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About Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street
Serving up irresistible Dim Sum, innovative cocktails, and luxurious Chinese teas, Ping Pong Chinatown is a vibrant location to enjoy Dim Sum with a twist. The cosmopolitan restaurant boasts a dim sum bar, sunken dining room great for large groups, and a buzzing cocktail bar with award-winning libations.
Offering a wide range of Asian treats, the sleek Ping Pong restaurants pay homage to the ancient traditions of Chinese tea houses. With a big choice of dumplings and steamed buns, the Ping Pong menu also offers an array of "big-small plates", all Chinese tapas style.
As well, there are plenty of familiar Chinese delicacies, with spring rolls, soup dumplings, and hearty dishes like our hoi sin duck bao sliders. For dessert, try Ping Pong’s roasted banana and chocolate spring roll or the ice cream filled rice pastry, mochi, and finish with a lively Ping Pong cocktail or soothing Oriental tea.
Washington, DC 20001
Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum
Hours of Operation:
**Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM-11:00PM, Friday - Saturday 11:30AM-12:00AM, Sunday: 11:30AM-10:00PM NOTE: Dim Sum service concludes 1 hour before restaurant closes**
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
I Street NW
$30 and under
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Off street parking available in the building as well as several lots and garages nearby, including Gallery Place. Parking is available in the Tech World Parking Lot, directly under the restaurant, for $17 per car (up to 8 hours).
Chinatown Gallery Place Metro one black away from 7th Street
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We have 4 event spaces for any occasion. Our private dining room seats 58 comfortably, 70 cozily and 100 for a cocktail reception.
Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street Ratings and Reviews
Wish I could say I'd enjoyed my experience, but after being turned down from a empty restaurant that had ran out of food reluctantly we made a reservation and tried again only to be told the deal we'd purchased wouldnt be honored and that as a apology for this, or maybe for the previous time when we were sent packing by Al that he'd comp one item or drink. Thanks for nothing Al!
This is upscale dim sum, and everything is so tasty. I've always liked traditional dim sum, but it's hard to find an authentic place that also has a cool vibe and atmosphere. Beautiful presentation and a unique dining experience. Lots of great, fresh tea too!
Went here upon recommendation on Sunday in January around 1pm and was very disappointed. We had a reservation and restaurant was half empty and yet we had to wait 25 minutes for a table. It was understaffed and we didn't get menus or water til 25 minutes after being seated. The restaurant was not clean, tables remained unbussed the 1.5 hours we were there, waters leaks on the floor everywhere, and service was poor. Half of the dishes on the brunch menu were sold out. The manager who seated us never came to check on us and we had to flag a waiter down. The food came out quick but that's the only positive I can say.
My mother and I were visiting from NY to see my Aunt , who lives in DC. I googled the best place in DC for dim sum and found Ping Pong. We would not be disappointed. We chose the $25 tasting menu, which included different type of dumplings, such as lobster and shrimp ,crispy prawn rolls , pork buns ,delicately sweet, yet, not too spicy. I ordered a peach earl grey julep which paired delightfully with the entrées. My only complaint was with our dessert, sweet pineapple filled spring rolls, that were served with cinnamon ice cream, which was great. I just wish we were each given a scoop of ice cream, instead of having to share a big scoop. All in All, I gladly recommend Ping Pong to anyone looking for great Dim Sum in DC.
I had come here for happy hour a couple of times before within the last two years with some other friends. The drinks and food had been good. I also came here about two months ago for a friend's birthday and the happy hour drinks and food were good. Unfortunately, this time around I was disappointed. The drinks were like fruit juices, A couple of guests in my crowd asked whether their drinks could be redone. It was a terrible experience for me since I recommended the place.
Food was good. We got assorted dim sum, which is a menu item so dont say it unless you want to order it. We ordered three different types of dim sum and two different spring rolls. The atmosphere was very trendy. We eat an early dinner/late lunch, so only a few other groups there. Their teas are hand crafted, but im not a tea connoisseur so its just tea to me and its too expensive.
All in all great place to eat. Their dim sum is wonderful.
