14 East 34th Street
Hungry and tired after a busy day of work or exploring the city? Head over to this establishment to enjoy a quick but authentic serving of hand-pulled noodles. Try an order of their spicy cumin lamb burger, or their spicy cumin lamb noodles which skyrocketed this restaurant to fame. With a huge plate of chewy noodles and flavorful pieces of lamb soaked in delicious chilli oil, this quick meal served on a disposable plate will definitely quell your hunger pangs.
First established in 2005 as a 200 square foot basement stall in Flushing, this was the first restaurant to introduce the cuisine of Xi’an to the United States. David Shi, and his son, Jason Wang, who co-own Xi’an Famous Foods began making Xi’an foods in America because they missed the food from Xi’an. Using Wang’s grandpa’s secret recipe, the father-son duo began selling the food they cooked in the small bubble tea store they owned. Since 2005, this restaurant has grown from a small hole in the wall stall in Flushing into the 14 locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
If you’re looking for a quick fix of authentic Xi’an cuisine, Xi’an Famous Foods is definitely the place for you!