Seafood Island

Written by Naomi and Javier

Rumor had it that there was a Cajun restaurant in Xi’an. In Xi’an? Sha? We heard about it from a friend and since we love spice, butter, seafood and garlic we for sure had to try it out. It’s located a (big) block west of Xi Gong Da University. It sits on the east wall of Feng Qing park.
The environment is very American sports bar/sailor themed. There are several TVs playing sports and music videos, and it’s decorated with fishing nets and other sea-themed decorations. The tables are lined with paper and you get disposable gloves and bibs so you can make a mess and eat with your hands. The food and drinks are served in metal buckets creating an authentic feeling. The place is small with several booths and two big tables. The cozy environment gave us an opportunity to speak with the owner, a Chinese American woman who wanted to bring this awesome American flavor back to her hometown. Her English, of course, is amazing and will personally serve you.
We tried the Fishermen’s Wharf Combo. It’s a mixed bucket of clams, shrimp and crawfish covered in a spicy garlic butter sauce that will make you want to lick your fingers (correction: gloves). It’s glove-licking good. On the side, we tried some sweet yam fries and chicken tenders. The food there is perfectly spicy – not enough to slow you down but just enough to keep your tongue tingling. Additionally, this restaurant offers other high-quality seafood options such as clam, crab, lobster, and mussel, and also offers sauces including garlic butter, lemon pepper, and Chinese style. Many of the ingredients, such as spices and real butter are imported to create authentic American Cajun cuisine. For those of you who don’t know, Cajun is Creole cuisine from the southern US state of Louisiana with flavors from a mix of cultures characterized by spice, seafood and garlic. The flavors are very rich.
At three months old, this baby restaurant is well on its way to success due to its unique flavor and style. By May, the restaurant will have some upgrades which include outdoor seating, BBQ and live music.
Pro: You won’t find this genre of food anywhere else in Xi’an.  Reasonably priced and delicious.
Con: The menu is limited.
Price: 150-200 per person
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Average Price per person/人均消费:  150-200 RMB
Address /地址: 200m North of East Gate of Feng Qing Park, Tao Yuan South Road ( 桃园南路丰庆公园东门向北200米路西 )
Tel /电话: 029-8421 8295
Hours /时间: 11:30am – 10:00pm

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