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Name: Jo Jo's Bar and Restaurant
Address: 23c Hai Ba Trung , Ba Đình, Hanoi

Directions: South of Hoan Kiem one block, then east of Trang Tien Plaza a half block.

Phone: (+84) (0)24 39386555
21.02387259919132 105.85357028252474
Description: A bar and restaurant stylishly outfitted by Hanoi standards.
Rating: 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 18 reviews.

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2 reviews

143 Nguyen Tuan, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

0985 034669

Update: As promised, the website updates have gone into effect and look good. Given their communication with me after this review, as well as the quick follow-thru on their improvements, I happily revise my earlier 3 stars to 4 stars and also recommend them as a good option. original review...

18 Reviews (Followed by 14 users)
SEA08 (elite user)
SEA08 on Jo Jo's Bar and Restaurant
May 21st, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Jo Jo's swings between a trendy wine bar on a good day and a overpriced, pleather cave on a bad day.

The menu is pretty unique for Hanoi and definitely for the Al'Frescos group. Jazzed up pizza's, burgers and mexican with a nice wine list and a decent cocktail. The problem is that on a good day these items are great with unique flavors, but sometimes it tastes like al frescos with random extras.

The atmosphere is nice, although during the day the cheapness of the material shows. At night decent/ dim lighting with music (sometimes) and polite staff.

The management changes frequently sometimes for better or worse. Events promoting liquor can be a good value here.

I think you should try this place once and make your own opinion. Bring plenty of cash, drinks aren't cheap even for water, soda ect.

Jatstok on Jo Jo's Bar and Restaurant
July 29th, 2010 at 8:40 am

Fun expat hangout, great place for bumping in to people and making new friends. It’s a small bar with a big personality. Think wine bar rather than student pub, so probably won’t appeal to the teaching community out there who’ll probably deem it to be too expensive, but for the rest of us it’s a great one to add to your regular haunts list.

Nice decor, staff are friendly and service is great. It’s got just the right combination of being lively yet laid back at the same time.

I would have given 5 stars for the bar HOWEVER they also call themselves a “restaurant”, and this is stretching things a bit far. Whilst food is good quality and tasty, it appears to have been magically shrunk to a size that would only fill up pixies! I thought someone was having a joke when my main meal was presented! It’s ridiculously expensive for what you get. Come on guys, sort it out. The size of those dishes wouldn’t even satisfy a small Vietnamese child let alone a fully grown expat!

danny_urban on Jo Jo's Bar and Restaurant
July 25th, 2010 at 11:38 am

It's a good place: nice decorasion, good atmosphere and very easy to find,
the staffs is very good and friendly, they can speak English well.
good choice for me to come every weekend

hoailazy90 on Jo Jo's Bar and Restaurant
June 18th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

this place is very easy to find ,i like the atmosphere here ....every thing r ok except the toilet lol feel like everybody is staring at me when i walk to there ;)

CatAttack (elite user)
CatAttack on Jo Jo's Bar and Restaurant
April 22nd, 2010 at 10:56 am

Really nice atmosphere, and lovely decor.

Damn expensive, why do they only serve Laksa water (for 36,000)?

Yes, they have a reason to be expensive, but there is no need to be serving "better quality" water.

The bathroom is far too close to the tables, plus the lock on the door doesn't work well enough, so a woman got a sure fright when a strange man opened the door on her.

I would go back if I was feeling rich (or someone else was paying).

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