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First Noodle Under The Sun

Chinese, Noodle, Asian
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Hanguang Road (South Section), Yanta,, Xi'an, China
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First time there and was served by a very helpful & friendly waitress. I think her name is He Hwa. She is also smiling & jovial. She recommended some dishes & wine. The noodle & mutton was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. It was one of the cheapest meals we had in China and it was excellent. We had a very nice waitress who spoke a little English and she was helping us in every way she could. Very well located also if you want to visit the water show in the evening. It was very... More 

Thank LINDA081
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

First time there and was served by a very helpful & friendly waitress. I think her name is He Hwa. She is also smiling & jovial. She recommended some dishes & wine. The noodle & mutton was very good.

Thank hwchew18
Camberley, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Right next to the Pagoda is the FNUTS. Write ups can be found in the Rough Guide - other guide books are available. The place was busy with locals always a good sign. We went upstairs and for a £5 each including beer we filled our boots with all sorts of noodles including the long one that I can't pronounce.... More 

Thank MStJB
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The restaurant was packed but our group of 12 were given a table very quickly. Came across this this restaurant while waiting to see the pagoda fountain show. The food was excellent, very tasty and lots on the menu. The menu had pictures, this helped as we were not able to read Chinese. Service was fast and efficient. We enjoyed... More 

Thank LYN H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Came across this extremely busy restaurant whilst waiting for the pagoda fountain show. It was jam packed and we were given a number to wait outside- we were number 5 and seated within 5 minutes. Very extensive menu and waitress made an effort to speak English to us, which we greatly appreciated. When food arrived it was 2 large dishes... More 

Thank Gking14
Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Overall the noodles were quite disappointing at the Big Goose Pagoda location. The cold donkey meat was quite good, however, somewhat resembling a smooth country pate. We had far better biang biang noodles in the Muslim Quarter at a little store front where the noodles were cooked on the street. Generally our experiences have been quite good when we've gone... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were there around 4pm and the place was rather empty. It was rather warm and stuffy, perhaps they turned off the air conditioning because there weren't any customers. We ordered our food and waited for about half an hour.

Thank Soongmin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This restaurant is not only a dirty and disorders but also a noisy and disrespectful attention place. Toilets are just next the kitchen and service people hardly speak any other different language than Chinese.

Thank Schaefferhund
Moscow, Russia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our partner took us here for lunch and we had maybe 5-6 different dishes, including crispy chicken, spicy cucumbers and biang biang me - local famous noodles, all was tasty and not very expensive!

Thank Comrade_Dmitri
Xi'an, China
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've visited First Noodle a few time during my two years in Xi'an. There was one of the restaurants close to where I worked. Overall, as a foreigner... make sure that you point to the correct picture. The staff doesn't always speak English, and if they do it is very broken. The food is good though. I can recommend going... More 

Thank mariekmeraai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hanguang Road (South Section), Yanta,, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: 029-87286088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle, Asian



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