9 Best Xi’an Night Markets

Besides visiting the famous attractions like Terracotta Army, there is one thing you cannot miss in Xi’an. That is tasting delicious foods at Xi’an night markets. There, tourists can not only eat countless nice foods, but also learn the local customs of this ancient city. Below are 9 best Xi’an night markets recommended to you:
 One of the must-visit Xi’an night markets is Muslim Quarter behind the Drum Tower. For those who have very limited energy and time, they can taste all kinds of specialties here. At the same time, tourists can also enjoy the local Muslim customs. The scene of Muslim Quarter in the evening is different from daytime. Both sides of the road are filled with various shops and restaurants with lights. Many typical local foods like Crumbled Unleavened Bread in Mutton Stew (Yangrou Paomo), Vegetable Stew with Lamb/Beef Ball (Rou Wan Zi Hu La Tang) and Glutinous Rice with Jujube (Zeng Gao) can be easily found. Jiasan’s Soup Dumpling Restaurant, Dingjia Crispy Beef Meat Restaurant, Laosunjia Yangrou Paomo Restaurant and Dongnanya Zeng Gao Restaurant are highly recommended.
 Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
 How to Get There:
1.Take metro line 2 to get to Bell Tower Station, Exit B. Then walk west for a few minutes to arrive at the destination. 
2.Take bus no.7, 15, 32, 205, 215, 222, 251, 252, 612 or 618 and get off at Bell Tower West Bus Stop. Afterwards, walk towards Drum Tower and you can easily find the night market. 
 

2. Yongxingfang

Yongxingfang brings together more than 50 snack restaurants from all over Shannxi Province, including intangible cultural heritage cuisines as well as hand-made folk snacks. At Yongxingfang, tourists can not only taste authentic folk snacks, but also appreciate the miniaturized Tang Dynasty architecture. The popular restaurants here are Chengcheng Yangrou Paomo Restaurant, Qinshan Noodles Restaurant and Laotongguan La Zhi Rou Jia Mo Restaurant. 
 Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:30
 How to Get There:
1.Take bus no.22, 32, 33, 47, 263, 527 or 702 to Zhongshanmen Bus Stop. Then walk west around 200 meters (220 yards) to find the destination. 
2.Take metro line 1 and get off at Chaoyangmen Station, Exit B. After, walk southwest around 600 meters (660 yards) to arrive at Yongxingfang. 
 

3. Dongxinjie Night Market

Dongxin Street Night Market is one of the most popular Xi’an night markets, which attracts more and more people every year. The street foods like Stir-fried dishes, casseroles, rice noodles, steamed buns, dumplings, grilled fish, grilled meat, rinse tripe and pork pot stickers can be found here with reasonable and budget prices. You shouldn’t miss Laomajia Casseroles Restaurant, Danjia Yangrou Paomo Restaurant, Majia Fried Noodles and Li’s Steamed Stuffed Bun. 
 Opening Hours: 18:00 - 24:00
 How to Get There: 
1.Take metro line 4 to Dachaishi Station, Exit D. Then walk northeast around 500 meters (550 yards) to find the night market. 
2.Take bus no.102, 182, 309, 602 or 702 to Dongxinjie Bus Stop. Walk southwest 200 meters (220 yards) to find the place. 
 

4. Nanshaomen Night Market

It is one of the largest Xi’an night markets. Every night, the entire street is brightly lit and very lively. The various snacks can meet the tastes of tourists from different places. Almost every restaurant and stall has many customers. The specialties of Nanshaomen Night Market are spicy lobsters and grilled fishes. Lilaoda Casseroles Restaurant, Xiaosichuan Spicy Hot Pot Restaurant and Pangsao Roast Fish Restaurant win high popularity among local people. 
 Opening Hours: 18:00 - 24:00
 How to Get There: 
1.Take metro line 2 to Nanshaomen Station directly.
2.Take bus no.12, 14, 21, 26, 31, 36, 40, 46, 203, 216, 222, 410, 600, 603, 700 or 709 to Nanshaomen Bus Stop. 
 

