COCO Asian Bistro + Bar
COCO Asian Bistro + Bar

COCO Asian Bistro + Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocoasianbistro.com/
  • Phone: 9545253541
  • 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: Sushi, Pan-Asian, Thai
  • 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.
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COCO Asian Bistro + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (7)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Absolutely fabulous!
    Rebkop21
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When we visit Ft. Lauderdale we ALWAYS visit Coco's!! The sushi & Thai food is amazing! See you next year!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined 3 nights in a row
    wotec
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always dine here when we are in Ft Laud. Never disappointed. We stay in nearby hotel so convenient BUT it is the flavorful food, menu (and off menu) options, knowledgeable wait staff, pleasant atmosphere that keep us coming back. First visit (3 ladies) shared 5 starters including 3 from the seasonal menu & 2 from the standard menu. Wonderful flavors & presentation. Next night (2 of us) we opted for crispy duck & lobster/shrimp w/rice in half pineapple. 4 wonderful sauce options for the truly "crispy" duck. Tonight our waiter suggested off menu item fresh snapper - crispy & lightly fried & presented back in the fish/boat and special lamb shank w/thai basil mashed potatoes. Wish we were staying another night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok but nothing special
    reviewer29VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ranger44
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Once again Mike and his staff outdid themselves. Not only delicious food , but wonderful presentation. Truly a neighborhood gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent quality food & service
    Aashtreker
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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. '
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super delicious as always
    lovesushi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have gone there over and over and it is the BEST Asian food EVER!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Not to Be Misssed
    LivingOnTheBeachVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    RickGator
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another winner...
    getoff
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    ....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....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, Music too loud
    Aashtreker
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Always great food but the loud music destroys the enjoyment of the food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 130 reviews are from the COCO Asian Bistro + Bar reviews archive.
  • Great sushi
    matt
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Top place for sushi and Thai food in its area. Wine list is good. Outdoor dining area is very nice.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Aashtreker
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Best restaurant around for Asian food. Very consistent food and service.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice Asian Fusion Restaurant
    rvankoe
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm Lovin' it!
    SFBomber
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special night out
    Ranger44
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Excellent wait staff as usual...food a notch above all other Thai restaurants in the area. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place! It is a cut
    Chewer007VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Time!
    AlbertVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Wife and I loved the sushi the first time, came back to try the Thai and we loved that too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every time we are in Fort Laud.
    Skipit4144
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • U live close by go
    Koskesh
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good restaurant
    Alexa
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best experience ever
    Raver
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elbow room? I think not!
    McSteez
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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 ..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sushis was succulent ,delicious
    natafran
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service fall off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved everything about it!
    TKdiner
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coco Great
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly Good!
    mainer
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food. Try the
    waxy
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Always great food. Try the Lobster roll, see if you can finish it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around!
    Wilson07
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great shchi / Tai food
    Fsaker
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    One of the best Tai I tried for a while, reasonably price
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food and service
    Locals
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Jeannie
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my Fort Lauderdale favorites
    MadisonFoodie
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative & freshest sushi!
    1ReservationFanVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good food and enjoyable.
    Coop
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • other then one of our entrees
    foodloverVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate