Pok Pok

Thai Restaurant$$$$
Richmond, Portland
311 Tips and reviews
  • chicken wings
  • khao soi
  • drinking vinegars
  • spicy food
  • Thai food
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  • Behrad Eats
    Behrad EatsJune 19, 2017
    The Papaya Pok Pok salad will make even the toughest heat-seekers sweat! It's made with tomatoes, long beans, Thai chili, lime juice, tamarind, fish sauce, garlic, palm sugar, dried shrimp & peanuts.
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueMarch 28, 2017
    High expectations surpassed: fun, friendly, city vibe, delicious food that brings back all the joys, tastes and smells of Thailand, though it's spicier Northern part. Wings particularly delicious.
  • Kristin
    KristinDecember 27, 2014
    I absolutely love this place. Beyond the wings, my go-to's are khao soi, Kung op wun sen and Kai yaang. Trying the neua naam tok for the first time tonight. Cocktails with drinking vinegars are fun.
  • Behrad Eats
    Behrad EatsJune 19, 2017
    Don't miss Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings which are deep fried, tossed in caramelized Vietnamese fish sauce and garlic then served along Cu Cai pickled vegetables.
  • Jean M.
    Jean McCarthyOctober 24, 2016
    Holy wow... the drinking vinegars... amazing. The wings are a must, get spicy - good kick but still palatable if you like spice. The catfish dish was so fresh and tasted like Chiang Mai to me. ❤️
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkOctober 27, 2014
    Guy was all smiles as he ate the grilled boar with chile-lime garlic sauce and the spicy Vietnamese chicken wings topped with fried garlic. Read more
  • Mark B.
    Mark BramhillDecember 13, 2016
    Insanely good authentic Thai food. Get anything and everything here. Best with a group, but also fine on your own — trust me, you'll be happy to have leftovers 😋
  • Diana K.
    Diana KitsuneApril 9, 2016
    I heard this place was good and on your Portland food bucket list. So we gave a try on a Thursday night, the wait was less than 10 minutes. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food is great.
  • Maaham A.
    Maaham AzizJanuary 20
    The wings are a must of course. I recommend the beef curry soup (Khao Soi Neua ) on cold days like today. Beware of the flank steak salad (Neua Naam Tok)- it’s very vinegary and peppery.
  • Courtney P.
    Courtney P. KranzkeSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A late lunch or early dinner (2-5pm) is the way to go if you want to avoid the 1-2 hour wait in the evenings. Enjoy your chicken wings in peace.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CApril 16, 2016
    Fresh off the boat Thai food from an owner who has been going back and forth to Thailand for years to learn the cooking secrets of various grandmas.
  • Frances
    FrancesDecember 10, 2014
    Chicken wings, curry noodles and jackfruit ice cream. They give you wet naps for sticky hands after eating the wings. Two story cottage coverted to a resturant. Tight fit for groups.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SmithApril 28, 2017
    Oh yeah baby. First time here. Our server was amazing and we practically licked our plates. Amazing cocktails as well.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 11, 2011
    Classically trained chef Andy Ricker is now a certified empire-builder, but it’s worth a trip here if you want to never look at Thai food the same way again. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GeliJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    It's a given that you have to try the Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings if it's your first time visiting here. My go to dish here is the Kaeng Hang Leh or the Chicken Khao Soi. My mouth is watering!
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesJanuary 4, 2015
    No doubt Ika's Vietnamesa fish is awesome; but the star was Cha Ca La Vong. Simple dish, subtle flavors but amazing. Squeeze in the lime, empty the no-more-secret sauce,mix everything and enjoy.
  • Karina
    KarinaNovember 16, 2014
    The Muu Paa Kham Waan (boar) here is a fantasticly delicious experience! If you enjoy spicy food, I highly recommend this dish. It's a total explosion of flavors.
  • James B.
    James BrandonApril 16, 2015
    The wings are maybe the best in town. I love spicy wings but i like the regular wings better than the spicy here flavor wise. I wasn't as impressed with the food in the restaurant as my bf though.
  • Katy A.
    Katy ArmesFebruary 24, 2014
    Well worth the wait and anticipation. Food was a teeny bit salty but not that I didn't eat it! I got to sit in a corner on the patio hidden away so I could eat like a monster and not be embarrassed :)
    GNTLMNFebruary 19, 2014
    Known for "street" Thai food, you won't find Pad Thai on the menu here. Owner and chef, Andy Ricker won the James Beard award in 2011. Definitely get the Vietnamese fish sauce chicken wings.
  • Chesco I.
    Chesco IgualJune 3, 2016
    Full chicken of the house was amazing. Almost all of the dishes are spicy, but some are quite low. Around 1h of queue but you can wait in a nearby bar and they will tell you when to go.
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    We hate to be bossy but you MUST try the wings. And the Papaya Salad. And the Yam Tuna. And the Pork Belly Curry!
  • Janine D.
    Janine DuffyMay 7, 2013
    I am not a wings person at all but these will change your life, they're that delicious. Also get the Papaya Pok Pok with pork & coconut rice. Wash it down with a refreshing Southside.
