215 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Joya Brooklyn Reviews
Good food great atmosphere Jan 18, 2009
Concrete floors, dark steel accents, and dim lighting give this large room a hip, industrial flavor. The hard surfaces, reflecting the cries of the boisterous, young local dinner crowd, can make it quite noisy, but everyone's having too much fun to mind. A garden out back offers a very nice retreat during the warmer months. Service is highly competent.
The menu is pretty standard, offering the usual beef/pork/chicken/shrimp version of a handful of traditional Thai entrees. Pad khing, with a fresh ginger sauce, is excellent; likewise the panang curry. Pad see yue, a dish of ribbon-like rice noodles in a savory brown gravy, is very satisfying as well. Some dishes are not all they could be: mussels in a hot and sour broth are on the bland side, and green papaya salad lacks spice. An array of fried and grilled appetizers double as cocktail snacks.
Decent food. More like fast food but with a thai flavor...not necessarily authentic thai. I love the atmosphere so much it makes the food taste better.
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