COCO Asian Bistro + Bar

4.5
389 reviews
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Thai
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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Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was great. My second visit. Great both trips.

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PP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It is very tight spaces. When we walked in there was a glass vase poorly placed right in the middle of the hall. I almost knocked it over with my bag. We purchased the Groupon deal worth $60 and nowhere did it say that I had to have 4 people with me. I had a party of two. It said valued UP to 4 people. The menu was overpriced so I figured I would need it. The server was extremely unprofessional and did not understand basic server etiquette. I had a picky eater with me, so I had to order a basic noodle and shrimp dish. I said "BASIC". So what does she do? She makes it all kinds of spices, veggies, onions, eggs and everything else you could ask for in there. I sent it back, and they brought it back 5 secs later with some of the veggies picked out. We didn't eat it and took it home. Then came my food 30 mins later. I ordered sushi, but the server kept disappearing. I waited another 30 mins just for chop sticks. Then came the bill. They refused to honor my Groupon and said that I should have brought 4 people with me. On top of this, they charged me $20 for those noodles we didn't even eat. I asked for them to correct the issues with the check and it turned into another ordeal. I had to go through 2 other managers before they finally corrected it. It was already 10 pm by now. We were tired and ready to fall asleep. We left and the waiter came running out after me accusing me of not redeeming my Groupon. I showed her that I did and she let us go. What a relief to be able to leave from there. Don't go for a nice sit down meal here. If anything, order take-out. The service is terrible. You will be annoyed.

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BG
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Food, Service and especially the live music.

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H
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely great with larger portions than we expected. Highly recommend

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DO
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were early, and a server was not ready. I’m not upset.

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TW
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening across all boards....the food was excellent, service outstanding and ambiance amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Mama Roll and Dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious! Great customer service!

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OT
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. The hot food was served hot, and the sushi was served cold. A great dinner!

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NK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, generous portions, and classy ambience: perfect combination for all kinds of occasions, be it an informal night with friends, or a business dinner with out of town guests.

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St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu a bit expensive but it worth

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SF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a couple of cocktails and small plates. Everything was amazing. We will be going back for sure.

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G
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was missing nearly a year - having been abroad - and quality and service is as good as I was used to and so we were happy to be here again and to be indulge in this fabolous asiab fusion cuisine

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B
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in Fort Lauderdale. Always fresh and delicious. Highly recommend!!

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EM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, as a first time there Would definitely go back.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The was the place we chose to celebrate our valentines dinner. Great place for all occasions.

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CC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day found my husband and me on the road for work. Rolled into Ft Lauderdale late and used Open Table to help us find a place to eat. This was a fun surprise. Don’t let the mall location put you off. The food was delicious. A bit pricey but worthy.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Large selection, however, vegan choices were extremely limited. The food was tasty and meet expectations. We sat outside which was refreshing although the tables were jammed together leaving us on top of our neighbors.

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FO
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. We sat at the bar. The service was amazing. There was live music. The lady singing was great. We will be back.

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ER
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for family and friends get together, great food and drinks. Entertainment was fabulous.

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V
Miami
101 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Well a bit disappointed this time. I’m vegan somirdered thr veggie stir fry with tofu and no fish sauce and it was a bowl of steamed veggies and steamed tofu with no sauce and no flavor! Tasteless and was a long drive to go there for a terrible meal

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M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good choice for a casual dinner with friends. It is nicer inside than outside

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S
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall experience at COCO Asian Bistro. They were welcoming when we entered. The server was friendly but not overbearing. We ordered off of the lunch menu. The food was fresh, beautifully presented, plentiful and fairly priced. Near the port (Port Everglades) - if you are cruising out or returning, stop by. If you're local its worth trip to 17th street.

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NF
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything perfect. Staff wonderful, do their best to get everything 100% correct. I recommend this to even the most difficult foodies around. Nothing every goes wrong there and I go there at least once a month. My friends who have never been there are very happy with this choice.

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SH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Services was very slow. Think the waitress forgot about us in the corner. She didn’t put in the entire dish and we had to order again. Food was good but the owner had to assist to get our main entre. Was introducing a friend to the restaurant and it was disappointing .

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RB
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Tried the happy hour menu tonight and the food was not up to par
Comparative to the regular menu. Very disappointed!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great live music! The lobster roll sushi was the best.

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HA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Wonton soup ever! Really good Thai food, I always order the crispy duck and for me it's cooked to perfection.

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R
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Just ok. Service not good and food was mediocre at best. I have a Groupon so will have to go back. My orange dragon roll was pretty good. Chicken pad Thai had no taste and pork with mixed vegetables could have been chicken but they insisted it was pork.

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g
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! We live in Puerto Rico and we visit Coco Asia in every single trip

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c
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat!!!!!!! Great Staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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n
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CoCo's Asian Bistro consistently has the best sashimi and sushi around - fresh and delicious. They also have so many other items on the menu, that if I could turn away from ordering the sashimi and sushi every time, I would! Their soups are delicious as well - my favorite is the Seafood Tom Yum with spicy seafood broth, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels and oyster mushrooms.

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JL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable flavors! My second time here and I was even more pleased. Will be back to taste other meals. This is what we had and they were excellent:
Wonton Soup
Red Curry with beef
Mixed vegetables with Seafood
A couple of bar drinks.

Each meal was packed with flavor and so yummy! The ambiance was really nice. There was a piano player/singer and a lady who sang soft, easygoing music. We went on a Friday night. Service was quick.

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D
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is good but service is terrible. Waited 7 min for server to say hello. Server never asked how our food was. Never saw server much. Doubt I will be back any time soon in spite of the good food.

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Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We had two different appetizers and three different meals, all of which were excellent. I would highly recommend.

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MA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was really poor. While the staff were nice, the waitress was lost and it took over 35 minutes to order a drink... the place was not busy but it still took well over 2 hours for 3 small dishes. The food was decent but overall not a great experience.

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived on time for our reservation and were told that the restaurant was running at least a half hour late. I asked them to cancel the reservation which they did but it did not transmit the cancellation to OpenTable. As a result, when I tried to book an alternative restaurant OpenTable declined my booking request stating that I already had a reservation within two hours of the booking time and would not let me cancel. I canceled due to the fault of the restaurant being over a half hour late. I had to use someone else’s opentable account to rebook which was difficult on Christmas Day. So Coco gets one star for being late and OpenTable gets -10 stars for not being able to accommodate my cancellation even though Coco messed up the reservation. I might give Coco a chance on a quiet night but I am upset with Opentable.

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f
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

while we did go on xmas day we have been there in the past on sat nights and they have good food but staff and kitchen is always disorganized . This time it took 45 mins for egg rolls to arrive , 15 mins for anyone to even address us and want to take order, and we were there two and half hr and we were only two people.
They served my duck dry and 15 minutes before my husband chicken cashew stir fry came out so we ate separate. We have been on sat nights and chaos is always the same. They really need to retrain their wait staff and give definite areas to them and train the kitchen better. Its a shame but after four meals at different times and days and good food we won't rec or come back due to this type of consistent or rather inconsistent service.

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P
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn’t have to cook on Christmas thank you!!

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T
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful outdoor dining area!

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BN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Mediocre restaurant both when it comes to food and service. No real Thai feeling.

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