Restaurants

Top Choice Chinese Islamic in Xī'ān

Mǎ Hóng Xiǎochǎo Pàomóguǎn

A superb choice for lamb or beef pàomó; you need to grab a seat before 11am, otherwise it's all elbows. Pay for your dish, take your seat and then break the round bread into a myriad tiny pieces (they must be small)…
Dumplings in Xī'ān

Sānjiěmèi Jiǎozi

Weary diners with dumpling fatigue will be inspired by the rustic two-room Three Sisters, with its well-done twist on classics. Try succulent carrot and lamb dumplings blanketed in crisp peanuts and fried chives. Or…
Dumplings in Xī'ān

Hǎiróng Guōtiēdiàn

A civilised and restful choice, this place specialises in guōtiē (锅贴) 'pot-sticker' fried dumplings and they are simply delicious. There's six different types to choose from, including a vegetarian choice. There are…
Chinese in Xī'ān

Měishíchéng

This smart food court serves a wide choice of food from each corner of China. There's everything from Sìchuān dàndàn noodles (dàndàn miàn) to roast duck, dumplings, claypot dishes, ròujiāmó (shredded pork in a bun) …
Chinese Islamic in Xī'ān

Muslim Family Restaurant

Right on Beiyuanmen in the heart of the Muslim Quarter, this smart establishment serves classic Muslim dishes such as ròujiāmó (beef in flat bread; ¥15), lamb kebabs (¥10 each), beef- or lamb-filled xiàbǐng (fried, …
Cafe in Xī'ān

Jamaica Blue

This mezzanine-style cafe and bar looking down into the lobby of a very popular hostel is well-staffed, serving up terrific sandwiches, wraps, Western-style breakfasts, pastas, baked tarts, cakes and aromatic, flavo…
Chinese in Xī'ān

Lǎo Sūn Jiā

The speciality dish at one of Xī’ān’s most famous restaurants (with a 100-year-plus history) is steaming bowls of yángròu pàomó. The catch is that the diner is responsible for ripping up the bread before the chefs a…
Chinese in Xī'ān

Dǐng Dǐng Xiāng

A clean cafe atmosphere spread over four floors with aspirational snaps of Europe in scattered picture frames on the walls. A lively well-dressed crowd peers down onto the street, drinking beer and eating Chinese cl…