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Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #267 of 471 Restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Watford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I had the chicken & peanuts with steamed rice, on my way from Vedado to Old Havana. Originally decided to go there because of Lonely Planet, but I'm really glad I did. The waiter was really sweet and made some recommendations before I ordered. Nice, clean, and down a cute side-street in Chinatown, Havana. It's not five-star dining, but is... More 

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Corte Madera, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I want to make sure nobody gets trapped in this trick again: when I approached the restaurant staff to ask (in my almost perfect Spanish....) if they had any good meal big enough to be shared I was assured that few dishes were available....... so my friend and I decided to go for a dish of stir fry meat and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After a week of Cuban cuisine we HAD to have something different and this place was just what we needed! Some noodles and spice and flavor! I will not claim that this is the best Chinese I had in my life, but they do have a huge selection of food, and the best part of it is - it is... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Having been to Cuba 7 years ago, I had fond memories of the only non-pathetic meal I had on that trip, which was had here. In that time, many things changed, particularly the quality of the food to be had generally across the island. Tien Tan was remarkably consistent, no worse, but also no better, for the rising competition, both... More 

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Silkstone Common
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We went here on the basis of other reviews and were not disappointed. Somehow the chef has got hold of plenty of Chinese spices so the food tastes wonderful. The service is also excellent. We recommended it to other people staying in our Casa and like us they had a really good meal and service.

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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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