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Tin Jo

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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 91
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  • 20
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  • 12
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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
Deliciously joined Asian Food & Locations

An innovative fusion of five diferent oriental asian foods and country locations by room. Enjoy dishes, sauces, spyce and explore th entrances .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
MaeloMejia
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Bogota, Colombia
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

People arrived after us were served very soon after they sat down. We on the other hand were not and I mentioned perhaps their dish took less time to prepare do to the complexity. My Salmon Al Coco was flat out cold and under cooked!!! My wife's Tofu Agrid Chipotle dish was also cold! Our server was understanding and tried... More 

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Thank chrisandbarb2007
Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An innovative fusion of five diferent oriental asian foods and country locations by room. Enjoy dishes, sauces, spyce and explore th entrances .

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Thank MaeloMejia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very tasty food with good choice of pan-asian cuisine - especially good for my travel partner who is a vegetarian

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Thank Owen s
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have food from a variety of Asian countries, but they make Chinese the best. After days and weeks of Costa Rican food and beans and rice/gallo pinto/casado, this was a welcome change. The service is impeccable (best in Costa Rica, for sure, but also probably in Central America). Expect to spend some meaningful cash (of course, nothing in Costa... More 

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Thank Brett G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so many influences, I wasn't expecting to find food so near from the original. I'll definitely come back and enjoy something different.

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Thank Alex F
Naples, Florida
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in down town San Jose, Tin Jo is an excellent option for great food and fun with friends or family. I enjoyed the unique dishes with a Costa Rican twist. The restaurant is in the old district of San Jose in an old house and has great ambiance. Good eating for a decent price.

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Thank HenkMore
San Jose
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Asian restaurant of San José with Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese and Philippine options on the menu. It also has vegetarian dishes, all levels of spiciness and suggestions for reasonably priced wine pairings. It is great value and consistently delivers good tasting meals. I have been there many times over the years and also take-out for Sunday lunch... More 

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Thank Paul B
Kissimmee
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by our waiter and asked in what language did we wish to use.This set the stage for a wonderful dining experience.Food was great, and our waiter, Luis, was a gem.

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Thank nedsully
Canada
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had lunch at Tin Jo's 3 times over the past 2 years - it has a great reputation and tends to be busy. But the food was mediocre, as was my companions meals. Don't know what I'm missing, but I'm left wondering what all the fuss is about. I do appreciate the varied menu but the food was nothing... More 

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Thank lar289
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised to find this restaurant in San Jose. It was excellent, we had a large party of 11 and the service and food were both good. Good place for Asian food if you want some in Costa Rica!

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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, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?