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Asia Joe's

Shop 1/4 Bay Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
02 66808787
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Ranked #31 of 135 restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: A favourite with locals Asia Joe's offers colourful & fresh modern Asian food- at budget prices. Healthy, friendly & unique. A very Byron experience!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: A favourite with locals Asia Joe's offers colourful & fresh modern Asian food- at budget prices. Healthy, friendly & unique. A very Byron experience!
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I discovered Asia Joe’s on Urbanspoon and it was unquestionably a good find. Hidden in an alleyway reminiscent of Melbourne, this place had a large variety of Asian dishes. I ordered the Chicken Mee Goreng and after a fairly long wait, the meal arrived. It was delicious and I will definitely return.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've been a Joe's fan for years. The food is fresh and tasty and not over-priced like alot of the adjacent food spots. The atmosphere is always bustling and vibrants and the service always friendly. I have recommended this spot to many many touring musicians over the years and the feedback is always positive!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Cozy little place down a lane. It has a great decor and vibe and seemed to be full of locals. It is order at the counter and service was quick and friendly. The laksa was excellent with a rich and flavoursome soup. Will be back.

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Byron Bay, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I've been going to Asia Joes for years and it has been consistently good. I love that it is BYO and the meals aren't too pricey. Not a place to go to get waited on hand and foot (order at counter & get your own water) but fine if you're after a relatively cheap, cruisy and tasty dinner.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This little place has potential but attention to detail is lacking and some small changes could make all the difference. Firstly the vibe was great which is what made it stand out along with the menu choices. The crispy snapper laksa that was advertised on the specials board is what grabbed me and although it was a little pricey for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Had a 20min wait when we arrived, walked around for 10mins and came back - wait want too long. The good: variety, service and atmosphere. The fact that we could look at the menu while we wait and just order and pay at the counter. Self serve water. Laksa (specialty) was amazing. The bad: beef pho was not hot enough,... More

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Auckland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We loved the casual atmosphere here. Plenty of vegan options so lots of choice for us. Service was good, staff very obliging. We stopped for a quick meal on the way out to the Bluesfest and food arrived very promptly. Loved the choice of blackboard entrees and meals on offer. Have been back again this week already. Tucked away in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The 'Vietnamese' pho was extremely disappointing. We've eaten at many Vietnamese restaurants and had pho many times... this was not pho. Wrong condiments (vietnamese pho is meant to come with bean sprouts and basil, this came with mint and some form of carrot salad), the broth tasted like Campbells beef stock and the portion size wouldn't feed a child; bowl... More

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Emma T, Owner at Asia Joe's, responded to this review

This is very disappointing as we make this aromatic soup from scratch with fresh garlic, fresh ginger, beef bones, fresh herbs and many spices. There should be about 20 pieces of sliced rump steak, lots of herbs, beansprouts and fresh chilli. Thanks for bringing this to my attention - I will investigate immediately with the chefs. Clearly something went wrong... More

Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The coconut lime curry dish that they recommend is outstanding! Great food but tiny street side venue. Go for the food not the atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great little place for a cheap meal. Loved all the veggies. Favourite was the cashew stir fry with beef and crispy snapper laksa. We will be back - thanks

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