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Things to do in Chinatown, Havana

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Chinese immigration to Cuba started in 1847 when Chinese (Cantonese and Hakka) contract workers were brought to work in the sugar fields, bringing the religion of Buddhism with them. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers were brought in from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan during the following decades to replace and/or work alongside African slaves. After completing eight-year contracts or otherwise obtaining their freedom, some Chinese immigrants settled permanently in Cuba, although most longed for repatriation to their homeland. Havana's Chinatown (known as Barrio Chino de La Habana) is one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in Latin America. Some 5,000 immigrants from the U.S. came to Cuba during the late 19th century to escape the discrimination present at the time. Another, albeit smaller wave of Chinese immigrants, also arrived during the 20th century, some as dissidents escaping the authorities in China. There are lots of small and cosy restaurants in the area. It's worthwhile paying a visit.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“If you are really into Asian cuisine, don't miss this place out. You'll get Chinese dishes recreated in a Cuban fashion. The Chinese presence in Cuba dates back to the early XIX century. The adaptation of Chinese culinary in Cuba was a genuine process, as a result of immigration into the island and the different socioeconomic conditions encountered by immigrants. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good restaurant and cafeteria, one right next to the other, the cafeteria its ideal for having snacks, pizza, milk shakes and that kind of food. The restaurant in the other hand it´s perfect to enjoy good Cuban food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing restaurant with differents types of food such as pizza, spaghetti, rice and beans, steak and more....”
  • 12 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“In Reina you'll find all the basic things you need for your stay in Havana. Well, not always everything shows up in Cuba – if not, you walk down the beautiful Galiano and might have luck!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Exhibitions of contemporary cuban art and international. Address: Rayo 106 entre Zanja y Dragones. || Exhibitions d'art contemporain cubain et international. Adresse: 106, rue Rayo entre Zanja et Dragones. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Chinatown. But at the corner of Street Zanja and street San Nicolas there is a resturant- Cafe. Is best quality price. Is a prive place. Also to take away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Chinese Restaurant
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Top restaurants

Chinese Restaurant
“If you are really into Asian cuisine, don't miss this place out. You'll get Chinese dishes recreated in a Cuban fashion. The Chinese presence in Cuba dates back to the early XIX century. The adaptation of Chinese culinary in Cuba was a genuine process, as a result of immigration into the island and the different socioeconomic conditions encountered by immigrants. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good restaurant and cafeteria, one right next to the other, the cafeteria its ideal for having snacks, pizza, milk shakes and that kind of food. The restaurant in the other hand it´s perfect to enjoy good Cuban food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing restaurant with differents types of food such as pizza, spaghetti, rice and beans, steak and more....”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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