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M Pocha, Durham, NC

M Pocha

4.8
4.8
199 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Pocha is short for Pojanmacha in Korea. The exact definition of Pojanmacha is "Tented Cart on Wheels" that serves street food with drinks. Over the years, pojanmacha has developed more into a brick and mortar style and has similar feel that of Japanese style Izakaya. It is an intimate but causal spot to share good food and drinks with friends. We focus on Asian fusion with a concentration on Korean food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Phone number

    (919) 294-9177

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We rent out the restaurant for private events such as wedding receptions, graduation dinners, conference dinners or you just want an excuse to party. Just send an email with inquiry to mrestaurantsordering@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    5 points : Main st/ Morris st/E Chapel hill

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Food

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Hot Spot

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Late Night Find

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Hot Spot

  • Durham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the vibes to the food and cocktails, everything was incredible. Great service. Can’t miss with the spicy pork buns.
  2. CB

    CarlB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic. I need to go back and hit all the items that I did not try yet. Absolutely a 10 experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant so much! Unpretentious and so delicious! Delightful service! Great value!
  4. YA

    YogaAly

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great little spot! We enjoyed sitting at the bar and taking our time selecting various dishes to try. The bartender and one of the cooks were wonderful informative and interactive. They made a very good meal be something special. We especially enjoyed the broccoli appetizer and the fiery noodle dishes. We passed on the cocktails as they are quite expensive and opted for beer instead. We will absolutely be back.
  5. CH

    ChrisH

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    great little nook, fine drinks, small but great food, close to DPAC, so we hit a concert after.
  6. M

    Mower4275

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    first time at M Pocha. counter seating facing window and it was good - if conversation lapsed you had a whole new show on the sidewalk, plus the interaction with the passing pedestrians and drivers. Anyway, great food - meat mandu were the best we have ever had. the spicy fries were excellent. Pocha burger was great, and the DIY steamed buns were delicious. service was on point and the staff was friendly and very present. thanks for a great meal!
  7. j

    jatti

    Greensboro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our first date night since having a baby and it was an excellent choice. We were early so it was pretty quiet and the food came out super fast. We had the lobster “Mac” and cheese (the Mac was actually tteok a Korean rice cake), the pork buns, shrimp toast, pork belly chasu don and their dessert and it was all fantastic! Highly recommend
  9. TZ

    TheZenFoodist

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was top-notch! Our waitress was attentive, and friendly. She also made some great suggestions. The food was well balanced, deliciously flavorful, and had just the right amount of heat to let you know you're still alive. My husband loved the House of the Rising Sun cocktail. A very unique whiskey concoction with Bek Se Ju, charred lemon, and miso caramel. My only complaint is that it's a bit tight when you're seated at the bar/counter near the windows. If you like to spread out definitely ask for the table. We will definitely be back, it's the perfect place to have a nice Friday night meal to reward yourself after a long week.
  10. FN

    FoodiesinNC

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything we ate—pork buns, meat mandu, chicken karaage, chili crisp garlic fries, and hot noodles! The service was amazing, and our server was attentive. We can’t wait to go back.
  11. H

    Hawaii50

    Raleigh

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. The service was wonderful and attentive. The energy in the place was fun and entertaining. All around a great experience!
  12. LM

    LaneM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Arriving at 6pm on a Saturday, this very small restaurant was packed - but we were seated at the window bar quickly by the attentive hostess. The bar space is very cramped with clear partitions separating every two diners. The server was generally attentive, providing water in a glass carafe when we were seated. Ordered DIY steamed pork buns, which were good, although the meat was a bit oily. Nasi Goreng was adequately spicy and flavorful. Kimchi stew was fine. Because of the cramped window bar space, there were an uncomfortable number of dishes and bowls served at the same time. It would be better for the kitchen/server to moderate the cadence of the service so that the meal didn’t feel so cramped. The restaurant was fairly loud when we were seated, but the first wave of diners were gone by 7 - and the ambiance became immediately more positive. Overall a good experience. When I return, we’ll look to reserve a table instead of a window bar space and dine a bit later in the evening.
  13. BW

    BobWithOneO

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, the chefs display exquisite attentiveness to the dishes they prepare, and we didn't get even close to making it through the sake list.
  14. S

