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“Fantastic view with nice cocktail in hand” 4 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 #265 of 1,797 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.
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“Fantastic view with nice cocktail in hand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

The scene is amazing nice and clean with quality cocktail abit pricey but really worth it. Good to watch sunset before get ready to dinner at Baan Rim Pa next door.

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English first
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“Excelent food with a gorgeous view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife, our 13yr son and myself had dinner at Joe's. Food, service and view were spectacular. The portions were "modest" (or high-end), so order appetizers, etc.. The food is indeed expensive for Phuket as some other reviewers did say, but it's comparable to other high end restaurants we were (Taste, Weaves, etc..). We both got fish, but they also had burgers. This is a romantic place (low lightning) with a lovely view , so save it for a special occasion night.

  • Visited August 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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“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Avoid this place like the plague. It's extremely expensive for Thailand (£80+ for a meal for two). Food is comparable to pub food. There s lovely view and it's clean, but that s all I could say about this place Didn t enjoy it at all and to top it off I was violently sick after eating here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Thank you to Pen and her staff for a very special evening. The ambiance of the restaurant is very relaxing and the staff made us feel at home. We definitely recommend making a turn at Joe's

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“A little dissappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended to Joes and I must say that the setting and ambiance were both gorgeous. Unfortunately the service let the place down with our waitress leaving us twice mid drinks service and generally being more of a server and clearer than actually providing service. The food itself was ok, nicely presented, but compared to other places we've eaten in Thailand and Vietnam these past 3 weeks, it was not value for money. I'm comparing her to both ends of the spectrum, street food and top of the range hotels/ restaurants.
Shame really, with a bit of effort, it could be the " go to" place in Patong

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