awful. Truly awful.
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  • Great dim sum, fun atmosphere
    baffler
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    this place is always a hit with out of town guests and our teenagers -- fun atmosphere, interesting but approachable food, close to lots of fun shopping
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Food was great
    EBurg
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was exceptional...food was even better...great place with great drinks and a must if you are even in china town.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dim sum
    Alan
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was delicious, decor is great. Very quiet at weekday lunch. I strongly recommend it.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    NavS
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had a great time with the family. Food was awesome. Everything we ordered was tasty. For the world cup the bar is makes certain drinks when the country plays on that day. The Persian Rose such a refreshing drink. Hope they keep it on the menu after the world cup.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The PF Changs of Dim Sum
    FooDee
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I grew up eating dim sum im Hawaii and California, and was pleasantly surprised to fing an upscale gourmet twist on this childhood favorite. The selection of teas was another wonderful offering of exotic and clean flavors. I would LOVE to see something like this in Madison Wi or St Paul Mn!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Avid dim sum connoisseur expected soooo much more. Very limited "dim sum" menu. Ate withasian girlfriend & we both know our way around dim sum. For it to advertise itself as a dimsum restaurant was deceiving. It was more of a new age fusion restaurant. Did not even have Asian cooks
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  • Dim Sum with Flair
    kenserious
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good dim sum, slightly off beat from more traditional dim sum locations in that they offer some variants like hoi sin duck 'sliders' on steamed buns. Overall, good place as the ambience is more trendy than your regular large Chinese restaurant style dim sum place. You lose some authenticity and food quality compared to places you might get in Silver Spring or Wheaton, but still a good choice. Would definitely go again. They do overcook their bok choy, so may want to stick to the more dumpling type dishes - fried or steamed than fresh vegetables.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    NOVAFoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Amazing food and very helpful servers. I totally enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic