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Tan Tan

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Houston
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  • Jen X.
    "Banh Bot Chien must be ordered every time we come here."(6 Tips)
    Ailie C.
    "Gotta start off with the House Special Rice Cake!"(3 Tips)
    Danvy V.
    "Ramen with wonton and pork or fish congee are my favorites!"(5 Tips)
    Jenn
    "Dungness crsb, fried rice and won ton noodle soup!!"(4 Tips)
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  • Nik K.
    Nik KDecember 9, 2014
    Excellent selection on their menu and one of the more authentic Chinese restaurants in Houston. Much better than the Westheimer location. Try the steamed dumplings.
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VSeptember 4, 2015
    The sesame chicken here is some of the best!! I wish they had it on the lunch menu and the won ton soup available in a cup size..
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressMay 31, 2012
    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best Late-Night Restaurant. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: http://bit.ly/JCaGyR Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.
  • Trinh D.
    Trinh DSeptember 7, 2012
    Try their rice cake! It's very crispy. Also, their ginger chicken and onions is so goood! It's my favorite chicken dish I've ever had.
  • Deven N.
    Deven NongbriAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the place for late night noodles - I think they're open until 2am - usually fast and always good.
  • amy h.
    amy hatesMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The P04 Salt Toasted Tofu is consistently excellent and a pleasure to eat. There's even enough for Two. :)
  • Kristal C.
    Kristal ChoyJune 12, 2014
    Always a staple for late night eats for many years...but this place has really declined in quality and taste. Every time I've come back over the last few years I've been more and more disappointed.
  • Sincere H.
    Sincere HoganMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Start w/the rice cake, then njoy a bowl of soup w/wide egg noodles & a side of snow peas leaves sauteed in garlic. Finish w/a triple delight!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    There are more than 400 items on the oversize menu here, including some 87 soups. Read more
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole Buergers 🐝December 28, 2012
    If you get a hot soup with flat rice noodles make sure you are a level 10 expert with chopsticks, those sure are slippery little suckers.
  • CDG
    CDGJanuary 15, 2016
    There are a lot of options to choose from. It may take a bit to decide but there is something for everyone.
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenApril 9, 2012
    Try the House Special Rice Cake - bomb bot chien! nowhere on earth is better...one of the best things in houston forreal
  • Jethrina S.
    Jethrina SantosMay 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You get much less to-go compared to dining in. I say sit down and ask em to pack everything to-go #protip 💁
  • George Mario C.
    George Mario CohenAugust 28, 2015
    Gen TSO chicken was DELICIOUS! Chicken Noodle soup scrumptious ! But sadly service was not so good 😔 felt like we were forgotten. But will still go back! Will need to bring it to Management attention
  • Sou S.
    Sou SeuasingnouaneDecember 3, 2012
    Try the Grilled Pork Chop, Shredded Pork Skin, and Egg Cake with Steam Rice Plate
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangSeptember 23
    Gotta start off with the House Special Rice Cake!
  • Danvy V.
    Danvy VoAugust 16, 2013
    Ramen with wonton and pork or fish congee are my favorites!
  • Jenn
    JennOctober 7, 2011
    Authentic Viet food...open very late. Just make sure you're not the only Caucasian person there at 2am.
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonAugust 16, 2010
    Not on my favorites list but they've got quite a variety of soups and it's cheap. Get the E01 wonton soup with egg noodles. Security used to be issue back in the day. Not anymore.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeApril 13, 2010
    Pan fried tarot root cake with egg. Signature starter dish. Their jook is good too. Good food at good prices.
  • Stan I.
    Stan IgnatevMarch 12
    Orange chicken is pretty good!
  • sutoyo s.
    sutoyo sugihartoDecember 2, 2013
    Good service. I likr the crab meat corn soup.
  • Justin O'Keith H.
    Usually great food and service but tonight they fell short big time. Took forever to get servers to take our orders. Then they didn't bring the drinks. Food very slow to come out. Very poor tonight!
  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DaoMay 27, 2012
    Food is great. Staff is rude. But if you can get past the service, you won't be disappointed.
  • Eleazar R.
