Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reader report: Xi’an Famous Foods closed for renovations

[Photo by @charli via Twitter]

Disappointed diners have learned that the popular Xi'an Famous Foods at 81 St. Mark's Place is closed for renovations.

Their official message via Facebook:

Our East Village store will be CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS starting Monday (3/17)!

We hope to be back up and running in 3-4 weeks, with a few more seats and a more open kitchen!

In the meantime, head to our nearby Chinatown spot, open regular hours.

And this is a legit "closed for renovations," not one of those stop-gap messages to help the proprietor hustle out of town.

Xi’an CEO Jason Wang has ambitious plans to expand his growing noodle empire, with possible locations in Boston and Washington, D.C.


Gojira said...

Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!! My Stewed Pork Hand-Ripped Noodles - the Chinatown branch's don't taste as good, I swear!

nygrump said...

I vote for the spicy cumin lamb...

Anonymous said...

I went in on Sunday night for some spicy cumin lamb noodles (no broth). Later on I read on the website they were closing for renovations the next day. So I managed to get in under the wire by coincidence. During the temporary closure, I'll be checking out their midtown branch as an alternative.

Anonymous said...

Flushing. In the warren that is The Golden Shopping Mall, they are there. I like that location for the food. Whatever you do, though, don't look too closely of the floor as you walk between the stalls.

Anonymous said...

They also another restaurant in Flushing called Biang. It's much of the same menu with some additions. Definitely more of a sit down restaurant experience.