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Laosunjia Restaurant (Dong Main Street)

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5/F, Yiya BOX Shishang Shopping Mall, Duanlvmen, Dong Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an, China
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+86 29 8721 4438
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The first experience is the best, although many friend of mine don't like this restaurant. If you like mutton soup, this is the best place for you. The staff hardly speak in English but eager to help.

Thank FENG T
Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

This restaurant has a long history and is highly recommended for their traditional xi'an dishes. The place looks decent but inside, it looks old, nostalgic to some extend. We can speak some chinese but even so, we have communication problems with the staff still. Customer service is close to zero and they just make the whole ordering process, etc. harder... More 

Thank squirrelflies
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

Upon reaching the 5th floor, walking towards the entrance of the restaurant I've high hopes and felt excited. It's more than 100 years and there were old pictures. I thought the food must be splendid since it had been around for so many years. I've booked a private room earlier. My friends and I spent some time looking at the... More 

Thank wwsfeeling
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2014

While the main stew (paomo) is tasty and hearty for a cold winter's day, the two dead bugs in our cold side dish put an end to our appetites. We went to the more upscale branch in the eastern part of the city. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of a corner building. Even though there is no... More 

Thank nedachop
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We both had the mutton and bread stew here which is a local specialty of Xian. It was very filling and tasty. The food choices in Xian are very limited to western pallets but this restaurant has mastered this dish. The location of the restaurant is upstairs in a shopping mall and the décor isn't very flash. Although it is... More 

Thank Matthew V
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

We had of, and were greatly looking forward to eating at, this famous restaurant in Xian. After catching a taxis to the restaurant we found it mostly empty. The restaurant is on the eastern side of the main east-west road running through Xian and is on the top of a shopping mall. It is not in the Muslim quarter. We... More 

1 Thank Alpine a
Yokohama, Japan
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1,083 reviews
826 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Without hesitation to choose this restaurant that is said to be the No.1 of Yangrou Paomo. It is a tasty Xi'an specialty that consist of a mutton soup served with wheat bread. Of course you can have waiter make the bread into pieces and add to the soup,but I decided to do it myself. The bread is really hard and... More 

Thank ginobobo
New York City, New York
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

This was one of the most memorable meals we had on our trip to China. The restaurant is huge and brightly lit and you sit at communal yellow tables. We were the only westerners in the restaurant and locals were definitely eyeing us suspiciously but we had read how to prepare the mutton stew so we at least looked like... More 

1 Thank TheLadyinRed03
Xi'an, China
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Although it used to be the most famed Paomo restaurant in the city, It caters mainly to tourists both domestic and abroad now. Local people seldom dine at this because it's generally overpriced compared with its less famed peers.

Thank XianWarriors
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

It was difficult to find this restaurant as it is on the 3rd floor and we had to ask for it several times. But once we found it we were quite happy. The food was interesting. They serve a special goat soup which was quite tasty once you added the cilantro and hot sauce. They had many other dishes which... More 

Thank Shiraz0001

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5/F, Yiya BOX Shishang Shopping Mall, Duanlvmen, Dong Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: +86 29 8721 4438

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