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Main Tin Chinese Restaurant

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242 7th Ave, South Charleston, WV 25303-1547
+1 304-744-2900
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Good taste, good selections, good services, and good price are offered here. They seems to be here for good long while and also playing part of this community. I saw few pictures that indicates that. I enjoyed since a Vietnamese restaurant around the corner was closed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We go there at least once a month. Wonderful food! They have a buffet with a great selection. Large dining room and friendly staff. Main Tina is the only place we will go for Chinese food!

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Thank Angie B
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, very friendly the food is good but they don't keep the buffet refilled with food in between the lunch rush and dinner rush but if you ask they will fill it

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Thank Stephanie M
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place for a family meal. Great service and lots of yummy food. Coconut chicken is amazing. They have a nice sushi selection. Highly recommended!

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Thank Emily J
Charleston WV
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Main tin used to be a decent place for lunch or dinner, now not so much. The last 3 times we have been, the food on the buffet is not well kept up with. It's usually dried out and has been sitting for some time. This seems to be the case every time we go so we just skip it... More 

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Thank Rachel E
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This place is SO good. They have wonderful take out and also a terrific buffet. My fav Chinese in Charleston! Also near a great historic site the Mound!

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Thank Emily J
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Their employees are fantastic. They are extremely attentive and eager to serve. Their buffet was mediocre. Some of the items were fresh, some not so much. That is to be expected with a buffet, as the freshness of the food is dependent on the amount of people currently in the restaurant. If it is busy they will be pushing out... More 

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Thank Travis S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Very good food and fast service! I get their carry out, often. Very convenient location in South Charleston, WV. Staff is very friendly too!

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Thank train2stayfit
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

I use to love this place! The food use to be great! The last past couple of times it seems like it would take forever to pick up take out or get it delivered. I've called to get take out. The gentleman is extremely rude and it took an hot and half to get it.Either they just quit caring or... More 

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Thank Eric K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

They have a solid buffet as far as quality and quantity goes. Many offerings from the salad and sushi bar to traditional Chinese staples to American offerings for the kids and non-Chinese fans. If you aren't looking for variety or all you can eat, order fresh off the menu. This is also some of the best delivery and take out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 7th Ave, South Charleston, WV 25303-1547
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  South Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-744-2900

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