Xi’an Famous Foods in Soft Launch on Kenmare Street, Grand Opening is Tomorrow

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 at 5:11 am by
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The headline says it all.

Xi’an Famous Foods debuted its eleventh location this week, situated at 68 Kenmare Street in Little Italy. It’s currently in soft-launch mode, with a grand opening planned for Saturday.

This iteration is the same as the others, and will showcase the dishes you’ve come to love. such as the B2 (Spicy Cumin Lamb Burger) and the variety of biang-biang hand-pulled noodles.

Average menu prices are $8.

If you show up tomorrow, you can get a free noodle dish for “liking” any of their social media pages…

Meanwhile, owner Jason Wang, who initially helped his father grow the Xi’an business, just expanded sister eatery Biang! The family-style offshoot moved from Flushing to a new space at 157 Second Avenue (formerly Wylie Dufresne’s Alder) late last year.

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