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Tin Jo

Certificate of Excellence
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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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12:00 pm - 9:00 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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  • 77
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  • 18
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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
Enjoyed our meal at Tin Jo

Cheering hard for you to stay in San Jose, the folks at the Presidente hotel recommended Tin Jo's for it's delicious Asian food. It opened at six, and that's when we arrived. We were seated promptly and immediately offered water and a little snack tray of appetizers. We ordered three Thai dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
CanadaTeresa
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Canada
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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672 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We didn't really liked most of our food, the fried rice with veggies was fine and big plate. We ate soup and different types of dumplings but all was not so tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Cheering hard for you to stay in San Jose, the folks at the Presidente hotel recommended Tin Jo's for it's delicious Asian food. It opened at six, and that's when we arrived. We were seated promptly and immediately offered water and a little snack tray of appetizers. We ordered three Thai dishes and enjoyed each one. Our food was hot... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Crazy to find an Asian delight in downtown San Jose, but it was a gem. Every morsel was fresh, perfectly cooked and delicious. My son's pad Thai was probably the best ever. We also loved the Maya salad.

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Brazil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fairly priced and attentive service. Great Asian food! Looking from outside, you'll think it's a small place, but it's a big restaurant and there's a fancy dining room.

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Sjobo, Sweden
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love this place! I live in Costa Rica and have to say this is a favorite. I'm a fan or Oriental food and they have it all! Great service, nice friendly ambiance and the food is always served hot and delicious! If you're an oriental foodie this place is a must!

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Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The decor is beautiful and interesting. The food is just short of excellent. The service is very good. In spite of the location being right downtown, it is on a very difficult street. We usually are driving, but I would highly recommend taking a cab.

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Leura, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When I'm visiting Costa Rica, my first stop is the Tin Jo Restaurant in San Jose. It never disappoints! The service is prompt and friendly and the atmosphere is excellent. There is a broad choice of drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. of which the lemon and basil iced infusion is my preferred. The menu consists of a variety of SouthEast... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When I visit San Jose on business trips or for pleasure, one of the things I look forward to is a visit to Tin Jo for some fine and unique dining. Their Menu offers so many wonderful Asian dishes. I have my favorites, but everything I have tried has been cooked to perfection and a delight to eat. The ambience... More 

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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Our final dinner in San Jose was had at Tin Jo Restaurant with some friends, and we kicked off the evening with a ginger margarita – unusual, but very tasty. A bottle of cool viognier was the perfect accompaniment for our edamame and vegetarian Thai green curry, which was all fresh and flavoursome. Our friends are not vegetarian, so they... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Since moving from Costa Rica several years ago, I had not returned to Tin Jo until recently. I was pleased to see the many changes that had occurred to make the dining experience more pleasant including the lovely upscale surroundings, more extensive menu, and more professional staff. Fortunately the quality of the food has been maintained. This is an especially... More 

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