Xi'an Famous Foods

Xi'an Famous Foods

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Leanne Z.
    This place is good life changing.
  • Kristina R.
    Best cheap eats in town.
  • Ryan G.
    Skip the cumin lamb and go for the Mount Qi Pork Noodles.
  • Fran W.
    Fran WuFebruary 28
    Love their hand stretched noodles and Liang pi. I grew up eating this stuff so really appreciate this chain.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NingJanuary 7
    Tastes close enough to my mom's cooking. Not much table space so I wouldn't recommend coming as a group.
  • Y Y.
    Y YDecember 28, 2016
    The shop is small and not comfortable to sit in but boy, those spicy noodles sure is great!
  • Bradley U.
    Bradley UmaneDecember 21, 2016
    Lamb dumplings in soup are dangerously good.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MaliwatDecember 15, 2016
    Lamb Dumplings - Grubstreet's #14 NYC dumpling
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfDecember 15, 2016
    Cumin lamb noodles are the real deal.
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralDecember 11, 2016
    Cumin lamb burger is amazing
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    Can never go wrong with NS4
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 13, 2016
    West china noodle shop. Spicy goodness. also mini kumin lamb burgers are great. Also cheap as dirt.
  • naveen
    naveenOctober 3, 2016
    spicy hand-pulled noodles. the biggest dumplings you've ever eaten.
    Upvoted May 22
  • Omri K.
    Omri KlSeptember 25, 2016
    Cold noodles and vegetable dumplings 😍😍
  • Peter R.
    Peter RSeptember 24, 2016
    Deserves its reputation
  • coco b.
    coco beatsoulSeptember 12, 2016
    Spicy food was too spicy for me! I couldn't eat it. The place is original. Try something simple and you will not regret it;) (toilet not good)
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerAugust 21, 2016
    Affordable and yum but definitely on the greasy side. Also mostly red meat.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 3, 2016
    "The buckwheat noodles at mini Chinese chain Xi'an Famous Foods are spicy and refreshing and laced with cilantro and Sichuan peppercorns." - Chef Sara Jenkins Read more
  • Grace K.
    Grace KwanJuly 31, 2016
    The line can be unpleasant and the interior's austere, but it's famous for a reason. Skip the jajiangmian and get the classics, like the spicy cumin lamb noodles.
  • Drew 5.
    Drew 5July 29, 2016
    Sometimes you just need that authentic flavor
  • Ruogu K.
    Ruogu KangJuly 22, 2016
    log time favorite
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJune 27, 2016
    You can't go wrong with anything that says "cumin lamb." Also love the cucumber salad and zha jiang mian!
  • sabler
    sablerJune 17, 2016
    Take a break from the lamb and give the spicy and tingly beef a try.
  • Phil C.
    Phil CalçadoApril 24, 2016
    Everything is good. Not lots of seating, just in and out.
  • Hank C.
    Hank CoutureApril 8, 2016
    Good cheap eats
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MApril 4, 2016
    Spicy noodles and dumplings are on point - cumin lamb burger was also a trip.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZhaoApril 3, 2016
    Cumin lamb dishes are solid
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyMarch 30, 2016
    Spicy cumin lamb noodles in soup.
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorMarch 17, 2016
    definitely an OG spot, but will leave you feeling ehh afterwards
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMarch 8, 2016
    Hot oil noodles, vegetarian style are the way to go.
  • Juan Héctor A.
    Skip de lamburger and get some cumin lamb spicy noodles is the best dish I have tasted in years. A. Bourdain was behind this tasty treasure.
  • Juan Héctor A.
    Cumin lamb spicy noodles is the best dish I have tasted in years. A. Bourdain was behind this tasty treasure.
  • Jenny Y.
    Jenny YoungFebruary 26, 2016
    Spicy cumin noodles
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaFebruary 26, 2016
    Spicy noodles yum. Spinach dumplings good. Bao burger meh.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentFebruary 26, 2016
    Eat everything! The lamb noodles are especially good.
