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Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

No. 165, Wenyi Road,, Xi'an, China
029-88221873
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Ranked #12 of 1,596 restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a dance and music show in which a dumpling dinner is also included.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a dance and music show in which a dumpling dinner is also included.
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We attended the Tang Dynasty show and dumpling dinner on out recent visit to Xi'an. The dumpling dinner was fine. There were 16 different types of steamed dumplings to try. They are artfully prepared with generous portions. The show seemed to me more geared for the 60+ crowd. My teenage children were bored to tears after 15 minutes and my... More

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Calcutta, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The venue was awesome, a lunch buffet in a theatre where a Tang Dynasty show is performed in the evening. The entrance to the theatre/restaurant was very imposing , with a huge drum in the foyer. The buffet itself was very varied, from beef stew to sushi ! Authentic Chinese dishes were alternated with western andJapanese cuisine. There was a... More

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Shanghai, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The food was average to good Chinese food with ice cream offered at the end which was a nice touch before the show. The performances were stylized but good examples of the style on show. It was a good mix of light and humorous and then beautiful dances. Worth a visit if you have time time.

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Food: Rubbery, dry and uninspiring dumplings. Rude service. Very overpriced beers (that you have to beg for). Performance: well rehearsed, but not suited to a western standard of good entertainment. If you're expecting to be blown away, best avoid. Lots of dancing in cheap (and stained) costumes. I can't complain too much as his was included on a tour. but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

yeap, over the head theatrics, but none the less a well rehearsed and acted opera. It was alright really, but not something I'd personally enjoy. As for the dumpling fest, I wrote a review on that on another page, but in a nutshell, I would give that 0 stars if the website allowed.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a traditional Chinese Opera depicting the Tang Dynasty with a dumpling dinner before the show. Food was OK. It looked better than it tasted. I did not like the fact that the large tour buses would come in to see the show and had reserved seats when we actually there earlier, dined and spent more money and got... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Not worth the money, horrible food , mushy cold, rubber like dumplings, lousy and rude service from waitress.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Food hall style setup, where we were served dry rubber dumplings in many flavours. The show was pretty bad. Seemed like the idea was just to throw some chinese clothes and music together for some tourists. Probably also why 99% of the audience were non-chinese. Go if you need pictures for your photo album of "chinese culture".

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

There is a reason you will not find any Chinese customers here, it's an authentic tourist trap. It feels you are getting machine-stuffed with bad dumplings. After the small complimentary drink, you can only order whole bottles. Some of the dancers do their best, but the show as a whole isn't that great either. If you have a bit of... More

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Shanghai, China
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50 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is an unfortunate example of how Chinese culture is shamefully manipulated for the purposes of making money out of tourists. The food is average to say the least; the performance is tacky and the overall atmosphere feels as though all of the foreigners have been rounded up and force-fed tasteless dumplings and equally tasteless 'culture'.

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