“As of today January 20, 2016 Ping Pong Dim Sum restaurant located at One Dupont Circle will officially close its doors for business”

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looking north towards Dupont Circle

Yesterday a reader reported:

“I was at the Dupont Circle Ping Pong on Sunday, and the waitress told us that they would be closing. She did not indicate how soon it would be occurring, but she did say that the Chinatown location would be remaining open.

I was surprised because it seems like the Dupont location does good business – thought others might be interested to know!”

And this morning another reader passes on confirmation from the building management:

“As of today January 20, 2016 Ping Pong Dim Sum restaurant located at One Dupont Circle will officially close its doors for business.

We are actively moving forward to identify a new tenant for the space.”

Ping Pong opened their Dupont location back in 2011 and their first DC location opened at 900 7th Street, NW in Chinatown back in Dec. ’09.

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looking south

16 Comment

  • [Grandpa Simpson]: “Thank you, Ping Pong.”

  • went there once with friends for happy hour. sat outside. ordered drinks. drinks arrived 20 minutes later. order was wrong. we were the only people there.

  • I’ve been to this one and the one in Chinatown and I honestly can’t recall a single thing I ate there. I only remember it being very mediocre and kind of overpriced.

  • I used to go for lunch sometimes when I worked nearby. The food was ok. The only selling point was the the plentiful outdoor seating.

  • Last time I went to the Chinatown location the food was pretty bad.

  • No surprise here.
    1) A huge restaurant space that was hardly ever (never?) full…
    2) in an area where real estate is expensive..
    2) and I’ve never heard anyone recommend going there.

    A recipe for success!

  • Good riddance!

  • man, when you walk past this place on the 20th street side the smell of the oil is OVERWHELMING. i mean i guess it makes sense if you’re frying all these dumplings, but damn it was unappetizing.

  • I can’t wait to see what this becomes 🙂

  • I lived across the street when they opened, and had such high hopes… But the dumplings were meh, cocktails were good but little spency, and, while I wish I could say now that their playing of techno music outside – at all times, in all weather – was a welcome addition to the general ambiance created by late night bar bottle dumping and rat chorus lines… it was not. Hope something a bit better goes in this time!

  • New Management at PingPong means our DuPont Circle location is closed and FREE* Desert for everyone!

    We believe that PingPong is one of the greatest casual dining adventures in the world so we are working hard to make sure our customers experience matches that in every way and we could use your help.

    Our DuPont location is closed as we focus on perfecting our Chinatown location and research new locations outside of DC.

    We are going through a major overhaul of our menu, bringing back some old favorites and introducing some new ones.

    We also have some new surprises in the works that will make PingPong the easiest and most enjoyable dining experience anywhere in the world. We’ll keep you posted as these efforts take shape.

    For now, we invite you to come be a part of making PingPong better. Join us anytime for Lunch or Dinner at our Chinatown location at 900 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001.

    1. Share with us what you enjoy.
    2. Tell us what you miss.
    3. Enjoy Dessert on us when you take a quick verbal survey with our team at the close of your visit.

    Just tell your host that you’re “Here to help make PingPong even better!”

    *See restaurant for details.

    • justinbc

      “We also have some new surprises in the works that will make PingPong the easiest and most enjoyable dining experience anywhere in the world.”
      How about you focus on toning down the unnecessary hyperbole and create realistic expectations that can actually be achieved?

  • That was not Dim Sum good riddance

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