Dining at Mr. J - Jay Chou (周杰伦)'s restaurant - Alvinology

Dining at Mr. J – Jay Chou (周杰伦)’s restaurant

entrance
entrance

Do you know Jay Chou has two restaurants in Taiwan under the name of Mr J.? You can find out more on Mr J.’s official website here. Rachel and I visited the one at Guangfu South Road (光复南路) in Taipei.

The restaurant is decorated with medieval style oil paintings of Jay Chou (周杰伦) and his good friends like lyricist, Vincent Fang (方文山) and Bullet (弹头). There are also many Jay Chou souvenirs and fringe products on offer at the reception, capitalising on the owner’s fame.

first storey restaurant view
first storey restaurant view
second storey restaurant view
second storey restaurant view
Giant Betty Boop statue that dont really fit in
Giant Betty Boop statue that don’t really fit in
Bullet
Bullet (弹头)
Vincent Fang
Vincent Fang (方文山)
Giant Jay Chou oil painting
Giant Jay Chou oil painting
A close-up for the fans
A close-up for the fans
Jay Chou stickers, postcards, figurines, etc
Jay Chou stickers, postcards, figurines, etc
Mr J. poker cards
Mr J. poker cards

The precise address is as below:

No.43, Lane 308
Guangfu South Road, Da-an District
台北市光复南路308巷43号
Taipei City 106

Tel: (02)2731-2245

Remember to call and make a reservation before going down if it’s a weekend. Rachel and I went on a Saturday night with no reservation and were initially refused at the door as the restaurant was packed all the way till midnight. We were lucky that someone called to cancel their reservation as we were walking out of the door and a friendly staff called us back.

The menu
The menu

The items on the menu is an eclectic “Italian” cuisine fused with Chinese, Japanese and other Asian influences. We ordered a pasta each, complete with a salad, a custard desert and a iced milk tea each. The price was quite reasonable, and came up to less than S$50 for two.

Me, waiting for my food
Me, waiting for my food
salad
salad
Iced milk tea
Iced milk tea
Farfalle Al Sugo Di Pollo
Farfalle Al Sugo Di Pollo
Spaghetti Mentaiko
Spaghetti Mentaiko
Milky custard desert
Milky custard desert
Rachel with Betty
Rachel with Betty

Overall, the food was of average quality – good, but nothing surprising or fantastic. I would guess most of the visitors went to dine there for novelty sake or are avid Jay Chou fans. During our visit, I noted that the tables around us were filled by Hong Kong tourists, gushing over every sighting of Jay Chou’s name or photo. I haven’t visited his other main Mr J. restaurant though – my colleague who went to both restaurants told me the other one is much better. I will go and try it the next time I go Taipei. 🙂

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7 comments
  1. hi….
    can they make reservation through email?
    i am from malaysia and planning to go to taipei this weekend for jay’s concert….
    please let me know
    much appreciate your help
    cheers
    gs

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