Yan Ta Xi Lu (雁塔西路)
YAN4 TA3 XI1 LU4- 雁塔西路- Goose Pagoda West Road- Just down from the Pagoda on the West side. It has a well designed array of restaurants (Indian, Malaysian, Fusion, Korean), bars and cafes with well-landscaped outside seating areas. It retains a traditional calm feel with a buzz at night, a mix of locals going for a stroll and others going out (at the weekend it increasingly feels like a bar street in many other parts of Asia, not necessarily a good thing).
Further down the road, not sure if it has the same name but it is straight down, is the junction of the busy Chang’ An Lu, where there are shops, foods (kebab shop recently added- just on the left before the junction) and the biggest book shop in Xi’an (turn right at the junction- see Book City above). At the far end of the road is the Art School (Mei Yuan) and it’s outside cafe. (Address: 雁塔区雁塔西路大唐通易坊）