Xi’an is one of the only NYC chain restaurants that has the ability to boost a neighborhood’s street cred. So you should absolutely take advantage of the location on 78th Street. We like to order the spicy cumin lamb hand-ripped noodles whenever we want to remember what it’s like to feel something (they’re delicious, very spicy, and cost $10). You should do the same.

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