Lost Plate Xian Food Tours
Lost Plate Xian Food Tours
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City Tours • Cultural Tours • Night Tours • Private Tours • Food Tours
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Our private and small group Food Tours will show you the best local dishes and flavors that Xian has to offer. Your Private tuk-tuk driver and English speaking guide will introduce you to Xian cuisine and culture by eating where the locals eat. Includes unlimited food and beverages (including beer).
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

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Nikolina K
Charleston, SC8 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Lost plate tours are great opportunities to taste some delicious and unique dishes that as foreigners we would never find on our own and also to get a glimpse of real people’s lives. Our guide led us through the bustling alleys of the Muslim quarter from one family-run restaurant to another. We watched noodles being made, sat on a stoop as the proprietor grilled us some beef skewers, devoured beef dumplings and savoured trice-cooked chicken, all in homey and pleasant settings. Our guide Michelle was very engaging and gave us a sense of what life was like in Xi’an both before and after COVID. We enjoyed our tour a great deal.
Written November 12, 2020
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Hi nikolina, Thank you for joining us in Xian! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Michelle, the noodles are so good right?! It was a pleasure eating with you and thanks again for your review.
Written May 26, 2021
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Nancy R
38 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Wonderful experience. We traveled through the alley ways of old Xi'an sampling the vast array of local cuisines. Watched a restaurant make biang niang noodles banging the dough making the sound "Biang Biang!"

Learned the history of Xi'an as the terminus of the Silk Road and the influence of the spices on the cuisine.

The guides are super knowledgeable and friendly.

Good for the adventurous eater (me) and the picky eater (teenage daughter).

Hands down the best experience we had in Xi'an.

Authentic, educational, fun, cultural,delicious!
Written February 7, 2020
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Hi Nancy, wow, thanks so much for all of your kind words! Those noodles are soo cool, right?! It was our pleasure to host you and your family, we only hope we get the chance to eat with you again somewhere else.
Written October 23, 2020
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lmdo
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
This tour was such a pleasant surprise, as my first ever food tour. Rosemary our guide was great-she was funny, personable and informative. We visited four food stops and a local bar/microbrewery at the end. The food at each of the stops was excellent and included what I was after (biang biang noodles) too. There was no one highlight, food wise, because everything we had was great. Solid group of fellow participants too!
Written September 28, 2018
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Hello LinhDo, Thank you for your amazing review! We are so honored to be your first food tour and we hope we are not your last. : ) We are very glad to know that you had a great time with Rosemary. We are proud of her. She is a Xian local who knows everything in the Muslim Quarter. It was wonderful to try such a wide range of authentic local food in one evening isn't it? We hope you will enjoy more wonderful food tours in the future. We will be very happy to host you again in our other cities. We are not only in Xian, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai but also in Portland, the USA and Phnom Penh, Cambodia!
Written October 5, 2018
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Athycay
Rockwall, TX24 contributions
We had much trouble finding meeting spot. Actual address in English may have helped.
But, soon after meeting with Rosemary and starting the tour that was all behind us. Rosemary is fun and awesome. Put everyone immediately at ease. Then there was the food! Each stop was wonderful. I could not even begin to pick a favorite. Hand pulled noodles! BBQ beef skewers with bread prepared before us as we sat on a bench in the street! Soup dumplings! Egg drop soup! Many? Treasures soup! Then there was that awesome smashed chicken! Fried bread and carrots! Ended relaxing at a brewery.
Just lovely. Would take it again tonight if I could. Rosemary explained culture and history in a fascinating and meaningful way. Her passion left me wanting to learn and understand more. Pace yourself. There’s a lot of delicious food so pace yourself so you can enjoy every bite. Rosemary was gracious enough to Help us get taxi back to hotel.
Fabulous!
Written June 1, 2018
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GAP-PDX
Oregon47 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Our group of 6 had the best time, and tasted wonderful food. Rosemary was so good, she was entertaining, and on top of her game; I assume similar to herding cats! While we all would like to stop and linger, there were many places to go and much food to be eaten. And she moved us along without feeling rushed

We stopped at places we would normally just walk by they don't cater to tourist...no English menus. So what a treat to try these local dishes. My favorite was soup dumplings!!!

I definitely will try there other locations.
Written September 19, 2018
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Heey, It is great to know that you liked the dumplings on our tour. Those are my favorite too! Our Xian tour highlights the Muslim food and culture! It is what is unique to Xian because of the history of Silk Road started in Tang Dynasty! Our team has put great effort in avoiding the touristy places. There is no better way than eating with our local Xian folks shoulder-to-shoulder, eh? We will be more than happy to eat with you again and we wish you always a good appetite!
Written October 5, 2018
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jane-tuck
Palairos, Greece8 contributions
Rosemary was an excellent guide with very good English and a great hostess. The locations very varied and enabled us to try local foods and restaurants we otherwise wouldn’t have experienced. We were not sure what to expect but had a very good evening. Thanks you Rosemary.
Written July 23, 2018
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alan t
Adelaide, Australia88 contributions
Aug 2019
I booked this tour on a recent solo trip to Xian. It was a great way to enjoy the local cuisine and meet some fellow travellers. OUr guide was knowledgeable and his sense of humour made the tour even more enjoyable.
Written September 3, 2019
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Hi Alan, thanks for your review and we're so happy to hear you had a great time! It was a pleasure spending the evening with you guys. :-) We definitely visit places that only locals, which means no fancy tourist restaurants for us. I'm so glad you enjoyed the food and hope you had a great time in China!
Written September 30, 2019
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Gramhy
Toulouse, France17 contributions
Aug 2019
We enjoyed our evening food and beer tour with our guide Harry, it was a funny and amazing experience. With our own Tuk Tuk driver, we went through the alleys of Xian to discover great local food! We tasted local specialties, very excellent! Thanks again to our expert guide Harry !
Written August 23, 2019
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Bonjour, Gramhy! It was so nice to meet you, thank you for such a great review! I'm so glad you a great time cruising around to 4 stops for food with Harry in Xi'an. We're here because of customers like you and reviews like this, so thanks again hopefully we'll see you again! Merci beaucoup!
Written September 30, 2019
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Eef W
Utrecht, The Netherlands108 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Now, in 2019, #1 on the foodies activities list with Tripadvisor, and already in 2015 my #1 when I visited Xi’an. Only ...... then much cheaper! Probably the result of getting more tourist attention.....😢. Still well worth it because it’s the most authentic way to make acqaintaince with the best Chinese food in their own surroundings. I, a female 60+ solo traveller would not have gone into these quarters by night without this guidance of the tutuk + guide. Not because it was unsafe without her or anything like that but you go into the miriad of small streets and aleys where it’s very difficult not to get lost! And the best of course: the food!!! Putthis on your Must Do List!
Written June 28, 2019
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John L
129 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Do yourself a favour and take this tour if you’re in Xi’an. It’s a great night out of fabulous food, and lots of fun. Biang biang noodles, gourd chicken, dumplings, spice, flavour and variety. You wander through the Muslim area of Xi’an in tuk tuks, zipping through the streets from restaurant to restaurant, and it’s a really fun night out. Plenty to eat, and you end up in a brewery (which compensates for the booze-less-ness of the Muslim quarter).
Written April 11, 2019
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Hey John, your sweet words mean a lot to us! Our tour is beyond just good food, we get you off-the-beaten path to where the locals really go to, to witness the real authentic buzz. It was definitely a bonus to be able to hit off with the other tour participants who joined for the love for food and we are very happy that you had an exceptional evening. We can't wait to eat with you again soon!
Written April 26, 2019
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