M Pocha

4.9
82 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.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 82 people are saying
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LucaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience3

It was great! Food was amazing and very good. My friends and I had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun playlist. Great food. My new Durham favorite.

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ElizabethG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My husband and I very much enjoy the M family of restaurants, so we were very eager to eat at M Pocha. If you are a fan of Asian food, small plates, and unique fusions this is a great option. I highly recommend the Shrimp Toast!

LH
vipLisaH
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! We will be back:)

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nash3101
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandu, pork buns were great
Xiao Mian was the best, highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at M Pocha and the food was fantastic as usual! I also want to especially call out the wonderful service by the staff here - they’re extremely hospitable and helpful!

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Yumyum
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! be sure to try the gai lan and the pork buns. Really, everything is divine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and service was very hospitable

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vipMichaelS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome, as was the service

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elizabethw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful culinary adventure at M Pocha !

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joanie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a lively atmosphere; small plates are not too small, flavors were memorable.

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Hawaii50
Raleigh
75 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at MPocha were both excellent. We went with another couple for the first time and had a great experience. The place is small but has a lot of energy and is an excellent place to have a meal with friends. We will definitely be going there again.

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RaigenP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great interpretation of Korean food. Sat at bar and service was a bit slow (but understandable since restaurant had only recently opened fully).

Highlights:
Papaya salad (served w/pork rinds!)
Pork steam buns
Seafood noodle soup

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Got sat down at 9:15 for our 9:00 reservation. I understand that it is nobodies fault but when I’ve been sat down late at other restaurants, they have given us a free appetizer or round of drinks to apologize. I have appreciated that in the past so it would have been nice.

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JoeS
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place every single time. Guy, our server, is always outstanding. New menu items on occasion are always an enjoyment. This time it was chicken and caviar. Made up some for the disappointment of no longer having my favorite item on the menu, the shrimp burger. Can't wait til the next time to try the meat that again!

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vipRichardR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So glad to have tried M Pocha. Nice cozy place with great street view. Attentive and fast service. Very good recommendations from our server. Interesting cocktail choices. We tried the shrimp rolls (excellent) meat dumplings (delicious but messy to try and eat), pork buns (outstanding - arepa like) and the nasa goren, which was a really good sized portion (tasty).

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vipFreqFoodieHillsborough
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner out with the teens after a long day of shopping.
Felt so taken care of by all the staff. And the table by the fireplace was absolutely lovely!

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a group of 3 friends from out of town here, and they were very impressed. It definitely gives New York vibes- an intimate space with a vibrant ambience. The food was delicious! Ordered the Gai Lan twice for the table. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was an excellent server and the food was outstanding!

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vipTheLoves
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

M Pocha was so much fun. Great seats looking out at Five Points, safe barriers between groups, terrific food, lively music, and a great server. Serving food as it. Inez’s up meant new deliveries of deliciousness. We will be back.

LH
vipLisaH
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and fun atmosphere! Music sometimes gets a little loud, for a small space. Shrimp toast, Korean fried chicken, and Nagasaki ramen soup are our favorites.

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ResQRabbit
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, tasty vegetarian options, wonderful people

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RebeccainPBO
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was OUTSTANDING. We are devoted M Sushi fans and really loved our experience at M Pocha. Delish!!

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Abbey
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff very kindly modified our reservation to include 5 more people than originally requested. The food was delicious and service was great. I'll definitely be back :)

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KyleB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and staff were great. Asked for recommendations and they were spot on.

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BillB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food - best we’ve had in Durham so far. Ramen was great and Nasi Goreng is recommended too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting small menu meant for sharing. We liked the variety to the dishes. The Nagasaki Champon was by far the best dish. Highly recommend and I’d go back for that. Mandu and Chashu don also very good.

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Chandler1983
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. The steam bums, Shrimp toast (my favorite), papaya salad, and dumplings were outstanding. We went before seeing a show at the Carolina Theater. Perfect. We will do it again next time. Short walk, great food, quick service, and wonderful drinks. Thank you, M Polka. We’ll be back soon and will certainly recommend to friends.

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vipcocomay
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always. So fun to try new plates and share. One of my favorite spots in Durham. The staff is attentive and and the atmosphere is very welcoming.

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vipPCM1
Atlanta
132 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent! Great local spot

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vipjatti
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will go back again and again and again!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Everything we ate was good! The shrimp toast and shrimp fried rice were great. So were the pork steam buns. I have nothing but great things to say about the food and service.

One concern was the place was pretty busy. They do have plexiglass between seatings but not the most comfortable when thinking about COVID. We will probably try for outside next time.

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vipDanielleC
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is great—I hope the restaurant considers adding more vegetarian options :)

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vipTaraP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was amazing and knowledgeable.

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JParrish
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

An overall positive eating experience.
Staff was courteous and quick to deliver food.
The main word to describe the food would be ‘interesting’, while several items hit the mark with each bite (shrimp toast), others, while tasty, were less of an experience (entrees).
Overall value was decent, with the small plates easily feeding multiple people.
Definitely recommend for the experience, but know it is a fusion menu that trends closer to innovative rather than traditional.

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vipLuvtodine
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying M Pocha and I loved it! Great cocktail options! Try the REFRESH with Conniption cucumber vodka! Small tasty plates to share as well as entree size! The edamame dumplings were divine. If you like mushrooms try the Shitake Jjajang! Filled with mushrooms over "gun gun" noodles with a nice chile oil kick! I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute and cozy!!

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RandyL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, fun night out!

FAQs

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

M Pocha is rated 4.9 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.