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Jo jos: I love Jojos
From great steaks to pizza to Asian stir frys and even an awesome nachos this is my favourite restaurant in the world! Great value for the size of the meals.
Eat in air condionted comfort inside or sticky beak over the mall from the verandah tables it is all good.
Book if you have a big group or a big date as it can get busy.
We always wander up after a days shopping for lunch or dinner.
Only 3 bad things are 'no dessert section' and if one at your table orders steak and another Asian (or pizza) they won't necessarily come out together. Also wheel chair and stroller acess is via a lift way around the back and not easily found.
Favorite Dish: Steak with mushroom sauce, baked potato and salad although when I was a poor uni student I could only afford chips with the mushroom sauce!
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Jo Jo's: Variety and style
Located upstairs in the Brisbane's Queen Street Mall, Jo Jo's is an interesting concept. The restaurant includes a communal eating area and bar, with 4 counters to order food from. You can choose from Thai, Italian, Wood fired pizza or a mixture of grill (meat/ fish) meals, make your order and the meals are delivered to your table. The restaurant has been renovated in the past few years, and now has a more formal feel, though it is still relatively casual. The bar area offers a good selection of drinks, with couches, tables and a big screen TV for those wanting a place to chill out, have a few drinks and watch the sporting match of the moment. There is also a counter where you can borrow books, should you want to grab a couch and spend a quiet afternoon reading.
The restaurant atmosphere varies with the crowd and the night, but generally the place has a comfortable feel and it's interesting to sit outside on the balcony and watch the world go by. If you're looking for a cheap night out, Jo Jo's isn't the place, with meals A$13 and over, mostly around A$17+, though the pizza's offer a cheaper alternative.
Favorite Dish: I recently got back from Thailand so I tried to Pad Thai to reminisce about those cheap tasty meals in the local markets. Jo Jo's version comes in a bigger serve, but is pretty much on the money. With a choice of vege, chicken or prawns, the pad thai is definately worth a try. It's also one of the cheaper meals, for those who are budget conscious (vege @ A$13). Some of my friends tried the pastas and said they were pretty tasty too. The beer is good and there is a reasonable selection, and though pricey, the cocktails aren't bad either.
Jo Jo's Kitchen: Jo Jo's Kitchen
The terrace overlooking Queen st. is a great place to start your nite on the town!
Favorite Dish: Char grill, Thai, Mediterranean and cakes & pastry. And, ofcourse, Power's bitter on tap.
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