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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joes Downstairs

Joes Downstairs
Diamond Cliff, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #58 of 326 restaurants in Patong
Cuisines: Southwestern, Steakhouse, Tapas, Thai
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Next door to Baan Rim Pa
Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
2 reviews
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Well, my favourite thing is definitely the Prosecco and Lemon Sorbet cocktails. Shame service is pretty average, views are fantastic. Great spot to take some time out.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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131 reviews 131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
805 helpful votes 805 helpful votes
“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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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“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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Melbourne
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“Wow! Joe's downstairs a must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

This is one if the nicest restaurants in patong. The prices are very reasonable given the location and level of service received. We all enjoyed our meals, particularly the Peking Duck wraps and Truffle and Herb stuffed chicken breast.
We went here for a 50th birthday and were very pleased. The service, food and cocktails were exceptional. Would highly recommend and should I be in patong again I will definitely be dining here.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne Australia
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“Romance, excellent food,spectacular setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We arrived and ventured down the white stairs without a booking and were lucky enough to get a terrace, seaside table for 2. Fresh white & blue decor, the sound of waves lapping softly lit rocks a meter below the terrace and the last of a spectacular sunset, began a very memorable evening. We began with a glass of fizz - entirely appropriate - and were unhurried as we progressed through dinner. The food was beautiful - at the standard of good Australian restaurants - as were the prices - but we expected this. The service was perfect; attentive but not intrusive. If you are intending one lovely celebratory evening in Patong, Joes Downstairs is the place. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed. We paid $A 130 per person for food, wine & several glasses of fizz. Great value for the package! Don't miss it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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