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Tin Tin Buffet Restaurant

Allston / Brighton
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200 N Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135-2027
+1 617-254-7888
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Ajijic, Mexico
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242 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

This Chinese buffet restaurant has seen its better days. The food is not very good, the selection unimaginative. We used to enjoy good meals at TinTin....but we will not return. Most of the offerings were soggy and tasteless.

Thank Marshall K
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Due to circumstance, I have had lunch there four times in the past month and walked by it several times (which has some relevance as I will show). I need to explain that I am an authority on low price, all-u-can-eat buffets with chinese buffets as my specific area of expertise. And I have the waistline to prove it! Let... More 

Thank sanders
Celebration, Florida
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015

My elderly Uncle will only go to this restaurant when I visit him in Boston and there were a number of elderly,en there when we went. The food was better than other times we had visited. Enjoyed the hot and sour soup and the pork egg rolls were pretty good, too.

Thank Parkmom3
Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place is very conveniently located to my office, so I've gone in a few times for lunch. The dining room is kind of dark and dingy; but it's clean. The offerings on the steam tables range from typical Cantonese fare to Southern comfort food and pizza. Everything is fresh and hot. The price is extremely reasonable for an all... More 

Thank Orso52
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We were invited here for a birthday dinner. I checked it out on trip advisor and I think as a result went in with the appropriate expectations. Nothing too fabulous but not terrible. I also expected poor service which they did deliver on. The food was OK. It was a little greasy but still fairly tasty. They must have had... More 

1 Thank TAH65
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have grown to like this place. It is a real dive, the food is so so and the service is poor. However my brother lives close by and likes the all you can eat deal so I ahve gone several times with him. As I said I have grown to like the weird atmosphere. It is more of an... More 

Thank Bdolgin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

The owners need to train the staff how to treat customers. I've gone there since they opened, using the lean meat healthy dishes as a training meal several times a week. Through the years I've had to put up with endless indignity from rude staff. Spent a year ignoring catcalls because I serve myself so don't tip, and had nothing... More 

Thank walkdmx
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Greasy, msg-filled shoveling-in-the-gut food, self-served in a dismal space with unclean tables, dirty silverware and many Walmart-shopping customers. One highlight: pizza in a chinese buffet, or perhaps the pot of custard hardening into a crusty bacterial fantasyland. It is cheap. And one can eat and leave fed. I left full and fearing the impending headache and msg induced night sweats.... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

4 Stars for schlock Chinese food? You bet! As my wife said, "it is what it is". What it is: all you can eat "Chinese" food for $7.50/person. Why 4 stars? The green things were crispy and green (very good string beans), everything was hot, the roast pork was tender, juicy and never ran low. We were concerned as we... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2008

they don't even have diet soda, I felt like I was eating out of a bin of refugee food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-254-7888

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