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Posted by Anonymous on 09/07/2007
I don't usually review restaurants, but Joya has definitely earned it. There food is amazing - I especially recommend the tiger shrimp rolls, the red curries and absolutely any of the "Specials" (and luckily for me the best of these are often repeated). Everything I've had at Joya simply tastes so much better than similar dishes at other highly regarded Thai restaurants. The atmosphere isn't fussy (and so doesn't detrach from their amazing food) and the value is great! Service has always been great when I've dined at the restaurant, and I was amazed at how great the delivery service was: I called asking if they were offering something similar to a particularly delicious "specials" plate I once had & they immediately offered to make the exact dish, even though it was not on their menu that night. True, the line is often busy & you will probably have to wait for a table any night of the week, but obviously that's only because everyone in town knows that dinner from Joya is worth the wait
Posted by anonymous on 08/31/2007
Very good, standard Thai food at inexpensive prices, given the myriad other places in the area. I agree with other reviewers that they're trying too hard as far as atmosphere goes, so I opt for takeout, but recently, not matter how much I call, the line is ALWAYS busy, so I've since given up and am trying a new place.
Posted by Love to Eat on 04/30/2007
I've been here twice with friends who live in the area. I loved it both times. So cheap and very good. I would recommend going. I plan to go back!
Posted by -e* on 04/04/2007
The first time I ever tried thai food was at this local spot. Not only was the food delicious, but the service and atmosphere of the place was great. It is always packed, and they do not take reservations, but it is so worth the wait. You can hang out by the bar and enjoy a drink, or you can even order food and sit at the bar to eat. I have been to many thai restaurants since my first thai experience and I must say that Joya has the best food around. Anyone that asks me where they should go for dinner, I always tell them Joya because I really believe that they are the best there is. Because of Joya, thai food is now my favorite type of cuisine and everyone that I have brought to this place just seems to want to keep going back everytime we discuss going to dinner.
Posted by Chisled on 03/05/2007
I love Joya, everytime I come to this place the food, service and atmosphere is exceptional. If your looking for a quite romantic spot this is not for you. The scene is trendy and the music is pumping by the DJ on the side of the bar (Music is never too loud). The best part of Joya is the price, which is very cheap for the quality and amount of food you are getting. I would def recommend this place, I can't even count how many times I've been there.
Posted by Manny Man from Park Slope on 02/06/2007
i been going to JOYA'S about two maybe three years now and the first time i went there it was on Mother's Day. Yes i took my Mom there and.....wow......what can i say. The food was out of this world and the atmosphere was i would say live!!! More importantly Mom loved it and of course we both got hooked. Now mind you that was my first time there and i was impressed with everything about JOYA. Everytime i go to JOYA's to eat it seems that whatever i choose simply puts a smile on my face. Basically JOYA never lets me down and everyone that i have brought there to eat feel the same way. The prices as we all know are cheap compared to other Thai Restaurants and the service is on the money. As a matter of fact i'm going there tonight to pick up some Pad See Yue to go. Slamming!!!
Posted by Carroll Gardener on 12/20/2006
To the last reviewer - OF COURSE it's not like the food you get in Thailand. YOU'RE IN BROOKLYN. It's not high-end thai food here people, I think you should expect that considering everything is super cheap. I think other Thai places have the same quality dishes but double the price. The atmosphere here is not great. I've eaten there a bunch of times, it sounds and feels like you're in a glamourized cafeteria w/ trance blasting in the speakers after the sun goes down. No thanks to that, we only do delivery from there now.