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Tin Jo

Tin Jo

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Tin Jo Review

The colorful dining rooms of this converted house just southeast of downtown evoke Japan, India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand. In the Thai Room, a 39-foot mural depicts a Buddhist temple. You can select from all the above cuisines—there are a few Filipino and Vietnamese dishes, too—with menus to match the various dining areas. Start with a powerful Singapore sling (brandy and fruit juices) before trying such treats as kaeng (Thai shrimp and pineapple curry in coconut milk), mu shu (a beef, chicken, or vegetable stir-fry with crepes), samosas (stuffed savory Indian pastries), and sushi rolls. The vegetarian menu is extensive. Tin Jo stands out with always-exceptional food, attention to detail, and attentive service that make it, hands down, the country's top Asian restaurant.

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  • Address: C. 11, Avdas. 6–8, Barrio La Soledad, San José, 10104 | Map It
  • Phone: /2257–3622
  • Website:
  • Location: Downtown
Updated: 04-10-2014

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    Overrated

    This place gets great reviews, but to me it is not clear why. They bill themselves as Pan Asian and they do have many different types of Asian food (India, China, Thailand, etc.) but none is done particularly well. Don't get me wrong, the food is not bad, it just does not deserve the accolades that too many people seem to give it. In terms of atmosphere, perhaps I caught them on a bad night. It seems a group of older American gentlemen brought their very young "dates" to Tin Jo that night.

    by Elephant, 2/27/08

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