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Tin Jo

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Chinese, Asian, Thai, 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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 372
    Excellent
  • 221
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 18
    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
I want to go back, soon.

It has been a while but I love Tin Jo's Dim Sum I have been many times but since I moved 5 hours away I don't go as often as I crave it. My Fav is the steamed sweet and sour pork buns. It's a must have. Tin Jo is on a side road with poor street parking but there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We do not like the food nor the prices aymore. Quality is not the same. there are better places in San Jose in these days.

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Costa Rica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It has been a while but I love Tin Jo's Dim Sum I have been many times but since I moved 5 hours away I don't go as often as I crave it. My Fav is the steamed sweet and sour pork buns. It's a must have. Tin Jo is on a side road with poor street parking but there... More 

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Galapagos Islands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

ALWAYS a pleasure, very varied menú fron Asia, and wonderful delicious food at a reasonable price.Have had wonderful meals there for over 20 years.

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San Jose
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

TIn Jo has been a staple in San Jose's culinary scene. The ingredients for the dishes are fresh and the food is well prepared. Parking is available only a few steps away, and most taxi drivers are familiar with it.

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San Diego,CA
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had an average experience even though TripAdvisor has a higher rating for Tin Jo; food was okay - if you like spicy food, go for a 4 or 5, I ordered 3 (scale of 1-5) and it was pretty bland. Though the place was half empty, they recommended reservation.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic Food!!!! Great atmosphere in the heart of downtown San Jose...definitely a great place to enjoy Asian food!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I spontaneously decided to have lunch here on a Sunday. All tables were occupied and I was starving but they were quick to take us to a waiting area and brought a complimentary little snack. The staff is so well trained and friendly and the manager made sure we were happy several times. I don't remember the... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I moved to Costa Rica and am missing the delicious Asian food of NYC and from my families kitchen. I came to Tin Jo to satisfy my craving and see if there was flavorful Asian food that I didn't have to cook myself. I wasn't disappointed. We ordered the salmon summer rolls, fried pork dumplings, small tom yum soup, and... More 

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Tin Jo is a beautiful restaurant in the heart of San Jose, several blocks away from the center (about a 10 minute walk). From the outside all you see is a small door with a sign over it, doesn't look like much, but once inside it opens up to a really nice and beautifully adorned restaurant. Make reservations as there... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our family went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We ordered a plate of jasmine rice, the pad Thai rice noodles with chicken and the orange chicken and then served up all five of us, two adults and three kids. We weren't very adventurous with our ordering, but it was good and there was enough for all of us. The... 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: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Pan-Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?