Fun and delicious
PP DS has a nice clean environment with prompt service and very good food. Some of the steamed dumplings were difficult to get out of their baskets with chopsticks. Almost all the small plates contained three items which made feeding our party of four challenging. The drinks were delicious but seemed watered down--definitely not worth the price.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Posh dim sum
If you are looking for dim sum but prefer ambiance over a hole in the wall, this is the place for you. It was beautiful in it's simplicity but very elegant. There was the typical choices there and it was delicious.
I enjoyed it, but would have preferred more of a cart-going-around kind of place.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great eclectic chinese restaurant. The food and ambience were all wonderful.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we enjoyed lunch at this chinatown spot. great and diverse dim sum.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good each time I've been.
I recommend Ping Pong Dim Sum to anyone who asks me for a good place to eat in Chinatown. Good food, good atmosphere, interesting specialty cocktails. It's a good choice for most people, but please note, this is not a child-friendly restaurant. There's a Fuddrucker's two blocks down if you're hauling kids around.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a first class restaurant.
This is a first class restaurant. Great service, great food, great ambience.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, but options were
Great food, but options were limited and a little pricey for dim sum.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food - Good service
We had reservations for 12PM, arrived 20 minutes early and they were able to seat us immediately. The menus are slightly confusing is you've never done dim sum before; three were provided, saying the same thing. The waiter was superb, attentive (even though the restaurant was crowded) and answered all our questions. The food was very good, although it was delivered somewhat haphazardly. We ordered a prix fix menu for 2 and one for 3 (five people in our party); the plates were delivered in no particular order (ie, they didn't follow the list in the menu) and without labels, which are important when everything is in a wrapper! Overall, very good.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is great and affordable.
Food is great and affordable. The vegetable sticks rice tastes great. The mixed drink to recommend is lychee and roses. Classy! The waiter who served my table that night unfortunately was not friendly.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a very pleasant, experience.
I had a very pleasant, experience. The food was delicious, the non-alcoholic beverages delicious. I will definitely be going there more often.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm used to dim sum being
I'm used to dim sum being served from carts where you can see and select the items you want instead of picking from a menu. However, the food was excellent and it was nice to have a pre fixe menu for those in our group were new to dim sum so they weree able to sample various items without having to make decisions about unfamiliar items.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Asian Fare
Cocktails are a must! Lychee and rose martinis - and several others - are real winners! We enjoyed lots of small plates, all seemed very well prepared. We found the price very reasonable. Will definitely go back.
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy but noisy
I wanted a place where our family group could get together and have relaxed fun evening. The small plates concpet was a big hit, and the sheer variety of food and drink is also a plus. The service was quite good. The only negative comment is on the sheer noise level. VERY loud. But where isn't in DC these days?! 8-(
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We experienced the Social Living special 5-course meal and were most satisfied. I have eaten here before and was not disappointed. DC's best dim sum!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steamed beef in the purple dumpling would be much better in a flaky crust. Also the pork bun would be great if it were more buttery instead of sweet. Overall wonderful living social deal!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent presentation and unusual choices of dim sum. I have a mushroom allergy and all the menu items with mushrooms were noted for me on the menu. The manager and wait staff were highly attentive.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
I can't believe how good their dumplings and other food is! Each bite is heaven. Try the Crispy Eggplant and just about any of the seafood dumplings.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite places
We have had dinner here a number of times and have always enjoyed our selves. The service is occasionally so so but we enjoy the food.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall really good
I was slightly disappointed. Our first time there we opted for the prix fixe menu for 2 at a cost of $50 total. The food items were good, varied and tasty. This time, I had a Living Social voucher for a 5-course Chef's Tasting. It included drinks, and food along with desert. Imagine my surprise when we were served the exact food items from the prix fixe menu. Additional items were a 'ping-pong' cocktail, a bottle of so-so Champaign tiny salad that could be contained in the palm of my had that was to be shared and two dim-sum sized dessert selections, The stated value $125 was approximately 2 1/2-times what I had paid for the prixe fixe menu. I guess I expected to be wowed because of the added cost and it was just ho-hum.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first Dim Sum dining experience. We over ordered and had food left over and no room to try out the deserts. Everything ordered was delicious. I had an early lunch and didn't have a noise issue. We had a good experience and I would definitely return.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extreme Dim Sum
The service was good, food good and drinks good. Enjoy the time and food that was selected. Bar drinks good and the champaign was a good choice. I would return for more exciting Dim Sum.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome restaurant, extremely fast service. There is almost no wait time for your food and the service staff is really nice and helpful when it comes down to explaining what's on your plate.
Prices are reasonable and the starter kit for two is the best choice it you have never been there and don't want to spend hours on deciding on something.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a friends birthday
Went for a friends birthday with a group of six and sat at a high top table at the bar. Created our own tasting menu with ordering a little from every section and it worked out perfectly. There are two items with chicken and pineapple - one a puff pastry and one a dumpling - that are amazing!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a livingsocial coupon and it was a fantastic deal, we got to try many different things from different portions of the dim sum menu as well as a lemongrass cocktail which was very refreshing. My favorite were the chicken puff pastries and and duck spring rolls, those are highly recommended. The ginger cake and brownie were also excellent. The servers were very attentive and the ambiance was nice. Overall great experience!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was not our first time at Ping Pong and I therefore already knew I loved the food. My boyfriend and I were using a Livingsocial coupon I had purchased which included cocktails and Champagne. The preset menu for 2 included a lot of seafood which I do not eat, but the manager personally took care of the issue and ensured all of it was switched out for me. The entire staff worked together the entire night ensuring that our food always came out steaming hot (had to wait for it to cool every time) and that our glasses were never empty.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique - Great food
Love the concept of a Tapas Chinese food restaurant. Lots of unique items on the menu and love the "Dinner for 2" or "Dinner for 3" options. Offer plenty of food and very delicious. Would definitely go back to try more menu items.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect date night
My husband and I went here for dinner with the Living Social deal, and it was AWESOME!! We got to try so many delicious foods. The ambiance was very romantic and chic. If it wasn't for the deal we had, the place would have been a bit pricey; however, definitely worth it.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Dim Sum
I realize some people turn their noses up at this place and say it's not authentic, etc., but I appreciate the restrained food and the fact that I don't feel like I'm going to explode after I leave. The food is tasty, and the service is very good.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose the prix fix meal
We chose the prix fix meal for 2. Good variety and tasty. We arrived early and were seated promptly. However, since we weren't SITTING in the happy hour sections, they wouldn't let us take advantage of the happy hour prices.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty good dumplings
My husband and I had the tasting menu for 2 special that included a cocktail for each of us, a bottle of champagne, several types of dumpling and rolls and dessert. This was an online coupon voucher. We started with a very small salad for the 2 of us (I feel like for a salad that size we should have had one each), The Crispy Potato Cakes, Honey Roasted Chicken Puffs, 2 different fried Spring Roll and 6 steamed Dumplings each. Each of the course brought out were good, I especially enjoyed the chicken puffs and pork buns. Dessert was OK, a chinese brownie and ginger cake, the ginger cake was a standout. The service was excellent, the hostess and waiter were quite friendly.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the tasting menu for two and it was a perfect size. Enjoyed it!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love some dim sum
Great service, quiet environment, somewhat pricey. A great find for special occasions.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dim Sum Yum
The evening of dim sum was very tasty. I am pleased that I chose this restaurant. I've been for lunch previously, but this was my first dinner experience. The food came out quickly and was hot. The service was quick and efficient. Some items were really wonderful, others not my favorite. Overall I enjoyed the meal. I thought the price was reasonable.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and lots of choices
It was everyone at the table's first time and it was great. The waiter explained the menu and process well and our food was delicious. As soon as he realized we weren't drinking alcohol, he stopped refilling our drinks or even checking on us. Our bill ended up being over $300, so jokes on him.
