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First Noodle Under The Sun

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Hanguang Road (South Section), Yanta,, Xi'an, China
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sac. ca
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Lots of choices for noodles and soups on English menu although that wasn't as helpful as it sounds. Good sized portions. Really enjoyed the food. I had fried noodles and a spicy dumpling soup. Came back again the next night. Great value. Had no problems being seated at 7:30 pm on a Monday although it looked crowded other times I... More 

Thank ualu2
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The menu offered quite varied with good taste. The famous one is wide, thin and soft noodles, served with 2 choices of soup, seafood flavor and spicy taste. Prices are quite reasonable. The waiter was very friendly and helpful.

Thank 998mirah
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The service here is quite good for the area, and there's quite a selection of noodles to fit every taste. Unfortunately, since the place was so crowded and chaotic (if that's an excuse) the server brought the wrong bowl of noodles to our table... And how was I to know the difference? We started dating it until we were told... More 

Thank Kayo T
Beijing, China
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Summary: great family + budget friendly noodle restaurant chain in Xi'An. We visited Xi'An with full intention of trying out as many noodle dishes as possible. For better or worse, we got in late on our first night, and our enthusiasm for leaving the hotel suffered a bit once we finally checked in. We asked for suggestions of a good... More 

Thank TravelingChens
Shanghai Region, China
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326 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I dined in this restaurant on my way to the Wild Goose Pagoda. There was a qeueu at dinner time but since I was alone it was easy to spot a seat. Although the staff don't speak English, they were friendly and accomodating. The photos on the menu were big help. I had biangbiang mian which was very tasty and... More 

Thank wandering_dive_geek
London, United Kingdom
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409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The noodles aren't as good as said. Food were mostly tasteless... Only one bowl out of 5-6 is good. I doubt its handmade really... It looks too thick like made in bulk for commercial use... Also the tofu and pumpkin dessert are mostly all bought from supermarket as I've been to the local markets and I've seen those items before... More 

Thank Yvonne Y
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59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. It was one of the cheapest meals we had in China and it was excellent. We had a very nice waitress who spoke a little English and she was helping us in every way she could. Very well located also if you want to visit the water show in the evening. It was very... More 

Thank LINDA081
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

First time there and was served by a very helpful & friendly waitress. I think her name is He Hwa. She is also smiling & jovial. She recommended some dishes & wine. The noodle & mutton was very good.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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693 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Right next to the Pagoda is the FNUTS. Write ups can be found in the Rough Guide - other guide books are available. The place was busy with locals always a good sign. We went upstairs and for a £5 each including beer we filled our boots with all sorts of noodles including the long one that I can't pronounce.... More 

Thank MStJB
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The restaurant was packed but our group of 12 were given a table very quickly. Came across this this restaurant while waiting to see the pagoda fountain show. The food was excellent, very tasty and lots on the menu. The menu had pictures, this helped as we were not able to read Chinese. Service was fast and efficient. We enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hanguang Road (South Section), Yanta,, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: 029-87286088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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