Where to Eat in Xi'an: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 7, 2018 Merry Kessler

Today the walls of the Ming dynasty and the Tang palace walls hint at the Xi’an’s glorious past. Stare in awe at the Terracotta Army, 7,000 terracotta statues of Qin Bingmayong Bowuguan warriors and soldiers. Dating from 210 BCE, they were discovered in 1974 and are still being excavated. Don't miss the Shaanxi History Museum or a chance to heat up at former imperial bathing spot, Huaqing Hot Springs.
Things to do in Xi'an

1. Tang GeWu He JiaoZi Yan

No. 165, Wenyi Road,, Xi'an, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian Dinner +86 29 8822 1873
Excellent
33%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Tang GeWu He JiaoZi Yan

This is a dance and music show in which a dumpling dinner is also included.

Reviewed By Pinguna2013 - London, United Kingdom

We enjoy the show tremendously. The backdrop and dancing was awesome and the costume was very colourful and alot of the dances come from the Tang dynasty. A well record male chinese and follow by an english female voice read the narrative of the Performances on the side of the led screen on the side of the wall however there was a lot of spelling mistakes on the english text which was laugable. We dine on the first floor restaurant and did not have dumpling food with the show as our tour guide told us the foods was not good.

2. First Noodle Under The Sun

Hanguang Road , Yanta,, Xi'an, China Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +86 29 8728 6088
Excellent
25%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 151 reviews

First Noodle Under The Sun

029-85398299

Reviewed By KishenHarendra - Bengaluru, India

Very few of the hotels where they understood that I need vegan food and served it accordingly...very expensive and not very tasty...

3. Azur

No.319 Dong Xin Street, Hotel Sofitel Xian, Xi'an 710004, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Mediterranean Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch +86 29 8792 8888
Excellent
41%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Azur

Reviewed By TheShis - Tel Aviv, Israel

We had an amazing dinner at the restaurant during our stay at the hotel.
The dinner consisted of a huge buffet with plenty to choose from (both international and Asian dishes).
The quality of the food was amazing and the service was excellent.
The atmosphere at the restaurant was wonderful and very quiet (in comparison to regular restaurants in China).
Highly recommended!

4. Isola del Nord Italy Restaurant

XiHuaMen 1 KaiAi Mansion b Tower 11 Floor, Xi'an, China (Formerly Colabo Italy Restaurant) Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +86 29 8720 1501
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Isola del Nord Italy Restaurant

Reviewed By F C

We went on a Saturday evening, and it wasn't busy at all (probably because it was located upstairs in a small commercial building), so we were well taken care. We were particularly happy with the two friendly Waitstaff.
As for food...
- pizza with homemade sausage: pizza base was nice, but the amount of sausage was scarce, and it was way too soggy with sauce
- fillet mignon tagliata: I ordered for well done steak for my mother, but it arrived in medium wellness. But overall, it was a very good dish.
- nicely dressed mixed salad
- very satisfying chocolate lava cake, and espresso
- the Campari orange was probably the most disappointing part of the meal. It was bland with too little alcohol, and what tasted like watered down orange juice.

5. Haidilao Hot Pot Cheng (Jiefang Road)

JieFang Road 63, DongXin Street MinLe XinDuHui 4 Floor, Xi'an, China Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +86 29 8739 0099
Excellent
72%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Haidilao Hot Pot Cheng (Jiefang Road)

Reviewed By Patty6-13 - Davis, California

Based on the TA reviews we decided to try this restaurant & were not disappointed! It was a little difficult to find on the 4th floor(I think). We were seated immediately. Our waitress didn't speak much English but they do have pictures on their tablets which was helpful. We got more help from a second waiter who spoke more English & he took us under his wing offering sauces, extra munchies and even cooking most of our food for us as we were going by the fondue model of cooking one thing at a time. We appeared to be the only westerners in this large restaurant---a bit of a novelty to the staff, I think. We ordered the noodles as our last course & had a very unique & entertaining show. He even came back a second time to entertain us with his expertise once more! All this great service with smiles and a friendly refusal to accept any tips. If you have the opportunity to try Hot Pot, just do it for a very entertaining & delicious meal.

