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“We returned the next night.....”

POKPOK Thai Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #361 of 2,385 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The title to this review says everything. Further, the meal on our second night was even better - we enjoyed the Coconut Chilli Crab and Green Curry Chicken and they complemented each other perfectly. Alex the owner went out of his way to make us feel welcome and to ensure that we enjoyed our meal. We compare this to some of the best Thai we have eaten at and it is our favourite food option.

An important note too....... this is a BYO restaurant so that you can enjoy you favourite wines with the meal.

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

I generally avoid Thai food in NZ.

Over the years our conservative palate has changed the sort of tastes you would normally experience on the streets of Bangkok. It seems all you can get on some menus is a variety of coconut based sauces, liberally laced with sugar.

Not so at PokPok. Tucked away down K'Rd, this is an absolute gem and I loathe having to share it with the world.

We visited yesterday, walking in early from a bleak, wet night to be welcomed by the friendliest waiter we have encountered in a long time. Smiles, humour and most importantly our wine appeared a few minutes later. We felt pretty special and this before the food had even arrived.

And so onto the food. We opted for the small plates, sharing some stunning tastes all beautifully presented with very fresh, clean flavours. Our bill of a mere $51 covered 2 glasses of wine, caramelised pork belly, crisy duck spring rolls with tamarind, Asian greens wok-fried with garlic oyster sauce and coconut soft-shell crab.

What can I say? We booked to return in a couple of nights time with friends...

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

I can understand anyone passing this little gem on the K road. The opaque glass doors and the canteen like decor could put you off. Don't be. The food and the service inside are fabulous. Definitely not the normal Thai experience it uses those glorious flavours in a medley of tastes. Every dish had its distinct character. Go in a party of four and order four different dishes for a banquet that is hard to surpass. If you can do the same with the four desserts on offer and you will leave with your tastebuds tingling with delight. What a find.

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