Ping Pong

4.9
127 Reviews
$30 and under
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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CourtneyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BYOB restaurant with phenomenal service. Food is always on point, great place to take visitors.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my first time here! The service was impeccable, with frequent check-ins and great attitude. The food was great (we ordered 3 entrees to share between 2 people) and the wait for food was short. This is a must-eat place!

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SamuelS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and location! 100% recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice dining experience, from the hostess to the servers!

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ScottC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Chinese food I've ever had. Everything from the wonton soup to the dumplings, to our main dishes, and the cocktails was excellent.

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vipEmily
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant. The food was very fresh & the service was excellent. Definitely coming back.

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MuskegonFoodie
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute reservation on Valentine's weekend. We weren't looking for a date spot, just someplace to have dinner with friends. I was totally surprised by this restaurant. The staff was friendly, attentive, and helped us pick out the best paired dishes for sharing. Food was excellent and the drink menu was a hit. Next time we're back in the Chicagoland area, this is a definite consideration.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Great service!

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Scout
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best cocktails I have ever had! A hidden gem in Lakeview/Boystown.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ginseng margarita is dope

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ReginaR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Asian cuisine I have had in a long time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ping Pong. Service was top notch and the quality of the food was Top Notch.
We will be back again for sure !!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing and the food is to die for! The drinks are delicious as well. My go to spot for Asian in lake view

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great, as usual. Good food, good times, decent outdoor dining setup

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LarBar
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great afternoon and evening at Ping Ping! Celebrations for Biden/Harris all around us.
The food, drinks and service here are the best! A truly great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks and the staff is amazing! Definitely a go-to spot in Lakeview

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Patio dining on the street, but with barriers with flowers so feels more intimate. The food is superb - particularly the mu shoo pork! Service is outstanding and includes hot damp towel before dining. Also comes with a few rice chips before meal and an icing- coated fortune cookie after. Excellent!

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GillianW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service. The only thing -- this restaurant is in an old building, so the noise level is very high on Saturday nights!

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Joyfuljoy712930373829292
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Amazing service every time! Would recommend to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every single time.

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JessicaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink and great portions! Would definitely go again.

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vipDesOppe
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Been eyeing this place for a while with my husband. Unfortunately did not live up to expectations. Egg drop soup is amazing ! Cocktails not worth price. He got duck- okay and I got lo mein- SO MUCH OIL I thought I was drinking it. Maybe we ordered the wrong things but most likely will not go back. Best part was the soup and the chocolate covered fortune cookies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Very attentive and made great suggestions. It was my first time dinning there and I don’t plan on it being my last. I loved the chocolate dipped fortune cookie!

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MKCHI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food didn't equal price point as much as I wanted to love this place. The service and atmosphere is cute, but just not great on the entrees.

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RKP1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a reasonable price, lovely ambience and courteous wait staff! Great little neighborhood restaurant . Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese food I’ve ever had! The tuna tartare and dumplings were outrageous. I had the lo mein - the homemade noodles were out of this world. Would wish I lived in Chicago only to eat here often!

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vipHotanddeliciousIndian
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipLyssaaaa
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food here is awesome. There were three mishaps during our meal tonight, which was odd - one wrong drink, one wrong noodle dish, and one app that came after the mains - but they fixed everything pretty quickly and the quality of the food just makes up for it. I had an amazing drink also. We got four dishes and two apps between four people with some left over. No complaints on taste or quality!

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vipSupt
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. Diverse waitstaff (gender and ethnicity, kudos!). Service was good.

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vipConn
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always delicious! A great place to dine with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner with friends.
Food was great. Brussel sprouts missed salt.
I don't eat rice.i whish they had cauliflower rice as a substitution.

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vipclls
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - delightful!

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vipShari
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I used to love this place, but upon learning of their involvement in the Insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan 6 and pro Trump fb posts from the owner, I ask my fellow Chicagoans to boycott any restaurant whose owner would try to subvert our democracy. We have so many great restaurants who need our help at this time. Let’s make sure we help those who care about our country, not those who attempted to overthrow the government. Actions have consequences!

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fast and courteous! Food was amazing.

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ArtM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great menu and great drink list. Food was meh, compared to all the Asian choices around. Wakamono across the street is one of my favorite sushi places, so i keep wanting Ping Pong to be better than it is. There are several very good items on the menu, so if you know what to order and what to skip, you can make this work. Steamed fish was really salty and not spicy at all, despite having the 'spicy' designation. One dish came with a strip of cellophane in it, so it is unclear how much stuff is simply microwaved rather than made fresh.

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vipMavrickshah
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very consistent in their approach. Great food, nice ambiance, friendly staff, good people watching

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Hank
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very crowded table placement, but good food and attentive service

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JohnB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Love coming here for dinner every time I am in Chicago. Best food ever. Always flavorful and creative. The calamari appetizer saves my life every time

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vipQuiQ74
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was top notch

FAQs

Ping Pong offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 281-7575.

Ping Pong is rated 4.9 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.