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COCO Asian Bistro + Bar
COCO Asian Bistro + Bar

COCO Asian Bistro + Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocoasianbistro.com
  • Phone: (954) 525-3541
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Sushi, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Mike Ponluang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Coco offers a wide array of off-premise catering for parties and corporate events.
  • Entertainment: There is live entertainment, by a talented keyboardist/singer, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street Cause way
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of free parking in the Harbor Shops.
A word from COCO Asian Bistro + Bar
Since chef/owner Mike Ponluang opened Coco Asian Bistro & Bar, in April of 2006, he has endeared himself to legions of loyal diners. Locals and visitors are enticed by Chef Mike"s mouthwatering Thai dishes, as well as his superb array of fresh sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls. Chef Mike is truly dedicated to creating delectable dishes, comprised of fresh, high-quality ingredients, while incorporating Thai herbs to ensure authentic flavor. He is also proud to create his unique Thai dishes, from his own recipes, using French culinary techniques. Stellar dishes include Lobster Pad Thai, Crispy Duck, Grilled Filet Mignon, Baked Chilean Sea Bass, Organic Chicken with Peanut Sauce, and Emerald Scallops. Standout rolls include the Mama Roll, the Three Buddies Roll, and Mike's Roll. Diners can choose from the lively bar, the innovative sushi bar, or the casually elegant dining room -- filled with comfy booths with sheer curtains -- or the covered patio, for lunch or dinner daily.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was good, but nothing spectacular. The service felt a bit rushed to say there were 20 open tables. At one point the waiter reached over me to grab my knife that I wasn't using, which seemed a little unnecessary. The menus had been taped together and parts had been whited out. If you're a local you might add this to your list of places to go, but as a tourist, I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here. There was also an unbelievably loud drunk man at the bar that somewhat killed the ambiance of the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Once again Mike and his staff outdid themselves. Not only delicious food , but wonderful presentation. Truly a neighborhood gem!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Our family has eaten at Coco Asian Bistro+Bar since it opened. The food and service is consistent and of high quality. Staff is overly friendly and helpful. The prices our reasonable and fair. The ambience is beautiful along with a well trained staff. We recommend Coco to all our friends and family when visiting south Florida. They serve a wide range of asian food to everyones delight. no one leave hungry. food always come hot. '"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We have gone there over and over and it is the BEST Asian food EVER!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My friend and I dined at Cococ Asian Bistro because of a Living Social Coupon. However, we will return without needing that incentive. Started at bar with happy hour. Very friendly bar tender, great deal on drinks and delicious, large portion appetizers for happy hour. Could make a meal from happy hour, considering varied section and size of orders. The salmon skin salad and tuna tartar were unusually good. Enjoyed our meal as well. Crab Roll and various pieces of sushi and sashimi, were all very fresh."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were seated right away. Service was excellent throughout the meal. We started with the edamame. Very good. Had the three kind of fish tartar app. It was good, not great. Soup portion was too large and because of that we couldn't eat much of our two rolls. So, don't order the soup, if you want to finish your dinner. Soup was very good. Spice roll and rock n roll roll for dinner. Both great. Best part was taking home half the sushi as I had a great dinner on Sunday evening as well. Live music added to the ambiance. Wife had two drinks, I had one. Total bill with 20% tip was about $130."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Coco's has been around for a while with good reason. The food is excellent, service is good, and their is a wide selection on the menu. This is one of our "go to" spots for a mid-week parental date night. the sushi is fresh and fast, and the thai is awesome. the pad thai medium is great and the Coco's spring rolls are great. If you call ahead, ask for a booth. nice and quiet, even a little romantic!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "....food and service.... on our almost weekly visits over the past couple years, we've never experienced any problems.... so it's safe to say we've become regulars...."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Always great food but the loud music destroys the enjoyment of the food"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Top place for sushi and Thai food in its area. Wine list is good. Outdoor dining area is very nice."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Best restaurant around for Asian food. Very consistent food and service."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Everything was very nice. The food was delicious the restaurant looks great. I know its a Florida thing, but the entertainment was good but unnecessary."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Not sure which makes me happier... my beautiful wife, whose anniversary we celebrated, or the tremendous experience at Coco! Always attentive to allergy needs, empty water or tea containers, or food arrival timing. Our rolls always exceed expectations. One of my top five in Broward overall."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food at Coco has gone from very good to average over the past few years. Too bad because it used to be a "go to" when guests were in town. Like that they have some gluten free options. Good for vegetarians."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Excellent wait staff as usual...food a notch above all other Thai restaurants in the area. Thanks again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Love this place! It is a cut above the run of the mill Asian places I have been to. The chef has traveled widely and so his cuisine is informed by his experiences in Europe and the US as well as his home country, Thailand. Try the Mike's Roll, and also the coconut ice cream - FANTASTIC for dessert."