Permanently Closed - Ping by Charlie Chiang's

3.9
488 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Charlie Chiang’s has been a member of the Greater Washington DC area for over 30 years. Charlie Chiang’s has always served the best food in a generous and hospitable atmosphere. We've had the honor of serving our dishes to President George H. Bush at his inauguration, President Clinton at his reception at the Capitol, visiting international bankers at the annual China Trust Bank dinner, and dignitaries at the Smithsonian’s Diversity of Food program.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Sushi, Pan-Asian
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Hours of Operation
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am to 11 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 10 pm Note: Last Call for sushi is 1/2 hour before closing time.
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Phone number
(703) 671-4900
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Randolph Street
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Parking Details
There is street parking as well as several garages with designated spots before 6PM and open parking after 6 PM and on weekends.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant has closed. It should not be on Open Table for reservations.

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KG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was mediocre ands one of the things I ordered never arrived.

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KN
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED. We were celebrating 2 college grads, and this was our first time to Ping for an 8:00pm reservation. The server was reluctant to take our food orders, even after we received a round of drinks. Maybe just trying to serve more drinks...
But the menu was broad enough to accommodate our party of 8, with several different dietary limitations. Among us we had , appetizers (spring & summer rolls, miso), chirashi, sushi, tempura and combo platters. Everyone loved it, and each party had leftovers. TRY THE CHIRASHI!
There's free parking after 6:00 in nearby business garages.
Two observations: the Spring and Summer roll apps are quite large (2 pc./order), and -unlike the Spring Rolls- it's impossible to divide the Summer Rolls into smaller portions without turning them into a kind of "Summer Roll Salad." :-0
Also, Ping was already closing up by 10:30pm on a Saturday night. So don't look for any late-night dining.
We'll definitely be back for dinner or lunch.

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A
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything went well and to my satisfaction.

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P
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great dinner before the theater. We each ordered something different and shared. Every dish was a hit!

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JS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Although we had a reservation, it took a few minutes to figure out where to seat us, even though there were many open tables. Our server was inattentive. I waited a long time for my cocktail which finally arrived as we finished the appetizers. The food was nothing extraordinary and when it was served it was not very hot. We won’t be returning.

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v
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It used to be different. The staffs were all new except the sushi chefs. I might still drop by once in a blue moon. I will stick with sushi not Chinese food there. We sat at the bar area.

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EO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Hostess was unprofessional (about to throw something at the bus boy as we walked through the door almost hitting my boyfriend). The food was good, the sushi definitely out shined the actual entrees which were good but not great.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was not fully cooked and when we complained, they promised to allow us to reorder, but never came back. The waitress was nasty and, to quote the owner, "arrogant." Will not be returning.

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C
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made reservations via OpenTable for Sunday at 9:45pm (after movie dinner date). When we arrived at the restaurant at 9:45pm, it was closed : (

Advise that restaurants only advertise available reservations when the restaurant is actually open. Otherwise, Ping is a very good restaurant.

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Generally Ping is really good. Tonight it fell far short.

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M
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not the fault of the restaurant, but parking was really difficult. We have a nice lunch although I would have enjoyed a few more small plates but the people I was with didn't want to have those. I did,however, buy the two types of buns to share and they were good. I personally had a bento box and was not impressed with the couple pieces of lettuce with my favorite Asian dressing.
Server was nice but was not as attentive to unfilled drink glasses at the table. That could have been because of the number of tables.

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AL
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been going to Ping for years! They had a bit of a lull.. but Bam! They are back!! New chef- additions to the menu and we had the Best sashimi! Keep it up so we can continue to love Ping!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here with 9 for a birthday dinner and were so pleased, we returned 2 weeks later for another dinner and it was just as delicious! My father-in-law was so impressed, he'll return any time any of us want. In our opinion, the best Chinese dinner in the area!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The score would have been less. Please talk to your host. She is rude, has an obnoxious attitude, and does not fit your restaurant standards.

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y
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The service not the food was not very good, the waiter was unsure if something we ordered off the menu was actually something they served. When we got it, it clearly wasn’t something they wanted to make as it was overly breaded shrimp with salt and pepper on it and was very dry. The sushi we ordered came out after our meals and the the order was wrong after all the waiting. Non of these things were *that* terrible, however, for the amount we paid it was not worth putting up with.

