Xi'an Famous Foods

Xi'an Famous Foods

Chinese Restaurant
81 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave), New York, NY 10003, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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    Alia p.
    "You really can't go wrong with cold skin noodles or cumin lamb."(46 Tips)
    "However, you should also try the Spicy & tingly lamb Face salad."(6 Tips)
    Talisa C.
    "Pork burger and hand pulled lamb noodles are a must."(9 Tips)
    Julia B.
    "Try the spicy lamb noodles for an inexpensive and delicious meal"(7 Tips)
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  • cumin lamb
  • spicy food
  • noodles
  • vegetarian food
  • dumplings
  • oxtail
  • authentic
  • tea
  • soup
  • pork
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • Chinese food
  • trendy
  • hole in the wall
  • stew
  • great value
  • good service
  • good for a late night
  • comfort food
  • leo k.

    Great flat noodles. prices are extremely cheap

    leo kyiv · 1 day ago
  • Santi A.

    Get the spicy cumin lamb noodles!

    Santi Amaya · 2 days ago
  • Kate

    Seating can be hard to grab, but the food is worth it!

    Kate · 1 week ago
  • Liza

    Overrated. Cumin lamb burger was okay - bun was oversized and dry. Too much noodles and not enough meat

    Liza · 1 week ago
  • Mark M.

    Liang Pi cold skin noodles are a spicy version of heaven.

    Mark Munro · 2 weeks ago
  • Sean N.

    Amazing lamb burger and dumplings

    Sean Nickley · May 26
  • Ina L.

    Most authentic Chinese street food in east village! It's a must!

    Ina Li · May 18
  • Kathryn P.

    Everything is delicious, but spicier than you expect!

  • aisha b.

    The burgers are to DIE for!

    aisha baiocchi · May 15
  • Gina L.

    Pro-tip. Stuff tiger vegetable salad INSIDE pork bun. Yes.

    Gina Limon · May 14
  • Ryan

    A1, son. Extra spicy 💥

    Ryan · May 5
  • aisha b.

    The food is good and cheap, not too fancy but nice

  • Tom J.

    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

    Tom Joseph · April 29
  • Nick A.

    Everything is good. Step outside the box and order something new.

    Nick Andlinger · March 23
  • Erina Y.

    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.

    Erina Yoshida · March 20
  • Rob M.

    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

    Rob Martinez · March 16
  • Serious Eats

    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.

    Serious Eats · February 11
  • Honghui Y.

    Good and cheap noodles abound at this tiny sliver of a restaurant. The lamb and beef noodles in soup are the best.

    Honghui Yu · January 28
  • Sam H.

    So good, your Chinese food fix for cheap when you're in the east village

    Sam H · January 18
  • Michael D.

    Spicy Hot Oil Seared Hand-Ripped Noodles: $5.50 / Liang Pi Cold Skin Noodles: $4.50

    Michael De La Rosa · January 13
  • Lee B.

    Tingly noodles are amazing. Eat them quickly as they congeal in about 15 minutes.

    Lee Byron · January 10
  • Dan E.

    Chang-an Spicy Tofu

    Dan Echlin · January 1
  • Jeff S.

    "Extra spicy" here just means extra chili oil. Wish they'd just load on the chilis by themselves.

    Jeff Savage · December 26, 2014
  • David R.

    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).

    David Riordan · December 25, 2014
  • ZZubin

    Lang pi noodles are definitely interesting but unconventional. for those looking for something more prototypical done very well try the lamb burger

    ZZubin · December 16, 2014
  • Alice

    Spicy cumin lamb noodles with the soy milk!

    Alice · December 14, 2014
  • Paloma O.

    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

    Paloma Ortiz · December 9, 2014
  • Trudy L.

    Noodles were slurptastic! Great after a workout, but there was limited seating and tables needed a wipe down.

    Trudy L · December 3, 2014
  • Armine K.

    Ns2!! Spicy delicious soup and noodles. Small place but soooo good. Be prepared to take it home.

    Armine Kalan · November 25, 2014
  • Jessica

    Spicy cumin lamb pulled noodles are great! They just opened yet another outpost on e 78th I think. Try the Chinese soda!

    Jessica · November 24, 2014
  • Giovanni D.

    Try the oxtail soup. The meat is so tender and delicious. Also, the spicy cumin dishes are outstanding.

    Giovanni D'Palma · November 22, 2014
  • Lizzy S.

    Amazing. Go. Get the cumin lamb noodles and the cold skin noodles.

    Lizzy Saxe · November 18, 2014
  • Allison Y.

    Order anything with lamb in it!

    Allison Yu · November 16, 2014
  • Dan T.

    NS4, Spicy

    Dan Torres · November 16, 2014
  • Paul K.

    Noodles, cumin lamb noodles, lamb burger, lamb face salad, lamb dumplings

    Paul Kernfeld · November 8, 2014
  • Asia

    I loved the concubine noodles (and not just because of its name). In fact I liked this place so much I came back the next day because I wanted to see if it tasted as good as I remembered. It did

    Asia · October 26, 2014
  • Courtney R.

    Hot delicious homemade Chinese noodles.

    Courtney Rizzo · October 19, 2014
  • Elias W.

    Cheap and delicious. Cumin lamb burger of course. But don't miss out on the oxtail - in any dish.

    Elias Wehbe · October 13, 2014
  • Michelle

    Rapid service - the lamb cumin dry noodles is divine.

    Michelle · October 9, 2014
  • Viv

    The noodles are bloody amazing!

    Viv · September 20, 2014
  • Anastasia E.

    Super cheap and sooo tasty!

    Anastasia Enot · September 14, 2014
  • Michelle T.

    Anthony Bourdain loves the spicy lamb cumin noodle, which packs serious heat. I like the spicy & sour spinach dumpling!

    Michelle Tam · September 11, 2014
  • Thomas M.

    $3.50 for a cumin lamb burger

    Thomas Mo · September 5, 2014
  • Julia B.

    Try the spicy lamb noodles for an inexpensive and delicious meal

    Julia Benedict · September 4, 2014
  • Kira F.

    Underrated item: dumpling soup. Ask nicely and they will do half lamb half veg!

    Kira Fisher · September 2, 2014
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    Check out Xian Famous Food as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 29, 2014
  • Aditya B.

    Getting take out is the one of the worst things you can do. The noodles really get lumpy, in just 15 mins. Take their advice and eat in.

    Aditya Basu · August 28, 2014
  • Alan Y.

    The liang pi noodles are excellent on a hot day.

    Alan You · August 26, 2014
  • Ryan A.

    The noodles are like none other. I think the sandwiches are overrated but was pleasantly surprised by the dumplings.

    Ryan Ambs · August 22, 2014
  • Thomas Z.

    The cumin lamb noodles are fantastic and filling. Warning that the teas are a little sweeter than you'd expect.

    Thomas Zimmerman · August 21, 2014

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