Xiao Long Bao in Columbus, OH?
I will be spending a week in Columbus and am in search of the infamous Xiao Long Bao. Does anyone know a place in Columbus that makes them?
Dear Flyer....you are probably not going to find that in Columbus, and if you do, please let me know. I have been going to Columbus roughly monthly for 8 years (mostly west side suburbs, but I'd drive for decent Chinese) and haven't yet found a really authentic, good Chinese restaurant. If you come to Seattle, I can give you a bundle of recommendations!
...I don't know about the "Everything" part - her fine dining section is pretty limited.
That said, I strongly doubt XLB is available here in Columbus as our Chinese population is quite small.
The best Chinese in town consistently is thought to be Hunan Lion on Bethel Road, though I've not been.
Go where the Chinese go! Some ideas: Little Dragon on the NE side; Fortune, and Moys in the OSU area; Sunflower (Dublin/Sawmill area). (of course, ask for the Chinese menu and help translating if necessary.)