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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
Good Chinese

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Mount Shasta, California
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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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Tallinn, Estonia
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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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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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Wanted a change from Cuban food so went to Barrio Chino for a light lunch. Tien Tan was in a short alley of Chinese restaurants. We spoke to the chef. He is from Shanghai and had been there for 15 years. He said he is the only Chinese chef in Havana and that there are only 182 fully Chinese people... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great Chinese, The best Chinese in Havana - don't think so. The service from the young waiter was great but the food was a big disappointment. I survived the run past all the other Chinese restaurants and their staff trying to encourage you to eat at their place as Tein Tin happens to be at the very end of this... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

the food is like in china. the same taste. I think is a very good option to the people that like me, likes chinise food. Taste it and you will see I was right.

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  • 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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