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Updated by Roger Gary on Mar 31, 2015
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Dining Options in Xian – variety at its very best

As one of the four Ancient Capitals of China as well as the capital of the current Shaanxi Province, Xian is adorned with the best of both the old and new. Dining is no exception and the variety here is fantastic


Xian Wei

The Xian Wei belongs to the new category of restaurants and has an absolutely eclectic ambience to it. This fine dining restaurant with its one-of-a-kind surroundings is an excellent location to relish in authentic high quality Chinese cuisine shrouded by sheer luxury. The restaurant is headed by the famous American Chinese Chef Luther Bob Chen who whips up an exciting range of dishes that perfectly merges East with a touch of West. Signature dishes at this restaurant include Guangdong Yu, Anuhi Tofu, 85 Degrees Xiao Long Bao, and the sweet Taro dessert. Although it can accommodate family, Xian Lei with its posh interiors is more suited for formal dinners and is a popular choice among business associates and work colleagues.


Maogong Xiangcaiguan

Another hot spot for the Elite in the city, the Maogong Xiangcaiguan is a chic restaurant that is arguably one of the most stylish restaurants in all of Xian. Known above all for its sophisticated design and extremely classy ambience, the restaurant is a perfect destination for that special occasion. To top it off the service provided is impeccable here and the wide variety of dishes served here range from the traditional Chinese to the many popular Western dishes. If you are looking for the best of fine dining, this is one joint that must not be missed.


The Tang Dynasty

The biggest highlight of dining at the Tang Dynasty is the magical theatre like dinner experience. Authentically Chinese in every way, this restaurant is an excellent destination if you want to experience the best of Chinese food in Xian surrounded by a very traditional Chinese setting. The Tang Dynasty-type live performances and dances is a particular crowd puller to this restaurant. The festive and traditional dining experience has also drawn to these doors a number of expatriates and dignitaries from around the globe.


Dragon Palace

This exotic fine dining destination offers guests a fusion of Cantonese as well as Shaanxi cuisine dishes amidst the backdrop of lush gardens and a stunning river. The service is remarkable and the ambience is out of this world making this restaurant a highly sought out choice in Xian. Although the Dragon Palace is located at the Kempinski Hotel, it is not very far off from other prominent accommodations such as the Citadines Xingqing Palace Xi'an. In fact if you are staying at this particular Xian accommodation you will have access to not only the Dragon Palace but several other fine dining restaurants located in Xian as well.



This Japanese restaurant located at the Sofitel Xian is known for its sleek layout and authentic Japanese culture infused interior design. The highlight of Koi is not surprisingly its rich sushi bar which has every imaginable type of Sushi dish making it a favorite among Sushi lovers around the world.