Tum Pok Pok now open for Thai street food on Buford Highway

The dining room of Tum Pok Pok. / Courtesy of Tum Pok Pok
The dining room of Tum Pok Pok. / Courtesy of Tum Pok Pok

Tum Pok Pok, specializing in northeastern Thai food, opened earlier this week in Chamblee.

Named after the sound made when chiles are being ground in a mortar for use in green papaya salad, Tum Pok Pok comes from Adidsara Weerasin, who also owns Bangkok Thyme in Sandy Springs.

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Located at 5000 Buford Highway NE, Tum Pok Pok is decorated with bric-a-brac to create the feeling of being in a Thai store, with design inspired by the Isan people and culture of northeastern Thailand.

Food from the menu of Tum Pok Pok / Courtesy of Tum Pok Pok
Food from the menu of Tum Pok Pok / Courtesy of Tum Pok Pok

Credit: XZAVIER NANTHAVONGSA

Credit: XZAVIER NANTHAVONGSA

Meant to be shared via small plates, Isan food is often eaten with fingers or a spoon. Look for dishes including spicy papaya salad, larb, Isan sour sausage, grilled meats and mango sticky rice.

Tum Pok Pok is open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

A representative for Tum Pok Pok was not immediately available for information on the restaurant’s mask policy, takeout and delivery and outdoor seating.

5000 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee. 770-508-6626, tumpokpok.com/

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