81 St Marks Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.727787 -73.985500
Neighborhoods: East Village, Downtown
Formerly an obscure stall in a Flushing food court, this offal specialist attracted first the attention of local bloggers, then Manhattan food writers, and finally Anthony Bourdain, whose praise led to a Manhattan outpost. Which is just as good (and weird) as the original.
Mmm........Lamb Burgers – I've been to the Chinatown location and I'm glad I don't have to trek out there anymore cos the lamb burgers are amazing. The beef salad is great as well.The food is a little greasy but is amazing. Can't get enough of those lamb burgers.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Though plenty of its fans were happy to dip down to Chinatown or even trek out to Flushing, Xi'an's rightfully famous foods were often too far out of reach. With this super-central St. Marks location, the takeout spot is now convenient on top of delicious and astoundingly cheap. Juicy, stewed pork burgers are just $2 (and much better than the more famous lamb burgers), while the signature dish, cold skin noodles, a scorching, textural delight, are just $4.50 and worthy of their cult following. The rest of the western Chinese menu is equally cheap and fun to explore, and unlike the previous locations, this one's got a few seats so you can stick around for the inevitable seconds.
Hot Hot Hot – I came here when they were doing the special promo for a free burger per person! How could I resist a free lamb burger? I couldn't. So I stopped by and claimed my reward and it was sooooo good.
The lamb was spicy, tender and juicy and the bun was a little crunchy but chewy at the same time. It normally costs $2.5.
I have tried other items on the menu from other Xi'An locations so I know D2 is awesome. You have to try the lamb and noodles dishes here. Because noodles is their specialty and lamb is their local favorites.
So glad they opened this one 2 blocks away from me. No need to travel down to Flushing or Chinatown anymore!
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