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Anbang Street, Xi'an, China
029-87273853
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Inexpensive and tasty

Thanks to another reviewer we found it easily between the drum and bell tower just up the stairs from Starbucks. We ordered from the pictures as there was no English. Under 200¥ for our family of 7. I recommend the fried dumplings that are purchased at a separate counter in the dining room - the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We read about this place in the lonely planet guide and then read reviews here on tripadvisor and thought we were in for a treat. Lonely Planet said this restaurant has been around for 100 years and I can verify that because that's about how old the dumplings we ordered tasted. We had 3 different kinds and all were terrible.... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Thanks to another reviewer we found it easily between the drum and bell tower just up the stairs from Starbucks. We ordered from the pictures as there was no English. Under 200¥ for our family of 7. I recommend the fried dumplings that are purchased at a separate counter in the dining room - the kids loved them. All in... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews 157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a small group dinner here - they brought many types of dumplings and included a good variety of vegetarian ones. This may not be the best restaurant in town but we all liked it a lot. Service was very good and the food excellent.

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China
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We tried this place on the recommendation of friends. It's a good value for money dumpling place and you will never be able to finish all the food in front of you. However, it isn't the best dumpling place in the world and the menu is in Chinese so unless you have help, you will have to go with faith.... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My husband and I came in December when it was relatively empty. It took us two tries to find this restaurant because the map on the tripadvisor app is incorrect. The restaurant is actually located in between the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. First, go down the escalator. Then, just past the Starbucks, go up some stairs and it... More 

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DC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Xian restaurant is known across China for its dumplings. There are two sites in Xian, we went to the one downtown near the Bell Tower. A little help may be needed for those who don't speak Chinese. At the first floor, you can order a limited set of dumplings a la carte. But you probably want to go upstairs... More 

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Toronto
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

IF you like dumplings, this is the place to go. They are fresh, brought to you steaming hot and the varieties seem endless. It is quite the experience. We had a fixed setting which i think is typical for most tourists. The amount of food was overwhelming. Just when we thought that was it, in came two more plates. I... More 

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Leesburg, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant as part of a Viking River Cruise tour. The dinner and menu had been organized ahead of time. As we were a group of well over 100 people, the tables were setup for us prior to our arrival Each table was well appointed and attractive. Upon each dumpling entrée being provided to our tables, another person... More 

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Luoyang, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

OK having read all the bad reviews here, we ended up going anyhow, with low expectations and were very pleasantly surprised. Perhaps we got lucky. The waitress spoke neglish, ordering was simple, the beer was more tasty than the usual Tsing Tao (I thiink a special edition) and the food after a slow star kept on coming until I now... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good points: Wide range of dumplings to try, some were ok and all fresh. You get other dishes too and the special soup to finish the meal. They make the dumplings look like what's inside rabbit for rabbit apple for apple. Staff helpful (we did have a guide with us), toilets were clean Other factors, we had better dumplings (taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Anbang Street, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: 029-87273853

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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