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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
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you havent gone, go. Its excellent i had the treasures of the earth platter and it was wonderful. My server, i believe her name was Disuena was incredibly polite and attentive. Dont be scared to order the big bottle of sake its only like 14$ and for 2 of us it was just right even if it was on... More 

Thank abes1991
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who knows chinese food (I am chinese and have travelled to several places in asia) I wanted to try this place from the good reviews. I can say, the decoration and different salons are very nice and different; especially the "bamboo salon," which is very nice and romantic. At this, they are very tasteful. The food however, although... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has gone so downhill over the years. Just a tourist trap right now. Some dishes mediocre, some are good and many are plain terrible. The sushi here isn't even edible. I can't understand why this ranks so highly?

Thank Charles M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locted in the heart of San Jose, this is by far the BEST asian restaurant in Costa Rica. You can find Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Philipin and Indian cuisine in the restaurant´s menu; prepared by experts to elevate the spirits and enchant your palate. The owner and host of the restaurant will enchant you with her charm and grace as... More 

Thank Roger R
San Jose, CR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times. I don't drive in to San Jose often for dinner, so I save Tin Jo for a "special" occasion. it is also versatile- I have been there with a large group of friends and also on a date night. The food is a nice Asian mix which has been hard for me to... More 

Thank Kristin G
Nosara, Costa Rica
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was told it was set in San Jose. We went while a wedding was going on, but no apologies made for slow service. Portions were small and flavored basic. Not great for high pricing.

Thank Adusta24
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying the top rated restaurants in Jose (such as Grano de Oro) and being quite unimpressed, we decided to give it a go to this restaurant. Pros: - Waiter (Roma) was great. He helped us made sure all our dietary restrictions were met. Very helpful, very nice, very knowledgeable. - They have gluten free, vegetarian, and regular menus. -... More 

Thank Negroycanche
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my gf for dinner. Tin Jo is probably the only authentic and fancy Asian restaurant in Costa Rica. With an old history of family ownership and with new generations diversifying its offering to Indian food besides the original Chinese (I believe also Japanese options are available); its betting to stay current after its long history making it more... More 

Thank Raul V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service at Tin Jo is amazing, as well the food is really good, you have many options and all of the options I've try are very tasty.

Thank Yanais S
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After three weeks of rice and beans we were in for Chinese (yeah, also rice we know). Tin Jo does have Chinese but also Indonesian, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese. Usually this is not a good sign, but Tin Jo is an exception. Food quality and taste is high, service is excellent, and by using several small rooms, you still have the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Pacific Rim, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?