Permanently Closed - Kelley and Ping

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Opened in 1993, Kelley and Ping continues to draw its inspiration from the bustling markets of Asia. Walk in and you are transported by the sights, sounds and smells of this vibrant SoHo loft space. The menu is based on the classics of Asian cuisine and embellished by the bold flavors of its street food. Lunch is self-service and features soups, wok dishes and salads. The Tea Bar is the feature of the afternoon with a deep selection of Asian teas and sweets. Cocktail Hour celebrates hand-crafted drinks, artisanal liquors, Asian beers and a thoughtful selection of sake. Dinner relaxes into table service with a punchy menu that is guided by the bold and spicy flavors of Asian street food. All of this is enjoyed at home as well with our fast and free delivery service. "Old School SoHo" meets Asian Night Market, Kelley and Ping has always been both timeless and trend-setting. Join us in our journey.
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3.9
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3.9
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rlrlrl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

i arrived early for dinner to find that the restaurant was dark and the doors were locked. a sign was on the door stating that they are closed because of a gas leak, which is perfectly understandable, but please notify the people who have a reservation. that would be the courteous and respectful thing to to do.

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent with fresh and tasty Chinese food that's cooked in front of you in the open kitchen. I love the quirky decor!

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vipPerrobin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Really terrific Asian food, beautifully presented! Duck is sensational. We take family and out of town friends there all the time and they are always pleased! staff is always gracious and friendly... it truly is a neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Lemongrass Chicken was delicious, and waitstaff and chef were very attentive and personable. Nice ambiance - cozy and eclectic without pretentiousness.

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the classic Soho restaurant. It's been at the same address for over 20 years and the food is up to date and fresh -- a great combination! Fun for friends and family.

NK
NomadicKnosher
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere is still good and lively at this old Soho NY classic (not many left anymore). Food was very tasty but after ordering it took an unusually long time to come. Our server did acknowledge it without us asking and apologized but had the food come in a more timely manner it would have made for a better experience.

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Wendy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here....loved the decor and noise level was low enough where I could have a conversation. Food was delicious and our server was great.

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second visit in just a few weeks and we really like this place. The menu is short and so everything is done very well. The mix of flavours and spice is just spot on – it's great place for a quick bite with good service. Oh and the cocktails are fab!

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vipTiffs
London
50 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very authentic feel to the restaurant and the food that we ordered. Great flavours and an interesting mix of Thai, Vietnamese and Korean.

LJ
LJnyc007
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelley & Ping is one of my all-time favorites, I've been coming here since they opened. Fantastic menu, vibe, always excellent. Sad to be moving out of state now but I'll definitely be back whenever I visit! They deserve eight stars!!

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vipHitmaker1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pork chop was served undercooked even after I specifically asked for well done. This was the second time this has happened.

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fun and good Asian food. This place is not pretending to be anything other than a good place to eat. We loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kelley and Ping has always been a go to place for me- that is super affordable and wonderfully consistent cuisine. It has changed decore in 20 years (probably since it opened) , and that is of comfort to me as I have had countless great meals there in the past. I recommend the summer rolls, and the Malaysian curry.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite when in Soho. Great cocktails- try the Ginger Mint or the Tamarind Whisky Sour- and low-key relaxing vibe. Feels a bit like being on vacation. Favorite dishes are the Pad Sew Yew, Bulgogi and sautéed string beans.

SL
vipSexyLittleMinx
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my 50th birthday celebration at Kelley and Ping. Emily did an amazing job helping me to plan a celebration dinner for my friends. The staff was so nice, warm and friendly.
The food was delicious! It was amazing to have so many gluten free options for my guests and I to choose from.
I would throw another large family style gathering there in a heart beat!

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Knozzmoe
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although food was so-so and could have been, service was fine, congenial, and helpful. I recommend K&P and would return, but with more caution and less enthusiasm.

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Jason
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was so so but service was very good, ambience is great (I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that no air conditioning was purposefully recreating the Vietnamese climate). I'd like to try again for lunch.

MR
vipMRMRSCUZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoyed lunch at K&P - recently discovered they slso serve dinner. The restaurant takes on a completely new look - romantic low lighting , very friendly helpful table service and the food is so wonderful. I tried the Pork Chop served over fine noodles - amazing! The Pad Thia of course Top Ten. A perfect informal dinner and it's in my neighborhood . Oh yes, order the Spring Rolls.

