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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.
Posted by nyker on 12/16/2006
Service is good, interior good, but the food is not Thai food. They give you volume, the price is low but it's nothing like what you'd get in Thailand.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/03/2006
The food was very good, and the pad thai was light and not greasy. The service was hurried but polite. I would recommend. It is cash only.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/21/2006
I've been going here for the past 5 years and have never had a bad meal. Plus the cheap prices have stayed the same. Delicious food, cool atmosphere, great dj, interesting people, and huge portions make Joya my favorite restauraunt.
Posted by fuudghurhu on 09/21/2006
The food at this place is better than most thai restaurants around... and for the price you can't beat this gem of a restaurant. Gotta go!
Posted by wacklpakl on 08/30/2006
alright..so i like thai food to the extent that i have eaten at pretty much all the good thai places in the village, midtown, and hell's kitchen; but this place is simply great..the food was fresh ( they cook infront of you so you can basically sit infront of the kitchen , eat and see them cook), good quantity and very good quality, vegetables looked fresh..i had spicy noodles and pad thai..i recommend this place to everyone whos willing to try it out...this is worth it!! and do i need to say anything about the place and the environment....outside seating with nice cozy cushions on wooden benches under two shade trees...just go and try it out!
Posted by *J* on 08/01/2006
I absolutely adore this restaurant and although I've long since moved out of the neighborhood, I find myself making excuses to take trips back to the area for another meal. The atmosphere is dark, and it can get a little loud - it's a more intimate setting and it does get quite crowded on weekends. However, the food is completely worth it. The curries are full bodied - some are quite assertive (the green especially), but all are deliciously smooth. The pad thai is rich, yet perfectly balanced between the soft noodles, crunchy sprouts, peanuts and bits of scallion - I love mine with shrimp especially. I don't know what else they put in there but I haven't found a better pad thai yet in all of NYC. The basil and chili-garlic dishes are also delicious. Everything is affordable, and they have a small array of ever-changing appetizers that compliment the season. I can't wait to go back!