Visiting from Chicago and would greatly appreciate a little help for my upcoming trip. So far, I have the following dinner reservations:
Raku - have been before, and will follow up with first ever visit to Raku Sweets.
Bartolotta - any recommendations? a la carte or prix fixe?
Carnevino - one purpose here, and that's dry aged beef. But I'll listen if you have any recommendations on sides or the like.
Kabuto - another favorite of mine, but I've always focused exclusively on nigiri. Considering expanding my horizons and adding the omakase menu that includes grilled items. Worth it?
So that's it for dinner, but I also need some lunch help. I was thinking of returning to Monta, but how is HinoMaru? Anyone else doing great ramen these days?
And how is Curry Zen?
Finally, I plan on getting some dumplings, most critically xiao long bao, and my current plan is to head to 1900 Asian (never been). What do you think? Worth mentioning is that I'd prefer a place with the best XLB even if the other items might not be as good. But if it's a real close call, then I'll go for best overall spot.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.