One of the most respected and busiest Chinese restaurants in Las Vegas is about to undergo a major makeover, as Boyd Gaming continues its $100 million investment in company wide upgrades.
The 5,749-square-foot Ping Pang Pong restaurant will soon be completely demolished and reconfigured, but will keep its existing footprint size on the casino floor.
The current estimated construction budget for the changes is a dramatic $3.1 million. Well-known casino specialists Klai Juba Wald Architects is already attached to the project.
Still to be formally announced, no date for the temporary closure has been revealed, nor a timetable for completion. Kevin and Karrie Wu created Ping Pang Pong in 2001 and also launched Noodle Exchange at the Gold Coast in 2009, specializing in "mini hot pots" and noodle and rice dishes. It will continue to serve during the remodel. The couple’s first local restaurant, Noodle Asia, is now 16 years old and remains a very popular destination at the Venetian.
Gold Coast opened its newly upgraded steakhouse, Cornerstone, back in August, replacing the 20-year-old Cortez Room. Beginning Jan. 22, the resort will also spend a month upgrading a selection of hotel rooms.