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Tin Jo

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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Ranked #16 of 299 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
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
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Pan-Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It used to be the best restaurant in San Jose for Asian food, but the quality of the product is not the same as before. I recommend it, but don't expect the same quality as before. Also, the parking is difficult since it is in downtown San Jose.

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Coatepec, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The food at this restaurant is absolutely amazing! The atmosphere is beautiful and each room is dedicated to an asian country. The menu is very extensive and there is plenty to choose from. I'd definitely recommend the curries and the bubble tea, in particular the mint & tamarind. If you are a traveller on a budget, this restaurant is a... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I checked out Trip advisor and this place caught my attention. We arrived on Saturday for lunch, around 2 pm and we were given a table for two immediately. The place is quite big so it seems that you can get a table without a reservation. The place is really unique in terms of decoration and certainly very cozy. We... More

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Eldersburg, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

i love the asian and indian flavors and the minty water. the samosas are incredible. its a fancy place.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's expensive, but you can order many different Asian dishes (Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Indonesian) in any dining room. Each room is decorated in a different country's/culture's motif. Service was excellent and the food was the best Asian food we've had in three years, living in Costa Rica.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were dissappointed. Expectations were high as for top rated Asian restaurant in town. However, menu is way too extensive making it difficult to choose. Starters as well as main were average, nothing exciting. One of the dishes served was also cold, really frustrating. On the positive side, did not find it overpriced given the rating.

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Tubingen, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The restaurant is a special location, a must have in San José. The meals are delicious and creatively decorated and served. The service is friendly and warm and the ambiente is overexceeding all expectations. Every room is nicely furnished and decorated to prvide insight in different cultures and customs. Perfect place for special dinners . Please make a reservation :-)

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Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had one last night in Costa Rica before heading home after two weeks in this wonderful country. I am so happy we chose to spend it at Tin Jo which was a perfect cap to a perfect vacation. We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before 6pm and were told we could have a seat for a few... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was my second visit to Tin Jo and it was as good if not better than the first. The staff was warm and welcoming, spoke perfect English, to my not so perfect Spanish. The restaurant was packed but we were never hurried. The food was wonderful, varied, and beautifully served.

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A little pricey but the food was great quality and service good, would go back to try some of the other dishes.

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