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About Sino Restaurant & Lounge

Sino, the second endeavor of culinary artist Chris Yeo, was envisioned to entice the palette with the tradition of Dim Sum and the wonders of modern Chinese cuisine. Grand in scale, Sino offers an intimacy and sensuality that is unparalleled- from the warmth of the dining room adorned with billowing crimson curtains and layers of gossamer, to the plush and luxurious appointments of the lounge where comfort and beauty beckon you to stay a while.

377 Santana Row #1000
San Jose, CA 95128
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Dim Sum, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Wednesday 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Stevens Creek Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 247-8880

Website:
http://www.sinorestaurant.com/

Catering:
For all inquiries regarding offsite catering please contact our Special Events Coordinator for details.

Parking Details:
Free parking is available at many locations throughout Santana Row. During poor weather conditions Santana Row will provide mall goers with a complimentary loaner umbrella. Valet parking is also available one block from our location at the Hotel Valencia.

Public Transit:
VTA is available for our patrons use.

Private Party Facilities:
Sino's chic, ultra-modern decor provides a unique experience for any type of occasion. Whether you are hosting a corporate event, wedding reception, or an intimate dinner party, let our staff take care of all the details. Sino can accommodate parties of 25 up to 100 people. Sino is also available for exclusive use to accommodate events up to 300 people. For all event inquiries , please contact the restaurant for details.

Private Party Contact:
Regina Passalaqua reginap@straitsrestaurants.com: (408) 244-0516

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
No event is too small please inquire about our banquet rooms, private lounge and patio events.

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Sino Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Fun (10)
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Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Spicy (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Expensive but not great. The service was okay but he servers were very busy and our food took a very long time to arrive. We were not impressed and probably will not be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We dined at Sino to celebrate my husband's birthday. He loves Chinese food and it had been a while since we had dinner here so I thought we'd go back for his birthday.

Right away we were struck by the incredible loud music from the bar area. We had to ask to be moved as far away from the bar as possible just so we could hear each other.

The food we ordered came out quickly and was nice and hot. We ordered soft shell crab to start then had Imperial fried rice, garlic noodles (delicious), Mandarin beef, honey walnut prawns, and Brussels sprouts. The food was good but not as good as I recalled from previous visits.

Don't go here if you plan to talk to other people at your table. It's a better place for cocktails and bar fare and little conversation.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have fined here a few times both for dim sum and dinner. Solid Asian food in Santana Row. Nice choice of beer and cocktails, wine selection ok.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We ordered off of the dim sum menu for lunch and really enjoyed each dish. The service was fast & friendly. We thought the music was too loud for the middle of the day, but we really enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We arrived and was kindly greeted and seated fast by the hostess. After the great introduction everything begun to shift for the worst.

Our food took a very long time to arrive at our table. Two of the savory dishes (kumquat chicken & Mongolian beef ) arrived first. The two dishes were very rich in flavor, which we didn’t mind; however we ordered the emperor fried rice to ease the rich flavor and that rice dish took close to another 5 min. When the kumquat chicken arrived it was warm/cool, as I described to our waitress - minimal response of, “oh”. Also the chicken was somewhat hard to chew. Not the best customer service & not the best food situation either. The restaurant selection of at Santana Row is great, not sure if I’ll return to Sino for a 4th time.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cool place. Love the energy, music, and service... food was just poor.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a Friday night so it was busy. Service wasn't the greatest and was a little slow. She seemed busy and didnt check in on us often. I believe that was more towards the beginning when we had appetizers and not yet ordered the entrees yet.

Really good food.

Not too many veg/no egg option.

Quite loud inside. But it's a great place. Not value food but we go there often for lunch-time dim sum. This was the first time I had gone for a 3 couple dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sino looks amazing but is the worst restaurant I have been to in a long time. It was so loud, no one could talk to each other and I was getting irritated because I was getting a headache. We had a table of 7, all ordered at the same time and 3 people didn't get their food till an hour after everyone else was finished. My drink was horrible and it went around the table for everyone to taste and everyone thought it was horrible. They didn't take it off the bill and wouldn't. If I could give it 0 stars I would. I am so disappointed as I was so looking forward to Dim sum; however, the Dim sum was frozen before hand and tasted freezer burnt. So disappointing.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Worst birthday ever and worst restaurant experience ever.

For the last 5 years my friends and I go to sino's often, we always celebrate birthdays here, and have always enjoyed the food and service.

