History of COCA … Since 1957
The origin of COCA renowned authentic
taste dates back to 1957 and a 20-seat
by Mr. Srichai Phanphensophon and his
wife, Mrs. Patama, the restaurant gained
immediate success and they moved to a
nearby location on Soi Tantawan where
it expanded to 150 seats and suki style
cooking was introduced, hence born the
first COCA Restaurant in Thailand .
the new suki cooking experience, COCA
customers were allowed to comfortably
choose from a variety of suki options
including meats, seafoods and fresh vegetables
– served separately on small dishes instead
of the traditional la rge single order.
This ‘new' adaptation of suki pioneered
by COCA has since made COCA a well known
name among suki lovers locally and internationally.
name COCA derived from Mandarin is “Kekou”
which means “appetizing”. It can be easily
pronounced and recognized by Thais, Chinese,
Japanese and even Westerners.
Good Taste Passed
from Generation to Generation
new face of COCA started in 1984 when
the business was handed over to the owner's
son, Mr. Pitaya Phanphensophon. With visionary
leadership of the new generation, COCA
Holdings International Co., Ltd. was set
up as central management for COCA restaurant
striking success of COCA inspired ambitious
expansion, with new branches opened in
Bangkok and Chonburi province: Sukhumvit
39, Time Square, Central World Plaza ,
Phaholyothin , Siam Center and a beach
town branch in Pattaya.
in 1987, the first overseas branch opened
in Singapore , followed by Japan , Indonesia
, Malaysia , Taiwan , Laos , Myanmar ,
South Korea and China respectively. Today
COCA continues to expand internationally
by offering franchise opportunities.
Holdings la ter added more concepts to
its operations such as Kroissant House,
a European-style bakery cafe along with
manufacturing and wholesaling of bakery
products. Mango Tree offers an ideal place
for authentic Thai cuisine; Bo Tan Tei
features a classical Japanese restaurant
while Nika-i makes fusion Japanese cuisine
in a contemporary atmosphere. To help
assist in the logistics of many domestic
and international restaurants, COCA Foods
International, a food processing and packaging
factory was opened to supply the COCA
and other restaurants with processed,
frozen and dried products.
more than 47 years of experience in successful
food service operations, COCA's commitment
to quality, satisfaction and customer
service, has attributed to its long-standing
success. From a 20-seat restaurant, COCA's
food service business has now grown into
a renowned international company.