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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

As we travel, we love to find the locally owned shop with good food, JJ’s it that place. Every dinner or lunch need not consist of wine and white tablecloths. We found the customer service exceptional as JJ and his young son were both friendly...and courteous as they interacted with us. Located off by itself, just behind the Marriott Mai Khao Beach - Phuket, we found the flavors to be rich and flavorful and well seasoned. The eclectic design of the restaurant is its own vibe. Definitely worth a visit when you want to get off the beaten path.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Food was average. But we were horrified to see a man stop by with two captive elephants and encourage tourists to interact with them (fist bumping the elephant’s trunk, feeding them etc…). The man was riding one of the elephants and this was all encouraged...by the restaurant. He claimed that the elephants were from a sanctuary. This is a blatant lie and if you visit any genuine ethical elephant sanctuaries in Thailand they will tell you about con-artists like this man. The elephants are not well cared for and are likely drugged to ensure compliance. Shame on this restaurant for encouraging this - we won’t be returning!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

We walked from the JW Marriott to this restaurant. It's definitely off the beaten path and very dark if the sun is not out. It's also a bit rundown, but don't judge this book by its cover! We had five courses and two large beers...for only $25.00 USD! That is a bargain in our book, and the food was delicious and authentic. JJ and his son/family can also entertain you for hours. Be ready to laugh and enjoy!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

JJ’s is an amazing gem to eat at! The best Thai food I had in Phuket. Very Authentic! His service and hospitality is amazing. He has an amazing smile, very fun, and a special person. Don’t miss this place on your trip to Phuket. You...will never forget it. You will be sure to come back more than once on your visit!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

Always a great time seeing JJ and his family! Delicious and affordable local Thai food. Always a must visit if you are in the Mai Khao Beach area.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Please be aware! If you're popping in for a 'happy brownie' it is NOT happy lf you eat 3/4 in one go Nievly, I thought 60bht for a cookie would be pretty tame. Didn't think much would happen, I haven't had weed for a long...time and decided to have a try expecting minimal effect... Well, it was a veery hearty dose and I was not a happy prawn, NOT a happy prawn at all 😞 so, I recommend: Take a small amount (yes I know my fault) Management to provide some guidance Have fun 👍More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Best place to eat in Mai Khao. Delicious food. Great service. Great prices. A must visit restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Such an underrated experience. Hidden away in the backstreets near the Marriott Vacation Club, JJ’s is a little gem. JJ and his family are great value; awesome people who aim to create an electric atmosphere with their personalities and serve great food at the same...time. Value for money there is nothing nearby like this.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

Nice family owned restaurant with great service and amazing food. I had the best mango sticky rice during my three weeks in Thailand. Great price/value offer and some magic tricks if you meet the son of the owner. Thx to JJ and his team for...great hospitality.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

The food was amazing and authentic! Great Thai food and super cheap prices . jj and his family were so much fun and so nice. I absolutely love this place. Some of the best food on the island

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

No frills, delicious Thai food. It’s tucked behind Marriott and the interior is rustic and homely. JJ was really attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious! The yellow crab curry and mango sticky rice were the highlights of the meal. Definitely coming back whenever...we’re in Phuket!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at JJ’s! Just situated behind Marriot Maikhao, JJ’s is a convenient 3 minute walk from the hotel that serves delicious and authentic thai food. The food came relatively fast and it was super yummy + at a great price point!...JJ made sure that we were comfortable and it was a delight to eat at his restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

During our 3-day stay at Marriott vacation club we visited this place once a day for lunch or dinner. This place is located barely a minute away from the Marriott vacation club near the Anantara staff canteen. JJ is an excellent host and his wife...whipped up some of the best vegetarian Thai dishes for us including morning glory, Thai curry, massama curry, noodles, rice and more. The price is reasonable but the food fresh and delicious. Drinks are pocket friendly too. The most important thing was he customized the dishes for us vegetarians asking about lite details. Would surely revisit.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

It has been more than three years since we came back to this great small local restaurant. It is just as good as we remembered- excellent food, friendly service by the owners, and very reasonable prices. It was so good that we came back two...days in a row.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

Had a lovely meal here at a reasonable price. JJ and his family are great, our son played football with the kids for a little bit. Top quality food.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable pricing for both food and drinks, as Steve K said always happy hour.
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Response from Jahanzaib S | Reviewed this property |
Think we went there at 7pm was open and ppl were eating already so you should be fine and the place is open upto 11pm at night the owners is a great guy u will be happy with the experience dining there. Regards
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JJ's Bar & Food is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4

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