6 Xi'an Restaurant Recommendations

6 Xi'an Restaurant Recommendations

Xi'an‘s delicacies and time-honored restaurants stand with the ancient city in history. They are all part of the legacy.

1. Chang'an Greasy Spoon Restaurant

In Chang'an (the former name of Xi'an, used during the Tang Dynasty) Greasy Spoon, while the authentic local cuisine is being served, peddlers can be heard from time to time. But it can also be quite tranquil in the place where tea is served in a bronze tea pot. This themed restaurant boasts the very essence of Xi'an. All meals served are in small dishes. You can enjoy many dishes without getting over stuffed.

Average price per person: RMB 70
Business hours: 11:00-21:30
Address: 4F, Incity, No. 33, Weiyang Road, Weiyang District, Xi’an

2. Sun House

Sun House was founded in 1898, more than 100 years ago. Visitors from all over the world enjoy the pita bread soaked in lamb (yangrou paomo) or beef soup, and all the other halal dishes and ethnic groups' foods. The pita bread soaked in lamb or beef soup, roast mutton ribs, and fish with carved chrysanthemum shape, etc. have all been rated as the premium dishes of Xi'an.

Average price per person: RMB 45
Business hours: 9:00-21:00
Address: 5F, northwest of the crossing of the Duanlv Gate, Dongdajie Avenue, Xi'an.

3. Xi'an Restaurant

Built in 1929, Xi'an Restaurant is famous for its “complete Shaanxi flavor” and has entertained heads of state and government. Xi'an Restaurant's signature gourd chicken (hulu ji) is the most renowned. Guests also favor the oil splashed (youpo) noodles. Its delicious and spicy taste is very inviting. In addition to Shaanxi's traditional dishes, Xi'an Restaurant keeps creating new dishes to meet the needs of different diners.

Average price per person: RMB 96
Business hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30-14:00, 16:30-21:00 Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-21:00
Address: No. 110, Nandajie Avenue, Bell Tower Hotel Xi'an

4. De Fa Chang

When asked about the top jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) restaurants in Xi'an, local people will reply De Fa Chang. Both citizens and visitors learn a lot more about jiaozi from the dinner there. De Fa Chang, founded in 1936, is renowned for its dumpling feasts. The shape and the flavor of each dumpling is unique in the feast. At present, the restaurant offers over 200 kinds of dumpling in more than ten feast combinations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the dumpling feasts.

Average price per person: RMB 61
Business hours: 11:00-14:00 17:00 -21:00
Address: Bell Tower Branch: 1F, Bell Drum Tower Plaza
Small Wild Goose Pagoda Branch: No. 74, Youyixi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an

5. Chun Fa Sheng

People come here to enjoy the top pita bread soaked in guts soup. Chun Fa Sheng is a local time-honored restaurant. It has been listed in the Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage List since 2009 and is an important window for presenting and receiving foreign guests at both the Shaanxi provincial level and Xi’an municipal level. The cooking methods such as oil splash, stir-fry and scalding bring new flavor and taste to the dish.

Average price per person: RMB 46
Business hours: 8:30 - 21:30
Address: No. 20, Nanyuanmen Street, Beilin District, Xi'an

6. Huang House from Sanyuan

Huang House from Sanyuan County (governed by Xianyang City, which used to be part of Xi'an City): Huang House was set up in Sanyuan County during the late Qing Dynasty and is a restaurant that is operated by three generations. Many of its dishes that date back to a century ago are now on the proposed list of local intangible heritage list. It has a branch in down town Xi'an.

Average price per person: RMB 63
Business hours: 10:00-21:00
Address: 2B, Yongningmen Lane Gourmet Food City, Beilin District, Xi'an

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