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Tien Tan

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Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No booking needed, the noodle dishes were as you would expect and cheap too. The red wine was palatable and a pleasant change from beer. The waitress spoke very good English and was polite and attentive. Worth a visit for a change especially of you have been out in the sticks for a while.

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Kirkland, Washington
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prices were really high here - $5 for a bland, relatively small portion of noodles. Menu says 10% service is added. Went we got our change, I was picking it up and the waitress ran over to the table immediately and said that we needed to tip her because the 10% was for the kitchen staff. So then why to... More 

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Trujillo
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A reasonable Chinese restaurant with a good variety of options. For Cuba it is certainly amongst the pricier options but if you are keen for some variation from the typical Cuban dishes this is a good option.

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They just opened a new location in Western Havana, the same excellent food and service. It may be the best Chinese restaurant in the entire Cuba. A must visit place every single time to Havana...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was ok, but very simple. In our opinion it was too expensive and the ambience wasn't good, the staff wasn't very friendly either. I regret going there, the restaurants up the street looked better.

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North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

In China Town (Barrio Chino) in Havana, you rarely see real Chinese or asian looking people. But this place had. The owner (?) was conversing with a Chinese tourist. Of course I won't compare it to Chinese food in Vancouver (also know as Honcouver), food was authentic enough.

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Thank motohachi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Tien Tan was our best bet in Barrio Chino (China Town) in Havana. The restaurant is located at the end of the famous alley behind El Capitolio, thus very easy to find. Almost authentic Asian taste, just not as rich as normally. Definitely best Chinese in town.

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Thank KarolaRS
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I visited this restaurant 3 times in total. During the first visit, I was pleasantly surprised to find decent noodles. I have travelled in Latin America for 9 months and even at a recommended Cantonese restaurant in Panama, the noodles were thick and flour tasting. I subsequently confirmed on my 3rd visit, when I met the owner of this place... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

To start off, Chinese food in Latin America will never be as authentic as you would like it. Every country has their own version of what their take is on Chinese food. That said, my husband and I enjoyed our lunch here. It wasn't quite what we expected, but the food was good, and the servers tried very hard to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Lonely Planet advises to sit outside in the action packed Cuchillo (street name). Duly we sat outside, but, found it difficult to see where the action was taking place. Cuchillo is a narrow alleyway and seemingly leads nowhere. It’s either the first restaurant you come to, or the last, depending on which way you approach it, but the action was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd. del Barrio Chino, C/Cuchillo No. 17 e/Zanja y San Nicolas, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?