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Arlington’s Modern Asian Restaurant Ping Has Closed

Restaurateur Charlie Chiang has pulled the plug after 30 years of business

Szechuan-style tofu with flounder was added to Ping’s menu last year.
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Charlie Chiang has scratched his longtime local presence, opting to close his modern Asian eatery Ping in Shirlington for good — and it’s unclear whether his other Tysons Corner location is also in danger.

The corner restaurant at the Village at Shirlington (4060 Campbell Avenue) served a range of sushi rolls and Chinese food staples like General Tso’s chicken, spring rolls, and crispy beef. There was also a seasonal patio out front for 40.

Ping already took its website offline and posted a sign on its door announcing its demise:

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Chiang also operates another Northern Virginia restaurant: Kwai inside Tysons Corner mall (7866 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, Va.). Eater reached out to Team Chiang for comment. The chef’s eponymous sister restaurant closed in Crystal City three years ago.

Chiang has enjoyed a three-decade run in D.C., feeding both presidents Bill Clinton and George H. Bush and visiting international bankers at the annual China Trust Bank dinner.

The Village at Shirlington retains a sushi presence, via Ihiban Sushi House & Ramen. And the neighborhood is getting ready to welcome another restaurant soon with the arrival of Dudley’s Sport & Ale this summer.

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