Frequently Asked Questions
DOES POK POK NY ACCEPT RESERVATIONS?
Yes, click here to make one.
IS POK POK NY KID FRIENDLY?
Yes, we have high chairs. We do not have kid menus, but can work with you to find something appropriate.
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?
We serve food found at pubs, restaurants, homes and the streets of Southeast Asia with the majority of the food coming from Thailand, and specifically from the North and Northeast of Thailand. We do not make "fusion" food here; everything has been researched, eaten, and/or prepared in the country of it's origin prior to being put on the Pok Pok menu (exception: the Pok Pok Affogato which is an unabashed riff on the Vietnamese breakfast of coffee and fried donuts). If you'd like to see some of the dishes in their native land, please check us out on Facebook; there are a lot of photos there. Our menu changes seasonally, monthly or at whim. We do not serve staples like Phat Thai or Penang Curry, but the food we do serve is very accessible to most people. We use local product when possible and practical. We do not use MSG. While we are not specifically vegetarian friendly, all our vegetarian dishes are either vegan or can be made vegan, and there are usually about a half dozen of those on the menu.
DO YOU HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?
Yes, our indoor seating area is air-conditioned.
DO ALL POK POK PROPERTIES ACCEPT THE SAME GIFT CARDS?
Yes, though some cards look different, they are universally accepted at all properties.
I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES. CAN POK POK NY ACCOMMODATE ME?
Yes, we provide a copy of our menu that identifies allergens upon request. Gluten, dairy, nut and shellfish allergies are addressed on this menu. However, we do not prepare off-menu dishes specifically for individual dietary and allergic needs; this is simply not practical, nor in some cases possible. Sorry!
WHAT IS IN YOUR WATER?
Our drinking water is flavored with Pandanus leaf, as is done often in Northern Thailand, which gives it that toasted rice/vanilla/grassy flavor.
DO YOU OFFER FREE-RANGE MEATS AND ORGANIC PRODUCE?
We use local and natural products when possible and practical. Since we serve Southeast Asian food, organic produce is of limited availability in the product we use, due to our climate, and the fact that most Asian produce is not a commodity on the market. Free-range meats are generally priced beyond what our clients are willing to pay for the food we do serve. However, we do use natural meats and poultry in almost every instance, as well as wild caught prawns when available.
CAN I CALL AND GET MY NAME ON THE WAIT LIST BEFORE I GET THERE?
We place names on the waitlist for guests who are here in person. Out of fairness to others, we do not take names over the phone.
DOES POK POK NY SEAT INCOMPLETE PARTIES?
Because of limited space, we ask that your complete party be present before sitting.
DOES POK POK NY DELIVER?
No, unfortunately, we do not. We do offer take out of our whole menu. Our sister restaurant a few doors down, Pok Pok Phat Thai, does deliver. To see their menu, please click here.
CAN I BRING MY PETS INTO POK POK NY?
We do not allow animals, aside from guide animals, in the seating areas of Pok Pok.
DOES POK POK NY HAVE PARKING?
There is a great deal of on-street parking all around Pok Pok Ny. Please be respectful of our neighbors when choosing your parking space.