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Laosunjia Restaurant (Dong Main Street)

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5/F, Yiya BOX Shishang Shopping Mall, Duanlvmen, Dong Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an, China
029-87214438
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best meal in xian

We both had the mutton and bread stew here which is a local specialty of Xian. It was very filling and tasty. The food choices in Xian are very limited to western pallets but this restaurant has mastered this dish. The location of the restaurant is upstairs in a shopping mall and the décor isn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Upon reaching the 5th floor, walking towards the entrance of the restaurant I've high hopes and felt excited. It's more than 100 years and there were old pictures. I thought the food must be splendid since it had been around for so many years. I've booked a private room earlier. My friends and I spent some time looking at the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

While the main stew (paomo) is tasty and hearty for a cold winter's day, the two dead bugs in our cold side dish put an end to our appetites. We went to the more upscale branch in the eastern part of the city. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of a corner building. Even though there is no... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We both had the mutton and bread stew here which is a local specialty of Xian. It was very filling and tasty. The food choices in Xian are very limited to western pallets but this restaurant has mastered this dish. The location of the restaurant is upstairs in a shopping mall and the décor isn't very flash. Although it is... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We had of, and were greatly looking forward to eating at, this famous restaurant in Xian. After catching a taxis to the restaurant we found it mostly empty. The restaurant is on the eastern side of the main east-west road running through Xian and is on the top of a shopping mall. It is not in the Muslim quarter. We... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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288 reviews 288 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Without hesitation to choose this restaurant that is said to be the No.1 of Yangrou Paomo. It is a tasty Xi'an specialty that consist of a mutton soup served with wheat bread. Of course you can have waiter make the bread into pieces and add to the soup,but I decided to do it myself. The bread is really hard and... More 

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New York City, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This was one of the most memorable meals we had on our trip to China. The restaurant is huge and brightly lit and you sit at communal yellow tables. We were the only westerners in the restaurant and locals were definitely eyeing us suspiciously but we had read how to prepare the mutton stew so we at least looked like... More 

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Xi'an, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Although it used to be the most famed Paomo restaurant in the city, It caters mainly to tourists both domestic and abroad now. Local people seldom dine at this because it's generally overpriced compared with its less famed peers.

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

It was difficult to find this restaurant as it is on the 3rd floor and we had to ask for it several times. But once we found it we were quite happy. The food was interesting. They serve a special goat soup which was quite tasty once you added the cilantro and hot sauce. They had many other dishes which... More 

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Beijing, China
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144 reviews 144 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

There is plenty of choice of snacks in the muslim area of Xi'an but this one you should try it and it's one of the best. The volume makes that the recipe has been practice for thousand of times and the taste is excellent. Not for tourist as you will see many locals there as well. You better like the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Basically this place is one of the two most famous (the other being Tongshengxiang) Paomo places in Xi'an, which you won't find the same taste in somewhere else (even the taste varies from different locations, although they are under the same brand). The flavor might not accommodate everyone, but for those who are seeking for unique dining experience this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5/F, Yiya BOX Shishang Shopping Mall, Duanlvmen, Dong Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: 029-87214438

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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