Miko Osada & Jenne Bergstrom

Xi’an Kitchen

Thu April 28, 2016 9:00pm

We had a feeling this place would be good when we walked in and saw that: A) The place was busy at 1:25 p.m. on a Friday; everyone was happily eating from giant platters of food.
B) The captions for the photos of menu items on the wall were in Chinese. No numbers or English translations.
C) We looked around, and it seemed we were the only American-born people in the restaurant.
The server was excellent at giving recommendations. He listened carefully to our preferences and was decisive! We hate it when servers walk us through the menu or suggest the most boring item, e.g. “How about the broccoli beef or the orange chicken?”
I am a giant wimp when it comes to spice, and the handmade noodle dish was pretty hot. But the noodle was so yummy that I kept eating anyway.
The seasoning on everything was excellent.Available vegetarian options: tomato and egg noodles with pepper oil, baked bean curd, eggplant dishes (but they might have hidden fish or meat in it).
The portions were generous. We had a good amount of leftovers and, by making a pot of rice, we had enough food for dinner for three!
Xi’an Kitchen is at 4690 Convoy St., Ste 109. Their phone is (858) 571-2788.
This review originally appeared on Convoy Conquest and can be viewed here: convoyconquest.blogspot.com.