Ping Pang Pong
Ping Pang Pong has long been the best reason to visit the Gold Coast casino, which is geared toward locals, but just a mile west of the Strip. The selection is deep and diverse, covering a variety of Chinese regions, from Cantonese-style BBQ to hearty portions of fried rice and crispy noodles. More than 80 traditional dim sum dishes are available from roaming carts (10 am–3 pm), but can also be ordered directly from the menu at a price that lands between $2.88 and $9.99 per dish. Ping Pang Pong serves dim sum at dinner too (with late-night hours stretching to 3 am), but the selection is more limited. Bites range from traditional Har Gau (steamed shrimp dumplings) and Pickled Chicken Feet (which are more about the texture than the taste) to Five-Spice Roasted Duck wrapped in a lotus leaf. The family-owned restaurant has been around more than two decades, but has seen a few upgrades in recent years with stone lion (fu dog) statues, dark walnut decor, and silk lanterns that hang above the dining room, making it one of the more inviting off-Strip restaurants serving dim sum in Las Vegas.
How to book: Ping Pang Pong doesn't have reservations, but offers takeaway orders. Call 702-247-8136 for more details.