Xi'an

4.0
225 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

Xi'an is an upscale Chinese restaurant located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Its lunch offers healthy, vegetarian options like the Snow Peas with Vermicelli or Tofu with Black Mushroom. If you're famished and craving more protein at lunch, one of Xi'an's more popular lunch orders is the Mongolian Beef or Kung Pao Shrimp. For dinner, start with the Crispy Onion Pancakes appetizer followed by Xi'an's Spinach Tofu Soup. The dinner selections range from noodles and rice to chicken, duck, and beef entrées. The Surf and Turf Fried Rice, served with shrimp and BBQ pork fried rice, is a favored order at Xi'an. However, if you are feeling more exclusive, check out the Fusion purview and pair that with a Lychee Mojito or a deliciously sweet plum wine. Xi'an's selection is as astounding as it is healthy, so be sure to frequently enjoy.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Friday: 2:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 275-3345
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our private Shoji Room offers dining for parties of up to 28 persons. Call the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Cece Tsou: (310) 275-3345
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Catering
We specialize in catering! Whether it's a small, intimate gathering or a full blown party on or off site, we have the set-up for it.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brighton Street
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Parking details
Surrounding streets offer one-hour metered parking until 6:00 pm daily. Parking garages offering 2 hours free parking a block away, between Brighton and Little Santa Monica, South side. We offer valet daily starting at 6:00 pm.
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Public transit
Regular bus stops on Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards.
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Entertainment
We have an HD flat screen at the bar for those who don't want to miss their favorite team game or award show.
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Special events & promotions
Come dine with us every year for Chinese New Year! Every year marks a celebration of the year to come with special dishes and surprise entertainment!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
3.8
ambience
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on September 2, 2015

Second visit this month. Have visited before. Food last month was very good. Portions this visit were smaller and not as tasty than last month. Disappointing

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2015

This restaurant is always wonderful, huge value, great smiles and just a neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2015

My only suggestion would be better wines. They will cook things the way you want them.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Not sure what they are called but I am writing about those hard, shell like spices that are red, about 1.5 to 2 inches long. Those should never be served to a customer because of choking hazard. My husband had orange beef yesterday and there were 4 on his plate. He left 3 and 1 was found in the take home leftover box today. I called the restaurant this afternoon but the person I spoke with did not understand English well enough to know what I was talking about.

Years ago I read in the New England Journal of Medicine an article by a doctor who inadvertently swallowed one and had to go to the emergency room. It lodged in his throat. THEY MUST NEVER BE PUT ONTO A PLATE SERVED TO A CUSTOMER. Serious medical hazard. I will write to the restaurant and send them the spice.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2015

Note: We had reservations and still got placed in the poorest location in the restaurant.
If you are one of the lucky ones that gets a table outside then you may have a different opinion of this place. Food was good. Waiter was very rushed, impatient, border line rude in the beginning. We had to beg for one of the drinks he forgot to order. Did not like the service, did not like the vibes.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2015

Food quality ,presentation and flavor were excellent. Noise level made conversation a challenge. Service was slow and indifferent. Some items were much pricier than at like establishments.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2015

Their food is consistently good and the service is outstanding... great advise from

waitor and reservation was honored on time.... always enjoy it here....

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2015

The Xi'an was great place to eat Chinese food in Beverly Hills. And very nice restaurant

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2015

My go-to first choice for consistent, great food. Whatever dish you're craving,, they do it and do iit well. Good bar and contemporary, Asian theme decor. Can't miss this eatery.... If you can remember how to say and spell it. Lucky we have progressed beyond 411 and have open table ....

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2015

Good, clean healthy Chinese food in Beverly Hills. Enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2015

Brought an out of town visitor from NYC for dinner on Memorial Day evening and he insisted on coming back the next night with his former colleague who has relocated here to LA and introduce her to what he called the best Chinese food he had had in years! For a jaded New Yorker to rave, you know it's good.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2015

Great food and hostess was nice and very accommodating for our party. -I would definitely go back there again. Food was good Restaurant can be loud so we sat outside and it was perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2015

Best Chinese in Beverly Hills!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2015

Michael and Kami are the type of servers that make an evening extra special. Great personalities, and attentive service. They are two of the reasons we keep going back. BTW, the food is terrific,

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2015

We had to ask for water 3 times only to just get it ourselves at the bar. Food was fabulous though. Very busy but we were in and out in an hour on a Saturday night. Served us dessert before dinner plates were removed which was awkward. Felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2015

Really unbelievable food and loved our waiter. He had personality and was very attentive. Highly recommend to anyone.

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2015

Incredibly poor service with very average food. Pretty much ignored by our waiter who never once smiled or acted remotely intetested in serving us. Empty water glasses for 1/2 of meal. Peking duck fatty. Orange chicken and beef lo mein good but nothing special. Best part of meal were the yummy dumpling appetizers and spring rolls. Will not return! Too many other good choices in Beverly Hills!!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2015

Service was sort of bizarre -- first ignored us, then rushed us. Didn't want to let us have a cocktail first, kept pushing food at us while I was trying to catch up with an old friend. There were plenty of empty tables so it wasn't that. Anyway, wouldn't go back.