I would probably come back, but plan for slower service.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for two
We enjoyed the unusual foods and the clever presentation. A welcomed change from steak and potatoes.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & good for special diets
Ping Pong was recommended to me, a vegan, as a place I could get delicious food that was well-marked as vegan. Sure enough, the menu had many choices specifically marked as vegan. And they were delicious! The foods were so flavorful that I mostly chose to forego the sauces they came with. The golden dumpling was my favorite.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food adventure
Great food and great service! The set menus make it easy to enjoy a wide variety of dishes and the coolers offer some unique drink flavors.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Birthday stop
Celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday there. From the greeting to leaving, everything was excellent. Our server paid the right amount of attention to us: not hard to find or overbearing. This place is always a greats stop
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Ping Pong with my parents for dinner and I was not disappointed! The food was great, the service was great, and I was able to have a memorable eating experience with my parents. I hope to go to Ping Pong again and I have already recommended it to several people.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let the name fool you
Given the name, I was expecting an arcade type place that happened to serve food. However, there were no ping pong tables (at least that I saw) and no video games. The food was very good and the service was efficient (sometimes overly so). More than once, we had to stop the wait staff from removing plates that may have appeared to be empty, but we wanted to get every drop. (Yes, it was that good). Also, some of the seating is on stools without arms. So, there's nothing to prevent you falling over should you have too many of their delicious cocktails. Unfortunately, I ran out of time before I ran out of menu options. So, I have no choice but to return, and a few that as a good thing.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, great service, will
A friend and I dined at Ping Pong on Saturday night. The food was tasty, and came out quickly. Our waitress was extremely helpful and friendly explaining the style of the restaurant and all of the tapas-style dishes. We really enjoyed our experience and will definitely come back again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Up scale dim sum
Steamed Dim Sum and Puffs are always good but Spring rolls are way too small for price you pay. Waiter spilled soy sauce all over everything think god that didn't get on our clothes but for 4 people we can use bigger table although that's now how you are set up.
You guys need bigger table for dinner/lunch food area.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the dumplings but service,
Love the dumplings but service, as always, is only so so.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good vegetarian meal!
It's not always easy to do "family style" with a vegetarian in the group, but this dim sum restaurant made it easy with their platter for sharing.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't be thrown by "dim sum"
Ping pong may serve a lot of dumplings, but their not your father's dim sum. I've been before for lunch, which is a nice departure from salads and sandwiches, served promptly. This time I took my wife for a dinner out. We particularly enjoyed the drinks and energetic atmosphere.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for groups
Went for my birthday and 9 other people. They have quite a lot of large tables to accommodate big groups. I also like the idea of having dishes the table shares verses individual meals. Wine list is small, but prices are good. Cocktails are interesting and there is a full bar if you want your usual drink. Service was helpful and on top of it. Noise level is loud on a weekend night, but not horrible. Would recommend.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a hit
Yes, it's overpriced and not necessarily authentic dim sum, but what it definitely is, is delicious and plentiful, and absolutely filling. I treated my aunt to brunch for her birthday. We did the party brunch deal and could not move for at least 30 minutes after we had finished eating. The cocktails are not very strong, but the lychee martini is my favorite.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service, LOUD!
We went here because we were going to a show at Verizon Center. First impression is that it is a loud chain looking place. The pleasant surprise was the food was good! It really is more like a tapas place than a dim sum place. Service was excellent!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, great mimosas
We went here for a group brunch and our waitress was great. Very polite and very helpful when suggesting food/drink options.
Also, the bottomless mimosas ($15) are fabulous. They bring you a bottles of champagne and 5 mini pitchers of juices (mango, pomegranate, etc) so you can mix your own drinks. They were much tastier and less watered down than bottomless mimosas at most other restaurants. Definitely would go here again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Day downtown with my hubby
This was a great lunch with my hubby. We decided to spend Black Friday in Gallery Place to catch a couple of movies and between showings we came to Ping Pong for lunch. We tried the $15 lunch special. We'd been to Ping Pong many times before and decided to not order our usual. The lunch options were great and just right.I don't remember what they all were, dumpling, a spring roll thing, a bun, one piece of a dozen different dishes. It was good, and part of a wonderful day in town.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM