Xi'an Famous Foods

Xi'an Famous Foods

(Now Closed)
88 E Broadway (at Forsyth St.), New York, NY 10002, United States
$ $ $ $

www.xianfoods.com Please refer to our website for other locations, or the closest location is 67 Bayard Street in Chinatown.

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    The best cheap dining option after a day of LES art-hunting. Once you have the savory cumin lamb hand-pulled noodles, spiked with hot chili oil, you will never want to eat anything else ever again.

    BLOUIN ARTINFO · June 4, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    Xi'an's excellent hand-pulled noodles topped with cumin-spiced lamb is one of the best ways to spend $5 in New York.

    Serious Eats · April 23, 2013
  • Village Voice

    Village Voice is excited to have Xi'an Famous Foods at the 2012 Choice Eats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ

    Village Voice · February 22, 2012
  • Douglas L.

    savory cumin lamb noodles, do it.

    Douglas Lin · May 26, 2010
  • Kyle Cameron S.

    cumin lamb, so good

    Kyle Cameron Studstill · May 15, 2011
  • Tim V.

    It's on the N side of the building called 88 E Broadway, fronting Forsyth. Get a D1. If they're busy you'll be waiting a while, but totally worth it. Amuse yourself looking at the pics of Bourdain.

    Tim Vetter · February 15, 2010
  • Matthew R.

    On our very first visit, the best Chinese food I have ever had. And cheap!

    Matthew Rechs · February 9, 2010
  • Athena C.

    Get the cumin lamb with hand pulled noodles and their special a1.

    Athena Chang · January 11, 2010
  • Real Cheap Eats

    Try Spicy Hot Oil Seared Hand-Ripped Noodles. "A hefty plate of hand-torn carbs stir-fried in red-hot chili oil, scallions, cumin and spices until every inch is coated in a thin film of liquid heat." Read more

    Real Cheap Eats · June 17, 2012
  • Northern Spy Food Co

    Lamb face salad will kind of blow your mind if you can get all the way through it, eyeballs included.

    Northern Spy Food Co · November 24, 2011
  • AriZona Iced Tea

    Get the D1 and B2 with an AriZona Green Tea. It's the best combo with those mouth-watering noodles

    AriZona Iced Tea · January 20, 2011
  • Subha M.

    Order the hot chili oil noodles. SO GOOD. Perfect for a blustery winter day.

    Subha M · February 1, 2010
  • Jeremy F.

    Liang Pi noodles, tiger salad, dumplings

    Jeremy Fisher · September 4, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    For wonderfully fresh, spicy tofu, try the Chang-an Spicy Tofu. It's awash in chili oil, soy sauce, and spices.

    Serious Eats · April 23, 2013
  • Jenny K.

    Looks closed :(

    Jenny Kessler · December 27, 2012
  • Raja L.

    For $2.50 or 3, you can get yourself a pork or lamb "burger." Spicy Cumin Lamb all the way

    Raja LastName · November 16, 2012
  • Michael 🍷 E.

    Get the spicy cumin lamb noodles or the lamb pancake!

    Michael 🍷 Elmgreen · October 4, 2012
  • TracyJ

    amazing spicy lamb noodles

    TracyJ · August 12, 2012
  • Sophia S.

    Spicy cumin lamb noodles. So good.

    Sophia Shum · June 2, 2012
  • Tully D.

    I'm a pussy when it comes to spice, so I stick with the N4. So damn good.

    Tully Danger · May 19, 2012
  • Raja L.

    Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles is the hot item. Get the Lamb Burger if you're in the mood for something smaller but just as intense.

    Raja LastName · February 5, 2012
  • Andrea D.

    F1-spicy tofu extra spicy is bombs

    Andrea Dulko · January 29, 2012
  • Rong N.

    Cash only! Lil hole in wall out in Chinatown. Everything is cooked right in front of you. No room to eat. Got the N1 & N2. Flavorful, spicy ingredients: noodles, scallions, cabbage, celery spicy oil!

    Rong Nguyen · January 26, 2012
  • Michael S.

    Featured on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer

    Michael Stack · January 5, 2012
  • Michael S.

    It really is just a hole in the wall but the food is amazingly good.

    Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein · December 25, 2011
  • John C.

    Really good one, I lived in Xi'an for 7 years, and their food taste exactly the same as what I ate in Xi'an.

    John Chen · December 10, 2011
  • S B.

    Don't eat here.

    S Bukowski · November 29, 2011
  • Seth H.

    Spicy Hot Oil is exactly that. It will slowly burn.

    Seth Hillinger · November 17, 2011
  • joanne

    cumin lamb burger and fresh chrysanthemum tea, please.

    joanne · October 15, 2011
  • Lucy P.

    The A1 cold skin noodles are phenom

    Lucy Pollack · September 1, 2011
  • Urban Oyster

    While you're waiting for your cumin lamb burger ($3 - take that, Shake Shack!), watch them make hand-pulled noodles behind the counter. Cheapest (and most delicious) show in town!

    Urban Oyster · July 29, 2011
  • Mike B.

    Hoyl cow this place is good. Cumin lamb burger. Just get two, you'll thank me later.

    Mike Byhoff · March 22, 2011
  • Alex L.

    definitely try the lamb face salad.

    Alex Liu · January 6, 2011
  • Joshua W.

    Big fan of the lamb burger! The pork burger isn't bad either. can't beat the price!

    Joshua W · September 25, 2010
  • Taylor

    get the D1 or lamb burger. so delish & so cheap.

    Taylor · September 4, 2010
  • Lisa B.

    Liang pi noodles rock my world

    Lisa Burnett · June 20, 2010
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    Su Lee · May 4, 2010
  • Ping L.

    order any noodle dish and enjoy the freshly made noodle just for you. Read more

    Ping Lin · March 18, 2010
  • Marc M.

    D1, the Cumin Lamb with Hand pulled noodles is to die for!

    Marc Matsumoto · January 8, 2010

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