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“Good Asian food”
Review of Tin Jo

Tin Jo
Ranked #5 of 648 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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
San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Asian food”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

You can get a taste of Asia here! Love the decorations and the setting. The food always good. Love the ginger drinks. Dessert also,good. Right in the middle of san jose.

  • Visited August 2012
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Covington, Georgia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistently very good”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I have eaten at this well-known place numerous times in my visits to Costa Rica and have never been disappointed. The wait-staff do all they can to make for a pleasant experience and the food is generally delicious and served without undue delay. I will continue to patronize Tin Jo.

Visited January 2013
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Austin, Texas
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Family friendly, lovely ambience and great food!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Their decór is fantastic! We sat across from the area overlooking the window across from the patio leading to the children's play area and waterfall/bamboo wall. We ordered their Yam Woon Sen for appetizer- tangy fresh noodle salad served on lettuce leaves. Entrées: 1) Chicken Pad Krapao & white rice was perfect blend of spices and gingery goodness...and (2) Tin-Jo chop suey was a little flat but upon request we were given a chilli sauce that was super hot (habanero?). We also had basil lemon iced tea and mint lemon fuzzy water-- which were decent, nothing great. We spent somwehere about $40. They do have a decent play area and high chairs without harness for those with little ones. The staff was courteous and atmosphere very family friendly! Highly recommended for families with toddlers, little kids. They also have an extensive vegetarian and gluten free menu.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good option for Thai, Indian in San José”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Tin Ho was one of the first restaurants to offer Chinese and South East Asian cuisine in Costa Rica. Its location in downtown San José is perfect if you are spending the day in the capital, but are craving something a bit more exotic than rice and beans.
The menu offers a wide variety, but we especially like the Thai curries. (Ask for extra spice, though, as the kitchen tends to prepare these super mild.)
It is probably a bit more expensive than Thai, Chinese or Indian restaurants in big cities, but this is fine dining in Costa Rica ;)
Service is very friendly and professional.

Visited March 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Nice Asian Alternative in San Jose - Good Selection”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Try Tin Jo for a change of Tico pace ... Thai and Chinese and other Asian choices .. good value - great taste. Take a cab ... you'll never find it on foot. Taxis easy to hail when you're done - the restaurant will call one for you - if you ask. I recommend this place .

Visited January 2013
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