Xi'an Famous Foods

Xi'an Famous Foods

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Flushing, Flushing
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  • The experts at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Sunaina S.
    "You have to try the spicy lamb dumplings."(9 Tips)
    Vinnie N.
    "The cumin lamb noodle dish is amazing."(11 Tips)
    Janet M.
    "liang pi and the spicy cumin lamb burger"(4 Tips)
    WEI W.
    "Recommend lamb skewer, pork bun, squid skewer, beef tripe"(5 Tips)
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  • Ricky H.
    Ricky HuangSeptember 9
    9/6/17- couldn't feel the AC at all, was super hot in the restaurant plus I ordered a spicy dish which made it worse, food is decent, no free water, expected more.
  • Claudia F.
    Sweet and sour spinach dumplings are amazing.
  • Colin M. F.
    Hot tip: Biang! Moved to the East V. This is just a normal Xian now, same great food, just no table service.
  • Monita G.
    Monita GrazzianiNovember 28, 2016
    AmaZing !!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CosaboomAugust 16, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Fave place in Flushing. If you like spicy food and hand pulled noodles this is your place. Lamb noodles, cold skin noodles, vegetable skewers, and lamb pao mo are worth traveling for.
  • Jaim
    JaimMay 30, 2016
    Spicy n Tingly beef noodles (dry), spicy n tingly tofu skin skewers, Liang Pi cold skin noodles (so refreshing, especially for the summer!)
  • David C.
    David CrawfordApril 23, 2016
    Authentic, delicate ( may only be seated and braised rather than baked and stewed), modest, spicy, interesting, no waiters (counter service only). On the site of the old Biang.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RobertsJanuary 3, 2016
    Lamb noodles
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SolorzanoJanuary 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Sad they changed the dining concept of this place. No wait staff now and the ambience changed to fast paced dining instead of warm and intimate :(
  • M L.
    M LNovember 9, 2015
    Very authentic Xi'an food. Try the grilled chicken heart, very special and yummy.. Soft spicy tofu was ok, the tofu could be softer. Overall dining experience was awesome!
  • Teddy L.
    Teddy LuOctober 12, 2015
    Wow. Just wow. Terrific skewered meats...loved the chicken heart and beef stomach. Spicy, flavorful, and perfectly cooked. I'll be back
  • Theresa C.
    Theresa CallahanOctober 6, 2015
    Get the shredded pork noodles
  • Theresa C.
    Theresa CallahanOctober 6, 2015
    Get the shredded pork soup
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PerleSeptember 2, 2015
    First Chinese BBQ skewers
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MoranAugust 16, 2015
    The noodles with oxtails = love at first bite...😍😍 and don't forget the pork buns #myanacondadontwantnoneunlessugotbunshun (Fyi-I normally order it without the broth)
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEIAugust 2, 2015
    Recommend lamb skewer, pork bun, squid skewer, beef tripe
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LamApril 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The pork zha zhiang biang biang noodles are great!
  • Erik H.
    Erik HehrmannApril 11, 2015
    Everything is amazing. Portions are huge so order only half as much as you think you need.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CheskinFebruary 16, 2015
    A fancier option in the Liang Pi empire, this place is super tasty, but more expensive than the rest.
  • John B.
    John BathJanuary 30, 2015
    Lots of food I would have never thought to try, but it's all quite good. Lamb face salad and chicken hearts are probably the best things I've had there. I would stay away from the beef tendons though.
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanJanuary 11, 2015
    You have to try the spicy lamb dumplings. It's so good that you won't stop dumping them... The noodles are great too. Cash only.
  • Tarik H.
    Tarik HartDecember 13, 2014
    Everything we had was great -- especially the noodles. I think our bill was like twenty bucks. Good deal.
  • Emilio
    EmilioDecember 11, 2014
    Fiddle head salad was great. So is the lamb and broth noodles. Perfect for a cold day.
  • Vineet S.
    Vineet ShahOctober 28, 2014
    Biang! extends the Xi'an Famous Foods menu in a classier and more comfortable environment. There is nothing better than a bowl of spicy cumin lamb soup noodles on a cold and rainy day.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HinchliffeOctober 5, 2014
    Great noodles and particularly enjoyable marinade on the spicy cucumber salad.
  • Vikash R.
    Vikash RughaniOctober 2, 2014
    The Spicy Cumin Chicken Skewers are my new favourite barbequed chicken in the city.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Biang as seen on Bizarre Foods America Read more
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyAugust 13, 2014
    I take people here before or after a mets game just to watch their minds explode. Enter a different world, sweat from the spiciness, and try something u never had before. Its all awesome here.
