About Ping by Charlie Chiang's

Charlie Chiang’s has been a member of the Greater Washington DC area for over 30 years. Charlie Chiang’s has always served the best food in a generous and hospitable atmosphere. We've had the honor of serving our dishes to President George H. Bush at his inauguration, President Clinton at his reception at the Capitol, visiting international bankers at the annual China Trust Bank dinner, and dignitaries at the Smithsonian’s Diversity of Food program.

4060 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Sushi, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am to 11 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 10 pm Note: Last Call for sushi is 1/2 hour before closing time.

Cross Street:
Randolph Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 671-4900

Website:
http://www.pingbycharliechiangs.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking as well as several garages with designated spots before 6PM and open parking after 6 PM and on weekends.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ping by Charlie Chiang's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.4

value

3.8

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Happy Hour (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

So I was nursing a beer at the restaurant while waiting for my date to arrive. This lady walks up to me and asks if everything was fine and if I needed anything. I said everything was fine but would prefer a table next to the transparent glass with a view of the street. They were all occupied and she said she would look into it - and she went back to the table she was sitting at with some of her friends (I figured she was someone important at the restaurant). After some time the folks dining at one of window-tables got up to leave. This lady immediately got up from her table and started cleaning up the table, readying it for me - and invited me to occupy the table once cleaned up. We got talking. She introduced herself as Christiana one of the owners of the restaurant (later introduced me t o Charlie, her husband). This is service! She cleaned up the table herself (she could have asked one of her employees to do so) for a customer who she did not know from Adam (my first time to the restaurant). She later chatted with my date when she arrived. What a welcome feeling! Good food and ambiance as well. Recommend folks to have a meal there.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ping is a dependable local option for well-prepared and attractively-presented Asian cuisine. WIth a pleasant selection of Chinese and Thai dishes it also has good sushi options. The service is efficient and attentive without being invasive. The food quality is a always good to excellent. Prices are reasonable. Parking in Shirlington is plentiful and free in the evening and the area lends itself to an enjoyable after-dinner stroll on the boulevard. It is a good spot for a pre-theater meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service people forget what you ask for...

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food and service we go every time we are in DC.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, People Watching, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great location is Shirlington with horrible Chinese food. Each selection from appetizers through the multiple entrees were either tasteless or over seasoned. Although there were maybe only 6 customers on a Saturday night, the wait staff congregated at the hostess stand and chatted while they braided hair. Time to get a new chef and staff or move on.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Tasty food. Decent beer selection. Good prices. Great service. Lots of sushi options, but also Chinese dishes. Favorites are: beef scallion pancakes, little green chile pork, spring rolls, edamame, spicy tuna roll, avocado roll and veggie lo mein.

Tags: Vegan, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was good but not hot. The Sake was not good.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food okay. I had the lunch bento box, it was lacking in flavor. Probably won't go again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The "Drunken Noodles" were excellent, tasting just like the dish prepared in China.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I had drunken noodle, veggie spring rolls, and egg drop soup. It was awesome! I will be back again.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We ate here with our four children, two older and two younger. The restaurant is definitely not child friendly. The hostess was incredibly rude and glared at our two year old the entire time. We were there before the crowd and it took two hours to get our food. We had to ask for our server 5 different times. The food was definitely overpriced for what we received. We will not be coming back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and service! Met friends and no complaints. Shrimp Pad Thai was delicious!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Am a repeat customer who really likes this restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Disappointing limited menu. Went for dim sum on a Sunday & very few items. Went back for 9-item item & 2 of them were sauces and small bowls almost impossible to eat out of.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Very slow, seemed short staffed even though they really weren't that busy. They may want to lighten the amount of hostesses and bring in more wait staff. The food was not much different than what you'd get at a regular Japanese restaurant, don't think it's worth going back. The only nice thing was the ambiance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Continues to be our go-to place when we're in town. Wednesday night is half price bottles of wine. Excellent food variety and well prepared. Great spot in Shirlington.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

A bit disappointing. Was expecting it to be more flavorful. Spring roll was dripping grease. Presentations just ok. Food did not come out hot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Food was not good at all. Besides that, one of the main dishes arrived while we had barely had time to star the appetizer.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Good before Signature Theatre

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

I got the Groupon here and normally order crispy beef. It is wonderful but doesn't reheat well, so this time, I decided to try the sushi. I got a salmon roll and a spicy shrimp roll that was fantastic (I had them leave off the masago.) Service was great, and my friend and I really enjoyed our meal! I also ordered the shrimp Vietnamese summer rolls. Yum!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food and service. Waiter was friendly and the location was great. Clean, eclectic atmosphere that was very welcoming!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went there late on Valentine's Day and they must have been exhausted because the service and kitchen were very slow. It took a while for someone to take our order, etc...and they weren't busy then. I'll give them a pass since the food was good. Not the best day of the year to go out for dinner!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Food did not seem fresh

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We were sat immediately. Our table was decently sized, and the decor was chic and appropriate with good ambiance set by the dim lighting. The restaurant was not packed but most of the tables were occupied. The atmosphere was overall quiet. The service was cut and dry but exactly what we needed as we had somewhere to be afterwards. Our food came out promptly, our table was cleared efficiently, condiments were brought out quickly when we asked for them, it was perfect for eating and running.

