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Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
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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
Typical Latin American Chinese Fare

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Mei L
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Address: Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • 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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