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Pok Pok Phat Thai
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137 Rivington St New York, NY 10002
137 Rivington StreetUSNew YorkNew York10002
(212) 477-1299
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Noodle-oriented Thai food is served in this tiny, no-frills outpost of the notable Portland eatery.- Google
"I like this place because it is true to the native thai cuisine."
"Very interesting twist on the regular pad thai...dried baby shirmp!"
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Christopher Westendorf
a year ago
I like this place because it is true to the native thai cuisine. I am still amazed at how many none authentic aka over sugared thai there is in New York City. I can't really recommend one dish over another because they are all great. This place just started to deliver which is great because it isn't in the most convenient location. They also have a restaurant in cobble hill which has a full range of thai dishes and not just the street food.
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Mary Jordan Samuel
2 years ago
Besides being a thrill to say, Pok Pok Phat Thai provides manageable, authentic Phat Thai dishes that don't leave you feeling weighed down and instead, provide you with a sense of the real-thing. The space is a little tight (ie, not many seats) but if you do snag a couple seats at the counter, enjoy the free water (that has some sort of infused taste to it that is noticeably different than NYC tap water) and a flavored vinegar drink that is reminiscent of ginger ale but tastes like vinegar in the best way. You'll be in and out within an hour and the price makes it worth the slightly distracting music on the Wednesday night I went.
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Eric Seifert
2 years ago
Delicious authentic pad thai. Just had a fantastic sampling at GoogaMooga and can't wait to visit. The flavors were spot on. We were given the option to customize the last little bit of tastiness with sugar, red pepper flakes and fish sauce.
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Peter Lada
2 years ago
This place used to be Pok Pok Wings. It is now Pok Pok Phat Thai, since Sept 2012. It'll probably be something else as they rotate through the Pok Pok menu. Tiny space, seats 10-15 on bar stools and the physical size of the kitchen limits the menu. I'd love to live in the 'hood just to experience all the variety. Pad Thai, 5 versions, optionally wrapped in a thin omlette. Plus a special and another dish with the wide noddles, everything cooked to perfection with a myriad of little tastes. They ruined Thai food in the US for me.
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Zeno Lee
a year ago
The "phat" dishes served in banana leaves are tasty. I've had most of their phat dishes and my favorite one is Kuaytiaw Khua Thaleh. It has the best combination of ingredients. I like how they offer extra sauces on the side. Portions are smaller than what you may be used to in other plaes.
jennifer A
2 years ago
I initially gave this place 5 stars b/c after reading all the bad reviews, we decided to order anyway. The food came very quickly and it was really good. We thought we had a goto place. Then we tried to order a few days later, and then the night after that, and that's when it got ugly. The second and third time, their seamless page kept turning off during my order so I called them, they answered 3x then hung up right after. Ok, I chalked it up to technical difficulties. Last night was the 4th attempt at ordering. We called on our way home to pick up only to be put on hold for 10 minutes the first time then 5 minutes (I hung up) the second time. The person who answered said they were swamped so we decided to eat there. We got there in 5 minutes and there were 5 customers. Swamped? Really? If they can't handle that crowd, they shouldn't have opened a restaurant in Manhattan. Oh and as soon as we got there, one of the 2 cooks went on break. The guy answering the phone is so disorganized and ditzy. He could have easily taken my order for pickup instead of putting me on hold for that long. There isn't even table service! What makes him so "busy"?! There must have been 5 phone calls from irate customers asking where their delivery was while we were there. Nevertheless, I was just excited to tear into that Pad Thai again but alas, it was so freaking salty - way too much Nam Pla. I couldn't even taste anything, I had never eaten anything so salty and believe me, I love Nam Pla. Just ask my husband, I have it with every meal. Needless to say, it was a disappointment and we're never eating/ordering from this place again. I feel sorry for owner of this place, it can be so much better than what it is. He/she needs to hire professionals and get rid of the hipsters running this place.
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Chloe Laude
2 years ago
Very interesting twist on the regular pad thai...dried baby shirmp! Finally had a taste of their phat thai at The Great Googamooga festival in Brooklyn. One of the first stall I tried and it's definitely worth it. Now I just have to figure out how to eat at 20 other places without getting full or throwing up.
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Justin Wan
2 years ago
As a note, even though I've been to Thailand, I didn't actually eat Pad Thai there, and I was quite a bits younger, so I wouldn't have remembered anyways. This place is supposed to be closer in flavour and execution to real Thai pad thai than all those takeout joints in New York. This is also under the Pok Pok Thai food group, and this place used to be Baohaus. This is truly the best Pad Thai I've had in New York. The food is not that sticky, overly sweet stuff you usually get elsewhere. There's a level of freshness and citrus that doesn't really exist anywhere else. It's difficult to explain but it just tastes next level. The price is indeed a bit more expensive though, at about 11 dollars.
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