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Nov 13, 2012 01:46 PM

Xi'an Famous Food or Mission Chinese?

Want to go to one of these places for lunch this week. Thanks!

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    1. One or two people - Xi'an. Three or more - your call. Mission's dishes are big, family-size portions, not really worth the bother to do it solo.

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      1. re: sgordon

        sure it is. You won't really be able to sample, but I've finished off an order of their pickled carrots and most of an order of kung pao pastrami solo. Anyway, moot point since they'll be two people.

        OP, bare in mind that you're looking at two different experiences--Xi'an has no atmosphere. Zero. The food is very good, but you'll be ordering at a counter, and there's a good chance that there will be nowhere to sit (referring to the ev location, not sure if there's seating in Chinatown), so you might have to eat it outside somewhere or back at the office. Mission Chinese is a full-service restaurant, which might be better if you're looking for a slightly more leisurely lunch that will keep you out of the office for more than ten minutes.