Localand · 霁在游牧料理

Article By Nahida Khan

2F, D29, Glorious Plaza, No.305, Keji Road, Gaoxin District.
(029) 8864 7578
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Average Price per Person /人均消费: 150RMB

PROS: Tasty food; great service; unique concept

CONS: Confusing but interesting entrance

Ji Zai You Mu Liao Li is the latest addition to the Localand family located in the Gaoxin area. Localand have given a new meaning to ‘fusion’ by blending local cuisine with an international taste. The head chef, Sean, brings together French, Italian and Thai influences, and then mixes it with some traditional history we can find here in Xi’an. Every dish has a story behind it and is as delicious as the next. All the dishes come served delicately, with beautiful decorations. The best thing about Ji Zai You Mu Liao Li is that that they cater to different dietary requirements, whether you are a vegetarian, pescatarian or a red meat lover like me. They have something for everyone! It can be challenging to find restaurants that don’t just serve conventional western dishes, so Ji Zai You Mu Liao Li is a refreshing alternative. Ji Zai You Mu Liao Li is perfect for a nice meal out or a casual catch up, with their platters and their amazing drinks list which features some of the best wine I’ve ever tasted. Bonus points for the fact they give you the option to order by the glass, which is a rare find here in Xi’an.

Localand provides the full experience of a fusion restaurant, without breaking the bank at approximately 150-200RMB per head. The restaurant has a chilled atmosphere with a ‘treat me’ vibe, whether that is for yourself, your partner or your friends. The music is very relaxing and allows you to appreciate both the food and your company. The founder and designer of Localand is an artist, which is evident by the beautiful decor. He also owns the art shop located downstairs which often holds arts exhibitions that you can enjoy either before or after your meal. Make a night of it! The art shop can make it a little confusing to find the restaurant but just follow the big Localand sign and take the lift to the second floor. I promise you it will be worth the hunt!

Ji Zai You Mu Liao Li are introducing something new and exciting to Xi’an by creating seasonal menus which will change every 3 months. Get there soon if you don’t want to miss out on what they have to offer. I’m sure their amazing staff will be happy to see you there.

Nahida Kahn can be reached at reviews@xianease.com