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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
Closed now
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 Bruce M
Dover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
Burlington, Vermont
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172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A brief visit to Portsmouth included a dinner at 5 Thai; service was very good on a week night, our soups arrived quickly and were piping hot and reasonably authentic Thai. Entree arrived a a good time as we discussed life our soup; staff and kitchen seem well coordinated and our visit was a good one.

Thank MK_in_VT
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Pad Thai beef stew and crunchy chicken wings were delicious the coconut sake pineapple lemongrass martini was also yummy service was outstanding great location in Market Square

Thank destinawoof
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233 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We are visitors in the area and tried the 5 Thai Bistro while visiting Portsmouth. We found the place very cozy, clean and charming. We had our usual vodka martinis and they were great. My wife had spring rolls for her lunch; they were fresh and tasty, I had pad khee-mao (drunken noodles) with squid. It was fantastic; the squid... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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258 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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

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