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“Great Location”
Review of J.J. Bar and Grill

J.J. Bar and Grill
Ranked #31 of 1,498 Restaurants in Xiamen
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Local info website http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/wine_msg.php?titleid=476
LAX
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This area is neat. I'm not a live music person like most of Asia is, but the outside dining and food was good. I ate there several times. It is in a crowded popular spot with many bars. For western food this was nice. No trip is not complete without walking this strip area. If you want to stop for a quick drink and something to eat, this is a good spot.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Great Ribs”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Good food, excellent Atmosphere, liked by the locals and the ex-pat community. Went during Halloween - great show

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Thomo61
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USA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An oasis in a sea of Chinese food”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We all love Chinese food, to a point. I have spent several years traveling to Xiamen 3-4 times per year. When I first stumbled on this place, is was on our way to yet another Chinese restaurant. The place greets you with good old Americana, loud sometimes annoying music, great food aromas and all of the locals, Aussies, Europeans and Americans drinking heavily. The "house" band is from the Philippines and the female singer is a hottie that doesn't mind having a drink with the customers. Ask to sit in with the band, Carlos the lead singer is a cool little dude! The owner Josh is almost always there, keeping things in line. Believe you / me, if you need a break from the usual Chinese food out, this is the place to go when in Xiamen. Sits out on the waterfront with an unbelievable view. Forget all the naysayers that say it is expensive, if this restaurant was situated on a tropical coast somewhere in the USA, it would be packed every night and even more expensive. EVERYTHING is expensive in China these days, might as well get some good ribs while you are there! The gumbo is real good too!

  • Visited July 2012
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Xiamen, China
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good for a beer and fries, but burger is jusk OK”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

JJ's is one of the few places you can get a real US hamburger with all the trimmings, but it is an inferior cut of meat. The trimmings and beer are great, though.

Visited February 2012
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Holland
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Don't mess with Texas”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

It is all here: burgers, bull, beers and babes. How USA you like it. Typical place to hang out in the summer time; the winter time is used to wait for the summer.

Visited July 2012
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