Pad Thai in Brooklyn Heights?
Have been frustrated with finding any good basic thai to order in in Brookyn Heights. I live at the St. George, and none of the Smith Street places (Joya) will deliver to us. We're not particulary adventurous when it comes to thai food - really I'm just in the mood for a good pad thai.
Over the years have sampled the two Montague places, Rice in Dumbo, and a fairly new place on Court St whose name I can't recall. Of all of them, the Court Street place came closest to a good pad thai. I actually used to order from the pan-asian (Chinese/Japanese) place on Clark Street before it moved, and their pad thai was surprisingly solid.
Alas, this is a serious problem. There is no good thai or any good asian food in the Heights. I am afraid you will have to go to Queens. Sripraphai and Chao Thai are both simply amazing. However neither of them has a stellar pad thai. Still, it anything would be better than the options you mentioned. The pad thai at Rice is horrendous.
I have tried pad thai in the hood from Joya, Em, Sesame, Lemongrass, Cafe Chili, Lantern, Sea (which closed a few months back), and Ghang. They're all moderately OK, I think Sesame is my favorite. Overall, I'd stick to Em and Ghang for regular thai dishes, and just have somewhat low expectations because despite being a dozen or so options, none are special.
204 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
172 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201