    Sbaker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    M Pocha is our 2nd home now. My wife & I go every Friday for date night . The staff is incredible, they are always smiling, laughing and having a good time even though they have to hustle. The chefs are insane, the food is amazing. If you’re looking for a stellar vibe M Pocha is your place.
  15. F

    Foodcritic1

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic flavors, prompt and attentive service, exceptional value. Another M gem!
  16. 3

    3grls1by

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One off favorites.
  17. j

    jptnc

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great! A serious pan-Asian place that takes pride in their quality dishes.
  18. BN

    BNom

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food, consistent quality and taste every time we are in town for visit always go to M Pocha and all the sister restaurants because we know we will get the same good quality food at each establishment.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, service was excellent!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about M Pocha! They have amazing vegetarian dishes! Very unpretentious and it’s all so delicious!! We had the broccoli, mango salad, veggie dumplings and jiang Jian noodles (mushroom and brown sauce)! Outstanding! I literally came two weeks in a row and ordered the same stuff! I couldn’t wait to get back!! I love sitting at the window and people watching! I only wish they had a bigger place so it was easier to get a table!!
  21. S

    Spencer

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We tried five dishes: - Chicken karaage: dry, not recommended - Spicy pork buns: delicious, DIY, fun to assemble, best dish we tried - Chashu don: pork belly was incredible but otherwise the dish was underwhelming - Xiao mian: decent but a little too much like bolognese - Chili crisp garlic fries with w/ kimchi aioli: dry, not recommended, although the aioli is to die for The wok was down so a number of dishes weren't options. Overall, a disappointment given how wonderful M Sushi and M Kokko are.
  22. AT

    ATone

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I follow a plant based, mostly vegan diet. This has several vegetarian friendly options available, which are delicious.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best restaurant in Durham!!
  24. BB

    BillB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table was ready when we arrived and staff is very attentive. I had pork and my wife had vegan stir fry. Both were great portions and very tasty. Our first time in Durham in quite a while. Short walk to DPAC for the Bonnie Raitt concert which was also awesome. Thanks!
  25. EG

    ElkinG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a while. Delicious flavors, outstanding ingredients, great presentation, and friendly service. Thanks
  26. J

    Jeneats

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience, cocktails, and food!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing! Incredible food, great service and awesome atmosphere!
  28. BS

    BirdofredumSawin

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had drinks from their wine and beer list then ordered four small plates to share. The food was excellent, freshly prepared. Our favorite was the shrimp toast. Seating is tight but the plexiglass dividers keep it intimate. Service was superb and we easily made it to our show at the Carolina Theater around the corner. We will definitely return to this place.
  29. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very small space putting out big flavors. This was our third M restaurant, and like M Shushi and M Koko, this did not disappoint. Shrimp toast and chicken karaage were great. Speaking as a meat eater, even the vegan dumplings were surprisingly yummy. Look forward to a return visit soon.
  30. TB

    TommyBoy

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    M Pocha is a small, somewhat crowded restaurant. But the food and the service are excellent. Based on the server’s recommendation, we ordered six items for three people. Two were small plates and four were larger. We shared each course and enjoyed them all. Highly recommend.
  31. FR

    FrancineR

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben was a fantastic server
  33. L

    Lindsay

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy atmosphere. Beautiful cocktails. Delicious food. Get the DIY pork buns - you won't regret it!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe! Staff was super friendly and the food was AMAZING!
  35. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here for a date night and sharing a few plates!
  36. CZ

    ChristopherZ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The music is a bit loud at this restaurant so this is not really a romantic spot but for a group or just a nice meal before a show at the Carolina Theater it is perfect. All the food is excellent. Some will fill you up more than others. For the best value go with a rice dish. One person can get just the rice dish and walk away satisfied.
  37. CF

    CaraF

    Raleigh

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Unique offerings and we will be back!
  38. J

    Jess

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great server! We got two apps and two big dishes. It was more than enough for 3 people.
  39. DN

    DavidN

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice widow views, small wine pours for the price. Street food not my thing but it was tasty and creative.
  40. W

    Waylandmom

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

M Pocha offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 294-9177.

M Pocha is rated 4.8 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for M Pocha

101 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5 points : Main st/ Morris st/E Chapel hill

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 294-9177

  • Private party facilities

    We rent out the restaurant for private events such as wedding receptions, graduation dinners, conference dinners or you just want an excuse to party. Just send an email with inquiry to mrestaurantsordering@gmail.com

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