When Xi'an Famous Foods announced that they will be opening a Midtown location, I was really joyous. They're known for their quick but delicious and spicy food. Generous portions is a given and prices are reasonable. So when I showed up soon after their grand opening one day at 12 noon, I wasn't shocked that the line was extremely long already. But I patiently waited until it was my turn to order.
And the food met every one of my expectations. Even as takeout it was superb. Chewy noodles, yet soft. Juicy pieces of chicken thighs (bone in) in a light soy and chili oil sauce. Really filling. The cucumbers were crunchy and fresh. I detected soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili. The savory and spicy flavors paired well to the naturally bland but refreshing cucumber.
Xi'an Famous Foods
24 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036