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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 301 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
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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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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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
Senior Contributor
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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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
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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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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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love the food and the variety the menu offers. Service is slow so allow time. I also get it to go and they do a great job packing it up...but no express available.

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San Vito, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food and service is unusually good for San Jose. The fish Masala curry was divine; the vegetable spring rolls, salmon tartar as appetizers, superb; we didn't like the spinach paneer with cheese so much--floating in too much sauce. It is a gorgeous dining room, very romantic and beautiful Indonesian sculptures; photos of India. Their interior designer really knew what... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I found some great reviews about Tin-Jo. So before leaving the states I facebooked inquiring about a reservation. They were spot on & replied quickly. We were seated promptly & they brought out crispy wontons to munch on while we decided on dinner. Fried rice was sooo good as well as curry chicken, Kung pow chicken & fried pork potstickers.... More

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