5. Jianxijie Night Market

Many different traditional foods and local delicacies are available at Jianxijie Night Market, including dumplings, many kinds of seafood and pancakes. Among them, Chen’s Rice-Flour Noodles and Li’s Spicy Hot Pot are most popular ones. 
 Opening Hours: 18:00 - 24:00
 How to Get There: 
1.Take bus no.709 directly to Jianxi Street. Then walk to the destination. 
2.Take metro line 4 to Hepingmen Station, Exit B. Afterwards, walk southwest around 700 meters (770 yards) to arrive at the night market. 
 

6. Baishulin Night Market

Baishulin Night Market is not far from Bell Tower. Being one of popular Xi’an night markets, it has attracted countless customers for its selected ingredients, delicious flavors and reasonable prices. Generally speaking, most Xi’an local people would choose this place and enjoy leisure time with friends. There are many kinds of noodles restaurants here. The recommended ones are Yaxin Food Stall, Junxin Spicy Hot Pot Restaurant and Wangji Rotisserie.
 Opening Hours: 18:00 - 24:00
 How to Get There: Take bus no.7, 8, 29, 39, 43, 45, 46, 47, 201, 203, 218, 235, 258, 601 or 611 to Duanlümen Bus Stop. Then walk south for about 700 meters to find the destination. 
 

7. Laoguanmiao Night Market

Laoguanmiao Night Market is a very old alley. It has many time-honored restaurants. With more than 30 years history, it has become one of popular night markets in Xi’an nowadays. Most foods here are Muslim Flavor, including Crumbled Flatbread in Mutton Stew (Yangrou Paomo), Vegetable Stew with Lamb/Beef Ball, Glutinous Rice with Jujube and Jello Stew with Rice Noodles. It is suggested to go to some renowned restaurants such as Laolijia Vegetable Stew with Lamb/Beef Ball (Rou Wan Zi Hu La Tang), Yang Tianyu Rou Jia Mo and Ma Jianshan Steamed Pork with Rice Flour. 
 Opening Hours: 18:00 - 03:00 next day
 How to Get There: 
1.Take bus no.10, 12, 28, 102, 103, 107, 235, 264, 301, 606 or 702 to Sajinqiao Bus Stop. Then walk northeast around 800 meters (880 yards) to arrive there.
2.Take metro line 1 to Sajinqiao Station, Exit D. Afterwards, walk northeast around 750 meters (820 yards) to arrive there.
 

8. Jiaoda Ercun Night Market

Being one of nice Xi’an night markets, it is located opposite to the South Gate of Xi’an University of Technology. Considering the consumption level of college students, the prices of street foods here are budget and affordable. You can find all kinds of welcomed snacks such as Shaanxi pasta, Steamed Dumplings Filled with Minced Meat and Gravy, Liang Pi (cold noodles) and La Zhi Rou Jia Mo (Chinese style hamburger). Tangshengxiang Yangrou Paomo Restaurant, Xiaojia Liangpi Restaurant and Laotongguan Liangpi Restaurant are popular ones. 
 Opening Hours: 18:00 - 24:00
 How to Get There:
1.Take bus no.7, 48, 228, 240, 313, 402, 602, 800 or 910 and get off at Xianning Road Bus Stop. Walk northeast around 50 meters (55 yards) to find it.
2.Take metro line 3 and get to Xianning Road Station, Exit A. After arriving, walk northwest around 300 meters (330 yards) to the destination.
 

9. South Daxue Road Night Market

South Daxue Road is located to the south side of Northwest University (Taibai Campus), stretching from east to west and connecting Hanguang Road in the east. With the total length of around 1 kilometer (0.6 mile), there are many restaurants and food stores along the road. Although the road is an unimpressive one, all kinds of delicious food here are unforgettable memories of Xi’an local people. You shouldn’t miss some nice-flavored restaurants here like Jiuxi Lobster and Xiaozhuqian Barbecue. 
 Opening Hours: 18:00 - 24:00
 How to Get There:
1.Take bus no.16, 18, 21, 35, 184, 224, 251, 311, 402, 604, 701, 800 or 910 to Xinan Chengjiao Bus Stop. Then walk south around 300 meters to arrive at the destination. 
2.Take metro line 2 to Yongningmen Station, Exit B. After arriving, take a taxi to the night market directly.

Further Reading:
7 Things to Do in Xi’an in Spring
Best Time to Visit Xi’an
Top 10 Things to Do in Xi'an
10 Best Places to Visit in Xi’an
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- Last modified on May. 26, 2020 -
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