Xi’an Famous Closes On East Broadway, Opens in East Williamsburg

UntitledDaniel Maurer The East Village location, still open.

The East Broadway location of Xi’an Famous Foods has quietly closed.

Of course, East Villagers still have the location at 81 St. Marks Place, but if your first bite of the place’s pungent, offal-happy Shaanxi cooking was at the hole-in-the-wall in Chinatown, you’re probably making a sad-face now.

Rest assured, Xi’an has told its Facebook fans that it’s determined to “open up more stores, all while doing our best to stay true to our original concept.” A Facebook post indicates it’s scouting the Upper West Side (which would make it easier for uptown fan Anthony Bourdain to get to the place), but the next outpost will actually be in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 86 Beadel Street.

“It is a small storefront attached to our central kitchen facility,” Jason Wang, the owner, said of the fairly remote location. His Facebook post links to a coupon for a free burger or noodle dish during the grand opening on Saturday.

Upward and xi’anward!