Xi'an Muslim Restaurants
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Xi'an Muslim Restaurants

By Ruru ZhouUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

1. Yanta District

 Silk Road Restaurant

Roasted Lamb

Famous for its specialty, stewed tender mutton with naan, this restaurant mainly serves fresh halal food, a little fatty but not greasy.

Besides tasty dishes, the restaurant is also well-known for the views. Sitting by the windows on the second floor, you can see Tang Dynasty style wooden buildings decorated by cornice brackets, carved beams, and painted rafters.

Owing to its location, it is very convenient to dine here after visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda , a famous scenic spot in Xi'an.

Mukamu Muslim Restaurant

The restaurant is in a beautiful and fresh environment, near the Yongyang Park, where you can see lotuses blossoming. The restaurant is known for the performances by people from Xinjiang.

The prices here are reasonable, the portions are quite generous, and food is of good quality. Its specialties are: naan bread, Xinjiang rice, and braised chicken with potatoes and green peppers.

Xinjiang Restaurant

They say good food needs no advertising, proved by Xinjiang Restaurant. Although at an inconspicuous spot, inside the Xinjiang District, the food is still known to many people.

All the food, such as the barbecued lamb shashlik, flavorful braised chicken with potatoes and green peppers, and tasty Xinjiang rice; and decorations in Xinjiang style, show authentic Xinjiang lifestyle.

2. Xincheng District

Moroccan Cuisine

Different from other Muslim restaurants, which mainly serve halal food in Chinese style, food here is Moroccan style.

Famous dishes include couscous and d?ner kebab, and for drink, mint tea. Besides its exquisite Middle Eastern style food, the colorful decorations and geometric pattern design of the restaurant form an exotic atmosphere.

The most unique feature is washing of hands with rose petals, in accordance with the cleanliness doctrine of Islam.

3. Lianhu District

The Mi Family Kitchen

Unlike other similar restaurants, the The Mi Family Kitchen restaurant serves home cooking rather than restaurant style food.

Therefore, the main specialties are snacks, like braised beef with soy sauce (酱牛肉), braised chicken feet (卤鸡爪), and various cold dishes (凉菜). The stewed dishes are also tasty and fresh.

As the restaurant is in a home, the atmosphere is homely, quiet, and easygoing; you can watch TV, access Wi-Fi, or play cards with your friends before dishes are served.

San De Long Halal Restaurant

Boiled BeefBoiled Beef

Adhering to the essence of traditional cuisine and shouldering the responsibility of upholding food culture, San De Long was established in 2005 and today holds the reputation as one of Xi’an’s best Muslim restaurants.

All dishes served at San De Long integrate elements of local Chinese cuisine, which helps the establishment appeal to a wider demographic and promotes the branding of ethnic food. This results in some truly unique and flavorful halal dishes which not only tastes good but also contributes to the continuous growth and development of the local halal food scene.

Hui Wen Ren Jia Restaurant

Roasted ChickenChinese Roasted Whole Chicken

Situated in the city center, Hui Wen Ren Jia can be found by the Xi'an Drum Tower. Beef and mutton are very popular among Muslims, so the meats are featured in most of the restaurant’s dishes, including crumbled flatbread in mutton stew, mutton kebabs, and beef kebabs.

Additionally, Osmanthus persimmon cakes, roujiamo (Chinese hamburger), glutinous rice with jujube, dumplings stuffed with hot gravy, and lamb/beef ball vegetable stew are also popular among visitors to Hui Wen Ren Jia.

Wu Yun Feng Innovative Halal Cuisine Restaurant

Halal FoodHalal Food in Xi’an

Wu Yun Feng is located at the intersection between Bei Yuan Men street and the Muslim street. Serving a variety of halal dishes and local snacks, the restaurant has a reputation for high-quality food among both locals and visitors alike.

The spiciness of most dishes can easily be customized to suit any diner’s tastes, so there’s no need to worry if you’re not too keen on spicy food. The restaurant’s impeccable décor and the professionally trained, yet caring and gentle wait staff will make you feel right at home as you enjoy some of the best halal dishes Xi’an has to offer.

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