Xiao Bao Charlotte
I was really looking forward to the opening of Xiao Bao here in Charlotte after hearing the great reviews from their Charleston location. I ordered the okonomiyaki because its one of my favorite foods. The pancake was well sauced but had trouble staying together. It was mostly cabbage with very little dough. I added bonito flakes because theyre a staple. I was surprised to see that bonito flakes cost a dollar extra! In total my humble cabbage pancake with bonito flakes was $15! I dont mind spending a bit for good food but the portion was small and the food wasnt really all that good. I left pretty disappointed. I hope they can adjust their menu because I think theyve got great potential but not quite hitting the mark at the moment.
We were so excited since we go to the Charleston location every year but this was so sad. Extremely expensive for very small portions in comparison to their other location. Flavor of the okonomiaki was great but save your $15.
Enjoyed lunch at Xiao Bao while visiting family and friends at Optimist Hall.