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Cult Favorite Noodle Shop Xi’an Famous Foods Will Finally Open in FiDi

The spicy hand-pulled Chinese noodles are a month out from the working neighborhood

Xi’an Famous Foods cumin lamb noodles
Xi’an Famous Foods cumin lamb noodles
Bill Addison

Downtown workers will soon have one of NYC’s most beloved Chinese restaurants as a lunch option: Chinese noodle chain Xi’an Famous Foods has secured a location in the Financial District and is on track to open in less than a month.

Owner Jason Wang confirms that the counter-service restaurant is headed to 8 Liberty Pl., between Maiden Lane and Liberty Street. He had been looking for a location in the neighborhood for quite some time, citing many requests to expand near the high-rise office buildings that define the historic area.

Opened as a stall in Flushing, Xi’an has now spread its famed cumin lamb noodles and stewed pork burgers — original recipes from Wang’s father David Shi — to 13 locations across Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. This will be the 14th.

Until very recently, there was a dearth of hand-pulled noodles in the Financial District. But just a couple weeks ago, Old Xian Delicacy appeared in the neighborhood. Now in just a few more weeks, the fragrant, spice fare of the China city Xian will have doubled.

When this location opens — stay tuned for a date — there will be a free dish to each customer who follows Xi’an on any social media channel.

Xi'an Famous Foods

81 Saint Marks Place, Manhattan, NY 10003 Visit Website