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Afanti Xinjiang Restaurant

Halal, Xinjiang
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13 of Yuanchang Square_ NO.170 Hexiang East Road, Siming District, Xiamen, China
0592-5819220
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Description: Afanti is owned and run by a family from Xinjiang, a province in the far...
Afanti is owned and run by a family from Xinjiang, a province in the far north west of China. The culture is more Middle Eastern and therefore so is their food! Lots of lamb, spices, and breads.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We came here for a few work functions because they have some private rooms and the food is bountiful! Not too overpriced either. It is my friend's favourite place- he approves of the food and he is from Uzbekistan so I think that says something. We had a great time with cheap beers and bottomless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2014
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Xiamen, China
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Xiamen, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We came here for a few work functions because they have some private rooms and the food is bountiful! Not too overpriced either. It is my friend's favourite place- he approves of the food and he is from Uzbekistan so I think that says something. We had a great time with cheap beers and bottomless tea.

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Xiamen, China
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with pretty good Uighur food. There are dozens of these in Xiamen, so I don't understand the hype for this place. I took a cab to the Afanti from across town and was very disappointed. I don't mind the cheap furniture and filthy bathroom - that's 90% of Chinese restaurants - but the food was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Walked all the way to this place from the Wyndham based on these reviews and couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Great little place with rustic charm in the decor and some serious skills in the kitchen. One waiter spoke a little English, but our bad Chinese was good enough to get the "dishes of the house". We got... More 

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China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

I relied totally on tripadviser advice on getting to look for this small place. It was worth it. PLace was filled with Uighurs, all but us, and local language was only spoken. Chinese is of course ok, but Englsih not so. They do have good picks of everything they have so no prob. To complete the 'localisation', you can choose... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

What something different from your standard Chinese fare, Xinjiang food will definitely do the trick, especially for their Lamb dishes. Relatively simple decorations but very good hearty Muslim dishes and very reasonable prices.

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I love the food at this place. It`s a mix between Chinese and Arab, very nice

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Xiamen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

And lots of it. Food here is excellent, and very cheap.

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Xiamen, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

My friend and I wanted to have some local food and this place popped up on the app. After reading the other 2 reviews on Afanti, I thought we should give it a try. We needed some help from the concierge to get directions for taxi, but we found it no problem. We got there about 8:00 on a Friday... More 

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Xiamen, China
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

After having read the previous review earlier today we took the decision to eat here this evening. Excellent food and we agree totally with the previous reviewer the lamb and nan bread "salad" was above and beyond. We had a chicken and potato dish which was very tasty but I personally could live with fewer bones and more meat or... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Uighur food is everywhere in Xiamen, but Afanti takes the cake. If you don't know what I mean by Uighur food, the ethnicity of the people here is closer to that of Turkish of Middle Eastern and therefore their food is not your classic Chinese affair. Some of my favorite dishes (which I don't know how to say) are their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 of Yuanchang Square_ NO.170 Hexiang East Road, Siming District, Xiamen, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Fujian  >  Xiamen
  • Phone Number: 0592-5819220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Halal, Xinjiang

Description

Afanti is owned and run by a family from Xinjiang, a province in the far north west of China. The culture is more Middle Eastern and therefore so is their food! Lots of lamb, spices, and breads.

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