M Pocha

4.9
104 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 104 people are saying
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Seth
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Durham, amazing food with a fun twist

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JSMIN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork buns maybe the best meal I have had in Durham. Outstanding service, creative drinks. Highly recommend this place!

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ChristopherB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender and chef both provided exceptional service. Bao buns were my favorite part.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go here the food is consistently excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this type of food and the creativity of this restaurant! Service was outstanding and food was delicious. The pork steamed buns left me wanting for just a little more flavor and the Fire Noodles while very good were just a little too oily/greasy for me to give a 5 star.

Overall no regrets and I likely will go back!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I celebrated New Year’s Eve here. Food was all amazingly cooked and brought out quickly. The menu is structured for sharing so it was great portion sizes and very affordable. Our waiter was knowledgeable and had a great personality. If you have a chance to stop in here, I would highly recommend it. I know we loved it and will certainly be back.

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Boomer
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation at 6:15pm on New Years Eve, 2021. The restaurant is small and was full - yet upon arrival at 6:10pm - we were immediately brought to our table that was reserved for us.

We ordered appetizers - which were delivered HOT and fast. The shrimp toast was delicious. The dumplings were amazing. Freshly made and cooked to perfection.

Everything we ordered was 100% made in house and was an absolute delight for the taste buds.

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Lisa
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We largely had vegetarian offerings which were all absolutely delicious! Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, dumplings, fried rice and a great noodle dish (jiajiang, I believe)! All so so good! One person got the Kimchi soup and reported it was fantastic! Prices are a bit high and space is so small. Given the small spaces the clear plastic dividers helped make us comfortable with safety! Those are the only complaints but minor complaints given how great the food is! Just helpful to be aware!

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ShellyCE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

M Pocha never disappoints with its delicious dishes and fun vibe. My husband and I sat at the counter and loved looking out at the street, but still being able to have an intimate conversation. Service was friendly, attentive, but no overbearing. Food is top-notch!

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vipJason
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Recommend the fire noodles and Pinot noir.

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StephanieG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & great service! Can't wait to come back!

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jruss
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love all M restaurants - especially M Pocha!!!

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HoneyWheeler
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative Korean street food & great for Durham people watching. Sit at the counter by the windows.

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DiamondH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan fried rice, vegan dumplings and kimchi was absolutely amazing! My fiancé and I had to get another serving of rice, it was amazing for date night. Great music and vibes. Very helpful staff for newcomers like us. Also a great pairing for cocktail was the sunset rose! I cannot wait to come back soon.

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ATone
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, server was very helpful with recommendations for food. They were able to make several dishes with no meat or egg at our request. The music was a little bit loud, otherwise, would have been five starts across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed our first experience there. Great variety of tapa choices. Ramen was excellent!!

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Matt
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous experience. food was an A+ (we have a high bar too)! great job guys and we will be back!

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vipKenW
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always consistent! Excellent!

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CharisseC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our waiter was very attentive also

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LucaT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
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 on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun playlist. Great food. My new Durham favorite.

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ElizabethG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
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!

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vipLisaH
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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nash3101
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, especially recommend the fried rice!

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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
15 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!

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 104 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.