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First noodle under the sun

Hanguang Road (South Section), Yanta,, Xi'an, China
029-87286088
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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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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We had been there on a saturday night and it was busy. Place is famous for special noodle type and it was hard to decide. There are lots of options for other than noodle dishes. We even managed to get two vegetarian options. For 6 courses with drinks we paid only 110 yuan!

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Florence, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

SOOO GOOOD that i went twice. Definately one of the best meals EVER! Good quality, selection and service. COLD BEER! good menus and excellent staff. good english and definately worth the trip.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very convenient for our hotel (Westin) as right beside fountain end of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Compared to many restuarants in China the menu offered a good variety of choice even for those of us less inclined to intestines and feet. In particular the lamb pockets were very good. Portions are large so it is easy to over order... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The easiest location to find is on the northwest corner of the Big Goose Pagoda complex by the pedestrian overpass. Their specialty is a dipping noodle but I ordered the Biang Biang noodle. The order taker didn't speak English but some of the staff did. Picture menu provided with some crazy English translations. Questions asked when ordering were how many... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

One of the best meal we had in Xian. The noodle is Good. We ordered to dishes with different type of noodle to try and they were good. However, when we ordered other dishes in the menu, we were surprised on the taste, WOW.. Yummy.. Good Taste, Good Quality Food. Our Group is so impressed and decide to go back... More

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Xi'an, China
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112 reviews 112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I live opposite this place more or less, so I see it all the time, I know how busy it is and how popular with the travel guides, really for reasons best known to themselves. If you're a tourist who is close to the pagoda and really has no choice then this place will do, but I was tempted into... More

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

While the Chinese characters are insanely complicated to denote the name of this regional specialty noodle, it's quite easy to say "biang biang mian" when ordering. Or easier yet is just point to the first page of the massive picture menu which features the house 3+ meter long noodle with two sauces and various condiments, like whole raw garlic. Since... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a chain, but it has character. The 3m noodle is a must when in Xi'an. This is a great city to visit and many restaurants - especially Arab Street area...

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This amazing restaurant would have been hard to find if our sweet taxi driver didn't walk us there himself. There is not an English name outside. No one that worked at the restaurant speaks English either, so again out sweet taxi driver who also didn't speak English called someone on his cell phone to try to help us. My friend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This lively restaurant near Xi'an's famous Wild Goose Pagoda is popular with both tourists and locals. You are seated at long wooden tables and the noise level is high - but this is not unusual as any seasoned Chinese traveller will know! The staff generally do not speak English but are good-natured about foreigners and a bit of pointing usually... More

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