Roujiamo: The Best Chinese Burgers In Xian, China

Article by Lost Plate Food Tours

Published on January 10, 2020

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, Roujiamo was first made about 2500 years ago. Handmade bread is crispy on the outside and soft inside and stuffed with tender fatty pork that has stewed for hours (in fact, some local shops claim it has been stewing for decades!). We recommend eating one of these every day while you’re in Xian, so here’s our list of the best Chinese burgers in Xian, China!

1. Wang Kui's Juicy Chinese Burger (王魁腊汁肉夹馍)

Best Chinese Burgers in Xian - Wang-Kui

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- so they’re rolling out a flavor you can’t find anywhere else. 

Opening Hours: Daily 7:00-21:00

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

Google Map | Chinese Map

2. Fan’s Juicy Chinese Burger (樊记腊汁肉夹馍)

Best Chinese Burgers in Xian - Zi-Wu-Lu-Zhang-Ji

“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 know your food is hot and 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!

Opening Hour: Daily 8:30-20:30

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)

Best Chinese Burgers in Xian Qin Yu

This is a popular local favorite and it is said to be one of the oldest restaurants within the city wall. You’ll know when you are close when you see a queue of people waiting. Regular customers are often welcomed 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 the earlier next day- so plan ahead!

Opening Hour: Daily 7:00-14:00

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, a local orange soda. Every Chinese Burger shop will offer these, so why not try one of China’s most popular meals!

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