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Hanguang Road (South Section), Yanta,, Xi'an, China
029-87286088
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Description: 029-85398299

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2013
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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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
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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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singapore
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21 helpful votes 21 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
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

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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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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 helpful votes 112 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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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: Noodle

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029-85398299

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