Joia Restaurant

4.4
23 reviews
$30 and under
Portuguese
Joia is brought to you by the family that operates the famous Sol-Mar Restaurant. Joia Restaurant is a new restaurant focused on Portuguese Cuisine, in Harrison near the PATH and a leader among restaurants near Red Bulls Arena, located on the ground floor the Vermella Harrison. In this quickly expanding riverfront redevelopment area, Joia Restaurant is poised to be not only one of the top red bulls arena restaurants, but the hottest neighborhood gathering spot in Harrison and a destination drawing guests from near and far. In addition to classic Portuguese cuisine, Joia Restaurant features unique daily specials, happy hours, a tapas menu, an expansive signature cocktail list and a large variety of beer on draft. We are sure to be showing the most popular sporting events on our many large screen televisions. So whether you’re looking for one of the best NJ red bulls arena restaurants or a great place to gather with friends for a night out, Joia Restaurant is a great choice.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 23 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Muy buen servicio y agradable sata día

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Vette
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the service was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The service was generally good but a little slow and they forgot one of our drinks twice. Staff was very friendly.

Food was great, the big seafood platter was a little weak on seasoning but well-prepared otherwise.

The place is very loud and open-air. This is a sports bar with good food. Do not expect a reserved or private fine-dining experience.

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vipLinda
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here. Food is always excellent and the sangria is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time coming to this restaurant and will NOT be my last. Took my family out for my niece’s graduation dinner last minute plan but extremely worth it. Environment is clean and there is parking in the rear which is a huge plus. Walked in and warmly greeted.
Our servers, Lara and Patricia, were amazing. Made us feel like VIPs. The food was equally amazing. Everyone’s entree did not disappoint. Highly recommend the Picanha or the stuffed salmon. Drinks were also soo good. Spicy Paloma, I’d highly recommend as well.

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RichR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Run away. Not nearly an option in lieu of Ironbound. I made reservations about2 1/2 hours prior to a Red Bull game down the street. Mainly based on the reviews and the menu.

Arriving was fine. The place wasn't very crowded, about 5 pm, and we were seated fairly quickly.

After that, it was like we didn't exist. It took about 15 minutes to get a waitress - and that was after a table next to us complained to the manager, and we flagged him down next.

I'll also note that we didn't have water or utensils or anything yet.

Finally, the waitress comes by and asks for our order. We said drinks would be great, including water. And that we were likely going with paella. She said we should put that in with the drinks because it takes a little bit to make. Fine, great.

About 10 minutes later, she comes back. No water yet. No drinks. And to tell us that because it's a "game day" they don't make the paella.

Ummm... it's like the first thing on the online menu. And they make no mention of this online or making a reservation.

But, kind of stuck now.. what else do they have?

We order an appetizer and our meals before she leaves us again.

Now, we've been sitting for 40 minutes. No place settings. No water. No drinks. No napkins. No bread. Empty table.

And the appetizer comes. Ha! How do we eat this? Also, I'm THIRSTY. I actually go up to the bar myself and get two glasses of water. The waitress sees me, argues a little with the guy who brought our apps, and then appears with our drinks and forks and knives. And napkins.

The calamari was good, yes. The rest of the meal, eh. I mean, I could not get rice with some mixed meat dish they had. I asked a few different ways. No, they had no rice. My wife had the salmon. It was dry and kind of tasteless. It came with rice.

The table next to us had little kids who never got drinks. They gave up and refused to pay and left.

No comp/apology was given to us, even after the manager came by.

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vipLinda
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal in a beautiful restaurant. The Sangria was delicious! We will definitely be back!

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LNM1216
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was good, the food was very good, hot, and came quick. My husband took me here for Mother's Day. I was hoping to get the Surf & Turf, but they had a limited menu for the day. We had the Prime Rib. It was enormous!! It was done perfectly, very tasty and actually made 2 meals for us. We will definitely come again.

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TrevorM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, got there early enough to have a decent conversation with my date. Overall was a fantastic experience

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DianeL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our first time and we loved everything.
Thanks !

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ElizabethL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Third time there and they always seem to exceed our expectations. Took good friends there this past Saturday and they absolutely loved it. Food was so yummy, Carla's attentive service was impeccable. We had a very lovely night after a super hectic week of work and life responsibilities. Great Job!

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vipDJ07
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

V, the Bartender REALLY went out of her way to ensure EVERYTHING WAS GREAT.

While the Owner/manager did the same, ensuring that everyone was happy. Food was AMAZING! Geez!!! Get the Peanut Butter Explosion for sure!

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JaquelineS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it everything was good, and food was delicious

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WilliamM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

our second visit there - very enjoyable again- food was excellent -

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was sub par

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Mandy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This is definitely a new favorite! Space was good for social distancing with a large dining room and tables well spread out. Was fairly loud, as a a large open space tends to echo a bit- but mostly because there was a large group celebrating very emphatically :) Service was phenomenal, everyone was very attentive and the owner or manager (not sure exactly) checked on us a few times, as did other servers aside from ours, all very friendly. Cocktails are delicious (I had 2). We started with the chorizo, which comes out flaming and our server cut it tableside. I ordered the seafood linguine special- HUGE with half a lobster and tons of seafood, delicious wine sauce. My husband ordered the picanha, which was cut at the table a few slices at a time, then taken back to roast more. After 2 or 3 rounds of this, he tapped out. Everything we ate was so delicious and we took a lot of leftovers home, since the portions are so generous. No room for dessert, but will definitely be back to try!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always excellent and the owners are lovely and attentive.

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Frank
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

With a raucous Saturday crowd, it was a bit hard to have conversations, but beyond that, the mealwas excellent. We both had amaretto sours, which were perfect. She had the stuffed lobster and raved about it, devouring the enormous plate completely, which is something for a 99 pound person. My pork loin was tasty, with great seasoning, perhaps cooked a hint more than i would prefer, but still juicy and delicious. The food is a bit pricey for the area, but the cheap drinks makes up for it.

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VincentL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joia is a great new restaurant in Harrison with great food and service and really good Sangria

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We arrived at the restaurant and no one was dining - it was 8 pm on Saturday evening. The waitress was very attentive. We ordered appetizers and entrees. The food was very disappointing. The octopus was tough and over cooked, the calamari seemed to be previously frozen and the paella was mostly rice with hardly any flavor and over cooked fish. The Sangria was good but we were served beer that was flat. It was a very expensive dinner that we didn’t finish. Restaurant could be promising if the food improves significantly.

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MissAyDee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The appetizers I had were very tasty and full of flavor so I was pretty disappointed by the snapper special. The fish was was very dry and there wasn't much seasoning or flavor.

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AndiC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for dinner after event at Red Bull Stadium - great portions for the price!!

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Diane
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Friendly and welcoming staff. Very attentive throughout the meal. Great Sangria! Stuffed mushrooms were very good. Calamari was a bit rubbery. Meals came with tons of sides. We took food home; couldn't finish; We didn't have dessert because we were too full, but the dessert menu looked really nice. Casual atmosphere. Lots of T.V.s for sports fans. Free parking in enclosed garage next door. Very clean rest rooms.

FAQs

Joia Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Joia Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 872-3448.

Joia Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.