362 N Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Today I’m bringing you today another very special place…Xi’an in Beverly Hills. I’ve said it before, its very hard for me to find a good Chinese restaurant, one that is healthy and of good quality, but Xi’an is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to get the scoop on what exactly sets Xi’an apart from other Chinese restaurants, so I sat down with the owner, Vicky Mense and actor/producer/manager Cece Tsou. I had a wonderful time getting to know them as well as learning what has made Xi’an so successful for the past 20 years, when so many other Chinese restaurants in the area have all went out of business. The answer can really be summed up in one word…evolution.
Xi’an puts tremendous value in their customers, and most importantly, to their loyal ones. They love listening to the feedback of their customers to make any necessary changes. Which is why their menu has evolved over the years to keep up with changing times. To keep up with the more health conscientious trend, they now offer gluten free, low carb, no oil, and no sugar options. THIS IS HUGE for a Chinese restaurant. Customers love this because it allows for eating Chinese food regularly without the guilt.
Of course, Vickey says that at the heart of her success is her dedicated team and staff. It is amazing that there are people, including Cece Tsou, who have been by her side since the conception of the restaurant. How is that even possible!?! Clearly Mense is doing something right because that kind of loyalty is almost unheard of, especially in a city like LA.
Regardless of her fantastic team, Mense is extremely proactive with her business, tends to it every single day, and runs a tight ship. What you can expect from Xi’an is a blend of authentic Chinese food with a few fusion dishes to appeal to their creative side. They often create new dishes simply to give their regular customers more variety. What I love most about Xi’an is that they really cater to the Californian diet with all the options to make you dish as healthy as you want it to be. They also cater to vegetarians as well. This is one place you definitely don’t wanna miss. Perfect for all occasions. I cannot wait to go back!
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