I took the chance of having dinner here with two vegetarians before a Wizards game. Overall I would agree with the reviews that complain about the potion sizes and the unavailability of certain menu items. The vegetarian set menu is paltry. The black pepper shrimp lackluster and arrived on wilted-looking greens and jalapeños. The variety of steamed dumplings were decent, but we're also presented in a somewhat unappetizing way. Dinner for one adult and two children with no alcohol came to $90, which would have been fine for larger portions and a notch or two higher in quality/presentation. As it is, it's overpriced street food.
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I have been at least 20 times. However, my last experience was awful. It felt like the restaurant was on its last legs. The dumplings had raw tasting dough inside and were grainy. They were out of the char sui buns on a Friday at 6pm. The restaurant was nearly empty and they got rid of the dim sum style menu and instead had a regular menu (no piece of paper with boxes to check). The drinks were watered down and of the 15 dishes we ordered, not one person in my group of 3 thought any were actually good. I used to always recommend this as a fun place but it felt like they had just given up.
Truly disappointed. I started coming to Ping Pong Dim Sum the year they opened and brought several people with me over the years. However, I had not been back in a good 4 years. The quality of the food has really gone down along with the service. Management did nothing to support their team, though they were visible to me and could see that I had a table full of empty dishes. I really would be surprised if they are still open in the next few years, if they continue this way.
I have been going to this Ping Pong location for years, but had not been in about 8 months. I have to say that, while the food was still fantastic, I was less thrilled by the service this time. Not the quality I've been used to. It might be that it was a week night... so I might go back on a weekend at some point to see whether it would be different. But that was a huge disappointment to me, after getting stellar service all these years.
It was unfortunate but when we arrived the man at the reception area made a scene when a waiter came and offered to show us our table. This incident impacted our mood and though the food was satisfactory and our waitress was exceptional, we really didn’t enjoy ourselves. My first meal at Ping Pong was indeed a treat and this time perhaps was an exception.
Overall the food was tasty, however not traditional dim sum if that is what you are looking for. No carts and only about 3 dumplings for $7 which is a bit steep for a normal dim sum restaurant. Basically was in DC and wanted dim sum, we learned about Oriental East in Silver spring closing this year due to renovation, and that had been my go-to place, so did some searching and this popped up. The menu looked decent, so figured we would try it. Went around brunch time, which if you want to bottomless brunch then it's a good value, we did not so we ended up coming back at dinner time. The char-sui buns were pretty good, the har-gau was ok, a little gummy. The dumpling sampler is interesting.. different flavors, good if you want to try something more fusion/modern. The lotus leaf rice was pretty good. The soup dumpling was a little disappointing, not very much soup, we are used to the kind where you have to use a spoon to hold it because there is so much soup. The crispy green beans were yummy. Overall the service was very polite and friendly, we sat at a bar table and the bartender was our server, I think his name was Juan.. he was very nice. Overall the food is good, just not super traditional, it looks like the restaurant caters to guests who might not be familiar with traditional dim sum menus. This would be a good choice for a group of people who are looking for a more elevated experience than a traditional dim sum restaurant.
The fixed price lunches were an interesting assortment of contemporary dim sum. We ordered 2 different versions, both of which started with the same grouping of 5 steamed offerings: they were ok, but nothing really distinctive, and the wrappers were pretty glutinous. It took a couple of tries to get our server to bring us soy sauce, which helped both the flavor and the stickiness.
For the second part of the lunch, of the Dumpling Lunch "Baked and Fried" items, the mixed vegetable roll was quite good. There was a mix-up in what we ordered for the Signature Dish in the Ping Pong Lunch: we were initially served the Crispy Chicken with Orange Chili Glaze - wouldn't bother with it again - although we had ordered the Hoi Sin Duck Bao Sliders. When they finally came, they were the best part of the meal.
Ultimately I wouldn't bother with the Fixed Price lunches, but perhaps ask for recommendations from the a la carte menu.
