Joya

Joya

Thai Restaurant$$$$
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
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  • New York Habitat
    "We recommend the Tom Yum Koong, Spicy Noodles, and Chicken Pad Thai."(16 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "Try the Summer Rolls, Tom Yum Koong and the Pad See Yue."(5 Tips)
    Afi Y.
    "the mango salad is one of my favorite meals"(8 Tips)
    Stephanie S.
    "I come here all the time, the pad thai is great."(13 Tips)
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  • Karine S.
    Karine S3 weeks ago
    Got the steak and spicy noodles the noodles were great
  • Kieran C.
    Honestly don't know why this place has a high score - food's pretty bad. Wouldn't recommend. Also brought beer after food. Food came out way too quick -may have been heated up. Do not get green curry!
  • Fred D.
    Fred DJuly 18
    Man!!! It's been 4 years since last time I went to Joya and to my surprise I've learned they start accepting credit card for the past 3 years. Great food, great staffs and the environment is friendly.
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillJune 30
    This is song Thai but in a different spot so obviously it's dope!
  • Ranjit M.
    Good ambiance. But food was just ok.
  • James K.
    James KiernanMarch 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Our new favorite Thai in BK. Loved their Pad See Ew and pork dumplings. Very lively scene and reasonably priced menu.
  • Neil D.
    Neil DugganSeptember 23, 2016
    Delicious Thai food at reasonable prices. Curry puffs are amazing
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas ReintjesAugust 28, 2016
    Beautiful back yard, good food, reasonable prices. 👍👍
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelAugust 10, 2016
    Get so much food for your money. The pad Thai and Panang curry are fantastic.
  • Virna M.
    Virna MaJuly 16, 2016
    Green papaya salad, Grilled half chicken with mango salad
  • Wence R.
    Wence RiveraJune 24, 2016
    The chicken in basil sauce with vegetables was delicious
  • Adam M.
    Adam MayMarch 19, 2016
    Amazing and totally reasonable Thai food.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughMarch 10, 2016
    It's not the best Thai food I've ever had but it's decent. The prices make it worth trying. I prefer Ghang just down the street.
  • Sanam L.
    Sanam LakhwaraMarch 3, 2016
    The curry portions are huge and absolutely lip smacking.
  • Sanam L.
    Sanam LakhwaraMarch 3, 2016
    The curry portions are huge and not meant for one person! That said, they're absolutely lip smacking!
  • James S.
    James StolzFebruary 16, 2016
    So good so cheap mmmm
  • James S.
    James StolzJanuary 28, 2016
    Yum!! So cheap and delicious.
  • Cindy Y.
    Cindy YeeJanuary 17, 2016
    Pad see yum
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BuynitskyJanuary 5, 2016
    Chicken Spicy Noodles and a couple of Mango Mojitos 👌🏼
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldDecember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap. Delicious. Great Service.
  • Ifeoluwa
    IfeoluwaDecember 4, 2015
    It's a nice space with plenty room, but the food was meh. If you want good Thai food, you can do better.
  • EM H.
    EM H.November 6, 2015
    I love doing family style here: a curry, noodle, and fried rice dish
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SandersOctober 24, 2015
    Can't go wrong with the amazing pad Thai! Other pork and chicken items on the menu are great, too!
  • Nikki
    NikkiOctober 13, 2015
    Two words - Thai. Tea.
  • Nikki
    NikkiOctober 10, 2015
    By far, the best pad see eew I have ever had!
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeSeptember 14, 2015
    the mango salad is one of my favorite meals
  • Jean Hannah
    Jean HannahAugust 13, 2015
    Most delightful garden I've ever dined in!
  • Hongchang W.
    Hongchang WuJuly 2, 2015
    They accept VISA and MasterCard now.
  • Mindy T.
    Mindy TomJune 26, 2015
    Portions are large. Food is delicious. Space is clean even with outdoor seating! Will definitely recommend. Tiger shrimp roll was awesome by the way.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SpannJune 23, 2015
    I come here all the time, the pad thai is great.
