Xian Restaurants

Shaanxi Cuisine, also known as Qin Cuisine, is represented by Guanzhong, south Shaanxi and north Shaanxi cuisine styles. Famous dishes include bottle gourd chicken, mustard and the upper part of a pork leg, walnuts kernels and guozi fish in milky soup, chicken rice and sea cucumber. Xi'an is famous for snacks, especially those borrowed from local Muslims. The most popular local snack is Yangrou Paomo. A large bowl and one or two flat-baked bread cakes are served to the visitor, who breaks the cake into tiny pieces and then sends the bowl back to the kitchen, where a mutton or beef and vegetable soup, is poured over the broken pieces. The mixture is eaten with pickled garlic cloves. Another interesting culinary experience to be had in Xi'an is the Xi'an Dumpling Feast that originated in the Tang Dynasty and developed in the last twenty years. There are a dozens of dumplings in different shapes served. They resemble ducks, chickens, rose flowers, walnuts, pumpkins, etc. Different shapes contain different fillings.

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Yangrou Paomo, Xian restaurants, Xian Travel GuideXi'an Laosun Jia Restaurant
Add: Dongguan Main St, Xi'an
Tel: 82482993
Description: This is the most famous Muslim restaurant in Xi'an. It features the Yangrou Paomo (pancake in mutton or beef soup).
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Hours: 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Xiangyue Lou Restaurant
Add: Youyi E. Rd, Xi'an
Tel: 82233259
Description: It serves all kinds of delicious porridge.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Hours: 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10pm
Average Cost: $-$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Shaanxi Local Food Restaurant
Add: Dongda Jie, Xi'an
Tel: 87251166
Description: It provides the most authentic local specialties.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Hours: 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Average Cost: $-$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Guangdong Xuehua Restaurant
Add: #14 Hanguang Rd, Xi'an
Tel: 88224449
Description: It features Cantonese seafood. The fresh and rare materials are airlifted from Guangdong twice a day.
Type of Cuisine: Cantonese Cuisine
Hours: 11 am-9 pm
Average Cost: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Xian Dumpling Banquet, Xian restaurants, Xian Travel GuideJiefang Lu Chinese Dumpling Restaurant
Add: Jiefang Rd, Xi'an
Tel: 87288305
Description: The most famous Xi'an Dumpling Banquet is served.
Type of Cuisine: Dumpling
Hours: 11 am-9 pm
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Xiang Palace
Add: Shangri-la Hotel, No. 8 Changle Rd. Xi'an
Tel: 83232981
Description: The most luxurious restaurant featuring Cantonese Cuisine in Xi'an.
Type of Cuisine: Cantonese Cuisine
Hours: 11am-2: 30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Average Cost: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

City Hotel Restaurant
Add: 2nd Floor of Xi'an City Hotel, 70 Nanda Jie, Xi'an
Tel: 87219988
Description: It features Chinese Hot-pot.
Type of Cuisine: Local Cuisine
Hours: 11:30am-2: 30pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Average Cost: $$$
Credit Cards: Major credit cards
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Xiaobei Ke Restaurant
Add: Zhuque Rd, Xi'an
Tel: 85230017
Description: It provides genuine Sichuan hot and spicy food.
Type of Cuisine: Sichuan Cuisine
Hours: 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Average Cost: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Oyster Restaurant
Add: #2 Fenxiang Lane, Xi'an
Tel: 87275658
Description: As one of the best western restaurants in Xi'an, it serves buffet for both lunch and dinner. Nice atmosphere and good food.
Type of Cuisine: Western Cuisine
Hours: 11am-10pm
Average Cost: $$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English

Huili Restaurant
Add: #1 Chang'an N. Rd, Xi'an
Tel: 87285625
Description: It provides Japanese food.
Type of Cuisine: Japanese Cuisine
Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm
Average Cost: $$-$$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese
Language Spoken: Mandarin

Bob and Betty's
Add: Dongda Jie, Xi'an
Tel: 87221255
Description: Selling pizza and apple pie.
Type of Cuisine: Western Cuisine
Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm
Average Cost: $-$$
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Menu: Chinese, English
Language Spoken: Mandarin, English