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“Below average food, average show” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tang GeWu He JiaoZi Yan

Tang GeWu He JiaoZi Yan
Ranked #18 of 1,660 Restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This is a dance and music show in which a dumpling dinner is also included.
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Below average food, average show”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

There is a reason you will not find any Chinese customers here, it's an authentic tourist trap. It feels you are getting machine-stuffed with bad dumplings. After the small complimentary drink, you can only order whole bottles. Some of the dancers do their best, but the show as a whole isn't that great either. If you have a bit of bad luck, you will be caught behind a bunch of tourists holding their camera's and pad's up to film/photograph the whole thing... Skip this.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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Shanghai, China
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is an unfortunate example of how Chinese culture is shamefully manipulated for the purposes of making money out of tourists. The food is average to say the least; the performance is tacky and the overall atmosphere feels as though all of the foreigners have been rounded up and force-fed tasteless dumplings and equally tasteless 'culture'.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Show was good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent more than we wanted to for the show and dinner. It's defiantly a tourist spot. The food was nothing special and lacked flavor. If you have never seen a traditional show in Asia it's worth it. If you have I would pass on this show unless you can get discount tickets. It's basically a dinner theater.

Visited April 2013
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Poor, really poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We have seen many of these shows in China and in many different provinces and we all had to say that this one was the worst we have seen. If you are on a short holiday then maybe stop by but if you have seen some shows in Beijing or Chengdu for example then give this a miss!

Visited May 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“If your schedule is tight just skip this one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We went to this place just for the Tang Dynasty Performance Show and we bought the ticket without dumpling dinner because we believed that we can try dumplings some where with better quality.

The performance show is not that impressed to our group for the price we pay for. Only two from totally 10 shows that we feel are interesting. Others are quite simple and some show looks like magic show. Compare to other shows we have seen in China (Lijiang, Guilin, Chengdu and Shenzhen) this is not the best show.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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