Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yum Yum Dim Sum

In honor of the Chinese New Year, Ping Pong Dim Sum invited a mix of young professionals, the usual DC movers and shakers, and Penn Quarter residents to a festive celebration complete with dim sum making demonstrations, drummers, and a traditional Chinese Dancing Tiger. Sorry, there were no ping pong tables. There aren't any. Really, it's just a name.

Only a short distance from the bustle of the Verizon Center and Gallery Place Metro, Ping Pong Dim Sum boasts over 6,000-square-feet, a capacity of 238, and a semi private dinning space capable of seating 50. Dark wood tables and seating combine with the stainless steel backdrop of the open kitchen and accents of crème and a buttery gold throughout the space. The sunken dining room features circular tables fit for groups to gather and share items from Ping Pong’s delightful menu. The bar, lit from below and behind, has a modern Asian design and adjacent high top seating.

The party was a good time but I honestly didn't get to try much of the food. I was way too busy chatting and checking out the place to really get the full experience. So, I made my way back to Ping Pong later that week. Armed with a gift card from my swag bag (they were pretty awesome sway bags by the way with bamboo steamers, flowering tea, and $25 gift cards) I joined a friend for lunch.

Get my full review at and check out images and a video of the Chinese New Year event.

Ping Pong Restaurant
900 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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