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1.0Dined on February 20, 2015

Our meat dishes were heavily processed leading to bad texture and taste. Service was unfriendly and rushed.

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1.0Dined on February 7, 2015

My family,friends and I have been eating at Xi'an 2-3 times per month for the past 5 years. The food, service is usually excellent. This past weekend, our server was rude, inattentive and seemed to be generally annoyed with being there. She brought us the wrong dish and the rest of our food was completely overcooked. Although the manager was pleasant, she did nothing to help us. Needless to say, I won't be going back anytime soon.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2015

If you are interested in a quick lunch, this place is affordable relative to most in Beverly Hills. We had a very good server, but the food is just OK, it is average culinary wise. Nothing to make us keen to return. FYI: They need to regularly clean the condiment jars on their tables too.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2015

A bit too salty for my taste. Next time I will order w/0 salt. Won Ton was great! The green beans and tenderloin was ok but again to salty

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2015

Always wonderful. The food is fresh and great. For a chinese food restaurant they have a lot of healthy options.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2015

Xi'an is always a no-brainer when taking friends, family, out of town guests, or business associates out for a lovely lunch or dinner. The menu is varied so you can eat as healthy as you wish, or delve into the more traditional fare. Their traditional items are not 'typical' in the least, though. It's a nice festive place to dine, and dress code is upscale or jeans. Celebrity sightings are not uncommon since the location is in the heart of Beverly Hills restaurant row.
Even leftovers are so delicious the next day and since the portion sizes are so big, you are guaranteed to bring something home with you.

We go often and we are pretty picky customers in general.
Must try!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2014

Xian is an excellent chinese food restaurant a couple of blocks off Rodeo Drive. We were 4 people and had 4 appetizers form the Dim Sum menu which were very good, we had half of a peking duck, from which the waiter made 4 pancake tacos, we also had the crispy duck which was so so. We also had shrimp with snowpeas, the beef broccoly with oyster sauce, the crispy chicken and the fried rice with chicken. All was good, the portion were adecuate to big. We had a bottle of wine which was good, and not to pricey. Overall great chinese food.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2014

booked thru open table and was happy to get table I asked for...took a friend for her birthday and it was very enjoyable...

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2014

I took my wife for her birthday; it was perfect. Quiet, pleasant decor, wonderful service. (Prices very reasonable for the heart of the Beverly Hills) Most of the dishes are Cantonese, which means bland; so if you want something more spicy, pick the Szechuan dishes.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2014

Great drink menu and very large dinner menu with a wide selection of food.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2014

So respect the service and how helpful the team is in guiding you on the menu!

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1.0Dined on October 16, 2014

The worst Chinese food I have every eaten Southern California. The pork buns were ground up mush, the dumpling were a thick skin not the usual thin light skins. The fill was all mush. The roast pork appetizer was dry and hard to chew. The won ton soup was good and tasty and was the only dish the was enjoyably.

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3.0Dined on October 4, 2014

I was looking forward to a great Chinese restaurant. Instead I found a good restaurant, that was not exceptional. I heard of Xian through a friend who enjoyed his experience.

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2.0Dined on October 3, 2014

This is a very nice looking restaurant with very good service. However, I will not return due to the poor food. Both my friend and I had the Kung Pao Shrimp lunch special (marked as spicy), one with hot & sour soup, the other with egg drop soup. The soup was the high point. The shrimp was bland and tasteless. After asking for chili paste to add flavor, the paste was overly salty and inedible. Disappointing...

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2014

Every dish was incredibly flavorful and and everything tasted so fresh, you could really savor the ingredients and sense that the kitchen healthfully prepares the menu items. We had range of vegetable, beef and rice dishes and all were spot on tasty - from the traditional to a twist on the staples, like brown fried rice with egg white and vegetables. I love meeting clients here and taking my family to this restaurant - always consistent and great.

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2.0Dined on August 29, 2014

I've eaten at many Chinese restaurents and really expected better. Probably some of the blandest Chinese food I've ever had. Unfortunatly. The service was exceptional though.

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1.0Dined on August 24, 2014

Bad service, average food,expensive and noisy. We asked for 3 main couses and only one arrive. The other two, including the rice arrived 20 min after when the first one was already cold!

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2.0Dined on August 20, 2014

Perhaps we can return and order different dishes but two out of our three entrees were very disappointing. The Orange Chicken appeared to be missing the chicken. It tasted like orange flavored fried chicken skin. Order white meat only if you want chicken. I have had decent meal in the past so I believe it is all about ordering the right dishes.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2014

With two kids in tow, we were looking for good food near out hotel. Xi'An has really good Chinese food and they are willing to accommodate special orders. Will definitely be returning!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2014

Great food...unique dishes, excellent service. Very friendly staff from top to bottom.

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2014

I really enjoyed the food but our waiter was so disappointing. Prolonged periods of absence. Brought wrong order. Looked miffed when I reminded him he he'd forgotten dishes we'd ordered. No apology...nothing . Too bad he ruined what could have otherwise been a very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2014

Never Been here before came with low expectations left completely satisfied and have already spoken to friends about going again

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