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Tong Sheng Xiang Restaurant

Bell & Drum Tower Square, Xi'an, China
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Ranked #433 of 1,596 Restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Asian
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Beijing, China
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We live in China for two years sonwe are used to some local food, atmosphere and service. This restaurant was by far the worst in terms of service (waiters were telling us we could not order the famous lamb soup), the food took forever to arrive so we were constantly eating one dish and when it was finished the next... More

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Muscat, Oman
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Tucked away among a myriad of shops with all kinds of products and services is this gem of a place. If you love lamb and if you can take the relatively crowded and apparently unhygienic looking set up, you cannot miss this place. You are given a large bowl and a few buns. You tear them up to the size... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Heard so much about this place before even getting on the plane to China! So upon visiting Xi'an, I knew to go there should I get to the Bell Tower. Upon getting off the bus, I could see the sign. The actual entrance, however, is in a little hallway to the right. I went immediately to the third floor. The... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is indeed one of the better Lamb or Beef local soup with the bread, very near Bell Tower and a choice of canteen style or restaurant style service ( First floor or third floor for the latter). This restaurant serves other dishes as well and is reasonably comfortable as compared to those at the muslim quarter. My advice is... More

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Belleville, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Yangrou Paomo is a lamb soup on top of bread. It is Xi’an famous local dish. We went to Tong Sheng Xiang as soon we walked into Muslim Quarter. I noticed many photos on the wall with the restaurant owner and famous TV personalities and entertainers. We wanted to have Yangrou Paomo with the option of shredding bread ourselves. We... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Being in the midst of a culinary tour of China, we tried to do as much research as we could to find the best restaurant in Xi'An to experience the most celebrated local dish, yangrou paomo (mutton meat with pancake, or as I would call it, noodle soup with mutton). I have no doubt that Tong Sheng Xiang, next to... More

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