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Joya

215 Court St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Warren St.
718-222-3484

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8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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80% would go back.

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delicious and well-priced with a great atmosphere

By caribrooke on 7/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Just moved in around the corner from this spot and was eager to try it. it was perfect! delicious food, big portions and great prices. the outdoor area is lovely on a summer evening and the wine list is great too. highly recommend!

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32 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

NY Mag should've recommended it!!

By nycman on 7/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

What's with no recommended "check," and what is with saying Joya is $$?? As for the price: menu entrees "range" from $6.96 to $7.95, and the specials are like $9 to $13. Portions are heaping and all this for a sit-down dimly lit brick-walled restaurant with a DJ spinning tunes and a great summer back dining area. A couple can go there, two drinks, two appetizers, and two huge entrees for under $40. I always pinch myself to see if I am dreaming or not. Price-wise it is on par with Chipotle, so I'd say "$" for sure. Not only that, but the food is out of this world. I recommend the Masaman curry, the Panang Curry, the Pad Thai, and the Tom Yum Soup. My one brother swears by the Tom Ka Gai coconut soup, and my other brother won't go there without getting a heaping of fried calamari. As for atmosphere: the crowd is very diverse, all casual in the dressed-up way, all having fun, lots of romantic couples (not sure why other poster didn't think good for that). The owners are always friendly and welcoming, despite how crazy busy they are. Good for them for realizing it's better to serve awesome food in the $6-10 range per plate and always have a packed house than charge $15.95 for just-O.K. food and be nearly empty. EVERYONE I bring there is blown away by both the food, the atmosphere, and the low prices. You will be too. (BTW, I'm just a once-a-month loyal customer.)

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54 out of 104 people found this review helpful.

It is the best deal you will find anywhere!

By susieb on 1/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Joya has it all - fantastic food, a great vibe and supercheap! The vegetable spring rolls are my favorite appetizer and I love the curry chicken for an entree. Everytime I go, I am always so happy when I get the bill. You can go out and have an amazing meal and not feel guilty about it!

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90 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

great food!

By arrica31 on 12/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

im addicted to the place. the food is good and prices are great! there's a wait for a table but you can always hangout at the bar and have a drink or two.

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79 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

Thankful for Tony Tcheap Thai

By jacklattie on 11/24/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Yeah I know, "cheap" has no "T", but I like faux alliteration.. Joya is one of our favorite haunts in Brooklyn. Since visiting there on the recommendation of a friend we have been diehard fans. Like every restaurant everywhere it has a rough edge if you look hard enough but we never look. We're too busy enjoying delectable, affordable Thai cuisine whilest slipping into a cocktail coma from the superbly strong spirits. Eclectic and chill DJ on the weekend, a great patio in the fairer months, and delicious food has been the norm. Pad See Yue, Masaman Curry, Pak Kratiam, Spring Rolls, Calamari, Pad Thai – everything we've tried has been delightful. And cheap, good heavens it's cheap. We stumbled in there on the recommendation of a friend after moving to New York and have been going back ever since.

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72 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

Joya oh Boya!

By imdahlers on 3/28/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the spot - the perfect spot for anything (maybe not a romantic dinner). You've got a large group for dinner...you may have to wait a while and get drunk at the bar, but it's great. The food is great to share, everything is delicious and it's not too expensive. Spicy noodle with chicken is a must have. BBQ wings with sauce on the side is amazing too.Their specials are normally recycled, but they're wonderful as well. The papaya salad is very refreshing and filling in the summertime. The waitstaff has been there forever and they're great. Summertimes in the backyard are loads of fun. And now that they're open for lunch - OH MY, can you say delivery!!! The biggest drawback is the wait - which isn't a drawback if you're not starving or in a rush cause I have met so many wonderful people while waiting on a table at the bar.

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288 out of 572 people found this review helpful.

Perfect casual dining: excellent Thai food on the cheap

By brooklynliz on 5/1/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Joya is a place I eat at very, very frequently. The food (Thai) is wonderful, yet inexpensive. The drinks and atmosphere give the restaurant a fun bend. And the service is always friendly. For me, it is the perfect casual dining experience. The only drawback is the wait. Try going on a weeknight or at an early hour to avoid crowds. And in the summer, try the patio.

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369 out of 699 people found this review helpful.

The Ocean Called and it Asked for its Salt Back

By martinandmonikahenso on 3/16/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

The question that I would ask the owners of Joya is. "Do I look like a hamster" No? Then why did you try to feed me a salt lick. It's a shame just how bad it was. The wine was nice the service was quick. The Calamari appetizer was nicely fried; but holy cow the Curry was salty. The sodium snuck up on me, the first bite was tasty. There was a nice bite to the vegetables. The chicken was fresh and abundant. But sweet jesus on the cross was that food salty. Fortunatly I had a gallon of water intravenously administered to me as I ate. My Fiancé and I had to rush through the meal, before our sodium blood levels became toxic. The only thing that saved me was the ice cream that I bought at a bodega on the way home. Best Wishes, The Vanderhensons

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307 out of 636 people found this review helpful.

God I love this Place!

By NYCGirl219 on 2/17/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

What can I say...I keep going back everytime I get the chance. The mood is young and vibrant, the food is delicious and inexpensive, the drinks are great, there's a live DJ, and local artist exhibitions. I love it!

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