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Xian Restaurant (East Street)

Beilin District Dongdajie 298, Xi'an, China
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Ranked #9 of 1,594 restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: NorthWestern Chinese
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80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The dining hall is huge & simple. Place was packed & noisy. The menu was in Chinese but fortunately had pictures to help us decide. Every dish we had was tasty & delicious. the lamb rack, salt pepper chicken & small fried fish was perfectly cooked, it was tender & so well marinated.. Stir fried veg was ok. The bun... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Not touristy, this is what makes the restaurant so good. Great food, many options. Menu only in Chinese but we were surprised to find some of the waitresses speak English and understand what you want easier than the ones in many of the restaurants in Beijing. Easy to find.

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
356 reviews 356 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Picture menu with chinese only. If you dont have anyone in your group that speaks chinese, just go with whatever looks good, everything we've tried here has been tasty. If you can't decide, tell your waitress what you like and ask for recommendations. We do this all over the place, and results are generally good. A bit more pricey that... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We decided to give this restaurant a try as it was close to our hostel and had such good reviews. It's on the 2nd floor of Xian Hotel. The place was packed with locals & we had to wait for a table for 4. They had a picture menu but NO english & NO english speaking staff. So we took... More

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Hong Kong, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had dinner in the East Street one as well as the Fenghao East Road one. The cuisine menu and food quality are basically the same, hence I mixed the 2 dinners in this review. First talk about the East Street. The restaurant is decorated and atmosphered in typical Chinese style of upper class, bright and clean. Out of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Xi'an. We speak no Chinese and were the only Westerners in the room. It appeared to be mainly populated by locals on their way home from work, judging by the abundance of business attire and briefcases. There is a picture menu and, fortunately, there was a manager on duty with a working knowledge of... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We, including the kids, very much liked the food at this restaurant especially the gourd shaped chicken (slow roasted chicken in spices which was deliciious), the shaanxi fried dumplings, and all the other dishes we ate. Highly recommend and we would go back again when we go back to Xian. Menu has pictures in it. No English.

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Tianjin, China
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

It is the second time I eat there in the last 3 years and it is still a popular and very tasty restaurant. Menu only in Chinese - with pictures.

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