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- 73%Local Culture
- 62%Adventure Travelers
- 55%Budget Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
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- Pok Pok NyOct 23, 2013
I know it sounds obnoxious, but once you've eaten in Thailand, it's a little sad to eat Thai food in the US. What's great about Pok Pok Ny is that Andy Ricker (head chef/evangelist) tries to capture the whole vibe of eating in Thailand, along with using hardcore authentic herbs, greens, etc. So even the wait for a table, under the plastic tent outside, feels like a nice ad-hoc really-in-Thailand setup. And the food is really, really, really good--quality ingredients (and those rare greens) push it just above some Thai-owned Queens places. But there is still this odd off quality, where you can tell the food has been cooked by very well-trained white American chefs. It's just a little rigid, somehow. Still, I love Andy Ricker for going as far as he does (which is as far as he possibly can) to bring real Thai food to America. It's worth the wait. [As of 10/13: Will be moving one block; Whiskey Soda Lounge also open nearby, with v. booze-friendly menu.]
- Pok Pok NyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 1First to ReviewOct 18, 2013
This is Thai food that you'll never find elsewhere in the States—except in Portland, at Andy Ricker's other restaurant. Pok Pok offers the most authentic Thai food I've ever had, highlighting little-known dishes from northeastern (Isaan) Thailand. Sour, bitter, acidic, spicy, sweet—all these flavors seem to meld together beautifully at Pok Pok. The wait can be as long as two hours, but it's seriously worth it.
- Pok Pok NyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 09, 2013
Bless the Pok Pok Ny. Your customers have to wait an eternity for a table but, alas, it is truly worth it. You may have to wait 2 - 2 1/2 hours to eat here but it is a lot shorter than the 20+ hours it would take to get to Bangkok -- the closest place I have been that serves up anything like the experience here.
Stepping into Pok Pok Ny is like stepping into a cleaner cooler Bangkok street stall. Don't expect pad thai and green curry. Pok Pok serves up northern Thai cuisine which is much less common in the US.
A great little culinary adventure guaranteed to leave your lips tingling from a generous portion of green chilies.
Note: Pok Pok Ny does not take reservations and your group can't check-in until everyone arrives. Leave your name and the hostess will ring you when your table is ready. Waits can be long. Best bet for a short wait is to show up before they open at 5 p.m.
- Pok Pok NyMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesStudents+ 1Jun 05, 2013
I loved this place. It's an authentic Thai /hole in the wall type of place, fans and all, which truly adds to the charm Wonderful waitress and delicious food! Watch out on weekends its quite a wait, and not possible to make reservations
- Pok Pok NyApr 12, 2013
Pok Pok is doing Thai food better than I've ever had. It's worth making the trip to cobble hill and it's worth waiting for 2 hours (or however long they ask you to wait) to try it. Get the wings - they're the best wings that I've ever had. I literally dream about them. Pok Pok NY also has a great outdoor seating area for when it's nice outside.