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Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A relief if you are fed-up with the repetitive cuisine in Cuba

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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40 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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S Wales
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47 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's on what the guide book says is 'one of Havana's most colourful and fast growing food streets' - basically a short pedestrianised cut through with a couple of restaurants on it in Havana's 'China Town' - which has no evidence of any Chinese people except tourists. You are invited to go eat there by a nice young Cuban lady... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Huge portions of everything. Food is good and goid value for money. Sitting outside is better because of very cold airconditionings, strange smells and dark oldfashioned interior.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We were walking through El Barrio Chino and decided to stop in for lunch. We chose Tien Tan because all of their customers were Asian so it seemed a good bet that their food would be authentic. It was delicious and reasonably priced with efficient service. The only thing that stopped us from returning was our desire to explore Cuban... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our last two visits here were solidly mediocre - the food lacked spice, flavor...i don't know what happened. We were excited about this place the first time we came but it was downhill from there. Like one of the other posters said, I get the feeling this place still attracts attention because off its former glory. And it was expensive.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The first time we went there it took them an hour for the food and we were walking out when it got to the table. We reluctantly sat down again and began eating and wow! Their shanghai chicken was awesome and made us think it was worth the wait. In fact, the shanghai chicken was so good that we went... 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

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