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.
    david ' dj shakez ' thaiAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cumin lamb is so tasty! The noodles and broth are also fill of flavors!
  • David P.
    David PerellAugust 7, 2014
    The noodles are fantastic along with the general ambiance of the place. The good can be a bit spicy though so be careful when ordering.
  • Andy T.
    Andy TaoAugust 7, 2014
    Great place for spicy food
  • Ben R.
    Ben RAugust 6, 2014
    Skewers and lamb dumplings are not to be missed.
  • Jack N.
    Jack NguyenMay 30, 2014
    Cash only but worth every penny!
  • Brenda F.
    Brenda FialaMay 4, 2014
    Tofu appetizer is ethereal
  • Apoorva J.
    Apoorva JApril 20, 2014
    Spicy lamb dumplings, cumin lamb skewers, spicy cumin lamb biang biang noodles-- DE EFFING LICIOUS
  • Gabrielle B.
    Gabrielle Ben-YaishApril 6, 2014
    Lamb biang noodles are fab
  • Nathan Y.
    Nathan YuenMarch 23, 2014
    Dry noodle is the way to go, don't forget the chicken wing!! Top it off with Taiwan beer!!
  • Ken H.
    Ken H.March 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot qi pork belly noodles mega-awesome
  • Krithika R.
    Krithika RosenthalMarch 1, 2014
    Veggie noodles in broth. Yummy. Noodles are hand-pulled and freshly prepared.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CFebruary 12, 2014
    Its fucked up that the restaurant didn't tell you that pouring beer in a pint jug instead of drinking from the bottle costs 50 cents extra.
  • Kevin X.
    Kevin XiaoDecember 29, 2013
    Zhjiangmian noodles were pretty awesome
  • Jo R.
    Jo RausenDecember 22, 2013
    I figured out the slow service: if you're Asian, you don't wait. Make sure to bring an Asian friend!
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PuaDecember 9, 2013
    Getin here once ,,final decision left tips n left ...nuttin special n bad service
  • Alison F.
    Alison FlammDecember 1, 2013
    Stewed Pork Biang-Biang Noodles were delish, but be aware things run on the spicier side - I was going through water pretty quickly with my "mild" noodles.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammDecember 1, 2013
    Delicious hand pulled noodles. Got the Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles "medium" spicy, which was seriously spicy ("hot" might have killed me) and delicious. Try the quail egg appetizer!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyDecember 1, 2013
    Hand-pulled noodles really do just taste way better. Try the Má Là Niú Ròu Biáng Biang Miàn.
  • JoVonn R.
    JoVonn RochesterOctober 3, 2013
    Order biang biang noodles dry for more flavor
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Michelin Travel & LifestyleSeptember 23, 2013
    Highlights on the Xi'an menu are lamb buns, cumin spiced lamb, and fiddlehead salads. – Green Guide Editor
  • Janet M.
    Janet M.September 23, 2013
    Highly recommend the beef tendon skewers, the spicy cumin lamb noodles, liang pi and the spicy cumin lamb burger as well. Great prices and awesome food. Love it here!
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn ChenSeptember 6, 2013
    There is a backyard at this restaurant! It's awesome!
  • Jon C.
    Jon CochranSeptember 2, 2013
    The Spicy Tingly Beef Noodles are amazing!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 26, 2013
    The ultimate place to grab Chinese in Flushing. We're obsessed with the lamb dumplings.
  • Brendan B.
    Brendan BeckerAugust 23, 2013
    Foursquare says that Biang! accepts credit cards. It does not. Cash only!
  • Redner S.
    Redner SalongaJuly 24, 2013
    The Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles are a must try!!!
  • Sherry T.
    Sherry TaiJuly 20, 2013
    If you love lamb and lots of spice along with spiciness, order the spicy cumin lamb noodles! First time trying this restaurant and the noodle did not disappoint! Small downside: extra $1.25 for soup
  • Mark B.
    Mark BirchJuly 8, 2013
    The lamb dumplings have a wonderful spice about them, but do not pass up the flavorful skewers as well.
  • Sara C.
    Sara C.June 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    early lunchtime during the week, before 1 pm, seemed like a good time to go. i was dining solo so less time waiting & eating. i <3 noodles and theirs are good, or in korean, 짱!
  • Jing T.
