Permanently Closed - Ping by Charlie Chiang's
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Fri, Sat 11:30–23:00
The restaurant has closed. It should not be on Open Table for reservations.
The food was mediocre ands one of the things I ordered never arrived.
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.
Everything went well and to my satisfaction.
Enjoyed a great dinner before the theater. We each ordered something different and shared. Every dish was a hit!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Generally Ping is really good. Tonight it fell far short.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Food was mediocre not real Chinese food not even Americanized Chinese food. Service was outstanding but probably won't be back
Food was OK...nothing special. I have a better take out Chinese place near my house. The dumplings and spring rolls were good though.
Four of us got together to catch up and enjoy a relaxing night around the table. Atmosphere was nice for that. Food was enjoyable!
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.
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.
Service people forget what you ask for...
Amazing food and service we go every time we are in DC.
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.
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.
The food was good but not hot. The Sake was not good.
Food okay. I had the lunch bento box, it was lacking in flavor. Probably won't go again.
The "Drunken Noodles" were excellent, tasting just like the dish prepared in China.
I had drunken noodle, veggie spring rolls, and egg drop soup. It was awesome! I will be back again.
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.
Great food and service! Met friends and no complaints. Shrimp Pad Thai was delicious!
Am a repeat customer who really likes this restaurant!
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.
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.
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.
A bit disappointing. Was expecting it to be more flavorful. Spring roll was dripping grease. Presentations just ok. Food did not come out hot.
Food was not good at all. Besides that, one of the main dishes arrived while we had barely had time to star the appetizer.
Good before Signature Theatre
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!