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“Stunning”
Review of Joe's Downstairs

Joe's Downstairs
Ranked #46 of 589 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$100
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was the perfect place to celebrate a special day for us. The views onto the ocean were breathtaking. Luckily the food was up to the same high standard, excellent.

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Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Our team is happy.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We went for tapas and again for dinner but be prepared to open your wallet. Beautiful setting especially as the sun goes down so take your camera. The food was very nice but very very expensive. I think they make you pay for the location. The wine prices are over the top. Yes I know this is Asia but neatly nz$90 for a bottle of wine we pay $16 for at home is expensive. If you want to splurge for a special occasion then go there but on top of the prices they put a tax and a service charge so that racks the price up. We noticed most people had the hamburger which is probably the cheapest item as the scallops and risotto cost me nz$51. Ouch! The steak for my husband was more than that. One of those niceto do things when you are on holiday.

Thank mouse037
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Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pleased you enjoyed Joes. With regards to the wine, tax on wine is crazy. First tax is 400%. We also wish it was lower.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Nice setting.
Food good but nothing wow for the price.
Service okay, kept on refilling my glass of wine but not my glass of water. Had to ask for dessert menu.
One cocktail is around 350thb...
One bottle of wine, 2 mains 1 dessert almost 5k !
Prices are high and they add on the top 10% service charge and 7%VAT, so my bill got increased of around 700thb !
Doesnt worth the money.

Thank 231andy
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Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry you didn't feel it was worth the money. We try our best to make everyone happy. We must had the taxes.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We have been at Joe's two days ago. Great location. Delicious food and very very nice staff. Joe's prices are high compared to other places in Phuket (not to mention that some of them have similar great location). However i did not mind paying more money at Joe's bcoz it is a classy place with very nice staff. I barely found such staff in Phuket (reminded me of Balinese people - coz they are simply the best in customer service). Bte the stuff surprised us with a complimentary ice cream cake for our wedding anniversary.

Thank akhanafer
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Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for spending your wedding anniversary with us. Our team try their best to make people happy.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Seriously good outlook and ambience.
Seriously good food.
Pleasant staff.
Filthy smokers tolerated but at least they are reasonably well segregated. Fine restaurants should simply ban smoking in their precincts.
My three circle rating should be higher but for the fact that the humongous prices are a deterrent to a really great experience. If you've got the dough, don't hesitate to visit here. If you don't have the dough, get a great meal down the road somewhere.

Thank Tim077
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