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Jinja Bar & Bistro

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510 N. Guadalupe, Ste. P, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-4321
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun atmosphere, great food.

Excellent food, okay, service, and a fun, trendy restaurant in Santa Fe. Loved their unique takes on new Asian food and beautiful plating. The atmosphere is a hip "Cuban cigar bar" vibe that works surprisingly well. Side note: Jinja was more than accommodating of my tree nut and shellfish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
chloetula
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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New York City, New York, USA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Asian fusion food - very spicy and salty. A large and atmospheric setting - but we prefer less interfered-with versions of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Not one of our favorites.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent food, okay, service, and a fun, trendy restaurant in Santa Fe. Loved their unique takes on new Asian food and beautiful plating. The atmosphere is a hip "Cuban cigar bar" vibe that works surprisingly well. Side note: Jinja was more than accommodating of my tree nut and shellfish allergies. I was impressed (and relieved)!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went with a friend for lunch. Had not been to Jinja in 6 years. Coconut soup was a 9/10, server Michele was a delightful and attentive 10, food was an 8.5.

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Aztec, New Mexico
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61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the small portions of a variety of the menu items for lunch. There was plenty of food for everyone. The hot teas we tried were especially good. We would definitely eat here again the next time we head to Santa Fe (or even in Albuquerque where we hear there is one there too).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We sampled two of the salads, chicken and shrimp while our friend had the small tuna ahi plate. Loved that you can get smaller portions and that the dishes were fresh and tasty! Service was very good too! Will definitely put this restaurant on the list when we visit Santa Fe!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We enjoyed the shrimp appetizer along with the Spring rolls. The Chinese chicken salad was fabulous. The dressing for the salad was tangy and refreshing. Enjoy!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Jinja has been one of my favorite places to eat for years. Tasty food and reasonable prices. I have been back three times this year, each time hoping that it was a fluke that it was so bad. Unfortunately, every meal was disappointing. My favorite dishes were not even appealing to eat. The ingredients didn't add up to anything tasteful.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you like Asian food you will love Jinga. My favorite dishes are the shaking beef and the orange beef, the tempura is also excellent. Several of their desserts are on the must try list. I have never had a bad meal there the staffis friendly and the bar is a good place to sit and eat.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Dinner with a large group. Service efficient. The Pad Thai was a bit on the bland side. The sauce almost tasteless. Well prepared and reasonable quantity. Nothing wrong, just a little blah.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were really looking forward to a return visit this year and even brought along a guest. Something just didn't seem the same. We had the Ahi Tuna appetizer that was a little disappointing. My wife and I both ordered the Pad Thai and found it also disappointing. We've had Pad Thai at dozens of places and this was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 N. Guadalupe, Ste. P, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 982-4321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?