COCO Asian Bistro + Bar

4.7
324 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Thai
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Sushi, Pan-Asian
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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
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Phone number
(954) 525-3541
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Ponluang
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Catering
Coco offers a wide array of off-premise catering for parties and corporate events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street Cause way
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Parking details
There is plenty of free parking in the Harbor Shops.
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Entertainment
There is live entertainment, by a talented keyboardist/singer, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
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
What 324 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Food was ok. Expensive for the quality. The meat in every dish was very poor quality.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Outstanding service provided by. our experienced and knowledgeable server. Our guests were pleased with the selections and were very satisfied with their choices.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Always happy with food and service! Love having such a great restaurant so close to home!

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Shrimp and Chinese vegetables lacked flavor, shrimp just ok. Red Curry was very good and some of that sauce on mine made it enjoyable. What was most disappointing was being charged $3.00 when we asked for extra white rice during the meal... there is so much sauce, what they give you isn’t nearly enough.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Mike and his staff once again hit a home run. All dishes were as described and delicious. We will certainly be back very soon!!!~

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

I’ve been to CoCo’s several rimes over the years . I always enjoy there Sushi. This time I was with several business partners who do not like fish ( to my surprise ) so we had the chicken in green curry , Skirt Steak (world class) and the ginger beef. Everyone was a hit great flavor great presentation and great service. This place is the real deal .

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Amazing as always! Hands down the best sushi in Fort Lauderdale!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The service was exceptional despite the fact that the waiter counted his tip in front of us and seemed a little awkward which caused my husband to question him. He stated “not to be rude but, we share tips amongst staff and the tip was not enough and it would would leave him with nothing.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The lunch menu is a great bargain, especially the Bento boxes that give you several different small dishes that adds to the enjoyment. I've eaten dinner as well as lunch there and every meal has never disappointed me or my eating companions.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Had dinner there for Mother’s Day and everything was great. Our server Raul was very attentive and friendly. Great food and service. Couldn’t be any better.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent as always.
Very nice server.
Food is remarkable,

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

If you go definitely eat in their outside area if there is music and Karaoke. It was so loud and bad it was more of a distraction. Ordered wine by the glass and the first time around the red had been open and breathing too long! Second try much better after asking for a fresh bottle.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Have eaten there many times, but food and service was so-so tonight. One appetizer appeared 15 minutes after the other one, our table did not receive main dishes together (2 at a time), and food was bland and not hot. Not heading back there so quickly.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Slow service from kitchen.
Waitress very nice.
Ordered 3 pad thaïs for the group. All three were ordered with medium spice level. However none were anywhere close to the same level of spice. One was bland, one was perfect, the third was pure fire. Absolutely no consistency. Disappointing...

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food is excellent. We have tried many items on the menu and have not been disappointed! This is one of our go-to places for sure. Saturday eves are nice with the music. We went on a Sunday and it was a bit quieter but still a nice amount of people.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food's good - service is very good.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waiter was awesome. We had a great experience there as usual.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good food, excellent service from our waiter. Singer inside...music piped outdoors where we were sitting for dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I went to COCO for a date night. The restaurant was only half-filled, which we found surprising for a Saturday night at 7:15pm. The service was really good, and the food was quite tasty. Nice wine list (although on the smaller side), but a HUGE menu.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I asked for my panang spicy. They made it spicy. It was much appreciated.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The menu is varied, all sounded good and the choices we made were perfect. Great value.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

We love this restaurant! Keep going back with different friends. One of our favorite happy hours from 5-7pm daily. Happy hour special menu is limited during winter season but still several nice options including better wines and top shelf liquors. The sushi rolls are not on the happy hour during season but priced fairly. The food is consistently very good. Pretty ambiance.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Dinner with my wife. Excellent Miso Soup and Panang Curry with beef and shrimp. Our preferred asian restaurant in town with a nice ambiance! We will be back

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice food and reasonable prices. A little harried with service. Wonderful lounge singer and combo.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

A New Years Eve surprise! We booked this restaurant last minute for a quick NYE dinner while visiting our son in Ft Lauderdale. We walked into this restaurant that was all decked out to welcome the new year, 100’s of gold and silver balloons, hats and crowns on the table and live music. The server was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The sushi melted in your mouth and even though we loved all of our dishes, the short ribs were amazing. We will definitely make this one of our go to spots when we come to town again. It was a great easy to start off the new year!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server Alan was amazing. Food was very good

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times. Very conveniently located in the Harbor Beach shopping plaza near to our condo building. Food and service are always very good. We will be making a new reservation again within the next couple of weeks with other friends.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointing night. All started well as we were seated fairly quickly and got initial drink and appetizers ordered but unfortunately service went poor quickly. We got our miso soup, duck noodle soup (terrific) and spicy calamari in less than 20 minutes. Not fast but it was Christmas night and they were busy.

Raul, our waiter, then disappeared for unknown reasons. Our orders were taken for entrees, but pretty sure they were not delivered to kitchen properly. Tables around us were feed and turned while we tried to wait patiently. Finally, we pinned a hostess down and got her to reorder? or fix our orders for us. We got the house Pad Thai, Lobster Pad Thai and the short ribs at around 8 pm. We had arrived at 6:17 from the bill. Food was tasty but honestly 2 hours for Chinese is really a stretch. They realized the disaster as they did refund us 30% without our asking but still very frustrating as the food just doesn't make up for very poor service. We left at 8:30.

I'd suggest a prix menu for next Christmas as one could tell the staff was far taxed beyond their means do the extreme volume of orders with only a few restaurants open for Christmas.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Food is okay. Service fell apart the 25th of Desember. Too many customers, too few wait staff and managers overwhelmed.
They are trying, but not hard enough.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Very impressed with the food and service, party of five in Miami looking for some great Asian cuisine and Coco did not disappoint.- delicious food and great value for money. Will visit again and recommend highly!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food and a fantastic staff. Good for any occasion.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 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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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Incredible pad Thai. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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