  • timothy w.
    timothy wudarskiMay 20, 2016
    Like everyone else says: get the wings. Drinking vinegars were amazing. Skip the ribs...surprisingly low on flavor compared to everything else.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaSeptember 3, 2017
    Avoid the wait by going for lunch on a weekday. Spicy fish sauce wings are the best. Seasonal cold curry noodles with fishballs is very spicy. Yam samun phrai (carrot salad) is not worth the $.
  • Annie C.
    Annie ChiuJuly 3, 2016
    Everything is good. The waitstaff is very knowledgable and gave us good recommendations. Go with the recommended side order of rice (there are various flavors), otherwise it's a little too salty.
  • Stefani H.
    Stefani HortonAugust 22, 2012
    I know it's been said a million times but the wings are amazing. Also, if you're looking for a refreshing non alcoholic drink the limeade is perfect. Just the right amount of sour and salt.
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    Could just be the best Thai street food this side of Bangkok. Try the charcoal-grilled sates, Thai-spiced ribs cooked in a smoker and chicken roasted on a vertical charcoal rotisserie. Read more
  • Emily L.
    Emily LeungFebruary 16, 2016
    Standouts include the Cha Ca La Vong (Catfish) & Sai Ua Samun Phrai (Charcoal-grilled sausage) along with dat sticky rice!
  • Fabio R.
    Fabio ResendeApril 12, 2015
    Definitely over order. Life is too short not to try everything. You won't regret it.
  • Of a Kind
    Of a KindJuly 10, 2012
    Local jewelry phenom Sara Dudzinky, of "better late than never," loves this spot and suggests you go at 5p unless you’re single and can sit at the bar! Check out designs by Sara @ofakind.com. Read more
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 30, 2011
    Chef and owner, Andy Ricker, knows drinking vinegars are big in Japan. Try his tart but weirdly refreshing mixers, in cocktails or topped with seltzer. Read more
  • Vishnu P.
    Vishnu PremNovember 23, 2017
    Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings are the most legit wings you’ll ever have. Super spicy just as they should be. ★★★★★
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WongJanuary 28, 2013
    Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings ($12.95) & the Kaeng Hung Leh ($12.95), both HIGHLY recommended! The Pork in the Kaeng Hung Leh was amazingly soft, juicy, & tender. YUMMY!
  • Jairo A.
    Jairo AlemanJanuary 22, 2017
    The boar collar is awesome! Can't beat sticky rice either. The food and atmosphere was outstanding. Reminded me of family get togethers with my lao friends.
  • Jake
    JakeMay 27, 2013
    Get the wings. Order them spicy. Don't argue. Just do it. Keep ordering them until you can't possibly consume any more. When you're done, get some to go.
  • Scots C.
    Scots ChrisJanuary 21, 2014
    Wings are awesome, particularly the spicy ones. Apparently the pork shoulder/belly curry is good too, but we had the prawns and pork with vermicelli and it was nice
  • Nick G.
    Nick GreifJune 28, 2012
    Quite literally some of the best Thai food you can buy outside of southeast Asia. There is nothing that isn't worth buying, twice (literally, we went back next day), and it is affordable. ($10-20pp)
  • Robert C.
    Robert CorpOctober 3, 2014
    Listen to all of the other tips. You have to get the chicken wings (spicy). And you HAVE to get multiple vinegar waters. Even better with vodka. Zero wait before 5pm.
  • Keri D.
    Keri DingAugust 12, 2014
    get there early for a table,they do text you before the table is ready. Fish sauce chicken wing is better than the pok pok in brooklyn.
  • Coco
    CocoOctober 14, 2013
    Long line but it's worth it. Authentic asian food. Kinda pricey but everything is good except the soup that i had the broth is kinda bland and lukewarm. Drinks are good esp the salted plum vodka!
  • Gerald W.
    Gerald WhiteJune 4, 2016
    The Muu Paa kham Waan was the bomb. Good food and reasonably priced.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OApril 3, 2015
    Family Style: let each person in your group pick a plate and then add an extra to round out the night. Don't forget the wings!
  • Lindsay M.
    Lindsay McDonnellOctober 13, 2011
    I am transported to Northern Laos, reunited with my beloved sticky rice and fried whole fish. Wings are a must. Noddle dishes also yummy. A joy to eat here!
  • Yatharth G.
    Yatharth GuptaMarch 24, 2013
    Sit - Heated Patio || Drink - Sipping Vinegar || Eat - Papaya Pok Pok w/ Black Crabs, Ike's Wings, Khao Soi. || Ask - Andy Ricker to open a place in Seattle.
  • H K.
    H KSeptember 17, 2016
    Start with the spicy wings and add a couple of plates for an amazing Thai meal
  • Chris K.
    Chris KelleyMarch 2, 2015
    The fish sauce wings are amazing. Worth every penny. I would of actually paid more.
  • Stacy A.
    Stacy AustinOctober 1, 2017
    Gotta get the wings. Perfect appetizer to share between 3 people.
  • Janet T.
    Janet TomDecember 29, 2012
    You must get the famous wings & the condense milk with vietnamese coffee affogato! Bonus it comes w/ a Chinese donut! Amazing!
  • Bill K.
    Bill KennedyAugust 16, 2012
    Try the Yam Tuna - Oregon Albacore tuna with ginger, garlic, Thai chilies, green onions, lemongrass, tomatoes, lime, and fish sauce.
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