  • John M.
    John MeguerianJune 6, 2015
    Nice outdoor seating and great pad see ew. Heap on the spicy condiments.
  • Olivia A.
    Olivia AsialaMay 21, 2015
    Cute outdoor space. Really enjoyed the Yum Koong salad.
  • cary s.
    cary sMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of food and best prices in town. Visit during the warmer months and get a table in the courtyard.
  • John P.
    John PaterakisMarch 12, 2015
    The service is a little chaotic, but the food is good and not particularly expensive.
  • Gina R.
    Gina RobothamJanuary 30, 2015
    Spicy Noodles
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerJanuary 6, 2015
    Spicy noodles
  • RamtaJogi
    RamtaJogiDecember 7, 2014
    Chive Cakes are amazing.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KumpfNovember 24, 2014
    Massaman Curry,noodles
  • Raquelle J.
    Raquelle JessieNovember 18, 2014
    get the pad kee mow & tom ka gai
  • Micke H.
    Micke HåkanssonNovember 18, 2014
    Pretty good Thai in the area. Good value for money
  • Mashka
    MashkaNovember 4, 2014
    Not a bad lively spot. Good for young dates or friend meet up. Great prices.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettOctober 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Been here tons of times. After a while everything start to taste the same. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Always fresh and consistently good.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanOctober 15, 2014
    American Thai classics done pretty well
  • Fabien M.
    Fabien ManzoniOctober 7, 2014
    Vegetables dumplings... A must have!
  • Zac S.
    Zac SniderOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Thai in the neighborhood. Lively, energetic, inexpensive.
  • Jason N.
    Jason NewbergSeptember 26, 2014
    Good inexpensive Thai. It was pretty crowded though.
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.September 18, 2014
    One of favorite Thai restaurants. Curry puffs are great!
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.September 10, 2014
    My favorite Thai restaurant! I live the tiger shrimp roll, chicken puffs, Thai fried rice and pad see yuh noodles
  • Fabien M.
    Fabien ManzoniSeptember 9, 2014
    Nice spring and summer rools! Noodle must be tried as well! Charming and efficient service.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DSeptember 7, 2014
    Cash only, great takeout option in the neighborhood
  • Anthony
    AnthonyAugust 31, 2014
    The curry is amazing. Try the soup with a side order of rice for a light and filling meal
  • Nova M.
    Nova MiskoAugust 30, 2014
    The spicy noodles are too die for! Great prices, nice staff, flavorful (and well prepared) food...and not to forget the lovely outdoor seating. They close during the afternoon 3:30-4:30 for the staff.
  • Merissa
    MerissaAugust 27, 2014
    Still the cheapest Thai around, and speedy!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SpannAugust 26, 2014
    Just tried the Summer roll for the first time. It was nice and fresh. And the chicken pad Thai is always awesome.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LesterAugust 26, 2014
    Spring rolls
  • Dan N.
    Dan NAugust 22, 2014
    Chicken spicy noodles and I are beginning a long term relationship.
  • Leslie J.
    Leslie JosephAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken spring rolls
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SevereAugust 18, 2014
    I had kang moo, pork with red curry and veggies. The curry was flavorful and spicy but not overwhelming. I believe u can get the same dish and swap the meat if you don't eat pork.
  • Susan S.
    Susan S.August 17, 2014
    The spicy noodles were amazing! The Thai mussels were a great appetizer. Really delicious!
  • Isaiah S.
    Isaiah SteinfeldJuly 24, 2014
    Cash Only.
  • Jamal R.
    Jamal RodgersMay 25, 2014
    The prices were great! Only a few things over $10 and at good size portions. But the food was ok. They don't devein their shrimp which is a problem.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 14, 2014
    Authentic thai dishes like pad thai and spring rolls go down even better with sleek decor and an occasional live DJ.
