|Venue name:||Xi'an Famous Foods||Contact:|
24 W 45th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|
|Price:||Average dish: $7. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
I normally try to stay away from ordering lunch, but this place was totally perfect for the dreary, rainy Monday when I really needed a pick-me-up. This place is one of the better cheap, fast food options near Times Square. You can't go wrong with fresh-pulled noodles, which are thick, wide and chewy. I ordered the PORK “ZHA JIANG” HAND-RIPPED NOODLES, which were hot and a little spicy and truly satisfying. I almost couldn't finish the whole plate, almost. Will definitely be going back for more lunches. The service is very fast, so it makes it easy to grab a quick yet delicious meal. You'll definitely get more bang for your buck than from other places nearby.
This place often pops up on 'Best of' lists for New York, and for good reason. Although it looks like nothing, the food is insanely delicious, and insanely cheap. It's satisfying for lunch, dinner, hungover, drunk or sober (ESPECIALLY good hungover). I always get the Lamb noodles and never leave anything behind. Go now!
I frequent this spot and the Greenpoint location, both are consistently delicious. I'd never had a "hand-pulled" noodle before going to Xi'an but man are they to die for. I also love the iced jasmine green tea, which is super subtly sweet. The one thing is that everyone seems to go nuts for the lamb cumin "burger", and I thought it was dry and nothing special. Any of the noodles or noodle soups I've had are always great though. To top it off every dish is under $10, it is always fresh and you get a lot of food!
This menu is a one-way ticket to flavor country, and the spicy cumin lamb noodles are perfect on a cold day (or if you're fighting a cold). Just try not to splash the oily broth on your shirt--those noodles are floppy.