Ping Pang Pong

★★★☆☆

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My girlfriend loves Chinese food and begged me to take her to this restaurant. Needless to say I complied, but after all the trouble I went through to come halfway across the valley to eat here, it wasn't worth it.

The food itself is good. Not outstanding, but good. I have no complaints there. Anyone who likes Chinese food should be at least happy on that front.

It's the OTHER factors that derail Ping Pang Pong. The atmosphere is TERRIBLE. There is NO DIVIDER WALL between the restaurant and the casino, so your dinner is going to be tainted by the odor of cigarette smoke and the noise of slot machines. When I speak in my "inside voice" and my girlfriend can't hear me, that's the first sign that something is wrong with the atmosphere.

And then there is the service. These employees have less-than-stellar English and have a very hard time following instructions. The fact that the speak softly doesn't help either. My soup and main course came before my girlfriend even got her food! They NEVER brought her the soup she ordered, and her food came out OVER TEN MINUTES after I had already gotten mine and began eating. I had to ask a staff member what was keeping her food, and while they eventually got it, that was an unacceptable, inconsistent delay.

Location is a major annoyance as well, as the restaurant is on the other end of the casino from the parking garage. So expect a long trek through a noisy casino just to reach the restaurant. Not to mention the location of the casino itself is terrible, and if you're coming over here on any day of the week that isn't a weekend, expect traffic delays galore.

Don't bother with Ping Pang Pong. There are plenty of Chinese restaurants in this city that are easier to get to and have far superior atmospheres.

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★★☆☆☆

My girlfriend loves Chinese food and begged me to take her to this restaurant. Needless to say I complied, but after all the trouble I went through to come halfway across the valley to eat here, it wasn't worth it.

The food itself is good. Not outstanding, but good. I have no complaints there. Anyone who likes Chinese food should be at least happy on that front.

It's the OTHER factors that derail Ping Pang Pong. The atmosphere is TERRIBLE. There is NO DIVIDER WALL between the restaurant and the casino, so your dinner is going to be tainted by the odor of cigarette smoke and the noise of slot machines. When I speak in my "inside voice" and my girlfriend can't hear me, that's the first sign that something is wrong with the atmosphere.

And then there is the service. These employees have less-than-stellar English and have a very hard time following instructions. The fact that the speak softly doesn't help either. My soup and main course came before my girlfriend even got her food! They NEVER brought her the soup she ordered, and her food came out OVER TEN MINUTES after I had already gotten mine and began eating. I had to ask a staff member what was keeping her food, and while they eventually got it, that was an unacceptable, inconsistent delay.

Location is a major annoyance as well, as the restaurant is on the other end of the casino from the parking garage. So expect a long trek through a noisy casino just to reach the restaurant. Not to mention the location of the casino itself is terrible, and if you're coming over here on any day of the week that isn't a weekend, expect traffic delays galore.

Don't bother with Ping Pang Pong. There are plenty of Chinese restaurants in this city that are easier to get to and have far superior atmospheres.

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We have been frequenting this restaurant for 6+ years and never disappointed. The majority of their customer base is Asian, which we originally took as a good sign that the food would likely be authentic and tasty. We will often choose randomly from the menu and try different items, which change from time to time, and only once in six years have we received a dish we didn't care for.
I have always had very friendly service, and if you flag someone down they will be attentive - They are always busy but they only time I have waited more than 5-10 minutes for a table was when I showed up with a large party. That time we waited 20 minutes! Not too bad at all.
The waitresses will occasionally try to keep us from ordering a certain item, because they are afraid we won't like it but they will describe the item if we ask, and it's always tasty!
The prices are great for the quality and quantity you receive. Each entree is about $8-12. Normally we will order 2 entrees and a bowl of the soup of the day and that is plenty for the 2 of us. (Husband has a big appetite!)

I highly recommend this restaurant - Whether you are new to eating Asian food or already love it. All the soft noodle dishes are amazing, soups are great... it's all delicious! Just ask for a description if you don't know what to expect and be adventurous! - None of their menu items are too "extreme".

The other great thing is they are open late - 2 or 3 AM!

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★★★★★

We have been frequenting this restaurant for 6+ years and never disappointed. The majority of their customer base is Asian, which we originally took as a good sign that the food would likely be authentic and tasty. We will often choose randomly from the menu and try different items, which change from time to time, and only once in six years have we received a dish we didn't care for.
I have always had very friendly service, and if you flag someone down they will be attentive - They are always busy but they only time I have waited more than 5-10 minutes for a table was when I showed up with a large party. That time we waited 20 minutes! Not too bad at all.
The waitresses will occasionally try to keep us from ordering a certain item, because they are afraid we won't like it but they will describe the item if we ask, and it's always tasty!
The prices are great for the quality and quantity you receive. Each entree is about $8-12. Normally we will order 2 entrees and a bowl of the soup of the day and that is plenty for the 2 of us. (Husband has a big appetite!)

I highly recommend this restaurant - Whether you are new to eating Asian food or already love it. All the soft noodle dishes are amazing, soups are great... it's all delicious! Just ask for a description if you don't know what to expect and be adventurous! - None of their menu items are too "extreme".

The other great thing is they are open late - 2 or 3 AM!

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Being a "Westerner", I walked out of the casino area into a very confusing and challenging experience. My visit was on 11/16/2007.
First, it was very obvious to me that the counter was for non-Asians and the tables were for the Asian regulars. The hostess guided me to the counter. I insisted on sitting at a table. I got a waitress that spoke NO English. I pointed to what I wanted. She wrote the order and prices in Chinese, so I had no idea what the final tally would be.
As I sat there, at least three ladies approached me with rolling carts full of appetizers. They spoke no English, so I could not simply ask what each plate was. One sat a bowl of chicken feet before me and I had to wave it back.
Once my kung pao chicken came out, I was impressed. My soup was good. It was very good. BUT I sat there and observed the other tables getting several courses. I got tea, soup, and then my main meal. The cook even came out to answer the complaints of one lady. He picked up the food she did not like, threw it out, after a few moments, personally brought back a whole new plate, and sat himself down to conversation, while she ate. I doubt if he knew her personally because their waitress presented her to him.
My waitress ignored me. I could barely get her attention to get the check and get out of this discomfort.
I felt out of place. Here I am, in the middle of Las Vegas, in a casino full of people from all around the world, all different nationalities, and I walked into a restaurant for an authentic meal and I felt like I was not welcomed. When guest wonders whether they are welcomed or not, they also wonder about the quality and safety of the food presented to them. These people did not care if I ever returned. I probably will not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

Being a "Westerner", I walked out of the casino area into a very confusing and challenging experience. My visit was on 11/16/2007.
First, it was very obvious to me that the counter was for non-Asians and the tables were for the Asian regulars. The hostess guided me to the counter. I insisted on sitting at a table. I got a waitress that spoke NO English. I pointed to what I wanted. She wrote the order and prices in Chinese, so I had no idea what the final tally would be.
As I sat there, at least three ladies approached me with rolling carts full of appetizers. They spoke no English, so I could not simply ask what each plate was. One sat a bowl of chicken feet before me and I had to wave it back.
Once my kung pao chicken came out, I was impressed. My soup was good. It was very good. BUT I sat there and observed the other tables getting several courses. I got tea, soup, and then my main meal. The cook even came out to answer the complaints of one lady. He picked up the food she did not like, threw it out, after a few moments, personally brought back a whole new plate, and sat himself down to conversation, while she ate. I doubt if he knew her personally because their waitress presented her to him.
My waitress ignored me. I could barely get her attention to get the check and get out of this discomfort.
I felt out of place. Here I am, in the middle of Las Vegas, in a casino full of people from all around the world, all different nationalities, and I walked into a restaurant for an authentic meal and I felt like I was not welcomed. When guest wonders whether they are welcomed or not, they also wonder about the quality and safety of the food presented to them. These people did not care if I ever returned. I probably will not return.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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The food may be good because its something different than buffet! But the service sucks. The workers pretend they don't see you waiting to get a table. The cashiers who are always in the front never wants to look out to acknowledge customers coming in! We wait to get seated, then we wait for waiters to get our orders in, and still WAIT MORE to finally receive our food on the table! I've been here a few times and the last one was my last! Not like there's no other chinese restaurant in town that we can go to if we feel like eating chinese food! DO NOT COME TO THIS PLACE. If you're not chinese and don't speak the language. Good luck!

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★☆☆☆☆

The food may be good because its something different than buffet! But the service sucks. The workers pretend they don't see you waiting to get a table. The cashiers who are always in the front never wants to look out to acknowledge customers coming in! We wait to get seated, then we wait for waiters to get our orders in, and still WAIT MORE to finally receive our food on the table! I've been here a few times and the last one was my last! Not like there's no other chinese restaurant in town that we can go to if we feel like eating chinese food! DO NOT COME TO THIS PLACE. If you're not chinese and don't speak the language. Good luck!

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A terrific Chinese restaurant that is open from 5 p.m.-3 a.m. daily and prices run from $15.-$25; is located inside the Gold Coast Hotel. If you're looking for something unique with superb food this is a sure bet!

PROS: Yummy!
CONS: none

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★★★★☆

A terrific Chinese restaurant that is open from 5 p.m.-3 a.m. daily and prices run from $15.-$25; is located inside the Gold Coast Hotel. If you're looking for something unique with superb food this is a sure bet!

PROS: Yummy!
CONS: none

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