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5 Thai Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4518
+1 603-373-8871
11:00 - 21:00
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All hours
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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Newton, Massachusetts
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us went out for a birthday dinner, four meat eaters, two vegetarians, very easy going vegetarians. Our appetizers were a wonderful start: chicken sate, two different spring rolls, and fabulous sauces all served in perfect, differing, little white dishes. For our dinner, everyone joined the Clean Plate Club. We had and tasted and share Volcano Tofu, Pad Thai,... More 

1 Thank marjmont
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing to complain about here, everything was excellent - the decor, the service, the food, the prices. Very satisfied and would return again when in the area.

1 Thank Steve O
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a recent visit to the area. This was our first time staying in this part of New Hampshire so I read other reviews before dining here. We were not disappointed. The food and service were both excellent. We went on a weeknight and did have a reservation. I had shrimp pad tai and my husband had... More 

1 Thank alidaylily
Dover, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

5 Thai offers the best flavors in the seacoast. Service is friendly, efficient, and welcoming. It is more expensive than some of the others but well worth the higher price point. Try the splash berry martini, it is fabulous!

1 Thank MaryE6477
Dover, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Finding parking can be tricky but save yourself the trouble and just park in the parking garage then walk to the restaurant. We went on a Friday night so they were very busy but did their best to seat people quickly. The food was delicious with large portions. I wanted to finish mine because it was really good, but I... More 

1 Thank JennieD29
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158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were four for lunch. While waiting outside for everyone to gather, two passersby told us how great the restaurant is. They were right! We ordered 4 different dishes and and they were all great. Service is good, room is light and airy, not a lot of extraneous noise. Overall it was just a great meal in a lovely spot.

1 Thank aggada
Davis, California
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Pleasant atmosphere, good service and tasty food. Slightly higher prices than our local Thai restaurants but wide selection and all nicely prepared.

1 Thank Gma3019
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

this place is walking distance from downtown Portsmouth. Delicious food! Some of the food was a little greasy and salty, but overall a lovely homely feeling and tasty food.

1 Thank monilisi2016
Middletown, Connecticut
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We decided to try Thai for a change and were so glad we did. The fresh shrimp rolls & sauce were delicious, my Pad Thai with chicken was very flavorful as was my husbands pork fried rice. The portions were just right, a good meal at a very reasonable price. Very clean and welcoming staff. We would most definitely go... More 

1 Thank Marsha D
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We ate at 5 Thai earlier this year. I can't remember exactly what we had but remember that the meal was delicious. We weren't expecting to go there, came across it and are very glad we did.

1 Thank JenMikeLINY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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?