East Meets West

The ultramodern new Japanese meat stronghold Ajasteak gets its Kobe beef straight from Japan.

Who’s tired of seeing Kobe beef on the menu and wondering if it came from Nebraska? Raise your forks. OK, now put them down and make reservations at Ajasteak (pronounced “Asia Steak"). The ultramodern new Japanese meat stronghold in the Dana Hotel and Spa gets its Kobe beef straight from the Kobe region of Japan and offers it in various guises, including a filet at a whopping $18 per ounce. If that’s too much for you, stay stateside with the seared prime teppanyaki strip steak from Pennsylvania’s Four Story Hill Farm, with roasted garlic soy butter and lotus root chips (pictured here; $47). 660 N. State St.; 312-202-6050.

Photograph: Tyllie Barbosa; Food Styling: Christina Zerkis

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