06 December 2015

Xian Dining -- Local Restaurants

 Xian Fanzhuang (Xian Restaurant)
Chinese name: 西安饭庄
This time-honored restaurant should be the first recommended place to enjoy the authentic Shaanxi food, including all of the well-known Shaanxi dishes. On the other hand, almost every kind of traditional Xian snacks is available in the restaurant. In order to meet customers' comprehensive needs, the restaurant has cooked a series of unique snack banquets which contain lots of noted Shaanxi snacks. Therefore, it is said to be an ideal place for the hurry tourists to taste as many as Xian food.
Recommendation: Gourd-Shaped Chicken, Jinxian Youta, Cold Rice Noodle, Fried Dumpling, Thick Wine
Average cost: CNY50 per person
Location: No.298, Dong Dajie, Beilin District, Xian City (just east to the Bell Tower)
Bus routes: Nos.7, 8, 29, 37, 43, 45, 46, 118, 201, 203, 214, 218, K630, etc (get off at Duan Lv Men)

 Real Love (Gaoxin Branch)
Chinese name: 真爱中国餐馆
Besides of its delicious Shaanxi food, this restaurant is favored by lots of customers also for its well-decorated environment. Additionally, the Real Love is also a comprehensive entertainment center equipped with KTV, café and tea house.
Recommendation: Tie Ban Niu Liu (sizzling plate beef), Ma Shi, Pork Spareribs, Papaya and Aloe Salad
Average cost: CNY60 per person
Location: Building 1 of No.3, Gaoxin Lu, Gaoxin District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.29, 206, 207, 212, 308, 322, 402, 502, 503, 512, 604, 608 (get off at Guanghua Lu)
 Real Love (Zhuque Branch)
Chinese name: 真爱年华
As one branch of the Real Love, this restaurant also has quality environment and delicate Shaanxi food. After having a good dinner, you can enjoy a relaxed spa here.
Average cost: CNY80 per person
Location: No.38, Zhuque Dajie, Beilin District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.18, 203, 204, 218, 407, 410, 713, 720, U-7 (get off at Xiajia Zhuang)
 Qin Fu Jiu Si (Qin Mansion Taverns)
Chinese name: 秦府酒肆
Well decorated in the style of the Tang Dynasty, this restaurant focuses on the quality Shaanxi cuisines, especially on various kinds of wheaten food, for example, Qin Fu Ba Zhen Mian (Qinfu's Eight Treasure Noodles).
Recommendation: Qinfu's Cooked Mutton, Braised Diced Chicken in Rice Wine
Average cost: CNY68/98/138 per person
Location: No.12, Gaoxin Yi Lu, Gaoxin District, Xian City (just behind the Chuangye Mansion)
Bus routes: Nos.14, 28, 34, 107, 210, 218, 308, 400, 604, U-7 (get off at Meigui Da Lou)
 Qin Chao Wa Guan (Crockery of the Qin Dynasty)
Chinese name: 秦朝瓦罐
This restaurant serves the featured Shaanxi food of boiling various kinds of materials with thin soup in small crocks. It is said that this kind of cooking skill was firstly used in the Qin Dynasty and highly praised by the Emperor.
Average cost: CNY60 per person
Location: No.3, Jinhua Bei Lu, Xincheng District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.10, 27, 43, 48, 716, Er Huan 1 Hao, You9 (get off at Jinhua Bei Lu)
 Gu Du Qin Chao Wa Guan (Crockery of the Ancient Qin Dynasty)
Chinese name: 古都秦朝瓦罐
It services the typical Shaanxi food in small crocks. Its decoration style in the ancient Qin Dynasty including the waiters' uniforms is a highlight, too.
Average cost: CNY50 per person
Location: No.21, Laodong Nan Lu, Beilin District, Xian City
 Chang'an Yi Hao (The No.1 of Chang'an)
Chinese name: 长安壹号
This restaurant is decorated elaborately that customers can take an experience to the ancient China. Of course, its fine dishes will never disappoint you.
Average cost: CNY200 per person
Location: No.1, Chang'an Bei Lu, Yanta District, Xian City
Bus routes: 14, 215, 600, 603, K605, K618, 716, You6, You8 (get off at Chang’an Li Jiao)
 Lao Wei Jia Fan (Family Restaurant)
Chinese name: 老味家饭
It is a popular homely restaurant serving a number of Shaanxi cuisines at reasonable price. However, as the same to the other hot restaurants in Xian, you have to wait for tables sometimes.
Recommendation: Jiachang Doufu (homely tofu), Heijiao Koumo Niuliu (stir fried sliced beef and mushroom in black pepper)
Average cost: CNY30 per person
Weier Jie Branch: No.5, Weier Jie, Yanta District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.5, 30, 401, 503, K605, K631, 710, 720, 920, Education Special Line (get off at Weier Jie)
Zhuque Brach: No.52, Zhuque Da Jie, Yanta District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.30, 46, 106, 203, 210, 212, 219, 321, 908 (get off at Mingde Men)
Dianzi Er Lu Branch: the middle section of the Dianzi Er Lu, Yanta District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.5, 210, 212, 219, 716, 905, 908, Education Special Line (get off at Shaanxi Boai Hospital)
 Bai Xing Jia Yuan Jiu Lou (Common People's Family Restaurant)
Chinese name: 百姓家园酒楼
This restaurant is often visited by the nearby students for its tasty food with a reasonable price. However, the service is not so good.
Recommendation: Jiang Gutou (stewed pork bone in sauce), Dapan Ji (braised chicken with potato in big dish)
Average cost: CNY25 per person
Location: No.127, Xingqing Nan Lu, Beilin District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.7, 45, 228, 313, 800, Education Special Line (get off at Jiaoda Computer City)

 Qian Zhou Shi Fu (Restaurant of Qianxian County)
Chinese name: 乾州食府
The homely meals of Qianxian County of Xianyang City, Shaanxi are favored by a number of locals. Now, it is convenient for customer to taste all of the Qianxian food in this restaurant of Xian.
Recommendation: noodles, Guo Kui (large round baked wheat cake), Jellied Bean Curd
Average cost: CNY30-CNY40 per person
Keji Lu Location: No.26, Keji Lu. Gaoxin District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.14, 34, 210, 218, 219, 220, 322, 400 (get off at Kejilu Xiaoqu)
Small Wild Goose Pagoda Location: Zhuque Dajie, Yanta District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.18, 29, 204, 218, 224, 707, 713, You8 (get off at Xi Hou Di)
 Chang'an Jia Wa (Snack Restaurant of Chang'an)
Chinese name: 长安稼娃
A very popular homely restaurant services a number of local foods at reasonable price, especially the tasty snacks.
Recommendation: Jiao Tuan (food made by boiling flour)
Average cost: CNY20 per person
Location: Xiao Zhai Xi Lu, Yanta District, Xian City
Bus routes: Nos.14, 24, 34, 400, 407, 504, 716, 721, 722 (get off at Xiao Zhai)