  • Ashley
    AshleyFebruary 10, 2016
    Hand pulled noodles always
  • Rob S.
    Rob SewardJanuary 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cold skin noodles!
  • lucas c.
    lucas companJanuary 27, 2016
    Good and cheap food, wrapped up by a cool concept
  • Christina S.
    Christina SquitieriJanuary 19, 2016
    The spicy and tingly beef in soup is delicious; very spicy, but the beef is really tender and tastes fantastic. The noodles are also great! (And they can reduce the spice if you want!)
  • Katie H.
    Katie H.January 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    the hand pulled noodles and liangpi are great. if you're worried about the spiciness you can ask for less spicy or sauce on the side
  • Justin G.
    Justin GaudenziJanuary 11, 2016
    Spicy cumin lamb noodles are money, listen to them when they suggest not to take out your first time
  • nicole r.
    nicole rajicJanuary 6, 2016
    Spicy cumin lamb noodles. So spicy, yet so beyond delicious.
  • Desmond F.
    Desmond F.December 23, 2015
    The ox-tail noodle soup (Ns10?) is fucking amazing.
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEIDecember 19, 2015
    Lamb burger is better than pork burger imo. Noodles are good. Dumplings so so.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PadierDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with N1 or B2.
  • Izzy
    IzzyDecember 10, 2015
    Hot oil noodles vegetarian style (N8)
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaDecember 5, 2015
    The spinach dumplings and tofu soup and tiger salad. Done. Greatness. Spicy everything.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaDecember 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I really can't get enough of this place, I'm seriously addicted to the spicy & tingly beef soup and the spicy cumin lamb noodles. Help.
  • Brandon
    BrandonDecember 1, 2015
    Ox tail noodles
  • Ab
    AbNovember 25, 2015
    That spicy cumin goat isn't the easier to eat, but damn if ain't worth the fight.
  • Ivy M.
    Ivy MahsciaoNovember 18, 2015
    Synonymous with comfort food and all things good for the soul. You can close your eyes and play order roulette because all of their savory dishes are amazing, even vegetarian options are outstanding.
  • JP
    JPNovember 18, 2015
    Get the Cumin-Lamb Hand Pulled Noodles.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HowellsNovember 2, 2015
    Lamb cumin noodles are great.
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonOctober 10, 2015
    Amazing spicy cumin lamb noodles!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SmithSeptember 17, 2015
    Try the Liang Pi "cold skin noodles" and spicy and sour spinach dumplings.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattySeptember 17, 2015
    Spicy lamb everything. The best possible combination of unique, authentic, inexpensive, quick, delicious food.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Dumplings take 15 min
  • Konstantin D.
    Konstantin DatzAugust 31, 2015
    Lovely place with loads of great food!
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Zha jiang mian spicy. And the tea!
  • RC
    RCAugust 23, 2015
    I think I'm the only customer that doesn't speak Chinese. That's a very good sign. This place is worth the trip and the wait. Cumin lamb and the dumplings are awesome!
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    They serve up some of the tastiest Chinese food in the city at the best price! Read more
  • Adrien
    AdrienAugust 16, 2015
    First timers can't go wrong with N4/NS4(w/soup). Also they take spice very seriously, go with medium or mild. Last but not least wear a bib or bring a spare t-shirt! Things get messy #slurping
  • Joris B.
    Joris BerthelotAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Careful: very spicy!!
  • Jane K.
    Jane KimJuly 15, 2015
    all the noodles and soups!
  • Maksim A.
    Maksim AlipovJuly 13, 2015
    Good noodle, eat fresh! Around 8$
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJuly 12, 2015
    Cucumber salad in the summer gives you feelings.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GyssJuly 9, 2015
    Spicy cumin lamb burger!!
  • Justin M.
    Justin MyersJuly 8, 2015
    Try the lamb dumplings!
  • Radhika
    RadhikaJuly 7, 2015
    Cold noodles
  • George L.
    George LeeJuly 6, 2015
    Cumin lamb noodles are delicious
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJuly 5, 2015
    Authentic xian food. Best liang pi I've tasted outside of xian
  • leo k.
    leo kyivJune 29, 2015
    Great flat noodles. prices are extremely cheap
  • Santi A.
    Santi AmayaJune 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the spicy cumin lamb noodles!
  • Kate
    KateJune 21, 2015
    Seating can be hard to grab, but the food is worth it!
  • Liza
    LizaJune 20, 2015
    Overrated. Cumin lamb burger was okay - bun was oversized and dry. Too much noodles and not enough meat
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroJune 11, 2015
    Liang Pi cold skin noodles are a spicy version of heaven.
  • Sean N.
    Sean NickleyMay 26, 2015
    Amazing lamb burger and dumplings
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMay 18, 2015
    Most authentic Chinese street food in east village! It's a must!
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsMay 17, 2015
    Everything is delicious, but spicier than you expect!
  • aisha b.
    aisha baiocchiMay 15, 2015
    The burgers are to DIE for!
  • Gina L.
    Gina LimonMay 14, 2015
    Pro-tip. Stuff tiger vegetable salad INSIDE pork bun. Yes.
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 5, 2015
    A1, son. Extra spicy 💥
  • aisha b.
    aisha baiocchiMay 5, 2015
    The food is good and cheap, not too fancy but nice
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephApril 29, 2015
    Prices have gone up since many of the reviews here were posted, but all dishes are still under $10. The N1 (spicy cumin lamb noodles) is tasty and comes in a thick layer of oil
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerMarch 23, 2015
    Everything is good. Step outside the box and order something new.
  • Erina Y.
    Erina YoshidaMarch 20, 2015
    Try the cumin lamb w pulled noodles! My go-to dish for here. I also like their jasmine tea but note that it comes sweet.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MartinezMarch 16, 2015
    Liang pi and pork burger every day for the rest of my life. Queens, brooklyn, Manhattan... I can feel xian closing in and I'm not mad
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 11, 2015
    Best destination for the food of the Chinese city of Xi'an. Try the chewy liang pi noodles or "lamb face" salad, all doused in their alluringly fiery house sauces.
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good and cheap noodles abound at this tiny sliver of a restaurant. The lamb and beef noodles in soup are the best.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HJanuary 18, 2015
    So good, your Chinese food fix for cheap when you're in the east village
  • Michael D.
    Michael De La RosaJanuary 13, 2015
    Spicy Hot Oil Seared Hand-Ripped Noodles: $5.50 / Liang Pi Cold Skin Noodles: $4.50
  • Lee B.
    Lee ByronJanuary 10, 2015
    Tingly noodles are amazing. Eat them quickly as they congeal in about 15 minutes.
  • Dan E.
    Dan EchlinJanuary 1, 2015
    Chang-an Spicy Tofu
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SavageDecember 26, 2014
    "Extra spicy" here just means extra chili oil. Wish they'd just load on the chilis by themselves.
  • David R.
    David RiordanDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Noodles that don't leave you with a craving, but rather a hungering that you will spend the rest of your life seeking again. Can't go wrong with cumin lamb noodles (in or out of soup).
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinDecember 16, 2014
    Lang pi noodles are definitely interesting but unconventional. for those looking for something more prototypical done very well try the lamb burger
  • Alice
    AliceDecember 14, 2014
    Spicy cumin lamb noodles with the soy milk!
  • Paloma O.
    Paloma OrtizDecember 9, 2014
    The dumplings are really good! If you are a vegetarian who loves spicy food, try the dumplings in broth or the veggie noodle soup! Good stuff
  • Trudy L.
    Trudy LDecember 3, 2014
    Noodles were slurptastic! Great after a workout, but there was limited seating and tables needed a wipe down.
  • Armine K.
    Armine KalanNovember 25, 2014
    Ns2!! Spicy delicious soup and noodles. Small place but soooo good. Be prepared to take it home.
  • Hazel H.
    Hazel HernándezDecember 11, 2016
    La hamburguesa de cordero es deliciosa, lo mismo que la sopa de res con cordero. Una grata sorpresa
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