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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
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Today
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a cab ride. Salmon tartare was spectacular as was the chicken kung pao. Great atmosphere and nice wine. Make a reservation as this seems to be a popular spot. Our second favorite meal in Costa Rica. Sorry Tin Jo....you took second to grilled red snapper on the coast!

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Thank sharongraylantis
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still never disappoints. This used to be not only the best restaurant in San Jose... but the only one worth planning ahead for. Oriental fusion at its best. A lot of new restaurants have popped up in the new fancy sections of Escazu and such but Tin Jo remains the best (and for me only) reason to go downtown.

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Thank William M
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is obviously an Asian restaurant, it doesn't have the best location, the area isn't very nice, it's in the centre of San Jose. The entrance is kind of deceiving it looks like an old tinyhouse but when you go inside it's actually very nice, it has different areas or rooms with different themes. I had a pineapple curry shrimp,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and value. To many choices I had the teriyaki beef gorgeous. Kathy had the massaman which was good. We also had some cocktails the evening was very nice. It gets busy after 8pm

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Tibas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice place. The cuisine is very good with a specialty in oriental dishes. Also the service is good.

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Thank Ana S
Sacramento, California
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, but a little overpriced for what you get. Large variety of dishes available. Food is of good quality and very tasty. Very good Indian curry

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Thank Richard W
Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely evening with excellent service from Roma, our waiter who spoke good English and was well informed about the food as well as a few other questions that we asked. The menu is multi-Asian; each page of the menu describes how, when and who added to the food selection of Tin Jo. We had samosas for appetizer - good... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was thrilled to find such a good restaurant with gluten free options close to our hotel. The menu was extensive with Pan-Asian selections. There were so many gluten free options that I had a hard time deciding. I opted for the chicken masala and it was very flavourful and a large portion. My dining companions ordered the teriyaki chicken,... More 

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Thank Laura R
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to experiment new things, Tin Jo will take you to a journey of flavors. This place will explore different options between Asian, Japanese and Vietnam food among others, something that you're not used to. Flavor matches with your expectations and price is about right.

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Thank rgaritas01
Grecia, Costa Rica
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Have been to Tin Jo many times when we come to San Jose for the day. The menu is divided by various Asian regions and everything is delicious and beautifully presented. This restaurant has been a San Jose landmark for many decades, run by the same family. There are several dining rooms, each with decor representing a different Asian culture.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?