The food: Children's menu was a hit. My son ordered the pork dumplings (a la carte), breaded chicken breast nuggets, and tater tots. That was $11.99 total. Not bad. The tots were good, the chicken nuggets seemed homemade and fresh which was definitely the most impressive part of everyone's meal, and the dumplings were gone in a flash.

The adult menu was mediocre at best. The prices were on the higher side of average but the food was on the lower side of that same scale. We had combination fried rice and general tso shrimp. The rice was luke warm and lacked flavor. The shrimp had a nice presentation and decent in number with 4 small broccoli spears on the side and brown rice. The rice was good. The broccoli was excellent, especially dipped in a little of my son's dumpling sauce, but the shrimp themselves were like eating textured air. No spice is fine but we all shared and agreed that there was zero taste to this dish. I asked for hot sauce and drenched my portion. Some flavor is better than none. At the end the bill was $50 having drank only water.

The check came promptly, no issues with the Groupon (we saved $11), it was as smooth of an exit as possible, which was perfect because we arrived at our next destination with time to spare :).

The verdict: great atmosphere, great service, great children's menu. Our food being flavorless and cold however means checking out reviews for their food before ordering is a must if one is to dine here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We made a reservation through Open Table and when we arrived the put us a the worst table right in front of the doors on a very cold night. We asked to be move and simply moved ourselves. They slowly cleaned that table for us to sit. Brought out appetizers/soups at the same time as the meal, except they didn't bring anything to one of our group of 4 for at least 10 minutes. He sat there without any food and no I'm sorry for the delay, offer to comp anything on the bill. The waitress asked if we wanted brown or white rice. Everyone ordered brown, but they only brought out white rice. We had to ask that they bring the brown rice instead. One server actually set a meal in front of the 4th person (The one without any food) and he didn't think it was what he ordered and within a couple minutes the same server simply snagged the plate and took it to another table! After yet another wrong meal was brought out they finally brought his meal, with white rice... which he had to request again the brown rice. My wine did not arrive until well into the meal. Potstickers were served cold. All 4 of us simply called it food, not a nice meal. If we were not in a hurry to make a show at the Signature we would have had a talk with the manager. Don't bother going here...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Food was nicely prepared, fresh but bland. The kitchen may have over reacted to our request for "spicy, but not too spicy." Our tea was tepid, but quickly replaced with proper hot tea. Overall it was good but nothing remarkable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2017

If you use a Groupon don't try it on a Holiday. It' my fault i should have read the fine print. Overall it's better than your average Asian restaurant. Great if you a fan of country music, not sure i got the connection. Good vegetarian selection. Anybody need a groupon?

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Our favorite place to go before a show at Signature Stage. They make a good combination.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2017

We had the green tea which could have been hotter but it was good. Our appetizer was the chicken gyoza it was great! Mains were crispy beef and slippery shrimp. Both were very good!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Food was creative and delicious. The service could have been a more attentive but overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I read a lot of really good reviews and was looking forward to dinner on New Year's Eve. The food wasn't good at all. The salt and pepper prawns were heavily breaded, which I peeled off before eating. I specifically asked for pork and shrimp rice and they added beef. It was my first time to the area so I was unaware of all of the other dining options so I was really disappointed that I didn't make a better choice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Very good food
Very dirty floors and restrooms
Occasional sweeping and emptying trash receptacles would be a good start

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The Japanese obento with teriyaki salmon is excellent!

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The crab rangoon was one of the best I've had, actual crab inside. There were some unique items on the sushi roll list, I got the Adele, which aside from being spicier than expected, was very good. The service could have been more attentive, but otherwise a good experience.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Love Ping at Shirlington, always a good meal very reliable. Staff is always helpful and friendly. I look forward to coming here.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2016

My family dined at Ping Charlie Chang's on Christmas Day. We were thrilled the restaurant was open on December 25th. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We ordered vegetable spring rolls and fried pot stickers as appetizers. Next, the group ordered won ton soup, egg drop soup and miso soup and for the entrée we ordered General Tso Chicken, Sesame Chicken and Chicken Pad Thai.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The food was absolutely delicious! We had the sushi and noodles and the mango mojito was so good

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Service was good, the reason for the 3 star rating is due to the food. My friend got the general Tso's chicken and it was probably the blandest thing I've ever tasted.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Always excellent food and service. Crispy beef entree was delicious as were the dumpling appetizer

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We've been looking for a decent Chinese restaurant since we moved to the DC area. I'm sure there are some great ones in strip malls but we're not that adventurous. Not even looking for authentic -- we just want the typical fare you get in carry-out places: sweet and sour chicken, Mongolian beef, General Tso's chicken, etc. This place has all that in a clean, modern setting. Decent food, good service, and reasonable prices. Who could ask for anything more?

Tags: Comfort Food
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