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Posted by Betty on 05/23/2015
I tried Joy for the 1st time today & it was good. It's a small restaurant but the people there are friendly & the place looks decent. The food is inexpensive & tastes good. For appetizers I had the "Indian hor d'oeuvres" which consists of fried potatoes, onions & something else that has meat in it. The shrimp appetizers (Shrimp Pakora & Fresh Shrimp) were also good as well as their fluffy bread. For dinner I had curry shrimp (It has spinach mixed in it & I like that), which is serves with basmati rice. Their shrimp tandoori is also good, but it doesn't come with a side dish. It has spinach & lettuce - so it's more like a shrimp salad. I like my food spicy but being that it was my 1st time there, I went with medium/moderate. That was a mistake. It has a kick but barely. I know next time to go with spicy. The downside of Joy is that there's no alcohol. They don't have a liquor license but I was told that it was ok to bring/carry your own alcohol. Another thing, beware of the flat bread (sesame, garlic, cheese, etc.) aka "Nan". We thought they came with our order since we were told we each had to choose one. But when we got the bill, we were surprised to find out that that was not the case.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/12/2014
This is our Indian delivery place. Some dishes do have a lot of oil (lamb vindaloo was tasty but had to have oil drained off), but chicken tikka masala is perfect, and their saag dishes are very tasty, too.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2013
I love Indian food and wanted to find a good spot in te neighborhood. My boyfriend was trying for first time. We ordered delivery which arrived very quickly. We ordered two chef specialties, lamb tikka masala and the chef veggie special. Both were not only bland and/or mushy, but they were SMOTHERED in oil. We are actually considering ordering from a different restaurant because mine is unedible. I'd rather wait longer for food that's cooked like someone loves what they do.
Posted by GB on 01/28/2012
This is my absolute favorite Indian restaurant, and I have been to many. The service and the atmosphere may not be perfect but the food is so good that nothing else matters. They have the absolute best shaag ponir by far. The kurma, vindaloo, tikka masala, and makhanee are all wonderful as well. The paratha and naan are our favorite breads. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Posted by kasa on 10/27/2011
the staff here are attentive, and they clearly aim to please (though I didn't appreciate being asked to review the place on yelp before I had even ordered). sadly, the food just isn't good. I am a huge fan of Indian food & have traveled a lot in India. I love eating in schmancy Indian places as well as taxi-driver holes in the wall. Seriously, the food at Joy is not good Indian food. I don't know why it gets the reviews it does. The sauces were underspiced (bland!), gloopy, and oversweet (sugar in my aloo?) The paratha was unrecognizable; it was literally crisp from sitting in so much oil or butter. The chutneys were from the grocery store. The dal was undercooked; the spinach was overcooked . . .
Posted by Nate on 03/27/2011
This should be on your rotation of restaurants to eat out at. The owner of Joy, takes time to talk with you and will make you something special if you ask. It's terrific always. And the bollywood videos are an added treat.
Posted by Red Apple Yoga on 03/31/2010
Compared to curry hill and indian row in manhattan and the other indian restaurants in brooklyn (yes, I've tried them all) this is the best since my days in india. Have the channa saag.