6. Fan Ji La Zhi RouJiaMo (ZhuBaShi)

No.53 Zhubishi Street, Beilin District, Xi'an, China Takeout, Seating Chinese, Asian Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +86 29 8727 3917
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Fan Ji La Zhi RouJiaMo (ZhuBaShi)

Reviewed By mel7155 - Singapore

pulled porked burger that was chap, delicious and very filling. Ordered take out and the food was served fresh and hot. The buns and the pulled pork were very filling. Great value for 12rmb. You can choose to eat inside the food joint. Great value and filling breakfast.

7. Shangri-La Hotel Restaurant -Yi Cafe

No.38 B, Keji Road, Xi'an, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Chinese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +86 29 8875 8888
Excellent
49%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Shangri-La Hotel Restaurant -Yi Cafe

Reviewed By RebelVirginia - Virginia

We had a great dinner in the Yi Cafe, the signature restaurant of the Shangri-La Hotel in xi'an. There was a choice between the a la carte menu or buffet. We chose the international buffet, which had very high quality seafood or Asian fusion dishes cooked to your specification and delivered to your table. Excellent dessert selection. Full bar.

8. Mai (The Westin Xian)

B/1, Westin Xi'an Hotel, No.66 Cien Road, Qujiang New Area, Xi'an 710061, China Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +86 29 6568 6568
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Mai (The Westin Xian)

Immerse yourself in the culture and flavors of modern and contemporary Janpanese cuisine, incliding sushi,sashini and live teppanyaki stations. Special KOREAN menu for you to taste the delicacies.

Reviewed By Jwatkins168

This is a Japanese and Korean restaurant. The food was delicate, fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. They have an all you eat menu but it isn't a buffet. Instead you order from an extensive menu. The quality was astounding. Worthy of a visit. However be warned the banana tempura is savory not sweet. Stick to the ice cream. The chocolate orange is divine.

9. Red Fort Cultural Restaurant

Hongbao Indian Section, Silk Road Street, No.118 Datang West Market, Laodong South Road | India Building, Silk Road, DaTang West Market, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710068, China Buffet, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +86 29 8411 3559
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Red Fort Cultural Restaurant

Red Fort is a chain of Indian cultural theme restaurant which provides authentic and wide range of delicious Indian cuisine in a magnificent ambience of Indian historic fort and live Indian dance performance with personal touch hospitality and touch of Indian culture.The perfect place for celebration or spending good time and happy moments with the best quality food and mesmerizing aura.We also server range of beverages and selected popular Asian dishes on request.Find new and exciting fun and cultural activities from time to time for tons of entertainment. Visit our facebook page for checking the current and upcoming events and promotional updates.

Reviewed By 1737685545 - Xi'an, China

Redfort is one of the best Indian restaurant in China. Delicious food and friendly staff. So many times i visited Red Fort with my Chinese friends and the quality of food never let me down in front of my friends.
Manger of the restaurant "Mr. Rana" is very friendly and appreciative person.

10. Five Zen5es (The Westin Xi'an)

No.66 Cien Road, Qujiang New Area, Xi'an 710061, China Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$275 +86 29 6568 6568
Excellent
77%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Five Zen5es (The Westin Xi'an)

Zen5es-Chinese Restaurant specializing in innovative and traditional Shaanxi and Cantonese signature dishes - prepared and presented with passion and flair. Private rooms are available.

Reviewed By XapyNono - Paris, France

Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. First-rate service.
If the menu is generally rather pricey (even by european standards), there is an incredible bargain : the 120 Rmb Dim Sum menu!
VERY extensive à la carte choice, excellent eye and mouth-pleasing dishes throughout and unlimited re-order.
An absolute must!

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