Pok Pok

801 Bourke Street Docklands, VIC 3008

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Opening hours Mon–Wed 7am–4pm; Thurs–Fri 7am–10pm; Sat 6–10pm
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9620 4580

Like a beacon in the slim Docklands dining scene, Pok Pok glows brightly, from its warehouse-style interior with lolly-pink chairs to its zingy Thai street food menu. Try soft spring rolls or crisp prawns with a spicy dipping sauce. Crisp caramelised pork belly is perky with green peppercorns, kaffir lime and chilli. Pad Thai is a nice jumble of slippery noodles, king prawns and bean sprouts, while a tender, poached chicken in Hainanese chicken rice is generous and gingery. Breakfast flips to cafe-classic (eggs, granola). A great venue for Docklands denizens and worth a trip if you’re not.