Don't confuse the cuisine served in the Tang Dynasty's popular dinner theater with the specialties available at the separate restaurant. While the former serves mediocre fare, the latter specializes in Tang Dynasty–imperial cuisine—a taste you're not likely to find back home at your local Chinese restaurant. Locals praise the abalone and other fresh fish dishes as the finest in Xian. You can reserve either for dinner and the show (Y500) or just the show (Y220), which
starts every night at 8:30 pm.