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Posted by Aditya on 08/02/2012
I have been to this place thrice now and mostly on dates. Last time I was there with a group of friends and they loved it. The food was great and options are available for vegetarians. The wine list is small but accommodates enough. The only complaint would be the poor service. Rest all is good.
Posted by shelley on 01/24/2009
i just had the sesame chicken and house salad along with a can of diet coke. my food wasn't hot, the can of coke hadnt been refridgerated, and my bill totaled $26.20. i knew i shouldnt have ordered it in the first place, because it was going to be expensive, but i was starving and lazy. in this economy, i wont be ordering from ping pong any time soon - you dont get your money's worth - and the can of diet coke was $2!! waste of money.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/13/2007
I love Ping Pong. I live down the street so I mostly order takeout and their hot and sour soup and Spicy shrimp entree are fantastic. This is a contemporary chinese place, so it's not going to be like the last reviewer wrote. I have eaten in the restaurant before and the service isnt the best, but the food is always fantastic
Posted by Boy7 on 10/19/2007
Ok. So after reading all the reviews online, me and my friend who just arrived from San Francisco decided to check this place out. I regret we did. Pros: Great atmosphere. We tried the calamari appetizer which was great too. Very less quantity though. The wine was ok. Standard Californian white wine which you can buy for 4$ at Jewel Osco or Trader Joes. cons: Average Food. You can get much better food for the same price or even cheaper price. If you know what real asian food is, there are better places to go to in the city. We ordered Singaporean street noodles and spicy beef for our main course. First of all we had to wait for 20 minutes and I had to remind the waitress twice about our food. Second, when the food did come out, we had shrimp and chow fun ou our table which WE DID NOT order. We anyway decided to go ahead and eat since we didn't want to wait for another 20 minutes. The waitress later came and apologized for messing up the order and told us that the food we were eating was meant for the table next to us. She also asked us if we still wanted our orginal food after we were almost done. We did not get any discounts or apology from the management for messing up our evening. I am surely not going there ever again. And we paid $60 for food which wasn't worth more then $12. Verdict: There are tons of other great places for much better Asian food with good atmosphere and same prices. If you do decide to go here, make sure you get what you order. And certainly avoid their shrimp with peanuts. Its just boiled shrimp with too much peanuts and oyster sauce.
Posted by D on 07/11/2007
Anyone who says ping pong is expensive needs to venture out more. They have 99 cent soups. Their appetizers are reasonably priced. Their entrees are no pricier than a regular non-wait-staff Chinese place. Their wine bottles don't even have a $10 markup. The food itself is quite great. One thing I really like about Ping Pong is it's diverseness. You can order regular ole General's chicken or something more adventurous and different. The red snapper is awesome. And even though they have a bar now, it's still also BYOB (I'm not even really sure how they legally do that? but who cares...). If you get a sidewalk or window table, the people watching here is the best money can buy. I love it.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/01/2007
I don't like the atmosphere here. It is so plain and......white. They need to get better service and softer music. You can barely hear yourself think. Good food though. A bit pricy.
Posted by Long Time Lakeview Resident on 05/26/2007
It is disappointing to see this restaurant grow in size, staff and disfunction. Not only have they increased their prices, but service is just plain poor. When you have ask if your appetizers are ready, or ask if your drinks are going to make it out before your main dish, then there is no justification to pay more then $6 for any dish. Over the years, the menu hasn't changed and the food still lacks originality. And DON'T even thing about take-out or delivery... cold Pan-Asian is not worth the hour+ wait! Time for change in the neighborhood!