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5 Thai Bistro

40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
+1 603-373-8871
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (33 reviews)
“drunken noodles” (15 reviews)
“crispy duck” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect when driving through New Hampshire on our way home from Maine. What we found was delicious food and friendly service. They had interesting takes on traditional Thai dishes. The garlic Branzzino and the taro custard are not to be...More

Thank fitzgrufamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always looking for good Thai. Had drunken noodles (based on prior reviews) and Massaman curry. Both were nicely cooked and presented. Portions are very large. The basil used had a licorice note which I prefer over the more traditional Thai basil, which to me can...More

Thank nskaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although many great places to eat in this great small city this place was also a great find. We loved it and would have gone again but since we were visiting we wanted to try as many different places as possible but honestly worth going...More

Thank Maria O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was sooo good. Seriously the best drunken noodles I have ever had! I also got the Tom Yum soup with shrimp which was pretty good but honestly I can’t stop thinking about those noodles! Great portion size for a reasonable price, especially at...More

Thank kma0689
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for a few years now and intend to continue to do so. The food is always fresh and I highly recommend their green curry with chicken, spring rolls and pad thai. The service is always friendly and the ambience welcoming!

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and greated with all smiles from all staff. Fresh rolls, chicken dumplings and crispy chicken with mango where all great, lots of favour and authentic. Ice cold singha also. Bravo!

Thank norvagabond
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Good basic Thai food, friendly staff. No trouble making a reservation for nine late on a Friday for that evening. They set up a large table in the middle of the room. Accurate descriptions of spiciness levels, which we appreciated!

Thank KPC7
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We visited for dinner. The staff were incredibly friendly & attentive. The food was delicious - lots of vegetarian options, I highly recommend the Jay Pad Thai.

Thank VS69_11
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Finally got the chance to try 5 Thai and it did not disappoint. We were greeted at the door by the nicest woman. She promptly seated us and took our drink orders. The Thai Ice Tea and Thai Ice Coffee were perfect on a warm...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We were walking around downtown Portsmouth and made the happy choice of Thai Bistro. The interior is stylish and comfortable. The service was prompt and courteous. The food delicious and reasonably priced.

1  Thank marj23
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Questions & Answers
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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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