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Anbang Street, Xi'an, China
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029-87273853
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Considered one of the old time restaurants famous for the dim sum, we were disappointed. The dumplings did not come out the way presented in the samples. Don't let your tour guide talk you into going there. There are better restaurants in the Xi'an, just check TripAdvisor.

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Windermere, Florida
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We came here with their tour guide and sampled many different types of dumplings. It was really fun to try at all and we enjoyed most of it. It's really hard to come here if you are not with a Chinese speaking person. We had a great lunch and tried some new Chinese food. I would recommend the experience to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

With a (small) view of the Bell Tower, it's a pity this restaurant looks more like a fast food canteen to me. We especially went there for dumplings, and ordered a set (32RMB) which contained funny colored dumplings. Without trying dumplings in other places in Xi'an, I think the food was decent and not "horrid" as mentioned in another review.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We read about this place in the lonely planet guide and then read reviews here on tripadvisor and thought we were in for a treat. Lonely Planet said this restaurant has been around for 100 years and I can verify that because that's about how old the dumplings we ordered tasted. We had 3 different kinds and all were terrible.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to another reviewer we found it easily between the drum and bell tower just up the stairs from Starbucks. We ordered from the pictures as there was no English. Under 200¥ for our family of 7. I recommend the fried dumplings that are purchased at a separate counter in the dining room - the kids loved them. All in... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a small group dinner here - they brought many types of dumplings and included a good variety of vegetarian ones. This may not be the best restaurant in town but we all liked it a lot. Service was very good and the food excellent.

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Thank Sandi0615
China
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230 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We tried this place on the recommendation of friends. It's a good value for money dumpling place and you will never be able to finish all the food in front of you. However, it isn't the best dumpling place in the world and the menu is in Chinese so unless you have help, you will have to go with faith.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I came in December when it was relatively empty. It took us two tries to find this restaurant because the map on the tripadvisor app is incorrect. The restaurant is actually located in between the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. First, go down the escalator. Then, just past the Starbucks, go up some stairs and it... More 

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DC
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Xian restaurant is known across China for its dumplings. There are two sites in Xian, we went to the one downtown near the Bell Tower. A little help may be needed for those who don't speak Chinese. At the first floor, you can order a limited set of dumplings a la carte. But you probably want to go upstairs... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

IF you like dumplings, this is the place to go. They are fresh, brought to you steaming hot and the varieties seem endless. It is quite the experience. We had a fixed setting which i think is typical for most tourists. The amount of food was overwhelming. Just when we thought that was it, in came two more plates. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anbang Street, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: 029-87273853

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