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Nov 28, 2005 10:46 AM

Joya downhill?

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I have never been crazy about Joya on court street. The food is not great enough to nudge me past the over the top hippness. And there is much better thai in other parts of Outer boroughs. But it has delivered pretty competent spicy food in past. But I have had two disapointing meals in a row. Just wondering if I am the only one to have this experiance.

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  1. After posting, saw some recent posts on same subject. And reminded me that TUK TUK on smith was a better option even before I felt JOYA had gone downhill. Guess its a slam dunk now.

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    1. re: Driggs

      joya is absolutely not worth the time...

      1. re: lotsanivanh

        Tuk Tuk is much better than other Court/smith st options. The "duckaholic" is dyn-o-mite.
        The occasional live music on the weekend however makes me turn and run.

    2. Yes, Joya seems to have lost it. Lowered their quality on the chicken-very gristly.

      1. I agree as well. And the same goes for it's off-shoot Song in Park Slope. Never had the greatest food but was a reliable, cheap, LOUD but fun place to go with friends especially out back. But on my last two trips the food was pretty bad. We had to return the mussell app b/c more than half of them were stringy and dried out.

        1. I agree. With one exception. Their Pad Thai is still one of the best I've ever had in Brooklyn. I had it about a month ago and it was still really good.

          1. I have to disagree. I think the food at JOYA is very good. Everything is high quality with fresh ingredients.

            We had a great dinner at JOYA this week. The appetizers , Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Salad and Spring Rolls, were good. The main dishes, Jumbo Shrimp with vegetables in a Sweet and Sour Red Curry Coconut Sauce served over Pad Thai, was exceptionally good. The other dish was Mixed Vegetables in Spicy Basil Sauce served with Jasmine Rice.

            It may not be the most "authentic" Thai food I have ever had, but it is tasty, well prepared from fresh ingredients, and the price is right...huge portions at very low prices.

            We found Tuk Tuk to be an unappetizing place. Dingy, not the cleanest,more of a take out/luncheonette style place than a real restaurant.