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Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average to Mediocre

I am clearly spoilt by the standard of Chinese food we get here in the UK. The food at Tien Tan was ok at best - the pork chop suey (5 CUC) was so bland and mediocre but my husband liked his chicken with peanuts (7 CUC). The dishes don't come with a side. The waiter kept badgering us to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Eva J
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I am clearly spoilt by the standard of Chinese food we get here in the UK. The food at Tien Tan was ok at best - the pork chop suey (5 CUC) was so bland and mediocre but my husband liked his chicken with peanuts (7 CUC). The dishes don't come with a side. The waiter kept badgering us to... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

While not even close to good Chinese restaurants in other major cities, this place offers the most authentic Chinese food in all of Havana. Pricing is reasonable for tourist places and services is usually OK too. If you have modest expectations, you should enjoy this little gem in Havana's tiny Chinatown.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A once bigger China Town has been recuperating from an oblivious past and Tien Tan's extensive menu is the most representative of all Chinese restaurants in Havana city!

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

While the restaurant advertises itself as having the only Chinese chef in Barrio Chino, don't come expecting authentic or even American Chinese food. The restaurant makes do with whatever ingredients and spices it can find in Cuba and the end result is an odd fusion of Asian and Latin American - but not quite unlike the usual food you will... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

may not be saying much, but if you must, this is the place on the one block, tourist filled China town to eat.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The answer is Yes! Chinese immigration to Cuba started in 1847 when Chinese contract workers were brought to work in the sugar fields. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers were brought in from China during the following decades to replace and / or work alongside African slaves. After completing eight-year contracts or otherwise obtaining their freedom, some Chinese immigrants settled... More 

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Run by a Chinese family with some quite authentic dishes, well-prepared, not pricey, and best of all: AIR CONDITIONING inside, plus a patio outdoors. Try the Yangzhou fried rice for REAL Chinese style rice, the steamed dumplings with dark vinegar, and a kind of peanut studded chicken stir-fry! But probably most dishes are great. Real Chinese mainland travelers eat there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

One of my favorite place to eat in Havana! The only real Chinese restaurant there. No free mojitos offers or anything like that, just very good food and friendly service!

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Mount Shasta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Only place we ran into that had tofu and the food was not US typical Chinese. Refreshing change of pace.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food was so simple but had so much flavour. Pegged as the only Chinese restaurant with a Chinese chef, we ate here a few times. If you get anything, order a beer and the dumplings. Unfortunately the Cantonese elements of Chinatown are gone but I really enjoyed the chef's northern flavours. A definite must-try when in Chinatown.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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