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First noodle under the sun

Hanguang Road (South Section), Yanta,, Xi'an, China
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Ranked #11 of 1,596 Restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Noodle
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 029-85398299
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 029-85398299
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68% Recommend
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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went for dinner. The service was good, pretty clean and the food was very good. We ordered the classic noodles, 3 mts long with beef, were very good, also we had an egg soup and dumplings that were good. Portions are huge, so be prepared to share. Not expensive, good price-quality value.

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Sarasota, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A little above a average restaurant, nothing special if you've eaten at a fair amount of Chinese restaurants. Biangbiang noodles were pretty good, and the sweet and sour pork is always a hit with other foreigners, but not any better than most places. If you're nearby it's worth a visit, but don't bother crossing the city for it as there... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent dinner after the water show at the goose pagoda. We ate spinach noodles, belt noodles (must try) and dumplings. Plenty of food, good portion size and very tasty. Dumplings came with nice chilli sauce. Good value for money, efficient service and photo menu. Very helpful in showing westerners how to eat noodles! Only nag is you have to pay... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This visit to the Big Goose Pagoda North plaza was an experience. Our helpful waitress spoke English. The portions were huge so we cancelled a dish when we saw the size and we still took some away neatly wrapped. Recommend the sweet and sour pork and the pork filled round flat breads but also the omelet in a wafer thin... More

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Surrey, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There is more than one location and this review is for the one on Xiaozhai E Road. It was easy to find just east of the Big Goose Pagoda North plaza. It was a little difficult to communicate with the staff because no one spoke English, however the menu has pictures and a brief and literal translation to english, so... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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356 reviews 356 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The time we visited this restaurant, the place was packed, but not a single local was in the place. In just about any place, regardless of which country, the absence of locals is always a bad sign ... in this case, the that proves to be the case too, as the noodles here are bland and fliury, the broth watery,... More

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Friendswood, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Fare Chinese meal for someone who is not used to Chinese food. Noodles are appreciated all around the round, the way of making them changes, and Xi'an is applauded for this specialty. I have to admit, beside street noodles, this place might be one of the best I have ever tested. Very delicate in taste, subtile flavors. Cosi and interesting... More

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Fernandina Beach, FL
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The restaurant was mentioned in our Lonely Planet guide and it turned out it was just a block from our hotel, so we gave it a try. Had two kinds of noodles, one was spinach. Both were great! Vegetables were fresh, and we tried these "pumpkin pies" which were not pumpkin pies at all, but were really good! I saw... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Was in Xi'An two days ago and decided to give this shop a try after sawing the reviews on tripadvisor. Please do not try as the noodles and pancakes that we ordered tasted terrible... Noodles were not handmade, with too much flour instead. More like a shop for tourists. Confirmed this with my tour guide the next day who shared... More

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Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Whether they were trying to be kind or hide us away, they put our little family of 4 in a private room. We had a laugh about it, being a very blonde family we stick out a bit in China. The service however, was excellent, they attended to us with great efficiency and big smiles. It was really quite a... More

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