Ping in Shirlington?
Well, I recall a very recent Washington Post review - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...
The headline says "Thai" but that's because the Ping review is the second of two places reviewed, the first being Thai.
Summary (and this is a quote): "It does not, alas, distinguish itself with its cooking, much of which resembles the food you'd find at a run-of-the-mill Asian carryout. ... The long menu, with its pages of 'small plates,' ... What's not greasy ...is dry ... or saddled with a problem."
In other words, it was 'yawn' before, it's pretty but 'yawn' now.