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“Asian fusion with a sophisticated atmosphere.”
Review of Jinja Bar & Bistro

Jinja Bar & Bistro
Ranked #123 of 578 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Jinja is a sleek yet casual local spot serving Pan Asian dishes. Has a full bar with an extensive cocktail menu which features Pre-Prohibition & Tiki style drinks. Affordable Kid friendly menu is available.
Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Asian fusion food is great with a large variety of choices and excellent service. The bar is also great -- again with a wide range of choices including unusual vintage drinks associated with with famous1930s European bars in places like Singapore or Hong Kong. The ambiance and layout of the restaurant and bar are also well done suggesting a much more expensive restaurant. Yet prices are reasonable. We live just north of Santa Fe and eat here frequently.

Jinja is located in a building at the north end of the DeVargas Mall. Parking is always available.

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were new in town and Jinga was recommended by our concierge. We went there our first night in town and were absolutely amazed by the delicious food, drinks and service. Special shout out to Shannon, our waiter, who not only gave us incredible service, but also acted as a kind of Santa Fe guide. Over the next several days, we followed his suggestions for where to go and what to see. We were not disappointed. We went back later in the week and Shannon not only remembered us as if we were regular patrons, but seemed genuinely interested in how our trip was going. The Shaking Beef and lettuce wraps we enjoyed on our last night were exquisite and the martinis were made exactly to our specifications. I only wish we had a Jinga Bar and Bistro back in California. We'd be regulars.

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3  Thank Twizelyn
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

We like the ambiance, the food, and the presentation. I had Shaking Beef and my husband had Pad Thai. Both very good.

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1  Thank njengel
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We discovered this cozy and warm oasis located next to a shopping mall. If you remember the old Trader Vic restaurants this is like a smaller version of that with a cool, welcoming vibe. Awesome cocktails. Think Pina Colada's with umbrellas, Mai Tai's and various tropical drinks. Also dry martini's, cosmo's and extensive wine list. Good appetizers and shareable plates as well. Wonderful vintage posters of far away exotic destinations and movie stars adorn the walls. Really like this place. A nice alternative in Santa Fe when you need food with a more Asian flare.

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Thank funkymusic
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Atmosphere – okay
service pretty good.
Food maybe adequate.
They used to serve good curry with peanut sauce, but for some reason they discontinued the peanut sauce.
They don't know how to make orange peel beef, don't order.
Calamari – good
wine, good
advice -, try somewhere else

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Thank mkpdp
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