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5 Thai Bistro

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40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
+1 603-373-8871
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Drunken noodle with Beef, extra spicy was our favorite. Service was friendly and quick. Located in the center of the downtown, walking distance from the parking lot and other eating places (coffee, pastry ..etc.). We enjoyed it.

Thank Worldofood
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were supposed to go somewhere else but we finally managed to find a park outside this place and said what the heck....LOL Nice atmosphere and we're surprised. Extremely friendly and clean. Appetizers: Crispy baskets were very interesting for something different. They were delicious. Slight curry flavor in the go round chicken served in tiny crispy basket bites with a... More 

Thank franklin2015
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Service is also very good. I have been here many times and it is good for all occasions as well as families.

Thank Marcus C
Lowell, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love Thai food so was excited to go here with friends. There are three Thai restaurants in the downtown area but had not been to this one. Atmosphere is bright and open; wait staff was friendly and accommodating. But, I was disappointed with the food. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. We ordered a dumplings appetizer (special for... More 

Thank Ryeman127
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234 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went for lunch today. Food was fine. Didn't seem really authentic (came back from Thailand for 3rd trip a few weeks ago). The atmosphere was generic which detracts somehow. Service decent. I might go back if just need some rice and veg dish. Not in a hurry to get back.

Thank santonez
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went there today for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. It's not that the dishes we ordered were so new but that the seasonings and sauces were. My wife got the Pad Thai Deluxe and I got the Spicy Crispy Duck. Both were cooked perfectly and were fresh and flavorful. The Thai hot tea was also excellent! And if the... More 

Thank riklin52
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Portsmouth is full of great restaurant options but if you're looking for a family favorite that works regardless of who your with I would definitely recommend enjoying a good meal. The crispy duck is a must try and their soup is incredibly fresh. You enjoy all the traditional Asian flavors!

Thank hampton603
Dover, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I really enjoy Thai food so when I read all the great reviews I was really excited to try this place. I must say I was rather underwhelmed. We ordered the crispy spring rolls, pad Thai (didn't try this so I will not be commenting on that order) and pineapple fried rice. The spring rolls were tasty, fresh and came... More 

Thank tjones29
Fremont, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I will travel up to one hour for good Thai food. Today I did and was amazed. Great Taste, Exceptional Choice of dishs, Superb Cleanliness, Soft Music, Very Soothing Atmosphere. Leaving me no more need to continue searching, I have found my Thai Heaven.

1 Thank BruceDMullen
Dover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A less traditional take on Thai that is delicious. Atmosphere is quiet. There are daily specials. Great place for a romantic date or a small group of friends or family.

Thank Aleka M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-373-8871

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?