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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
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful meal- wait staff was as amazing as the food! The restaurant is divided into several rooms that depict different Asian countries. We received a tour of the entire restaurant by Roma,so knowledgable! It will be a permanent stop on future visits! Food was very fresh and amazingly delicious. Try the in house made sorbets for dessert.

Thank Linda C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came by myself for dinner on a Friday night. The maitre'd was very gracious and I was seated immediately in the dining room of my choice. I chose the garden room - beautiful greenery, not crowded with tables, lovely atmosphere with light piano jazz through the sound system. My server, Jose, was just as gracious. He recommended the Thai... More 

Thank cjeffrun27
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went looking for different cuisine. Beautiful place, very cozy and romantic. Staff was very nice. Our waiter was Roma and he was excellent with us. We sat in the garden area and loved the space. Our waiter Knew the menu very well, was very nice, respectful and made great recommendations. Food was delicious and came very fast. A lot of... More 

Thank janyvp
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an amazing experience, especially because once I arrived to the restaurant I had a kind of tour around the place. So much history and beauty... food was fantastic as well as service. Had the pleasure to meet the restaurant manager, which is such a nice guy. Definitely I'll be back when in San Jose.

Thank Rosario S
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I enjoyed my meal. The waitress I had spoke English and was very kind. The prices were very reasonable.

Thank PolkSaladMatthew
San Diego, California, United States
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I saw the reviews here and on other sites, and walked in without a reservation on Tuesday the 10th January. We walked there from downtown San Jose, super eay to find. We were greeted by a nice host, who found us a table without delay. Our waiter was fabulous. We selected a bottle of wine, ordered salmon... More 

Thank Janice D
San José, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love Tin Jo! The waiters are so nice, smiley and helpful. The place is lovely decorated. There is gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian delicious options. Some drinks are great, also! With absolute certainty I recommend this restaurant

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Thank natmesenj
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best food, very delicious, high quality, amazing service and great atmosphere and ambient Must visit again 🙏🏼

Thank Hariscocaj
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Tin Jo every time I visit. The food is great, and the service is amazing! I've taken friends from other countries to eat there, and we've never had any complaints.

Thank Isaac M
CRSwallow, Owner at Tin Jo, responded to this review

Isaac, Thanks so much for being our frequent diner and for your lovely review. It truly is always a delight to serve you, your family and your friends. We wish you a spectacular 2017 and hope to serve you soon again! maria owner More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant had lost our reservation but eventually got us a table. It is situated in a very sketchy area of town. The food was just ok but my daughter had food poisoning eating vegetarian noodles... she got very sick and it was a very bad experience. Two other parties had very strong stomach ache. Do not recommend....

Thank LulufromIpanema
CRSwallow, Owner at Tin Jo, responded to this review

Dear Lulu, First of all, thank you for coming to our restaurant. I am awfully sorry, alarmed and concerned to read about your experience in our restaurant. I hope your daughter and the other members of your party are feeling well. Will you help me figure out where we MUST pay attention as to prevent this from ever happening again?... More 

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Restaurant Details

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