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vipanonymous
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Flavorful dishes. Good variety on the menu. Satisfied all in our party of 6.

HT
vipHappyTraveler
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe, amazing cocktails! Food was easy to share and a perfect blend of spices and flavors. Nothing over powered the food. Service was appropriately attentive. Great neighborhood spot.

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Stephanie
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

After shopping in the area, we found this lovely spot with pan-Asian cuisine. I am a big fan of Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, and the food was absolutely delicious. We had a pad thai and the crispy duck served on a bed of greens, all very well seasoned and not greasy at all. The bento box appetizer didn't need the sticky rice in my opinion, but the other 3 items were great.
The space is nicely decorated, with a modern vibe mixed with not so traditional Asian art. Service was attentive and prompt, but it was a quiet night, only a few tables occupied at 8pm.
The wine list could use revamping: the wines are only listed by variety, no provenance or name of producers. I thought it would take too long to ask, so I ordered a very good cocktail and my husband had a beer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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ymap
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food, great ambiance, good service, overall experience was excellent. will indefinably go again.

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jboo
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved it. I got the fried rice and spring rolls, so good. Our service was great! Cute lil spit!

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Dante
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance of this Pan-Asian cafeteria-style restaurant is really amazing, I come here every time I'm in NewYork. My favourite is the Ped Makham, a crispy boneless duck glazed with Soy, ginger and tamarind - simply wonderful! Good prices for Soho.

JD
JessDe
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's everything you love to eat. And the service was terrific.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

NY
NYLON
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reasonably priced, solid Thai/Asian-fusion food in SoHo. Spacious interior, good energy, friendly staff, open-plan kitchen. Very cool.

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Suse
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for casual eats. We had the veg dumplings and Massamen Curry. So good!

AL
vipAliLovesFood
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately, despite the good location and adequate decor, they stopped short on food and drinks. My lychee mojito tasted like mint water (which I like, don't get me wrong, but not for $14). Our appetizer was dumplings and they were overcooked, mushy, without flavor of any kind. The main course was chicken plainer than you'd find on an airplane. The meat quality was low, which might have been hidden beneath you know, flavor, but no. Do not recommend.

CS
ColinS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very surprising - Looks like a deli by day however literally transformed into a really nice and quiet restaurant by night, very nice location. Food a nice mix.

Did miss draft beer.

Would recommend

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surfermermaid
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Stopped here for a great dinner the night before the New York City bike tour with my brother, his wife and my niece. My niece is vegan, I am vegetarian and my brother would basically eat anything. And everything. It was just what we wanted! There's something on the menu for absolutely everyone, from gluten-free to carnivore. The food was delicious, and our waitress really catered to my niece, which I greatly appreciate. You could really order anything here and it would be superb.

JW
vipJohnWK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nestled off a side street in SoHo, we were delighted to find this restaurant after hanging out the Children's Museum of Art about a 1/2 mile away. The menu had a very nice selection of various Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese dishes. The kids menu also was great and kids eat free on certain days which is even better (we had to remind our server at the end of the meal regarding this offer). The 4 adults and 2 children in our party enjoyed a variety of flavors including Salmon with a curry sauce, noodles, satay, tempura, and crispy duck.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not impressed by their Asian fusion

J
Jarrard
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very accomodating with better than decent food. Gracious wait and host staff

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vipinadjari
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2014
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Understaffed

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livia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'm from Italy and I first tried this restaurant in 2011, thanks to a friend who lives in NY. This second time was even better than I remember: food is delicious, the ambiance is very cosy and nice

J
Jonathan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience4

took a group of nine people here on last minute notice and the staff was very kind and helpful.

food is GREAT as are the drinks (watch out, they sneak up on you!). But sometimes the service can be slow, depending on where in the room you end up sitting.

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vipRsw1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2014
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food-All apps were good, but mains were awful. The chicken was so salty!!
Service-And as cute as our waiter was, he lacked customer service skills and totally messed up our order.
On top if all that, be careful of front tables. My menu fell so I leaned over to pick it up and whacked my head into the shelving next to the table. I've had a headache now for two days.
So many other places to go that I'd never go back.

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Permanently Closed - Kelley and Ping offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 228-1212.

Permanently Closed - Kelley and Ping is rated 4.1 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.