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Two things - fried calamari and spicy noodles! Never disappointed when I am here. Reasonable prices, nice backyard, friendly service. What else do you want?
  • Eduardo R.
    Eduardo RamosFebruary 15, 2014
    Chicken Pad Thai... Simple.. Yet amazing.
  • Tess G.
    Tess GoodwinJanuary 21, 2014
    The panag curry is good but lacking bamboo :(
  • Sam Z.
    Sam ZarzuelaJanuary 5, 2014
    Amazing place. Thai iced tea. Spicy noodles. Pad Thai. Can't go wrong.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PrzybylaDecember 24, 2013
    This place has a cool & trendy vibe but has really inexpensive but delicious food. The spicy noodles were to die for. Definitely recommend
  • Fred D.
    Fred DDecember 9, 2013
    Awesome place!!! Probably the Best Thai around :-)
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChlanNovember 26, 2013
    The Gai Kraprow is so good. Good prices too. Pretty sure it's the same owners of Song in park Slope.
  • Sofiya
    SofiyaSeptember 22, 2013
    Mussels = bangin. Fried rice = wackkkkkkk
  • Olga B.
    Olga BJuly 28, 2013
    This is a "sister" place (original) of "SONG". The same ownership. The same yammy food! Portions are huge!
  • Becksdiva B.
    Becksdiva BeatonJuly 17, 2013
    Good fresh food just tell them to go easy on the salt!
  • Becksdiva B.
    Becksdiva BeatonJuly 15, 2013
    Food was fresh and tasty! I wish they would cut down on the salt though! And citronella candles are needed outside cause those mosquitoes will eat you alive! Otherwise it was good!
  • Paul G.
    Paul GuerzonJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Where can you get a better steak for less? For realz-yo!
  • Carolina C.
    Carolina CastroApril 20, 2013
    Love the food
  • Whitney H.
    Whitney HuApril 18, 2013
    Dinner for eight bucks and it's delicious? Sign me up. If you're more than four people, demand to make a reservation. Walk to the back to be seated. Don't stand at the door. You'll be there forever.
  • JPaz
    JPazMarch 15, 2013
    Prices are reasonable and great amount of food!!!!
  • Israel M.
    Israel MejiaFebruary 23, 2013
    Try the green curry and shrimp and Chinese brocoly fried rice, excellent!!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BienstockJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Gai Ka Prow
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingJanuary 27, 2013
    cheap basic thai.
  • Zach K.
    Zach KubinJanuary 5, 2013
    Flavorful food and great service with a (wait for it)...$27 final dinner tab for 2
  • Atif A.
    Atif AteeqDecember 3, 2012
    Food and service was average but portions are big and it's cheap. Don't think I'll be coming back though.
  • Hoover C.
    Hoover ChungNovember 10, 2012
    Must try fried chives cake as appetizer
  • Mercedes C.
    Mercedes COctober 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartender! Lol everything is good here :-)
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine PierceSeptember 14, 2012
    The chicken pad thai is amazing!
  • Mohit S.
    Mohit SantRamSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Chx Green Curry. Mango Salad. Thai Iced Tea. Bliss.
  • David C.
    David CacarilloMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crazy lunch specials during the week.
  • Ronnie N.
    Ronnie NegliaMay 31, 2012
    Food is great
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FMay 6, 2012
    Like no other Thai food place, went there for two birthdays, great atmosphere, but get there a bit before 7, it gets a bit crowded.
  • Demetrius H.
    Demetrius HillMay 6, 2012
    The reviews for this place are off the chart but I don't see what the big deal is. Nothing special. There is way better thai out there.
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HynesApril 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Seeing lots of familiar faces from Planethailand on the Joya staff. Whenever you are missing PT, come to Joya. The entire menu and lots of the people who brought it to you are here.
  • Prince H.
    Prince HollywoodMarch 12, 2012
    Mojitos Suck
  • Hellen Y.
