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“Chicken wings a must!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pok Pok NY

Pok Pok NY
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Ranked #91 of 5,292 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Chicken wings a must!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We had read so many different comments on this restaurant. We were very glad we went. The ambiance is very informal which adds to the experience. The chicken wings were soooo good that I wish I had had time to just nibble on them until the bone was white! They had a vegetable dish with fern that was just incredible. I can't remember the names of the plates but the waiter does a good job of describing the ingredients. The only dish we had which was good but not great were the pork ribs. The sauces that came with them were taste but the overall experience of the ribs was okay. The doughnut desert is a must. The melted ice cream with coffee and the light and crispy doughnut was delicious. I would go back for just that. Also, the selection of beers is not huge but there is something for everyone.

  • Visited May 2013
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Michigan
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297 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Portions Fairly Small, But Generally Good and Filling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

The food selection here mostly represents Northern Thailand, thereby offering interesting alternatives to what one finds in typical Thai restaurants. The Papaya Pok Pok salad was tasty, although a bit too spicy for the member of our party who ordered it. The baby back ribs were probably the least successful dish that we tried; the meat was OK, but definitely needed the accompanying sauces to turn it into anything remotely interesting. The Chiang Mai sausage was very good -- spicy and flavorful -- although there was less of it than we would have liked; ditto for the catfish. A fiddlehead salad (first of the season) was an excellent accompaniment to the other dishes.

Food portions are relatively small (and therefore a bit expensive), although they turn out to be quite filling. Pok Pok is quite popular, and does not take reservations. They will not seat a party until all of its members have arrived.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Go. Wait. Don't complain.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Dinner at Pok Pok last night blew us away. The wait for putting our names on the wait list was 45 minutes. And then the wait for a table began. That was about 30 minutes. We were only two and sat at the bar. But holy. That was one of the best dining experiences in many moons. And I'd been to Pok Pok Portland! NY has it going on and it's worth every minute of wait, eat, drink, talk that you can muster in this super special place. Extraordinary food; great staff with exceptional customer service; lovely neighborhood.

  • Visited April 2013
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Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OK But Expected More”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Don't get to NY as often as I used to but when in town always looking to try the latest "hot" restaurant so headed to the Brooklyn Waterfront for what was supposed to be some of the best Thai food in town. Miraculously got a parking space in front and put name in for a table. We were a party of 4 and reservations are only for 5 or more. We were told that the wait would be less than an hour and that we could wait at the bar in the restaurant at the corner, not a great start. Table was ready in about 20 minutes and we were led down a dirty alley to a blue door and into what could best be described as a large hut with heaters. We were all rather adventurous types so didn't really mind the strange beginning and looking forward to the great food that we heard about it. First course were famous ribs, unfortunatley about same quality as those I get in my local Chineese takeout place in FL but about triple the price. Duck was good but by no means great, wings were excellent for wings, mussels were average to slightly above average. Overall an average meal at average NY prices with good service but absolutely no atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank M S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Well worth the wait!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Such an interesting place! Food was excellent, our waiter was wonderful, we asked a ton of questions and he was able to help us select dishes that our group loved. Only had an hour and a half wait on Saturday evening, which we expected longer. So glad we went and waited it out!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Berries20
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