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Jok Pochana

#76 of 9,497 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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96-98 Soi Samsen 2, Talad Nana Bang Lamphu, Samsen Road, Ban Phanthom Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District | Ban Phanthom, Phranakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 86 383 1712
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just arrived in Bangkok and wandered out to have a quick drink Mr Lek was cooking something that smelled delicious and we sat down for "just a beer " . Looking at what the table next to us had on their plates convinced us to order a chicken, vegetable and rice dish to share. Then we spotted the Masaman... More 

Thank Laura S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

10 min walk from khoa San Rd . Down a wee side street. Mr lek is the star of this place.Hes happy friendly and spoke to us about how we wanted the deep fried snapper cooked. I wanted it smothered in garlic , lemon grass and pepper and he did just that. Yum!! . Also had a seafood noodle salad... More 

Thank Johnny218
Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had excellent Tom Yum soup and duck with ginger. Would definately recommend and go again. It's not posh or romantic but food is excellent and good value.

Thank Rod K
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we're drunkely stumbling home from Khaosan Road in Bangkok back to your accomodation, you may take a wrong turn and end up into some back alley where a Thai man speaks to you in English, but... in a French accent oddly enough. You stop to look at the man to make sure you're not hallucinating it, and it turns... More 

Thank micnguyen
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible, fresh, yummy, delicious. Must try in Bangkok. Heaven. Place on the street with plastic tables etc, should not be worried though - cook is a real pro and you can see him in action since he perform just besides you. Love it.

Thank Pawel W
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This little back-alley restaurant, street food with a permanent location not far physically from the famous (now rather banal) Khao San Road but a million miles away in spirit. It's almost a cabaret as much as a restaurant, encouragement and gentle ribbing from the staff and a show in their own right as the talk to and invite passers-by to... More 

Thank JonnychazGreenwic
Exeter, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

As soon as we arrive back in Bangkok, we always head here, the food is fabulous, lovely friendly staff, you can see them cooking your food, sat in the street eating and watching everything around you, just absolutely love it here. They open at 4pm, it does get very busy. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Lainey J
Hermsdorf, Germany
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The restaurant incl. tables and seats are basically on the street. It's quite busy and you might have to wait a bit for your food. The food is good and tasty and the service friendly. You can see the chefs cooking which is rather rustic.

Thank oggse
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We wanted to get out of the touristy area of Khao San Road for some food. This place came up on tripadvisor. We jumped in a taxi and arrived in 5 mins. It turned out to be a good choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was as you would expect good Thai food to be like.... More 

Thank RealRoar
Vienna, Austria
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496 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The Joke Pochana is a original local Restaurant located in the Samsen 2, Talad Nana, provide original different kind Thai Food, the place is very small with a lot of "customer' reviews" inside but very nice to sit outside some time difficult to get the table but it easy just wait little but when someone finished, the staff are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96-98 Soi Samsen 2, Talad Nana Bang Lamphu, Samsen Road, Ban Phanthom Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District | Ban Phanthom, Phranakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Banglamphu
  • Neighbourhood: Banglamphu
  • Phone Number: +66 86 383 1712

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Staying in Banglamphu

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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