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Xi’an Noodles doesn’t offer much in the way of ambience, but nobody in line to place an order at the cash register much cares. They’re here for one thing: Those skeins of biang biang noodles, named for the sound that happens when chefs slap long strands of dough against a counter, creating the fissures that lead to those wide, perfectly chewy ribbons, the specialty of the northwest Chinese city of Xi’an. Sampling this particular type of noodle used to require a trip to Edmonds or Redmond, but owner Lily Wu delivers the best version currently found in city limits.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Counter Service, Takeout

Xi'an Noodles

5259 University Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105
University District  •  206-522-8888
Daily noon–9