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Xi'an Famous Foods

88 E. Broadway, Ste. 106, New York, NY, 10002
nr. Forsyth St

Avg. Rating

Food: 4
Service: 3
Décor: 3
"Not Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

33% would go back.

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Tinglingly good

By 20somethingirl on 10/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Extremely delicious, savory and spicy. They use a special spicy pepper from the Sichuan province of China which I've been searching for everywhere in Manhattan but never found. The pepper numbs your mouth and is super spicy. A little piece of authentic southern Chinese food in Manhattan. Things to order are the lamb burger, spicy tingly beef and the tofu.

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deeply disappointed (and not feeling well now either)

By tronokerrigan on 10/17/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

so, nymag raves about this place, tony bourdain loves it, and a friend of mine rec'd it to the fullest. that said, i went, very eager and excited--- much to my surprise, the food was deeply disgusting. i had the hand-pulled noodles w cumin spice lamb (their specialty). now, while the noodles themselves were remarkably delicious and as fresh as could be, the sauce (calling it that is perhaps too generous) was a two pronged mixture of: 1) a CRAZY amount of oil and 2) a proportionately CRAZY amount of cumin powder. no dynamic deliciousness, no real culinary effort. honestly, so repulsive. there was about 1/2" of grease filth in the bottom of my to-go container. i thought about washing the noodles and repurposing them somehow, but couldn't do it. i had to throw the whole damn thing out. SO SAD! the decor and service ratings are N/A for this place. all they've got is their food, and it's awful. such high hopes, such a sub-par experience.

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