We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Main Tin Chinese Restaurant

242 7th Ave, South Charleston, WV 25303-1547
+1 304-744-2900
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (4 reviews)
“great buffet” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
242 7th Ave, South Charleston, WV 25303-1547
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Very nice lunch buffet. Reasonably priced. Typical Chinese food selection and a few non-traditional too. Desert selection, salads, and even ice cream. Very clean and nice service from staff. Great location and parking along street and lots nearby.

Thank WVTip
Reviewed February 21, 2018

I generally call in my order and pick up instead of calling out for delivery. Staff is always nice and gets your order done quickly and correctly. Love their General Tso's chicken.

Thank joanna_walters2002
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite Chinese buffet. The food is consistently good, but with frequent changes in dishes offered to keep things interesting. Highly recommended.

Thank DWyndal
Reviewed December 19, 2017

We were in the area and decided to try this place. It was about 2:00 and there was only a few spoonfuls of food in each container on the buffet. The main problem was the food was cold or barely warm. Maybe if we would...More

Thank BridgetHeather
Reviewed November 21, 2017

I dont usually go to an all you can eat buffet for the quality of the food. That being said, it isn't bad. The won tons in the won ton soup were way too salty. Otherwise it is what you would expect. I would probably...More

Thank TravelingBbusFun
Reviewed September 23, 2017

I used to come here quite a lot with my daughter. The food and service was always good and the prices reasonable. The last time our waitress was very rude. Won't be going back.

Thank blackriverwoman
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We got delivery from this restaurant while staying 1 night in Charleston. It was what you'd expect from Chinese delivery. Our food arrived in less time than anticipated on a rainy Tuesday evening and was still very hot. I got my go to, Moo Goo...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I have been a long time customer at Main Tin. When the new owners arrived, I was somewhat disappointed in both the service food. I can now say that excellence in food and service has returned. My wife and I enjoy sharing the House Specials...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We ordered delivery and it was very quick. The food was very good and a good value. Highly recommend.

Thank Brandon T
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The Main Tin has been a fixture in South Charleston for a lot of years. They have a very nice buffet that also offers sushi. The buffet is good, but ordering take out or eating in and ordering from the menu is, obviously, better. I...More

Thank DWyndal
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels
Wingate by Wyndham Charleston
1,123 reviews
.62 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charleston
3 reviews
.63 km away
Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West
515 reviews
.67 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charleston South
642 reviews
1.00 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Los Agaves Mexican restaurant
160 reviews
.69 km away
The Olive Tree
72 reviews
.51 km away
Taste of Asia
74 reviews
.01 km away
47 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Charleston Antique Mall
22 reviews
.03 km away
Memorial Ice Arena
8 reviews
3.50 km away
Little Creek Park
6 reviews
3.83 km away
South Charleston Museum
6 reviews
.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katisha P
December 28, 2016|
Response from Brandon T |
Yes they deliver according to menu I received from my hotel.
August 26, 2016|
Response from Belindalaw66 |
Need a menu
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing