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Hours

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Phone: (773) 281-7576

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Price Range
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Location
European Walk Shopping Ctr
Neighborhoods
Lake View East, North Side, Lakeview
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Ping Pong Restaurant

Categories
Sushi Bars, Chinese Restaurants, Korean Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Japanese Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Japanese, Korean, Asian, Take Out, Sushi, Chinese

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

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RichLkvw

05/19/2012

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Overall
Great Food

I've been going to Ping Pong since they opened, the food is very good. I've never had a bad meal. I recently moved back into town and I have to say that although the place is larger and the decor has changed, the food is still very good and very fresh. There are a lot of bad reviews on here about the service, I've always found the service to be good. Even when I do carry out the staff is friendly so I'm guessing the people who have experienced poor service may have been unruly. I see the owner walking around the area from time, I need to stop him and say good job!

massimo8

12/19/2010

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so disappointed!

Although Ping Pong has had its ups and downs ...the quality of the food was never an issue until tonight! My partner and I ordered dishes that we have had numerous times. What we ended up being served served was inedible chicken parts that were rolled up into what appeared to be be chicken meatballs. We have always been a fan of what we thought to be a lighter healthier take on asian cuisine......Evidently this has gone out the door.
We saw the owner and decided to approach him since we were very surprised by our bad food and he said he had just got back from China where this was the way these dishes were prepared . No Im sorry ...No money back...
So $48 later we left hungry ...angry... and disappointed that we have lost our favorite chinese food

john cuomo

04/25/2010

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very very rude manager

The food would be good if they used less sugar. The manager is really rude and mean. Many of my friends have avoided the restaurants because the manager talks to customers in a condescending and insulting manner.

MCA CHI

09/16/2009

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Overall
Great food, horrible service

I've been to Ping Pong three times now with friends, and enjoyed the food every time, but each time the service was awful. The wait staff each time were hanging out in the back chatting, fluffing their hair, and trying to look ""cool"" in spite of people staring and waving at them from the tables. Each time when we finally got our food, our server disappeared for the rest of the visit. To get additional drinks or items we had to walk up to the bar or host to request them. My suggestion is to dump the ""pretty boy/girl trendy 20's"" servers and put some friendly attentive people on the floor. I'd rather be served by a competent server than someone that's trying to play ""the scene"".

That being said, if you can put up with the ""bimbo"" quotient, the food is excellent and interesting.

KenSchmidt

08/02/2009

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Overall
Shady business

The restaurant cancelled our order because they siad we were outside their delivery zone. We are clearly in their delivery zone. The manager was rude and hung up on me. Not a place where customer service is a priority. Eat there at own risk.

daisydaisy

04/14/2007

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Overall
All show, no go.

They use sugar in the Hot & Sour Soup, Tuna Appetizer, Cucumber Salad! I'm sure of this. It's not tasty at all. Their Pod Thai was mediocre; Bulgogi only so-so. They offer absurd chocolate Fortune Cookies. There is nothing authentic at this place. It's all show, no go.

pink75

04/11/2007

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Overall
nothing to get excited about

the food was okay, i can think of other good asian restaurants in chicago. i do not think i will come back.

kimmy007

07/19/2006

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Overall
Worst Delivery Service.

The food was great, but service and delivery brings a cast upon this restaurant. It took them nearly two hours for them to deliver my food when I was only about four blocks away. I have taken for my friends there to eat and they love the place, but the service is awful. It seems they think high and mighty of themselves losing the definition of providing""customer service"". I would not recommend. Just cross the street and go to Joy's Noodle they are as good as Ping Pong.

brettw

07/18/2006

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Out of Food on a Tuesday night?

I've ordered from pingpong before and enjoyed their food, but I have a big problem with the recent service I received when trying to place a late take-out order. According to all the information I've seen (including here on CitySearch), they are open until midnight. I called at 10:45pm on a weeknight to place a carry out order and was initially told they were closed. When I mentioned that I thought that they were open until midnight, there was a bit of a pause by the order-taker and then he said they were ""out of food"" for the evening. If you're trying to avoid orders to close early, then just tell the truth instead of making up a ludicrous excuse.

chicago86

06/19/2006

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Overall
Totally recommended!

Fabulous food! Interesting and varied menu. Definitely a great spot for a nice evening when you can sit outside and enjoy a bottle of wine (its BYOB, even better!). The restaurant is really small so there can be a wait, but its worth it. My friend and I absolutely loved the restaurant!

cloudy999

04/28/2006

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Overall
Best Asian Food You'll Ever Have

We're obsessed with Ping Pong. They're expanding we hear so we're excited about that. The dishes are unique and very flavorful. Prices aren't too bad either. You can't get anything better if you like asian food.

ehu199

01/04/2006

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Overall
Other restaurants should take notes

This is a sleek little Thai (& other Asian cuisine) restaurant. The food is great and reasonably priced. There are a good number of clearly-labelled vegetarian dishes. The decor is fabulous and modern -- something somewhat lacking in many other Boystown eateries. And the restaurant is open till a reasonable hour (midnight), also a welcome relief from the early closings so common in Chicago. The staff are helpful, too.

callgail

08/29/2005

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Overall
Best asian food I have EVER had in 51 years!

We were blown away! I had a cicken dish with veggies/ ginger on soft very thin egg noodle. My husband loved the lo mein. Normally lo mein does not have much flavor but this one is a differant story. Sitting outside and watching poeple go by on a nice summer night was wonderful. The review was right. they also have the best crab rangoon. Desert was green tea ice cream that was aslo great. Very inexpensive. $7.95 for the lo mein and 8.95 for mine. BYOB This is now one of my very favarite places. The food is even better than the much more expensive places. PING PONG was a real find.

bluechef1

07/27/2004

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Overall
lakeview bargain

good food, friendly service, but tight space. bring your own wine or beer.

heathergilbert

05/06/2004

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Overall
Mmmm...pingpong

Oh I have to write in and say that pingpong has amazing food. The sashimi tuna dip is the best food in the world. Seriously. In the world. Everything is so fresh and yummy. And I have had nothing but great service there as well. Did I mention that the sashimi tuna is the best food in the world?

jbressma

07/18/2003

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Overall
pingpong

Great food, great service, unique decor. Fun place to eat in the summer & people-watch. The servers always are very friendly and helpful, with the entire staff always watching over your table, not just one. Also great for carry-out and delivery

wlevitt

04/10/2003

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Overall
Very good asian food in lakeview

perhaps the best place in lakeview for asian food. almost all of the dishes are very good and prices are reasonable. place is extremely small. service is quick if not overly friendly. good value.

jasenlee

12/15/2002

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Overall
just click the damn link

A small little place with a good overall menu. The food is good and consistent. The prices aren't bad and the service is good. There are no outstanding items on the menu but that's okay because it doesn't seem to be what they are going for. It's one step down from 4 stars and two steps up from fast food. You decide what that means for you. Avoid the sushi it doesn't make you want to vomie but it's not really their gig. The Wasbi noodles are good.

austin8888

11/27/2002

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Overall
Cool place

Pingpong has a great energy, awesome food and a staff that seems to love working there. They pay a lot of attention to detail. It has really become part of the neighborhood and strives to continue to be one of the leaders in the Lakeview restaurant scene.

drmartin2105

10/03/2002

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Overall
its all good, always...

Great place to have delicious Asian food...
for a small place there is a lot to choose from and it is always favored just right... space maybe limited, but they will take your cell phone number and call you when your table is ready... but most of the time I am seated immediately, I guess it depends on when you go there...

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