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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.

900 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
I Street NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 506-3740

Website:
http://www.pingpongdimsum.us/

Parking Details:
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).

Public Transit:
Chinatown Gallery Place Metro one black away from 7th Street

Additional:
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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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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3.3

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2.9

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3.3

value

2.9

Noise

Moderate

51% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (9)
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Good for Groups (5)
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Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Clearly understaffed. Took 4 tries to give us water instead of sprite. Food was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing, they would not honor a living social voucher.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great restaurant and service. Food was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Absolutely terrible service. Only one server and one bartender on duty. The manager was rude and reeked of alcohol. We had a Groupon and the manager tried not to let us honor it. We were there for over 2 hours. Took 45 mins before I even got my drink.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Horribly slow service, out of half the items on the menu.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

THey ran out of sui buns. The only reason why we went

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service is real bad food is average and they took so long for our dessert that we left , with so manny restaurants in Chinatown DC area , please don’t go here all the other ones got to be much better

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Spicy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was below mediocre - some of the dishes didn’t come out and we were informed that we’re out - - it was lackluster at best. Service was off... yuk.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Bought the groupon that came with a set of preselected dishes. It was okay some of the items were more enjoyable than others. The groupon was still worth the value of what we got.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very little food for the money and they were out of half of their menu items! It was also empty a lunch time, which was weird.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent lunch specials. Service was a little slow

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

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.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overpriced for overcooked dumplings. Very pretty ambiance but not great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Too many items on the menu unavailable. The chicken dish (in the set lunch menu) was too dry. Otherwise, dim sum items were good.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We came with our kids and took their special brunch. The food was bad and so was everything else. Many items were missing from the menu, even though the restaurant was empty. The waiter was slow and not very responsive. Will never go there again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Alll low because I was deceived. Friends and I reserved for Thanksgiving. Got confirmation and reminders only to find it CLOSED!!! We had to look for another place. If it is an automated reservation CHANGE it!! We really looked forward to eating there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food. Attentive service. Excellent recommendations when we found out my go-to dish had run out.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Took long time to order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Awful. Avoid at all costs. Poor service and just okay food.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

they should hire more waiters

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