Has it taken a precipitous decline in quality?
Was just there for dinner and everything we had was either tasteless (dumplings, spareribs, shaking beef) or cloyingly sweet (shrimp, papaya salad) and/or poorly cooked (beef, shrimp, spinach and bok choy).
I haven't been to SD in about 3 years now, but if memory serves me correct the food there was once exciting, fresh and had a vibrant energy that sort of permeated the room.
Now? It seems tired and ... dead.
I actually ended up grabbing a sandwich and a some soup at Boudin on the way back to my hotel.