So I was appalled at the service we received, the food quality and the response from management and other servers when we voiced our complaints. Food orders were messed up, some of my guests never received neither their food or drinks, and some of the staff thought it was funny that we had such a horrible experience. I've never felt so unimportant. I still can't believe that my birthday celebration was that big of a joke to Sino.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Seafood fried rice. Da bomb

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were early for our reservation and had to wait, but, got outside seating, which was perfect for the evening. The food was great and the service was good enough, considering we weren't in a hurry. Generally, it was a relaxed pace 2+ hour meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

No service the food taste ok we waited for food a for a long time Poor service
..we will no go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The emperor 's rice was tasteless and dry.
Chicken lollipops were too sweet
Salt and pepper trio was not what I would expect for the price

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 5, 2017

A very good restaurant, lot's of space so you are not crowded, great for business with lot's of space to sit 2 to 8 people down in your own area and able to talk and be heard. Food was very, very good and unique. A cool look and feel and plenty of outside seating. Just a very good place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Incredible food and drinks!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was great. Our server did not time our order properly so we weren't even halfway done with appetizers when the entrees came out. We asked if they could keep the food warm but was told that all the warming lights in the kitchen were being used so we had to take the food. She made it seem like it was our fault for not eating fast enough. We had to send away half eaten appetizers to make space on the table for the entrees. The restaurant did not seem to be at capacity so there should have been no reason for her to make us feel like we needed to hurry up.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere, though can be crowded & loud. Food is good, sort of mod/Chinese, but tasty. Service & bar are very good.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Too loud. Difficult to have a conversation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Organized a bridal shower for a group of 12. Space was large enough to make it a great place for this.It was an extremely hot day so we sat inside. We were seated in the back large room which turned out to be very warm so we asked to turn the temp cooler. Nothing was changed nor were we updated on what they were doing about it. So it was a bit uncomfortable that day.( I don't usually work up a sweat drinking Sangria-White Lychee-delish!) Décor is lovely, modern w/dark tones of black and bright pop of reds. Level of noise is moderate to high (louder towards the front/bar area) with fun techno music playing. Since this place is big maybe our server was spread too thin but he kept disappearing for very long periods so when guests arrived had to wait for a bit too long to get drink orders and dim sum orders going. It seemed we waited for everything for a long time (drink order, food order, packing food to-go, to getting the check). Our party remained for 3 hours. That may not be the norm because our group was big and we had little activities going on but I would not come here if I had a movie or show to get to/time commitment. Dim sum & entrees are wonderful, fresh and vibrant in flavors and presentation. Worth every calorie consumed! :-)

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice outdoor seating area. Good Chinese food. Good service. I accidentally left my credit card behind with the check and when I went back 15 minutes later they didn't have it which was a bit odd but that's on me.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Fantastic ----I was on a first date and it was perfect combo of nice ambiance plus romance and delicious food....

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2017

They seemed to not handle the busy time very well. Our chowmein was super late and was confused with some other order. We got that way after we finished eating dinner. Had to take the parcel back. They did give complimentary rice but they should have offered more for their late messed up services. This messed up the kind of food we decided to eat here and had to eat a lot of carbs. I might not go back there!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

great service and great food. best time to go is just before noon as it fills up quickly.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Very good dim sum in the south bay. Westlake soup is excellent

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Although food and service were very good, the music volume inside the restaurant was so loud that we had to eat outside.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Soup and appetizers were good. Firecracker chicken was bland. We expected it to be spicy. So was eggplant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The labradoodle was cute and the skirts were wonderfully short.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was amazing. Great restaurant overall. Definitely look forward to my next visit!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Love the dim sums! The BEST! Enjoyed walnut prawns and empress rice, too! Delicious food and outstanding service. Enjoyed dining outdoors where it is quieter and lovely environment of Santana Row!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Was disappointed they were sold out of one of their signature dishes tonight, the Chicken Lollipops.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a great time with friends here. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating. We actually got in early and they were able to seat us earlier than our reservation. The food was unique and great!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Service is too slow and unprofessional

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Food was good. Server was really slow greeting our table and drinks orders. We had to ask someone to get our server. Food came out really fast. Had to ask about our drinks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always great! We love the dim sum and now they have carts as well!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 16, 2017

No air conditioner 😡

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Sino's is one of the best restaurants we have gone too. There has been numerous occasions that we have celebrated at the restaurant, and the food has been very consistent

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Waiter spilled cashews down my back on my decently expensive shirt, not impressed

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 9, 2017

It took 20 minutes for a server to come. This was after two requests. Is took 20, 39, and , 50 minutes to receive out three meals, respectively. The food was not good enough to compensate for the extremely poor service. We will not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

They turned the bar into a thumping disco so it was impossible to enjoy our meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went during dim sum hour. Tried the pork buns, pork belly fries, fried rice, and xiao long bao. All were good. Lively atmosphere. Beautiful interior design.

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