Ping Pong

4.7
77 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
Two bags of groceries, a secondhand hotplate and a memorized list of recipes got Pingpong through its first night of business. Now many years later our dream of creating a popular neighborhood casual dining restaurant comes to life each night. We are still inspired by a healthy diet of simple and fresh Asian flavors and the good company of close friends and well-made cocktails.
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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything about this place is amazing. Get the sweet potato roll, dan dan noodles and scallion pancakes. AMAZING! And great for carry out, too.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Good food and cool ambiance- they were very short staffed and the waitresses seemed stressed as a result. It took a long time to get service. Not sure if that was just a one time issue! Otherwise wonderful experience. Lots of good plates to share!

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e
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service is consistently attentive and friendly. There are many good choices on the menu. I highly recommed the Quinoa Chicken Bowl, the steamed dumplings, and the Brussels sprouts.
The atmosphere is nice and open.
Staff always have a smile.

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c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, fresher ingredients, and lighter sauces than most Asian restaurants

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Noodles tasted like ketchup was poured on them. Yuck.

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Unexpected delights in taste and ambience. Service was excellent.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went on a busy Valentine's Day at 8:30. Staff were busy, but drinks arrived promptly and once our order was taken, it came out of the kitchen hot and timely. Very accommodating staff (we're vegan and had a few changes on the Wild Mushroom dish). Strong, tasty drinks. Good variety of Chinese food. Beautiful restaurant.

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PG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ping Pong has a large and varied menu. There are multiple options for vegetarians And many of the dishes are available either with meat choices or tofu or seitan. The staff is very friendly and it has a cozy atmosphere.

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g
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Extensive menu in noisy atmosphere. Cheerful and attentive service. The two entrees we chose were a pile of noodles with skimpy veggies and unseasoned seafood in one and indifferent seasoning in the tofu... Maybe fewer dishes would be a better choice for this neighborhood place!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Timeless...Ping Pong will always impress. I’m very grateful for this neighborhood icon.

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our very favorite neighborhoods, not just in Lakeview but in all of Chicago. We take all of our guests from out of town, and everyone LOVES this place. Great in the summer for the patio and all year round, great food and service.

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PG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly staff in a cozy comfortable setting.

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OT
Chicago
358 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good wine and food but the staff is a bit all over the place.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was tasty!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food!

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal at Ping Pong - a variety of delicious asian cuisines are on the menu, and we will definitely be back to try more. Our favorite was the roast duck with hoisin gravy, and string beans. Yum!

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Love this place.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday dinner and it was amazing. This is my favorite restaurant in the city. The food is to die for. Never disappoints. Staff is the best. Great drinks and ambiance.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Get the crab rangoons!

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EL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Drinks were fun and delicious. Food was outstanding, even the warmed up leftovers two days later. I also loved the fortune cookies!

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WC
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Ping Pong for a nice ambience, attentive service and my favorite cocktail: Bitter Fortune.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and exciting menu, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a fun environment make for a great dining experience!

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R
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance! This is a gem in Lakeview.

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went with old friends. Food was great. Way too loud to have a conversation though. Usually we go during the week and no problem, but this was a Saturday night, so it was louder. Still enjoy this convenient neighborhood spot we can walk to. Love the sweet potato maki, and the wonderful chocolate dipped fortune cookies! We will be back!

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server gave really good suggestions, made a big difference in our experience, thanks again!

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine at ping pong quite frequently and it's always phenomenal. I love the simplistic yet unassumingly posh interior and their variety of starters are wonderful for sharing. Service is always responsive without being over bearing and I've come to ping pong with first dates, my parents, large groups of friends and on my own. A true neighborhood gem.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom in town for first time

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, substantial portions, friendly and well informed staff. Good experience all around

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DM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! The food is exceptional and the service is ALWAYS on point!

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FK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Try to visit every time I’m in town.

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AL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Sooooogood

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R
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ping Pong was a decent dining experience, but didn't have the 'wow' factor for us. Our tuna tartar appetizer was very tasty, but the scallion pancakes were a little fatty. We had a curry and some crispy duck as a main, but neither of those dishes blew us away. All around good dining experience but nothing extraordinary!

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KJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! The service was great, food was excellent, and the experience was, as it always is, very satisfying.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed food and ambi

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JL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great!!!

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MD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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KJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ping Pong is a wonderful place. Great food, wonderful staff, everything about it is enjoyable. Anytime is the right time for Ping Pong!

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e
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For Asian food lovers who don't need sushi. Ping Pong has a very wide selection of dishes, including many heart-healthy. Your food can be accompanied by rice or quinoa or a combination.

I keep coming back for the chicken quinoa bowl with a side of the Brussels sprouts.

The service is attentive and friendly.

The room is big and nicely lit. There is ample space between tables.

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LO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep coming back, this is a gem of a place. Everything from the the ambiance, food and service is exceptional. Love, lovr, love this place.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and a fun atmosphere but way overpriced.

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