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5 Thai Bistro

40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
+1 603-373-8871
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (30 reviews)
“crispy duck” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and glad we did. The service was terrific, atmosphere was very comfortable and the food was delicious. Crispy chicken cups and chicken pad Thai were delicious. Would definitely come back.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great Service. Love the garlic fish and the crispy pad Thai. We come from NYC and SF and are used to Thai food and this was great!

Thank Shona B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I went here 6 weeks ago. The service is good,but the long wait for our food was a bit much. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing.it appears very clean. Not much variety on the menu.

Thank LoganRyan1986
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My sister and I grew up in Portsmouth, but seldom get the chance to enjoy its summer delights. Both of us love Thai so when we found a parking spot across the street from this one, it was an omen. The food was wonderful -...More

Thank Eeepee98
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Appetizers were mixed. The chicken dumplings were tasteless while the Spring Rolls were very good. The Pad Thai was adequate and it arrived with the noodles mushy and overdone. The shrimp and scallop was average but nothing I could not put together in the kitchen,...More

Thank bankruptcy
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Surprisingly good Thai food right in the middle of downtown Portsmouth, steps from the major hotels. We visited during lunch and enjoyed the Drunken Noodles, the Jay Pad Thai, and the Pad Thai. Everthing was hot, fresh, and well-priced. Each entre came with a small...More

Thank QRooBound
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Cosy place with a nice atmosphere and room for small groups. The food taste so good! Try the green curry

Thank Kristinapsk
Reviewed 23 May 2017

One of my favorite Thai Restaurants in the country. 5 Thai Bistro is a nonsense restaurant that caters to the locals, alike no other Thai restaurants in the area. I love coming to this place. It has never disappointed. My favorites are TOM KHA (Thai...More

Thank Ponch84
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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...More

Thank franklin2015
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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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