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Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street

2.9
1791 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum
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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
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Phone number
(202) 506-3740
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I Street NW
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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).
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Public transit
Chinatown Gallery Place Metro one black away from 7th Street
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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

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.

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What 1791 People Are Saying
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3.2
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2.7
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3.1
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2.7
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vipammbr (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 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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vipCMDP (Washington DC)
5.0  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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vipNehasunshine (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on November 14, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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Ari4242 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 13, 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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PerrP (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 13, 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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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

Took long time to order.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

they should hire more waiters

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vipCaroclep (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrible service... the bartender ended up taking our order

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Alice (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Arrived at the restaurant and there was a sign on the door that said closed for private event, which I thought was weird since I have reservations. We were seated anyway, it took about 40 minutes before we received our drinks, the food came out at all different times, the server was inattentive, and a few items on the menu were unavailable.

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vipJDavidJ (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was tremendously slow and inattentive. There were multiple menu items not available. The quality of the food was not excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for the endless dim sum brunch, because who wouldn’t do that. Dim sum is more fusion than traditional dim sum but was tasty. The service was unbearably slow, especially waiting for the check.

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KCdines (Miami)
1.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the worst service I have ever received at a restaurant. We ordered several items and would wait 30-40 mins before being told they were out. The wait staff was rude and inattentive. We were there for brunch which comes with a signature dish, 5 dim sum items, and desert. Several times our sever tried to rush us out and settle our check before we received half of the meal we had paid for and then just shrugged when we brought it up that we were still waiting for food. We spent 4 hours here (not of our own choosing) and 2/3 of that time was spent waiting for our food. It was a terrible resturant experience and their staff seemed to have no interest in help us.

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foodmakesmehappy (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was not good. Dim Sum was falling apart as soon as you pick it up. It was barely edible with the exception of the dessert sesame balls. The ordering process was very confusing for the brunch. The menu instructed one thing while the waitress another. We couldn't figure out how to order and it was very ad hoc. Ended up only ordering a handful of the things we wanted and some of it didn't come out. The mimosas were gimmicky and not good. You basically end up chugging cheap champagne through a giant straw with little bursts of juice that leaves a bad aftertaste because of the "bubble" capsule.

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CindyFC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Always delicious food, with plenty of variety to choose from and share with friends. Fairly quiet at lunchtime; more lively in the evening.

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vipFrancisco (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

After having my friend's drink replaced (there was lipstick on her glass), the server/host spilled her drink again (my friend accidentally spilled it the first time before noticing the lipstick)... I feel like their martini glasses are 'child size' in the fact that they barely hold a regular drink's worth when filled to the brim. It might be useful for the restaurant to buy bigger glasses, so that half your drink isn't lost in transit.
The tasting menu was good though, and we enjoyed ourselves. It would just have been nice to not have such a mess from the drinks and the server spilling sauces everywhere.

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Dopekid (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was unacceptable. Food was delicious, but overpriced for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We used to go here a lot a few years back, and thought we'd have a nice dinner there. The service was ridiculously poor, the food was even worse, when they actually brought what we ordered. We both got sick. Do not eat here.

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