Xi’an Famous Foods Will Go Big With a Second Chinatown Location


A few months after sending out a Facebook message asking its fans for information on available storefronts in Manhattan and Williamsburg, Xi’an Famous Foods has officially announced the imminent opening of its fifth location.

Zagat Buzz reports that the Northern Chinese noodle shop, which first opened in Flushing’s Golden Mall, will open its new location at 67 Bayard Street, next door to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. The new spot will be Xi’an’s biggest: According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, its 30-plus seats will “hopefully take pressure off of our East Broadway shop!”

The restaurant is expected to open within the month; expect additional locations to follow.