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“Cannot beat the price for lunch”

Ping by Charlie Chiang's
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Ranked #265 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Randolph Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cannot beat the price for lunch”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

This place is pretty inside and very calming! The lunch specials are great (bento box) for a very reasonable price. If you like chinese food, you will love this place!

Visited March 2014
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Relaxing environment plus great food”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Love the food, the no-pressure service and the ambiance. The restaurant was impeccably clean and offered seats both indoors and outdoors (we chose indoors). The portions of food were generous and quite tasty (we tried the sesame chicken, orange peel chicken and the general's chicken). All were tasty and fresh. Love this place.

Visited October 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Run of the mill”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

A spacious and clean restaurant with an all-you-can-eat Mongolian BBQ. Service was efficient with only half a dozen customers later in the evening. I ordered sesame chicken over rice - a plain dish and pedestrian taste at $15.

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good food, somewhat oblivious service, strange ambiance”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Three of us went for dinner at Ping around 8pm on a Thursday evening, not knowing quite what to expect. Two of us were looking for very plain food due to queasy stomachs and the third wanted some asian / fusion type offering. Quite the mix if one could find it: asian combined with bland.

We were seated promptly as the place was only about half full. This was the case of all restaurants down the street with the exception of the Mexican locale (Guapo's) which was overflowing. The waiter arrived promptly, gave us ample time to examine the menu, took our orders, and served them without fanfare. For the most part the wait staff seemed somewhat oblivious to the customers; they served and stepped away, which at times made it difficult to get refills on our beverages, but was a nice change from the "how's your food" question every so many minutes. In terms of atmosphere, the place is bathed in red tones, and is perhaps a mix between a PF Chang's and a Chili's in terms of atmosphere.

The two queasy stomachs ordered the scallops and shrimp plate and the sliced chicken breast from the healthy steamed diet portion of the menu. Both plates came out great and tasty even though they had the blandness that we required. Nice balance. The regular stomach ordered the Shanghai spring rolls, which came out surprisingly crisp, not oily, not burn your tongue hot inside but actually just right, with a nice not sour, not sweet cabbage based interior. The entree was the Crispy Hot Beef, which was asked for without spice heat and was delivered as such. It had a large number of thin, short, caramelized flank strips together with peppers and onions. A very tasty dish was it not for the extreme caramelization of the beef, which forced the third eater to stop half-plate due to the sugar overload. Maybe a good dish to share as it was enough with just a half plate for one, regardless of reaching one's sugar limit.

Good enough to return, but not too quickly. If all the plates outside the healthy steamed diet portion of the menu are similar to the Crispy Hot Beef, you may find yourself overloaded by the sugars, spices, or other add-ons that make the dish initially appetizing and then hard to finish. 3.5 stars for the regular menu, plus 0.5 stars for having an accurately healthy steamed offering that fit our needs very well for that evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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Camarillo, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not Worth It For The Price”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Overall this Chinese place is not flavorful and the service leads a lot to be desired - too bad the price does not reflect this at all!

Visited May 2012
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