Top 3: Best Chinese Burgers In Xian

Ahh, the fabled Chinese Burger! This is the first food you should think about trying when visiting Xian. Often labeled as the world’s first burger, Rou-jia-mo was first made about 2500 years ago. The handmade bread is crispy on the outside and soft inside, and then stuffed with tender fatty pork that has stewed for hours.

We recommend eating one of these every day, so here are our favorite spots to check out!

Updated October 21, 2016

1. Wang Kui’s Juicy Chinese Burger, 王魁腊汁肉夹馍

Chinese Burger Xian
This is by far our personal favorite! You’ll know you are in the right place when you see a small coal-fueled stove next to the kitchen door where you can watch them make and bake the bread by hand. This is simply the best Chinese Burger bread you can find anywhere in China. They also say the burner under their succulent stewed pork hasn’t been turned off in decades.

Location: Located about 15 minute walk outside of the city wall’s east gate.
Address: Intersection of Changlefang Street and Dongxin Alley
Tell Your Taxi Driver: 碑林区长乐坊八仙庵,近东新巷
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2. Fan’s Juicy Chinese Burger, 樊记腊汁肉夹馍

Chinese Burger Xian
Super central and super popular defines this Chinese Burger shop that’s been open since the 70s. This is a Xian equivalent to an old American diner; dated, straight forward, and delicious. You’ll notice a line throughout the day, but it moves fast and means you’ll know your food is prepared fresh. Order just inside the door and then follow the queue along the counter to pick up your food. It’s still one of the best local burgers you can get!

Location: Less than 5 minutes walk south of the Drum Tower
Address: 53 Zhubashi Street
Tell Your Taxi Driver: 碑林区竹笆市街53 近阿房宫电影院
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3. Qin Yu’s Chinese Burger, 秦豫肉夹馍

Chinese Burger Xian
This is a popular local favorite and it is said that it is one of the oldest restaurants within the city wall! You will know when you are close when you see a queue of people waiting. Steady customers come with a unique temper; the first time we visited we arrived 5 minutes too late. Although people were still eating, they told us to come back tomorrow.

Location: Located near Xian’s busy pedestrian shopping street.
Tell Your Taxi Driver: 你好,请带我去秦豫肉夹馍,东木头市19号
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Tip: Make it a Meal!

The only way to eat a Chinese Burger is along side a bowl of Xian’s famous chilled noodles and a bottle of Ice Peak, Xian’s orange soda. Every Chinese Burger shop will offer these, so why not try one of China’s most popular meals!

The only way to enjoy all of the Xian’s best food in local, family-run restaurants is to join one of our Xian Food Tours! Join a Lost Plate Food Tour and eat where the locals eat! Schedule a Tour Today.