Restaurants, Thai Boerum Hill
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You’ve had it bland and you’ve had it spicy: Now, welcome to loud Thai. On Saturday nights, post-collegiate twentysomethings, drinks in hand, groove to a DJ spinning ’80s dance music. You half-expect someone to bust a move—until the fragrant aroma of tom yum soup hits you. Take a seat in the dimly lit, industrial-looking dining room, and start with greaseless fried calamari with an addictive sweet-and-spicy chili sauce, or the nicely zesty beef salad. Stick with a curry as your main. Like it fiery? Ask your server to turn up the heat a few notches. If he can hear you.


Venue name: Joya
Address: 215 Court St
Cross street: between Warren and Wyckoff Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–12:30am
Transport: Subway: F, G to Bergen St
Price: Average main course: $8. Cash only
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As far as prices go- Joya is pretty cheap for a good Thai meal (with pretty large portions). We wanted to sit outside, and there were several tables but the host didn't really seem to know what was going on. Some people that came in after us got seated before us, which was a little awkward. Eventually, we got a table by the window and were able to sit down and enjoy our meal. I'd probably order delivery from here again, not so sure about the service...but very tasty (and spicy) dishes!

Strong on curries. It should be noted that the place is deafeningly loud, a combo of tone-deaf DJing and harsh acoustics. But if you ever needed takeout, this is the place to do it. Their tom ka soup is amazingly rich and will kill your cold fast: I order it by the quart.

Love this place! It's inexpensive, the service is relatively fast and the food is really good. The last may not be as "authentic" as the menu at a place like Pok-Pok, but who cares if you're looking for a meal with great value? The have a great outdoor garden, and recently, they started to take credit cards, the absence of which was my one complaint about the place. There is one other, which is that on weekends, it's crowded, even at early hours. Still, definitely worth it!