Having eaten at Ping Pong several times before this time was like eating at a different restaurant. Service was lacking as our server was more interested in the younger, hip crowd than the older not so hip couple. Ordered hot green tea and was told "ran out", seriously, in an Asian restaurant? Requested refills on water, no go, even after going to the bar asking for it. Shouldn't a bar tender be able to fill a glas with water? On the upside, the food was wonderful. Dessert was excellent, definitely a repeater. The restaurant had many happy, smiling customers so they at least looked as if they were getting their money's worth.
I had been to Ping Pong in DuPont but heard it closed down. I am not from the area but made a reservation and later realized it was a different location in China town. The food there is amazing. Everything was very delicious and I do recommend the food. However, everything else was terrible. The fact it was kind of empty on a Saturday night surprised me. They seemed to be very understaffed. I waited 20 minutes before anyone came over to greet us or take a drink order and after we ordered I never saw a waiter again. We were also surrounded by five tables that had no people at them but were all covered in dishes and glasses. I had to go find someone to ask for a napkin and finally complained about being surrounded by dirty tables. The bar tender was awesome and came over to pick up the slack and finish waiting on us for the night. It's a shame it was a poor experience because the food was outstanding and the place has the potential to be just as cool as the one in DuPont was. I definitely recommend it if looking for good food and awesome drinks but just know you may need to complain to get taken care of.
The service was extremely poor here and we were shocked to learn that the restaurant has a policy to automatically assign itself a tip on bills of more than $100. Diners would be well-served with the addition of additional experienced servers & bussers but the restaurant is not inclined to do this because of its restaurant-friendly tipping system. Dirty glasses/dishes left on tables or piled up on bars. Not likely to return here are there are so many more great restaurants in DC who are on their game.
A table across from ours went un-bussed for over an hour. The manager and several different servers came to our table saying they would bring menus, water, food, etc and never returned. No communication between any employees led to terrible dining experience.
From the start to end it was a disaster.
Service was horrible and the host was rude. We had a Groupon for 2 Prix fixe veg 3 course dinner and they didn't have the menu for that even though we have had this reservation for 4 weeks.
We got veg spring rolls ala cart and they brought for us chicken ones without any regards to our religious and dietary restrictions.
We will never return back there
Weird evening. Went to the bar to get a drink first, out of a lot of items, including everything needed to make the happy hour drink specials. Drafts beer was also not available. Only bottles of beer and wine. Sat at our table for dinner, waiting 10 mins, no server. Had to go find someone and make sure they knew we were waiting. They said they were behind/backed up, but place was only half full. They were short staffed. Food itself was good.
I was pretty disappointed with the whole experience. The food was OK but the minute we got there, all the servers seemed very stressed out despite the fact that there were maybe three tables seated at the time. Service was super slow and our server forgot to put in our order (there could have been something going wrong with the registers). I wanted the drink that they were known for with a special bud and they gave me the drink without the bud and said they had never had them though it was clearly on the menu. I would never come back here again.
One of the worst dining experiences I ever had. Avoid at all costs. It took them 20 minutes for them to seat our party of 3, even though nearly half the restaurant was empty. Took them 30 minutes for the waiter to come to our table and get us waters and take our order. Took another 45 minutes for the food to come -- and the food came before the drinks. One of the drink glasses was absolutely filthy -- old water marks and old caked-on food. The food was unappealing -- tasted old and bland. They messed up our order and gave us pork buns when we were supposed to receive a veggie bun. Overall service was terrible. We called over the manager to complain and he gave us an attitude -- told us that we were complaining in an inefficient manner; he was critiquing how we gave our critiques. He told us that he would take the dirty drink off the bill (which was $11), then told us he would make us a better deal and take 10% off the bill (which totaled $8 and a much worse deal than just taking off the drink). Then told us that he would take 20% off the bill, then said he would take all 3 drinks off the bill and then left. We were pleased with the removal of all three drinks since that would be about $40. The waiter comes back with our new bill, only to tell us that he and the manager thought about it more and only wanted to give us 15% off our original bill (... seriously). At this point we just wanted to leave so badly, we paid the 15% reduced bill and left. Absolutely horrible and I would never recommend this place to my worst enemy.
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