Have to say I am perplexed to read good reviews for this restaurant, which had also led us to Flor de Loto. Even in Lonely Planet it says "best chinese food in Cuba". We left thinking this was not just the worst "Chinese" food we've ever had, it was probably the worst FOOD we've had!
This is NOT authentic Chinese food in any way, unless you'd consider Spaghetti as an alternative to Chow Mein. They serve the meals with chips/crisps and deep-fry everything. We were sitting by the kitchen and saw the chefs drop every kinds of meats and seafood into a deep-frier before putting it on the grill. Why? This destroyed even the lobster that we ordered.
Other than the horrendous meal they call Chinese food, the service was good and the restaurant was nice. Very crowded with throngs of people waiting outside for a table as promised.
However, I found the whole concept of having a Chinatown in Havana without a single Chinese person in sight to be baffling. The streets are decorated with red lanterns and impressive gates, complete with Chinese road-signs. But look around and I was probably the only Chinese.
If you want Chinese food, Cuba is not the place for it. If you want a Cuban experience, there are many other truly good restaurants in town. You just have to look a little harder to find them.
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