Joe’s Downstairs is one of Phuket’s most prominent restaurants and enjoys a stunning location on the granite cape that separates Patong from Kalim beach. This restaurant-cum-bar overlooks the Andaman Sea and offers a splendid sundowner spot, perfect for sipping a skilfully mixed cocktail in good company.

    The team at Joe’s Downstairs creatively blends flavours from all around the world in its dishes. With its remarkable location, sophisticated setting, and delectable cuisine, Joe’s Downstairs should be on the bucket list of every epicurean coming by Patong.

    Joe's Downstairs Phuket - one of the highlights of 9 Best Restaurants in Patong Beach (Read all about Phuket Province here)

    Where is Joe's Downstairs?

    Situated in Kalim, just north of Patong, Joe’s is just a few minute’s drive from the centre of town. Cresting the first hill coming out of town, you’ll find Joe’s Downstairs in the illustrious company of Da Maurizio and Baan Rim Pa opposite the entrance to Diamond Cliff Resort.


    The first impression you get of Joe’s is the way the all-white theme dovetails neatly with the immediate by-the-sea feel of the place; the sea is a firm part of the decor here.

    It all seems so spotless yet far from clinical and with the recent addition of a large deck terrace, it’s never cramped. A tastefully lit bar lines the descent into the restaurant. Overall, it's a cool place to spend an evening.  


    People of all ages frequent Joe’s but it does have a markedly youthful feel to it. It's a great feeling to be sitting on the deck, sipping on a martini, watching the fabulous sunset. Part bar, part restaurant, by mid-evening the restaurant vibe is dominant but then the cool sounds and relaxed yet chic bar vibe takes over. 


    Recommended dishes at Joe's Downstairs include foie gras dumplings with toasted pistachios and tamarind sauce, jumbo crab cakes, and 400-day aged Wagyu beef tenderloin with leek and potato hash.

    All in all, Joe’s is a class act and, given the setting and the talent involved it's seriously worth a visit – at sunset, of course. 


    With food and setting this good, it’d be a crime if the service didn’t match. But it does.

    Joe's Downstairs Phuket

    Location: 223/3 Phrabarami Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from midday to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)63 078 5887

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveller

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