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Joe's Downstairs

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Seafood, European, Gastropub, International, Contemporary, Pub
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223 / 3 Prabaramee Road | Kalim, North Patong, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 618 245
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were here recently for a late brunch with a group of friends. Nice location (on the rocky beach), good food and friendly service

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Thank BSK45
SuePhuket, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

Joe's is a great place for lunch, afternoons, sunset and evenings. Doesn't matter what time of the day it is, the views are great. So pleased you enjoyed. More 

Glenelg, Australia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

i have been to Patong more than 6 times and never eaten at the Restaurant. What a mistake. The location is excellent with magnificent views back down into Patong Harbor. The setting is delightful and the service and staff are friendly and efficient. Great food menu with Tapas being the main choices. Would definitely recommend you eat here at least... More 

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Thank Daryl B
SuePhuket, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you again. Maybe try our Italian next door as well. More 

Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I came here with a business group as part of an organised dinner. The location is excellent, the views of the ocean were beautiful and the Espresso Martini's awakening. The food was good, great by Thailand standards but really nothing to write home about compared to Australia.

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Thank IvanHorg
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

Bit disappointed with your points as you seemed to enjoy everything. This is Thailand and not Australia. We really try to set our standards high for Phuket and use the best in imported product, some from Australia. Of course Australia has all the home grown product at its fingertips. More 

Biarritz
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Food is simple but fresh and good . Cocktails are tasty . Staff is average , there is room for improvement. Great place for the sunset . Will go back again.

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Thank Couplehcmc
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Your comments are important and we do take note. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Setting is best in Patong. Beautiful all white restaurant overlooking beach with great if expensive ( by Thai standards). We paid around 350 baht per dish for tapas.

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Thank John H
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. Yes we are a little more expensive, but we think the quality and the location warrants it. Pleased you enjoyed. More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Maybe the best restaurant in Phuket. Fusion food. Amazing position right by the waves, great service. True decadence. Cannot praise too highly.

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Thank David M
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

Love your review. So pleased you enjoyed Joes. Thank you More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Checked you out on tripadvisor and the reviews sounded pretty good... Even though a lot of people mentioned that the prices are too high ... Came down the stairs... Thursday evening... Just 1 table occupied in the whole restaurant. Nice greeting by the waitress.. Ordered gin tonic (monkey 47) and vodka soda ... Monkey 47 wasn't available, ok... Settled for... More 

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5 Thank Tobi1985
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments. We do take all comments seriously. Normally we are complimented on our team. I am sorry that you didn't have a good experience with the staff. You seemed to enjoy all the food, which is good. Drinks are not something we normally ever have a bad comment about. I am glad the staff sorted... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant good food great views well worth going for afternoon drinks and dinner best to get there early as parking is limited

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1 Thank Russell N
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

So pleased you loved Joes. Thanks for coming. More 

Dubai, UAE
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Can't deny that Joes Downstairs boasts for a spectacular setting. However I found the menu quite limited and very very expensive for Phuket which is disappointing. I fail to see how £50 for a steak can be justified. Nice view though.

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1 Thank TrailingSpouse999
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

If you had the steak I think you would have agreed it was sensational. Yes, it is a bit on the expensive side and of course imported. We don't try to be an average Phuket restaurant. Our location, food, cocktails, wine and staff all try and make us a little above the rest. More 

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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This was our third visit since 2012 and it did not disappoint. If you are coming for dinner try and time it to arrive before sunset. Loads of stunning photo opportunities. The food & service are always top notch. Yes it is not very cheap but it still compares well to the same quality restaurant as "back home". I just... More 

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Thank Channon R
Susanne U, Manager at Joe's Downstairs, responded to this review

It's always nice to read that people come back to Joes. Thanks for being honest, not everyone would be. So pleased you enjoyed dining again with us and we hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Gastropub, International, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 / 3 Prabaramee Road | Kalim, North Patong, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phuket  >  Kathu  >  Patong
  • Phone Number: +66 76 618 245
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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