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Tin Jo

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Vegetarian, Pan-Asian
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Calle 11, Av. 6 y 8 Detras de la Iglesia La Soledad, 150 metros al sur, San Jose, Costa Rica
506 2221 7605
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Our mission is to serve delicious, healthy food in an environment that is...
Our mission is to serve delicious, healthy food in an environment that is conducive to sharing and caring. We believe that food should nourish us physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our dishes are inspired from Asian countries: China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Thailand. We have an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu as well as a gluten free menu. Our Asian themed rooms gather together all the art work we have collected as well as those created by closed friends and frequent diners. Tin Jo is our third child and we are very involved owners. We love to interact with you, our customers and it is our sincere wish that your visit to our restaurant satisfies not only your senses but also uplifts your spirit. With Gratitude,Maria Hon and Robert Faulstich
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 354
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this place!!!

The food and service is outstanding!!! I dine here every trip to San Jose. I would take a cab there as the parking is limited.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Diana C
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Uvita, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Uvita, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food and service is outstanding!!! I dine here every trip to San Jose. I would take a cab there as the parking is limited.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited with some students from the rural area. They had never been in an Asian Restaurant before and this was by far the best choice we could have made. Delicious, great environment, tons of great options, it was like being in Asia, just wonderful. We even had a strong quake while waiting for our order. Do visit Tin Jo.

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of our favorite restaurant in San Jose; mainly they cooked Thai food but theres plenty of options. The customer service is good; you need to wait sometimes if the restaurant is full but the wait is worth it; the food and the beverage are very delicious and they have different rooms with different motifs; for example it is a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

At this place you can taste dishes from all Asia with good taste and presentation. Food looks like if you were in any oriental country. Excellent service in a clean please.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The menu has several options when It comes to Asian food Good service and very handy place if you work at downtown

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

everything In this place is wrong. It's just not good Chinese food and I don't know What everyone sees in this place. There are much better options aside from this place. I was disappointed with every dish I ordered and clearly I won't be back there. Like I said. Better places out there and not worth what ever hype is... More 

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Weston, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Good enviroment, good service but specially extremally good prices!! Went for a dinner with other three persons, had 2 appetizers, bottle of wine and 3 big plates plus dessert and tea for only 85 USDollars including tip! Quality of the food is not the best but very good! Had a great time!!

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

i have to be honest, the food was very average at best. The service was pretty good and place looked nice. The food was not what we were expecting after seeing all the great reviews. Price was very reasonable though. Not bad but, certainly not the best is CR..

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Just another overrated tourist restaurant, nicely decorated room but food is average in general, we tried several dishes from curry to noodles and all taste the same. Long waiting and average service as well ! forgot to mentioned we got a piece on plastic on the soup and we got charged to it like nothing ever happened. Oh well !!!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Tin Jo is a real Asian Restaurant, with decades of experience in the same location in San Jose Costa Rica, and owned by a Chinese Family. Great service!!! The menu have many options (Chinese, Tailand, Japanese). Great taste!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 11, Av. 6 y 8 Detras de la Iglesia La Soledad, 150 metros al sur, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 506 2221 7605

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Pan-Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Our mission is to serve delicious, healthy food in an environment that is conducive to sharing and caring. We believe that food should nourish us physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our dishes are inspired from Asian countries: China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Thailand. We have an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu as well as a gluten free menu. Our Asian themed rooms gather together all the art work we have collected as well as those created by closed friends and frequent diners. Tin Jo is our third child and we are very involved owners. We love to interact with you, our customers and it is our sincere wish that your visit to our restaurant satisfies not only your senses but also uplifts your spirit. With Gratitude,Maria Hon and Robert Faulstich
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?