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1401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2666
+1 612-874-9404
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally 80s on the inside. In fact, I went with a. friend who used to live here in the 1980s and he said the menu hasn't changed. The service was good and the menu was offers a good selection - even the wines are quite ok! The egg rolls are chicken and a bit weird - but taste great. Definitely... More 

Thank Shawn C
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have been going to Pings for over 20 years. It is the best Minneapolis has to offer. We went for a casual get together. Amy ..the owner..was there to greet us. We ordered orange chicken...king po shrimp ..and another shrimp dish Amy recommended. Oh and vegetable fried rice...we were not worried about calories last night. Anyway....It was DELICIOUS....Everything...I wasn't... More 

Thank Karen N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Thats what we ordered. The food is fine, nothing is really special. The taste is far from what I had in other countries (incl. In Asian countries). It is not easy to find good and tasty Chinese food restaurant in Minneapolis. We lowered our expectation already. The service is very friendly and quick.

Thank indie_dive
west palm beach, fl
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Went to Pings to have a Peking Duck, which we were craving. It came with 8 pancakes, spring onions, plenty of hoisin, and was well cooked. It was cut into about 8 pieces and was very 'ducky', if that makes sense. I would have preferred it to be in smaller pieces. They allowed us to change the rice out and... More 

Thank mikenmaurya
SF East Bay
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Sometimes authenticity doesn't matter, and I just want to look at the big koi in the tank and eat Chinese-American comfort food with my friends. This is a very convenient option near the convention center, and they deal well with the meal-time rush.

Thank EastBayLenore
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I lived in Minneapolis when Ping's first opened in the Eighties. I ordered there so much they recognized my voice when I called. I returned last weekend for the first time. I'm still crazy about their food, but the decor could use an upgrade. I don't think they've updated in thirty years! But it was great to go back and... More 

Thank RickMarshall
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Ping's is very clean and comfortable and offers a variety of asian dishes. Our group of five ordered different menu items (Szechuan, Cantonese and Mandarin) and everyone enjoyed their meal. Service is friendly and prices are reasonable. We enjoyed hot tea after our meal.

Thank Melissa B
Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Went there because of craving of Chinese food being an Asian. The food was good. Even though the taste was not as perfect or authentic as the chinese food I get in my country, it was still satisfying.

Thank Suthashini
Managua, Nicaragua
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105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

I normally don't like giving negative reviews, but the experience there was not so pleasant. I attended a meeting in the convention center, so this place was the closest restaurant that I found. When I entered the waitress said sit "ANYWHERE" you like, so I chose a seat with 4 chairs, I went at the time they just started, so... More 

Thank KirbyPop
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

I have eaten here many times ... the daily buffet is average but always fresh. The dinner menu is very good ... everything I've tried that fits my palate. The calamari is the best I've had ... cooked properly and spiced well, it was terrific.

Thank TinyRetreat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2666
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-874-9404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?