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Wife and I loved the sushi the first time, came back to try the Thai and we loved that too!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This is one of our must dos for pad thai. The place is clean, fun and consistent. We stop each time we're in town, have pad thai a roll and leave happy. There's usually entertainment and you can sing along if you like."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Otherwise u s u k! Cheap people all over and old Also not Miami Service is from 3rd world meanie ask and ask and don't Give a d it is ft lausedale Good for cheap and old f...kers"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband and I booked at Coco Asian Bristo for Valentine's Day, the experience was good. the food took a while, but in general the attention was good and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. We recommend Coco Asian Bristo to have a good time with family or friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The the food was spectacular in every way. The food was beyond ecstasy. This place in my book is rated in the top 2 best places I have ever eaten at."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there for Valentine's day for the first time hoping for a romantic night but instead was greeted with a massive line and a noisy environment. The place was overpacked and overbooked. We had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time and when we finally sat we had a table that was spaced out less than a foot on either side to the point where it was uncomfortable for us to even talk because we felt like everybody else was also a part if our conversation. The service was ok but slow and the food was good but definitely overpriced. It's a such a shame that my first experience was so terrible because the place actually looks nice and might have been pleasant if not for the noisy and ridiculous table arrangement."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The sushi was great , the sea bass we ordered was alittle under cooked but we ate it Anyways other than that we had a great experience .."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a great spot for V-Day. Even being packed, the wait staff was very courteous and friendly. The food was excellent and the dessert was amazing. Everything was well-priced too."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The sushis was succulent ,delicious....with the boat,it's was a good presentation.The server was very kind with us she was very nice.I m sorry I don't speak English very much.Its was a very nice evening.....Thanks"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What has happened. The place was not at all crowded but the service was slow. This has not been the case in other visits, but lately seems to be a common complaint. We go there a couple of times a month but have to rethink that now."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD! Healthy and delicious! Can't wait to go back! Love the tables with the curtains to give you romance and privacy, if you so choose! Great and courteous wait staff as well - the whole package!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Had dinner the night before our cruise. Food was excellent. My wife had sushi, 2 types recommended by our waiter and I had the Pad Thai with chicken. Both tasty and excellent. A great find for us out of towners."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We took family that have lived in Fort Lauderdale there who have never been. They have been missing out! It was great! We wold all go back again!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Always great food. Try the Lobster roll, see if you can finish it."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "What a pleasant surprise to find this Asian Bistro in a strip mall! The interior is lovely and the bar is full-service, which isn't the norm for Asian restaurants. Our servers were excellent, efficient and attentive. Most of us enjoy Thai food regularly so were anxious to try Coco's. And we weren't disappointed. The Pad Thai (my measure of a great Thai restaurant) was excellent. We asked for the spice tray on the side and that had a nice array of asian heat. The only thing I missed on the menu was a simple chicken version of Tom Yum soup. It was a very cool night in South Florida, but they do offer covered patio seating. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "One of the best Tai I tried for a while, reasonably price"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "It's so difficult to find an Asian restaurant that uses good quality ingredients and avoids MSG. Coco's is the place to go when we want Thai food - they are consistent and offer healthy ingredients. I highly recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Ask for a booth so you may enjoy the music and ambience otherwise you are sitting in an open restaurant. Also, Request sea bass fish to be baked with sauce on the side. It will take longer yet will be much healthier. Live singer was great. She sang torch songs and covered frank sinatra, Ella,dean very well."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I always come to cocos with my family when we visit - it is a must, and probably our favorite sushi this side of the Mississippi. The appetizers are fantastic as well - the calamari is perfect, lightly branded with a sweet but savory chili sauce."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, we enjoy many of the rolls as well as the Thai selections. The crab, Spider-Man and mango rolls are all delicious. We enjoy sitting in a booth so ask for one when making reservations."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Local spot for consistent good Asian dishes. Mike has done wonderful job creating a small, strip center restaurant into a hot, you got to go place for the neighborhood. Menu is unique, the dishes are wonderfully prepared and the small bar scene is fun and lively. Not inexpensive, but worth it."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "other then one of our entrees never being served till after we ate all else the experience was great and we will be back."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was so-so, Service was less so. One meal came luke-warm, water glasses left unfilled, food was bland, service was sporadic."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Coco has delicious food and presentation. Tried tuna Tatar for appetizer. Yum! Their $35 dinner 4course special is well worth the money. Servings big enough to share! Amazing...."
    Dined on 11/24/2013