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“Good show with Dumpling dinner ” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
No. 165, Wenyi Road,, Xi'an, China
029-88221873
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Ranked #9 of 1,520 Restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a dance and music show in which a dumpling dinner is also included.
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“Good show with Dumpling dinner ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We attended the Tang Dynasty show and dumpling dinner on out recent visit to Xi'an. The dumpling dinner was fine. There were 16 different types of steamed dumplings to try. They are artfully prepared with generous portions. The show seemed to me more geared for the 60+ crowd. My teenage children were bored to tears after 15 minutes and my wife and I could barely keep out eyes open 30 minutes in. It is a 90 minutes show that could have easily been 60 minutes.
Everything is tastefully done, it is more of an folk opera than dinner show and so it was hard to stay engaged even though they explained everything in English.
This is a pass for families with small children.

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Calcutta, India
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“A restaurant Serving a fabulous buffet inside a theatre !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The venue was awesome, a lunch buffet in a theatre where a Tang Dynasty show is performed in the evening. The entrance to the theatre/restaurant was very imposing , with a huge drum in the foyer. The buffet itself was very varied, from beef stew to sushi ! Authentic Chinese dishes were alternated with western andJapanese cuisine. There was a live counter, where home made noodles were being served. Extremely enjoyable meal, both food and ambience wise. I recommend it to anyone visiting Xian.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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“Good show and ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The food was average to good Chinese food with ice cream offered at the end which was a nice touch before the show.
The performances were stylized but good examples of the style on show. It was a good mix of light and humorous and then beautiful dances. Worth a visit if you have time time.

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“This place doesn't deserve much praise.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Food: Rubbery, dry and uninspiring dumplings. Rude service. Very overpriced beers (that you have to beg for).

Performance: well rehearsed, but not suited to a western standard of good entertainment. If you're expecting to be blown away, best avoid. Lots of dancing in cheap (and stained) costumes.

I can't complain too much as his was included on a tour. but this definitely doesn't deserve to be rated as a best restaurant of Xian!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Think Vegas, in China”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

yeap, over the head theatrics, but none the less a well rehearsed and acted opera. It was alright really, but not something I'd personally enjoy. As for the dumpling fest, I wrote a review on that on another page, but in a nutshell, I would give that 0 stars if the website allowed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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