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“Dim Sum Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ping Pong Dim Sum

Ping Pong Dim Sum
1 Dupont Circle NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
(202) 293 1268
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Ranked #532 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: New Hampshire Avenue & O Street NW
Transit: Red Line - Dupont Circle - Dupont Circle South Exit
Golden, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Dim Sum Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Right in the middle of Washington DC, on DuPont Circle is Ping Pong Dim Sum. Do not even try to park near here! Park elsewhere and come by metro.
I have only read about Chinese tea houses - historic items I understand - but that tradition is alive and well here. With the tea comes many different snacks. You order these of course, and since our party was all vegetarian, we declared that up front. Our waitress said, "We will take care of your dietary preferences, gentlemen" and that she did.
The dishes kept coming and they all tasted wonderful on that cold evening. They were a combination of baked, steamed and fried. All were excellent!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“So much potential not enough effort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This place Has all the right layout and contemporary design the food and drinks are great but the service sucks … our server looked like she didn't want to be there and the host just the same. ATTENTION management please train your staff. Lots of potential but not enough effort here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cirencester, England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“good food but not enough of it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Food here is very good, but portions are small - had to have a sandwich on the way home! Waiting staff are brilliant, very helpful and really friendly, definitely worth a visit for the drinks and service alone

Visited June 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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153 reviews 153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“a fun place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It's very noisy and crazy in this place, but the food is good. I found the menu confusing and the waitress drowned out by the noise, but the food we had was very good. It's a fun place to go with a group of people if you can handle the atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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KL, Malaysia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“Tasty dimsum, great drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Ping Pong Dim Sum was me & my colleague's favourite place to unwind after a day at work over a recent business trip. The tiny parcels of pure deliciousness were great as a teatime treat, especially paired with their extremely tasty drinks. Not many dimsum places have good options for vegetarians, but Ping Pong does.

The service was pretty excellent too, and we loved the convenient location of it being just a block up from where we were staying at the Madera Kimpton.

Great place for yum cha, especially if what you're having is significantly more potent than just cha!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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