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“Another tourist trap” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Laosunjia Restaurant (Dong Main Street)

Laosunjia Restaurant (Dong Main Street)
5/F, Yiya BOX Shishang Shopping Mall, Duanlvmen, Dong Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an, China
029-87214438
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Ranked #212 of 1,596 Restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Chinese
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Xi'an, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Another tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Although it used to be the most famed Paomo restaurant in the city, It caters mainly to tourists both domestic and abroad now. Local people seldom dine at this because it's generally overpriced compared with its less famed peers.

Visited September 2011
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A little different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

It was difficult to find this restaurant as it is on the 3rd floor and we had to ask for it several times. But once we found it we were quite happy. The food was interesting. They serve a special goat soup which was quite tasty once you added the cilantro and hot sauce. They had many other dishes which we did not try as the soup was quite filling. Must have been a good place as it was quite busy and we had to share a table.

Visited May 2012
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Beijing, China
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31 restaurant reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A place to try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

There is plenty of choice of snacks in the muslim area of Xi'an but this one you should try it and it's one of the best. The volume makes that the recipe has been practice for thousand of times and the taste is excellent. Not for tourist as you will see many locals there as well. You better like the lamb meat, otherwise it could be difficult for you. It's a thing to try once you are in Xi'an.

Visited February 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A must for specialty hunting in Xi'an”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Basically this place is one of the two most famous (the other being Tongshengxiang) Paomo places in Xi'an, which you won't find the same taste in somewhere else (even the taste varies from different locations, although they are under the same brand). The flavor might not accommodate everyone, but for those who are seeking for unique dining experience this place is ideal.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Novelty value but food is acquired taste”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

One of the many restaurants we visited on a 10 day trip through XIAN. The restaurant is an old famous name in the Muslim zone so everyone can help you to find it. The decor is OK but not plush and the whole place has a tourism theme to it. We are in a group of 22 so were given a room with quite good service.

As you can see in my photo, the food comes in quite fast on the table. The taste is both sweet and savory all mixed up. The famous broth or soup-dumpling is made from a cake which you tear into little pieces. The staff then pour soup over it but it is an acquired taste so expect some getting use to. Overall, it is an average meal with not much to praise, other than the fun to play with tearing up dumpling cake.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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