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“magnificent view of the ocean” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Downstairs

Joe's Downstairs
223 / 3 Prabaramee Road | Kalim, North Patong, Phuket, Thailand
076-618-245
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Ranked #256 of 1,796 restaurants in Phuket
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Tapas, Contemporary, International, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Multi-Award winning Joe's Downstairs is well known as "The" place to dine on the west coast of Phuket. Serving an ecclectic mix of only the freshest ingredients availble, 2008/2010 Thailand Chef of The Year Aaron Hooper's menu is well regarded as one of the finest on the island. One of Phuket's most stunning restaurants Joe's Downstairs is located right on the sea with breathtaking views of Kalim Bay and Patong Bay. This backdrop, combined with the all white interior and terrazzo bar make Joe's a great Phuket restaurant to meet friends for drinks, a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, an extensive tapas menu, and exquisitely prepared main courses ranging all the way from The Famous Joe's Burger to Live Maine Lobster.
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“magnificent view of the ocean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The people behind Joe’s certainly considered the potential when setting up shop here: the ambience is unsurpassed, and – regardless where you’re seated – the magnificent view of the ocean makes your experience a spellbinding, charming and romantic one.
Albeit perhaps not quite at the very top of the line, the food is delicious, appetising and tasty. The wine list also features a few pleasant surprises and fabulous buys. You should, however, be careful to check the vintage of the bottle you are served; for twice I experienced a mismatch between the vintage advertised in the wine list and what I was actually served. And, although the vintages presented to me were of more inferior quality, they would not sell the wines at less expensive prices, and thus one had to start all over and choose a different wine. A minor source of irritation – and a clear indication that they are not particularly well versed when it comes to wines.
The staff are sweet, smiling and attentive.
I therefore recommend all visitors to Phuket to pay Joe’s a visit – it definitely represents one of the better restaurant experiences provided within the area.

Visited January 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Good Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Walked into Joe's after a long day at sea and had a very good meal. The drinks are also strong and not watered down, which I like. I will visit Joe's next time I am in Phuket.

Visited February 2013
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SuePhuket, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
The team at Joe's appreciates you taking the time to write a review. See you next time!
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Melbourne
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“Gorgeous high class restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The view sells this restaurant , lovely ambiance .
Not suitable with children and nothing on the menu for them . Western prices .

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Lucia
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“Wonderful Evening Enjoying Tapas and Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Wonderful evening overlooking the Adaman Sea. Arrived about 5:45 PM and ordered a bottle Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa. Delightful and watched the sunset. We then ordered tapas, two at a time, three times over the course of the next 2 hours. Staff is attentive but not obtrusive. Just outstanding service. They let us linger and enjoy the open air evening in beautiful Phuket.

Not to be missed. Beautiful location, excellent service, and the tapas were awesome - especially the Duck Tacos.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SuePhuket, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
The team at Joe's are very pleased to hear you had a such and enjoyable evening. Reviews like this make all the hard work worthwhile. Thank you
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“Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We went here for sunset drinks. The decor is all white which gives it a very modern and fresh feel. The view is beautiful and great for a sunset. The cocktails were well made and the warm, chilli nuts which they gave us along with our drinks were delicious. Definitely a must to do if you are nearby.

Visited December 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again at Joe's
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