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5 Thai Bistro

40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
+1 603-373-8871
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (36 reviews)
“drunken noodles” (17 reviews)
“crispy duck” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

I'm on business so while I'm a foodie, I usually try to find close and fast. This restaurant was both, and the food was not only flavorful but appealing as well. It started with a salad with a sweet mayo dressing that had a hint...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TomAlseaOR
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

I was born and raised in Thailand and this is the best Thai food I have had in the US. Most authentic dishes and flavors.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank meeesh_92
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

On our last night in Portsmouth we decided that we wanted Thai food. The best Thai restaurant we have in our city closed months ago and we hadn't had Thai food in quite some time. This totally hit the spot! We ordered kra-tong thong as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FreddyBeachTeach
Reviewed 19 October 2018

we stopped in on a Sunday for lunch and were greatly surprised, very good menu of Thai dished with many options of meat and seafood to add to traditional Thai dished. service was excellent, the food fabulous, and it was reasonable. we all ordered different...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank terrybfi
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We went to the Bistro for a late lunch after a long day walking around town. We were all tired and hungry. We had several food allergies and sensitivities in our small group, but the menu worked. Our dishes were really flavorful. Even the ginger...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RHW5
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Portsmouth has many great restaurants but very few are Thai. The atmosphere is great for a date or for a family meal, but it is not too noise even with a full house. Staff is a mixture of locals and authentic staff. The food was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We've eaten here quite often. This time around, I had the house Mai Tai (great!) and the shrimp dumpling appetizer special, which was delicious. The prices are a bit high, but the restaurant's only a few yards from Market Square, so it's no surprise. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NHjo
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My wife and I had dinner one evening. Very good Thai food. Fast, efficient, courteous service. Definitely give it a try if you are looking for authentic Thai cusine.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 7 September 2018

As we were deciding whether or not we were going to eat here, a group of people were leaving and told us that it was really great food and the service was excellent. They were not kidding! My mom and I shared a Deluxe Pad...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jessbee25
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Very thankful that 5 Thai Bistro offered us a To Go order when our plane delay resulted in an arrival time close to their closing time. We were starving and wanted real food. Thai is a favorite. 5 Thai was delicious!!! They timed the order...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sandy P
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28 January 2018|
Response from loujack48 | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Portsmouth can be a challenge. That having been said, there is metered street parking by the restaurant and on surrounding streets. There is also an indoor municipal parking garage (hourly fee) about a 5 minute... More
13 January 2016|
Response from Troy F | Reviewed this property |
They do not have Brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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