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“Best kept secret”
Review of Jinja Bar & Bistro

Jinja Bar & Bistro
Ranked #88 of 587 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 August 1, 2006

I've visited Santa Fe many times, but just discovered this little gem during my stay this past weekend. My three friends and I were craving a non Tex-mex meal (don't get me wrong, we do love the food, but after four days of cheese and chilis, we wanted something different). We settled on Jinja for its pan-Asian style cuisine. I'm a bit of a food snob and was beyond disappointed to find out this restaurant was in a strip mall -- about a five minute drive off the plaza--but I couldn't have been more surprised. The atmosphere is warm and the decor makes you forget the strip mall. The very attentive manager noticed we were a little perturbed about the half-hour wait, and found us a table after about ten minutes. I have never posted any reviews on this website, but after being so surprised by the food at Jinja, I had to write about it. Two dishes were a standout -- shaking beef and tiger shrimp -- both made with a lemongrass marinade and served with Jasmine rice--they were delicious. Oh, and don't forget the wasabi mashed potatoes (but pass on the Pad Thai). An excellent choice when you're tired of the standard Santa Fe fare.

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