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h
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a fun xmas meal with family in from out of town. The cocktails were superb, and the food was delicious! It was a busy night, but we were well attended.

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t
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was mediocre not real Chinese food not even Americanized Chinese food. Service was outstanding but probably won't be back

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BS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was OK...nothing special. I have a better take out Chinese place near my house. The dumplings and spring rolls were good though.

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D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us got together to catch up and enjoy a relaxing night around the table. Atmosphere was nice for that. Food was enjoyable!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

So I was nursing a beer at the restaurant while waiting for my date to arrive. This lady walks up to me and asks if everything was fine and if I needed anything. I said everything was fine but would prefer a table next to the transparent glass with a view of the street. They were all occupied and she said she would look into it - and she went back to the table she was sitting at with some of her friends (I figured she was someone important at the restaurant). After some time the folks dining at one of window-tables got up to leave. This lady immediately got up from her table and started cleaning up the table, readying it for me - and invited me to occupy the table once cleaned up. We got talking. She introduced herself as Christiana one of the owners of the restaurant (later introduced me t o Charlie, her husband). This is service! She cleaned up the table herself (she could have asked one of her employees to do so) for a customer who she did not know from Adam (my first time to the restaurant). She later chatted with my date when she arrived. What a welcome feeling! Good food and ambiance as well. Recommend folks to have a meal there.

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H
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ping is a dependable local option for well-prepared and attractively-presented Asian cuisine. WIth a pleasant selection of Chinese and Thai dishes it also has good sushi options. The service is efficient and attentive without being invasive. The food quality is a always good to excellent. Prices are reasonable. Parking in Shirlington is plentiful and free in the evening and the area lends itself to an enjoyable after-dinner stroll on the boulevard. It is a good spot for a pre-theater meal.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service people forget what you ask for...

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d
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service we go every time we are in DC.

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CF
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Great location is Shirlington with horrible Chinese food. Each selection from appetizers through the multiple entrees were either tasteless or over seasoned. Although there were maybe only 6 customers on a Saturday night, the wait staff congregated at the hostess stand and chatted while they braided hair. Time to get a new chef and staff or move on.

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food. Decent beer selection. Good prices. Great service. Lots of sushi options, but also Chinese dishes. Favorites are: beef scallion pancakes, little green chile pork, spring rolls, edamame, spicy tuna roll, avocado roll and veggie lo mein.

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US
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good but not hot. The Sake was not good.

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FF
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food okay. I had the lunch bento box, it was lacking in flavor. Probably won't go again.

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H
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The "Drunken Noodles" were excellent, tasting just like the dish prepared in China.

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s
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had drunken noodle, veggie spring rolls, and egg drop soup. It was awesome! I will be back again.

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k
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We ate here with our four children, two older and two younger. The restaurant is definitely not child friendly. The hostess was incredibly rude and glared at our two year old the entire time. We were there before the crowd and it took two hours to get our food. We had to ask for our server 5 different times. The food was definitely overpriced for what we received. We will not be coming back.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Met friends and no complaints. Shrimp Pad Thai was delicious!

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W
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Am a repeat customer who really likes this restaurant!

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E
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing limited menu. Went for dim sum on a Sunday & very few items. Went back for 9-item item & 2 of them were sauces and small bowls almost impossible to eat out of.

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RL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Very slow, seemed short staffed even though they really weren't that busy. They may want to lighten the amount of hostesses and bring in more wait staff. The food was not much different than what you'd get at a regular Japanese restaurant, don't think it's worth going back. The only nice thing was the ambiance.

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W
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be our go-to place when we're in town. Wednesday night is half price bottles of wine. Excellent food variety and well prepared. Great spot in Shirlington.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

A bit disappointing. Was expecting it to be more flavorful. Spring roll was dripping grease. Presentations just ok. Food did not come out hot.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was not good at all. Besides that, one of the main dishes arrived while we had barely had time to star the appetizer.

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AV
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good before Signature Theatre

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J
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I got the Groupon here and normally order crispy beef. It is wonderful but doesn't reheat well, so this time, I decided to try the sushi. I got a salmon roll and a spicy shrimp roll that was fantastic (I had them leave off the masago.) Service was great, and my friend and I really enjoyed our meal! I also ordered the shrimp Vietnamese summer rolls. Yum!

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