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Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese chef makes the difference

I looked carefully at all the other restaurants but the choice was clear. We were not disappointed by the very good and clearly Chinese food we ate. Other diners there were Chinese so that seems to be a good sign....

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lori181788
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Cranbrook, Canada
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Cranbrook, Canada
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I looked carefully at all the other restaurants but the choice was clear. We were not disappointed by the very good and clearly Chinese food we ate. Other diners there were Chinese so that seems to be a good sign....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For starters, this is the ONLY Chinese restaurant in El Cuchillo, the rest are Creole (which is fine), but if you're looking for anything close to Chinese, this is the only place. I found Tien Tan about a decade ago by accident. By the time I came back I had been living in Mainland China (and Taiwan!) for the past... More 

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Louisiana
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350 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I actually ate here twice on my recent trip. The restaurant is located in "China Town" behind the national capital building at the end of the alley. Prices were reasonable and the service was great the first evening but was extremely slow the next time we visited. Evidently there was a large group upstairs for which the restaurant was not... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is recommended in the Lonely Planet book and is worth its recommendation. It's serves good Chinese food at budget prices. The staff are very friendly and the food is of a high standard. Plenty of other fresh local restaurants in the area however.

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Thank reddaithi
Edmonton, Canada
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Highly recommend this place - service was truly the best we experience in all of cuba. The restaurant is located in chinatown, so it's a fair walk but worth it! It's a small restaurant inside, but has a nice large patio, it's quite popular too! We enjoyed all of the dishes we ordered: pork chow mein, fried dumplings, avocado salad... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We sat at a table, a waiter took our drinks order, then about 5 minutes later took the food order, we waited and then waited more, after ordering more drinks 30 minutes after the first round, the food still hadnt arrived, after another 5-10 minutes we decided to leave, we went down to the pay office, and said we were... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The food in this Chinese restaurant is bland by European standards. The portions are generous, but contain little meat (lots of noodles & rice, but hardly any chicken & pork). The serving staff (Cuban, not Chinese) did not appear to have any idea of how to conduct their trade. Our starters and main courses were served to the table at... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

the food in Tien Tan was good and not expensive, and it was hard for us to choose from the very big menu.

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montreal
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

absolutely love Tien tan, I have been going here for a number of years on every trip to Havana. The Chef is from Shanghai and the food is authentic and incredible. For the quality, variety and even the novelty of great Chinese food in Havana there is no better value than Tien tan. I have several favorite dishes at Tien... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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