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“Nothing special”

XinJiang AFan Ti FanGuan
Ranked #243 of 1,518 Restaurants in Xiamen
Cuisines: Xinjiang
Description: Afanti is owned and run by a family from Xinjiang, a province in the far north west of China. The culture is more Middle Eastern and therefore so is their food! Lots of lamb, spices, and breads.
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Description: Afanti is owned and run by a family from Xinjiang, a province in the far north west of China. The culture is more Middle Eastern and therefore so is their food! Lots of lamb, spices, and breads.
Reviewed March 10, 2012

This is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with pretty good Uighur food. There are dozens of these in Xiamen, so I don't understand the hype for this place. I took a cab to the Afanti from across town and was very disappointed. I don't mind the cheap furniture and filthy bathroom - that's 90% of Chinese restaurants - but the food was just OK, which is not what I was expecting based on the other reviews.

Thank David W
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Walked all the way to this place from the Wyndham based on these reviews and couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Great little place with rustic charm in the decor and some serious skills in the kitchen. One waiter spoke a little English, but our bad Chinese was good enough to get the "dishes of the house". We got the mutton-on-flatbread, the eggplant/broccoli combo, and some spicy chicken in tomato that was unbelievably tender and flavorful. Not exactly cheap at about $20 but well worth it. Recommended.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I relied totally on tripadviser advice on getting to look for this small place. It was worth it. PLace was filled with Uighurs, all but us, and local language was only spoken. Chinese is of course ok, but Englsih not so. They do have good picks of everything they have so no prob.
To complete the 'localisation', you can choose from 2 versions of JinJiang (I quess..) beer made in Urmuqi.
For the dessert, get left from the door and in 50 m you come to foot massage place. 20 kuai and the best foot massage I have had (I have had very, extremely many..). It was a family joint and to see all workers dissappear for dinner and letting full house of clients watch Chinese drama on the screen was a free bonus.

Thank DoubleX
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

What something different from your standard Chinese fare, Xinjiang food will definitely do the trick, especially for their Lamb dishes. Relatively simple decorations but very good hearty Muslim dishes and very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I love the food at this place. It`s a mix between Chinese and Arab, very nice

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Thank The D
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