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“Excellent noodles post water show” 4 of 5 stars
Review of First Noodle Under The Sun

First Noodle Under The Sun
Ranked #13 of 1,660 Restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 029-85398299
London, England, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent noodles post water show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent dinner after the water show at the goose pagoda. We ate spinach noodles, belt noodles (must try) and dumplings. Plenty of food, good portion size and very tasty. Dumplings came with nice chilli sauce. Good value for money, efficient service and photo menu. Very helpful in showing westerners how to eat noodles! Only nag is you have to pay for serviettes!

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good value - excellent menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This visit to the Big Goose Pagoda North plaza was an experience. Our helpful waitress spoke English. The portions were huge so we cancelled a dish when we saw the size and we still took some away neatly wrapped. Recommend the sweet and sour pork and the pork filled round flat breads but also the omelet in a wafer thin flat bread. Plenty of Chinese (not sure if locals as this is a tourist spot for the home crowd too!) who seemed to enjoy copious amounts of food and only one other western couple when we were there. I would guess this is a no frills modern take on Chinese food. Very cheap by western standards - brilliant for lunch.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jan_O_Essex
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Surrey, Canada
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278 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“So nice we went back twice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There is more than one location and this review is for the one on Xiaozhai E Road. It was easy to find just east of the Big Goose Pagoda North plaza. It was a little difficult to communicate with the staff because no one spoke English, however the menu has pictures and a brief and literal translation to english, so just point to the picture and you'll be fine. It's usually full of locals but we didn't have to wait for a table. For 160¥ We ordered pork spare ribs, spicy fried shrimp, fried noodles and sautéed garlic vegetables and tea. We went back a second night and a stand out dish for me was the candied sweet potatoes..yummy. Seek this one out if you're looking for fresh, authentic food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank lightningboy
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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487 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 952 helpful votes
“Below-average noodles. ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The time we visited this restaurant, the place was packed, but not a single local was in the place. In just about any place, regardless of which country, the absence of locals is always a bad sign ... in this case, the that proves to be the case too, as the noodles here are bland and fliury, the broth watery, and basically just a generic noodle dish, rather than a noodle dish of any particular style.

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Friendswood, Texas
1 review
“One of the best noodles in Xi'an”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Fare Chinese meal for someone who is not used to Chinese food.
Noodles are appreciated all around the round, the way of making them changes, and Xi'an is applauded for this specialty.
I have to admit, beside street noodles, this place might be one of the best I have ever tested. Very delicate in taste, subtile flavors.

Cosi and interesting decoration.
Service is fast and proficient.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank robertms2014
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