    Hellen YuanMarch 9, 2012
    Fried calamari is the best!
  • Erina P.
    Erina PFebruary 22, 2012
    Spicy noodles with tofu is amazing and only $8!
  • Tom M.
    Tom ManshreckFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cheap Thai. Pad Thai is reliable and all the basics are quite good (and spicy).
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuFebruary 6, 2012
    Musts: mango salad, fried calamari (golden, light and crispy), kang kyo whan nuur.
  • Jenna O.
    Jenna OdettJanuary 31, 2012
    excellent thai - loved the nuur kraprow, kang panang gai, and spicy noodles (they aren't that spicy). cash only.
  • Melody G.
    Melody GambinoJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    nowhere else can you eat this cheap and this good - the Kang Gai is heaven.
  • Gideon O.
    Gideon OlshanskyJanuary 19, 2012
    The Pad See Yu is the best noodle dish on the menu. It even tastes good with tofu!
  • Donny T.
    Donny TsangJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best chicken green curry ever.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 28, 2011
    The Cobble Hill Thai restaurant serves up simmering spicy curries and noodles quickly and at a moderate price. For a filling meal, try the Massaman curry with beef Read more
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatDecember 6, 2011
    Our favorite spot for Thai in BK. We recommend the Tom Yum Koong, Spicy Noodles, and Chicken Pad Thai.
  • NaeLove <3
    NaeLove <3November 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap and possibly the best Thai place I know! The green curry is amazing!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Thai ribs and chix pad thai are terrific. Usually a wait, but worth it.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BrownOctober 29, 2011
    The noodles are where it's at. Bring cash (no cards accepted).
  • Luke D.
    Luke DrapalOctober 16, 2011
    The pad sea ew and green curry are ridiculous. Thai tea is also not too sweet. The mango salad is also very tasty.
  • Jair D.
    Jair DamianOctober 16, 2011
    The green curry is awesome!
  • E. M.
    E. MillzOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Calamari is GREAT with Plum sauce
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WendtSeptember 28, 2011
    This place is really cheap (like $8 a plate) and very good. The curry was a little watery but totally worth it for the price.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.September 18, 2011
    SUPER CHEAP THAI - DELICIOUS! Make sure to eat here and bring CASH! no cards accepted.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TossouSeptember 11, 2011
    Get the spring rolls!!!
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TossouSeptember 11, 2011
    Make sure to get the spare ribs! That sauce is bangin!
  • Kristine
    KristineJuly 30, 2011
    Cash only. Do not come on weekends unless you love a good line. Amazing food at a good price.
  • karen b.
    karen bonna rainertJuly 30, 2011
    Don’t get thai other than here when in Cobble Hill. They have an awesome garden that looks like the Ewok Village. Fried calamari, red curry & spicy noodles make for a solid pigout session.
  • drron S.
    drron SuarezJuly 12, 2011
    Great prices for quality Thai food. They often have a DJ and the place gets very lively in a good way. Read more
  • Decor Musings
    Decor MusingsJune 23, 2011
    There's never a time that I visit without having the spring rolls, whether chicken or veggie. They're just that good.
  • John W.
    John WetsellJune 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If they have the Catfish special hurry up and get it before it sells out!
  • jeannie
    jeannieMay 28, 2011
    Try the Lychee Martini - Refreshing drink for a gorgeous NYC pre-Memorial day weekend! Also waiting for friend...
  • Club Monaco
    Club MonacoMay 22, 2011
    Some of the best Thai food in Brooklyn. Start with the fried calamari and order the classic pad thai (very sweet). Huge portions at a great value, but cash only.
  • Rosaline
    RosalineMay 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    ZAGAT rated JOYA as a Top Thai restaurant in NYC.
  • Kika G.
    Kika GMay 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You know how they say there is no such thing as fast, good and cheap food (that won't give you food poisoning)? Well, someone lied to you, because it does and you should order everything on the menu. Read more
  • Xian X.
