About 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.

1841 Cordova Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Thai, Sushi, Pan-Asian

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

Cross Street:
17th Street Cause way

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 525-3541

Website:
http://www.cocoasianbistro.com/

Entertainment:
There is live entertainment, by a talented keyboardist/singer, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

Catering:
Coco offers a wide array of off-premise catering for parties and corporate events.

Parking Details:
There is plenty of free parking in the Harbor Shops.

Executive Chef:
Mike Ponluang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

COCO Asian Bistro + Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of our favorite Thai restaurants in east Fort Lauderdale. Quality of the food and service is top notch. They have a nice bar and a happy hour with 1/2 off wine and cocktails and select menu items which runs to 7 pm. The food is fresh and nicely presented and the side booths lend themselves to an intimate, quiet setting for conversation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Layers and layers of tantalizing Asian flavors that explode in your mouth to invite you to a very special gastronomic experience you will not soon forget.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience and good value, our waiter Taylor was very professional and friendly without being in our face all night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Tapas
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We ate sushi, they were good and big. The bar was nice y with music. Nice touch. Service at the table so so

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Incredible pad Thai. Excellent service.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

This visit was great but was their two weeks earlier and had trouble making waiter understand what kind of saki i wanted and i was prepared to pay higher but as they bought me saki i did not like they really argued about taking it back finally i just said yes to one and only had one glass from bottle. I did not order saki this time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was very good, but the service was very slow, we waited half an hour to get our appetizer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was exceptional, service was great, value was excellent. These guys are top notch. Bettrr than expected

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I had a Poke bowl with sashimi and the quality of the fish was excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Their daily happy hour is magnificent, no matter what you order!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The host marked us as no-shows. The jazz band (in a Thai restaurant?) was extremely loud. The server was very good. Food was equally good. But the sticky rice dessert we asked 'togo' had an extremely salty sauce (?) & tgey were out of mangoes.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food s excellent and love the atmosphere. High end options in addition to the standard choices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

15 minutes before saw first waiter or request water
30 minutes wait to get wrong drink order

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 11, 2017

This has been our go-to restaurant for Asian/Thai food in Fort Lauderdale for many years.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Wistful & poignant
"once upon a time " this was "for Broward" one of the better spots. NOW ? stale with a need to re-invent.
& OMG for the love of Buddha update cocktail AND beer menu

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food, quality service and nice ambiance! This is a great stop for dinner and shopping.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The sushi was very fresh and the Pad Thai was delicious! There were great options for my friend who is a vegetarian. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our son just got injured at soccer and we came out of the ER, he just wanted crispy duck...
And the duck was amazing! Service was great...
It was perfect

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This place was awful! On a Saturday night there were 2 tables with customers- the rest of the place was empty. There was a tacky lounge singer doing karaoke. Awful. Took 15 minutes to get drinks. Each sushi item on the menus had a lot of cheap fillers like cream cheese, cucumber, asparagus. Menu actually listed 'imitation crab'. Prices were high for sub-par sushi rolls.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Sushi was over priced and the Thai food was a tasteless. Service was very, very slow. The busboy stretched over my meal to take up an empty plate. Quite tasteless and I was shocked as an armpit was in my face. Took nearly 1/2 hour for the drinks to be brought to the table and the excuse was they were too busy.
Very noisy and the staff was nonchalant.

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Arrived for a 7:15 reservation. Quick seating. Water and waitress showed up quickly. Drink order went well. Dinner questions answered without having to go to kitchen. One of our diners is vegan, had no problem ordering. Food came quickly and was very tasty. Live entertainment was not to loud. Normal volume conversation at dinner was not over-wrote by singer.

I would go again.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We love this restaurant. The food is delicious and the presentation is outstanding. Best rolls and Pad Thai in town. Specially the mama roll and the lobster pad thai.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great atmosphere and food

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Cocos once again hits the mark. ,Great food choices, wonderful service and live music that compliments the dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The restaurant was closed. We had to scramble to eat somewhere else on Easter!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent food!!!! Excellent drink menu!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Always great food! Had a 2 orders delivered incorrectly on most recent visit, but we were a large party and the servers quickly recovered and replaced those dishes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great place for lunch or dinner off the 17th Street Causeway for dinner. The only problem is when they have a large group, hey can't seem to get their act together than. 5-6 is fine.

Tags: Spicy, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2017

One of the nicest places in Fort Lauderdale . We eat here more than 20 x a year .

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food, ambience and service. The sushi was very fresh and the menu offered delicious Thai and Japanese dishes. Piano player and singer create a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Exceedingly fresh fish, superb service, delectable coconut lemongrass sake. Professional response to sudden interruption of meal. Ample parking and well-lit location. Best sushi in neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We were seated promptly. Friendly staff. My husband and I shared Coco spring rolls which were very good. I had the lobster pad thai which I thought would be pieces of lobster. It ended up being a lobster tail which you blended in yourself. It was the best version I ever had. My husband had the mixed vegtables with shrimp which he enjoyed. We ended our evening with coconut ice cream and fried bananas. We shouldn't but we did - we're on vacation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Had to change my review. My friend and I ate different dishes and several hours later after returning to our separate homes, both of us got sick.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We have been to this restaurant about 8 times and every we have had a great meals and great service.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We love this place. Always great food, ambiance. We were dissapointed to come on a Sunday night and learn after having ordered and accepted that they were out of the whole fried snapper, what we come there for, and not told upfront. Otherwise, an awesome place as usual!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Their sushi is a piece of art and other foods delectable. Although I had dinner with my daughter, The booths are very private so good for a romantic dinner. You completely forget that you are in a strip mall. For smokers the outdoor section is quite nice considering it is set up in front of a parking lot. The live entertainment is the only thing that I would leave out at times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It's hard to rate the experience because what we were able to eat was phenomenal. We had the red and green curries. We made a reservation on Open Table so I wasn't sure why we had to wait if when we get there we are on the same wait as everyone else. No use for using open table. They seemed overwhelmed so I asked the hostess if we should go some place else - she said no. We waited a long time for table service but server was very friendly. We never got the sushi that was ordered but did get entrees. Flavor was fantastic. The restaurant just couldn't execute and should have taken reservation only or stopped the walking. Disappointing that we couldn't experience all the food. Needed more staff and better preparation.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

worst service you can ever imagine reservation at 7:30 didn't get my food till 10:15

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentines Day Dinner ... way overbooked the restaurant waited 45 min for appetizer and another 45 min for entré terrible

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 (Key West)·Dined on February 14, 2017

First they had way too many tables in there, my pregnant wife had problems moving around . I myself couldn't even go to the bathroom without moving a table or asking a half dozen people to get up. The food would have been good had I gotten it and my wife's food came out and she ate and I waited almost an hour and never got my spicy tuna roll .. Finally I cancelled the order got our check and left . I get it Valentine's Day is a big deal for restaurants but when your customer leaves hungry and unhappy its time to rethink it.

Tags: Spicy
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