    Jing TangMay 23, 2013
    Well...this was the worst experience so far. Waited half an hr only to be told by the waitress that she lost our order. Would have been ok if it was bz but there were only 10 other ppl there >=(
  • Frances T.
    Frances TranApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The watermelon soju was delicious but not the strongest, which was perfect for me because I'm such a lightweight lol =P
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkApril 11, 2013
    This downtown-meets-Chinatown den pleases both Instagram-happy young’uns and Mandarin-fluent grannies. Winner of the 2013 Best Second Act award, as the sophomore effort from Xi’an Famous Foods. Read more
  • Aileen C.
    Aileen ChuApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you love offals, try the pork intestine and chicken heart skewers sprinkled with cumin and chili powder. Also get a yogurt sochu cocktail to take off some of the heat.
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WhitrockApril 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The biang-biang noodles are an obvious choice - it's called Biang! for a reason - but the oxtail is somethin' serious.
  • Ekin H.
    Ekin HsìehMarch 24, 2013
    It's as if all the food was bathed in a pool of salt. Go for the lamb burger if you must eat here.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 19, 2013
    The first sit-down restaurant from the folks behind Xi'an Famous Foods offers all their classics (lamb burgers, hand-pulled noodles, and more) with table service, still on the cheap.
  • jeannie
    jeannieMarch 11, 2013
    Get the spicy & tingly squid skewers!
  • Pam B.
    Pam B.March 10, 2013
    Best Dumplings
  • Francesca L.
    Francesca Lee (Aquilia)February 24, 2013
    Pork burgers are delicious! :)
  • Janet C.
    Janet CJanuary 30, 2013
    The noodles are good. Nice and chewy;)
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingJanuary 27, 2013
    cumin burgers were dry when i went last. however, noodles in chili oil and soup dumplings were DELISH.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJanuary 6, 2013
    retartedly good Xian style noodles that will leave your mouth tingling. Get the lamb cumin skewer, spicy soft tofu, spicy cucumber salad, and soup dumplings to get the party started.
  • T.J. S.
    T.J. SchuckDecember 12, 2012
    Holy cumin, Batman.
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BenrayNovember 4, 2012
    For those who were wondering what this place was,apparently Xi'an famous opened it's own restaurant
  • Raras N.
    Raras NikentariOctober 20, 2012
    Try the lamb dumplings in hot oil! Yummy!
  • Anna L.
    Anna LungOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the food at this place but the service has serious issues! Especially considering how tiny it is!
  • Heidi .
    Heidi 😼September 3, 2012
    Bring insect repellant. Lots of mosquitos in the backyard seating area. The citronella candles are semi-effective. Duane Reade is 3 blocks away if you forget the DEET.
  • ali h.
    ali haiderAugust 31, 2012
    The lamb skewers and the lamb dumplings are insanely good at this not-your-average Chinese joint!!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 10, 2012
    Don’t miss the ripped bits of flatbread boiled in lamb-bone broth. It may look like gray mop water, but it tastes like pure comfort: Read more
  • Hoyin T.
    Hoyin TongAugust 10, 2012
    A hidden gem on Main St; modernized interior design combined with out of the world spices in every dish. Lamb skewers are a must! The oxtail hand cut noodles were fab too. Affordable and fast!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoccioAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit by the window because you won't get reception in the back. And the food is pretty good too
  • Sherman W.
    Sherman W.August 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Cumin lamb noodles...as one other person said they have "super duper long noodles"
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 27, 2012
    Trust us... you'll be able to stomach the boiled beed stomach skewers just fine. In fact, they might end up being your favorite dish in town. Drowned in spicy fermented tofu sauce for your delight. Read more
  • Mei L.
    Mei LamJuly 22, 2012
    Lamb dumplings and skewers must!
  • Zach M.
    Zach MackJuly 10, 2012
    Grub Street's Cheap Eats says: "Lamb skewers, $3, plus lamb dumplings, $5, plus liang pi noodles, $5."
  • Vinnie N.
    Vinnie NguyenJune 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cumin lamb noodle dish is amazing. The noodles in it is really 1 super duper long noodle! So cool.
  • Al S.
    Al ShawJune 3, 2012
    Get the lamb soup dumplings and fiddlehead fern salad.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListMay 27, 2012
    New. Biang! is a well-known Xi'an Famous Foods brand, which is a small chain of specialty Chinese restaurants that specialize in authentic Chinese cuisine from the western Chinese city of Xi'an. Read more
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LinMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Highly recommend the marinated quail..
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LinMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    marinated quail
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