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5316-A Windward Pkwy. (Deerfield Pkwy.) Send to Phone
Lots of design value and a large dining room attempt to elevate the Asian dining experience.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Xian China Bistro Restaurant Review

: The starting point city of the famous Silk Road, Xian, China, lends its name to this modern bistro. An Asian Moderne lighting scheme suggests the slinky movements of a Chinese paper dragon. Burnished woods and high ceilings lend anima to the opulence. The food may or may not be authentic, depending on the dish, but manages to hit tasty targets. Cold sesame noodles are a bit spicy, but don’t rely on heat for their flavor impact. The thick-sauce glazed barbecued ribs are okay, although there are better around the city. Coconut shrimp are tender and crisp. We think one is best served by sticking with main dishes from the Chef's Specials. We’ve enjoyed the just-slightly spicy orange-peel crispy lamb, with an appropriate balance of hotness and sweetness; and the light saké-glazed Chilean sea bass on a bed of baby spinach. Desserts get short shrift, but they're not traditional in Chinese cuisine anyway. Mango sherbet at least keeps the flavors consistent. As for the wine list, the Hogue Cellars Riesling or J. Lohr Riesling, both available by the glass, work well with many of the dishes, and the Rosemount Pinot Noir handles the lamb and duck rather well.


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