    Xian XianMay 15, 2011
    Huge portions!! Great prices! ie: $7.50 for Shrimp Pad See Yew (enough for 2 to share). Mango Chicken Salad was huge with 1/2 a chicken w a side of mango salad.
  • Rosaline
    RosalineApril 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The small fried calamari is plenty to start for 2 people.
  • ruth k.
    ruth kimApril 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    G(inger)-love is the special sauce ;)
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PerezApril 10, 2011
    The best Thai food hands down and the prices are great. Cash only.
  • E. M.
    E. MillzApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried Calamai is great!! Well seasoned and great with plum sauce!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 4, 2011
    Excellent Thai food at amazing prices, with a fun atmosphere. Try the Summer Rolls, Tom Yum Koong and the Pad See Yue.
  • dee
    deeJanuary 5, 2011
    Food is great and very affordable. Gets too crowded after 7pm :(
  • Laura A.
    Laura ArayataDecember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The service is amazing, the food is delicious, and everything is so affordable! I'm obsessed.
  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺October 27, 2010
    The spicy noodles with chicken was tasty. Large portions at cheap prices, and cute backyard dining.
  • Danny M.
    Danny McGearyOctober 24, 2010
    Curry chicken puffs. Slammin'
  • Lesley O.
    Lesley O'NeillSeptember 6, 2010
    Love this place -- GREAT food / ambiance and very very affordable. Though, it gets very loud / crowded on the weekends after 9pm, so I'd go early if you want to chat without losing your voice!
  • cc
    ccAugust 16, 2010
    Great food and well priced. Sister restaurant on 5th Ave in park slope is just as good, called Song.
  • DJ TREATS
    DJ TREATSAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food, service, eh.
  • cla310212
    cla310212July 30, 2010
    Great food, great prices (extremely reasonable) and nice ambiance.
  • eugene r.
    eugene raygorodskyJuly 8, 2010
    If you want good Thai food thats cheap, this is the place to be . Go right for the pad thai melts in your mouth. The bartender usually always make good drinks. Service is great for what the place is.
  • John W.
    John WetsellJune 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go on Wednesday and Friday and say hi to the nice bartender.
  • John W.
    John WetsellJune 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Dessert - get the Mango Sticky Rice, it's divine!!!!
  • John W.
    John WetsellJune 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the Woonsen noodles, YUMMY! It's a big portion too so save sone for lunch.
  • Iriana S.
    Iriana StembridgeMay 29, 2010
    The best Thai restaurant i've been to. Not to mention that it was extremely cheap, but they gave you more than enough food. For a total of Chicken with garlic sauce, shrimp with sweet and sour sauce,
  • Erin P.
    Erin PettigrewMay 14, 2010
    The portions are huge, so keep that in mind -- you'll either be stuffed when you leave or glad that you have some food left over for lunch the next day. Either way, the economics are good!
  • Lily Y.
    Lily YuApril 16, 2010
    Excellent excellent food, service & people. Chairs, tables outside - so uncomfortable!
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BenczeMarch 29, 2010
    Dinner is great, dessert will blow your mind- Try the mango & sticky rice!
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CampisiMarch 14, 2010
    Spicy noodles, period.
  • ron j.
    ron jMarch 2, 2010
    be wary of the namesake...even with different spelling
  • Ana M.
    Ana MangeonFebruary 16, 2010
    Cozy place. Great food. Great value. If you are going for dinner, it's better to arrive early; the place gets quite busy after 7:00 pm
  • Orathai P.
    Orathai PhommalaJanuary 31, 2010
    Do not! Do not get the lar na. Sorry Joya your food is ok one day and awful too often.
  • Ben Y.
    Ben YeeJanuary 9, 2010
    Green papaya salad. Mango salad. Noodles. Delicious and cheap.
  • gillian k.
    gillian kostDecember 2, 2009
    get the mango salad!
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