    Eleazar RodriguezFebruary 27, 2013
    Try the orange pork ribs with thai tea.. Yummm
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenApril 9, 2012
    Try the Pan Fried Flat Noodles With Beef - this makes me miss vietnam...
  • Jen X.
    Jen XNJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to go to if you have the munchies after drinking. Opens until 3am!
  • Debra O.
    Debra OliverAugust 11, 2014
    Shrimp plate, house rice cake
  • Jenn
    JennAugust 7, 2012
    Dungness crsb, fried rice and won ton noodle soup!!
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChoJune 27, 2010
    Tan Tan is definitely one of many restaurants you should go eat at after the clubs. especially when you're drunk...lol!
  • Kenji T.
    Kenji TasakaOctober 18, 2011
    Tender pigs feet with flat rice noodles. Get it!
  • Kim T.
    Kim ToSeptember 28, 2013
    Try the General Tso's Beef
  • Caroline
    CarolineJuly 20, 2014
    Just say yes for any question the server asks.
  • sutoyo s.
    sutoyo sugihartoDecember 2, 2013
    Good service. Not too crowded now.
  • Jen X.
    Jen XNJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Banh Bot Chien must be ordered every time we come here.
  • Pia Athena P.
    Pia Athena PelayoMarch 13, 2013
    Vietnamese pizza is superb :)
  • Francisco E.
    Francisco EnriquezJuly 5, 2012
    Horrible: Orders were incomplete, dirty plates are not picked up on time, and they don't bring all orders at the same time. Three of us were done eating by the time the fourth person was served.
  • Scott M.
    Scott McKenzieAugust 11, 2013
    Excellent food
  • Kim T.
    Kim ToSeptember 28, 2013
    Try the Banh Bot Chien
  • Jojo M.
    Jojo MartinezOctober 25, 2011
    best hot pot soup in HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanFebruary 20, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 5 Late-Night Eats - #1
  • Dat L.
    Dat LeJune 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bot chien in the United States!
  • Sou S.
    Sou SeuasingnouaneDecember 3, 2012
    Try the Wonton Noodle Soup
  • Sou S.
    Sou SeuasingnouaneDecember 3, 2012
    Try the House Special Fried Rice
  • Deirdre V.
    Deirdre Victor CrosbyAugust 4, 2016
    Love the spicy garlic chicken.
  • Michelle M.
    Excellent bot Chien
  • My N.
    My NguyenNovember 24, 2012
    Banh bot chien!!
  • Kim T.
    Kim ToSeptember 28, 2013
    Try the Cha Gio
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanOctober 2, 2011
    Best late-night restaurant
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MainesMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dat banh bot chien.
  • Amir D.
    Amir DiamondApril 23, 2011
    Best Chicken Fried Rice EVERRRR!!!
  • Juliette T.
    Juliette TranJune 2, 2012
    A little too chaotic for me. Maybe when I'm drunk?
  • Alex S.
    Alex S.December 30, 2013
    Avoid Sizzling Beef - bland dish, soaking in sauce, tasteless except for huge amount of black pepper.
  • Susie G.
    Susie GawMay 11, 2014
    Best noodle place!!
  • Kate G.
    Kate G.May 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Unfortunately they won't make your food without MSG if you ask.
  • Kristi C.
    Kristi ChenowethJuly 7, 2012
    Bahn Bot Chien
  • Sue L.
    Sue L.May 10, 2010
    House Special Rice Cake - get it!
  • Joe T.
    Joe ThanMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Banh bot chien , nuff said lol
  • Christian C.
    Christian CanasFebruary 28, 2013
    Amazing food
  • Tracy L.
    Tracy LySeptember 9, 2010
    Rice cake & mi-xao, my favee (;
  • Julie N.
    Julie NApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rice cake aka A1
  • c3vans
    c3vansAugust 8, 2011
    Happy Birthday To your Mom ^_^
  • Victor B.
    Victor B.December 28, 2012
    Don't try their chinese food stinks
  • Jumil J.
    Jumil JovellanosMarch 11, 2010
    banh bot chien - 'nuff said
  • Ngo T.
    Ngo ThangApril 16
    Ngon bổ rẻ
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