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Pink Bamboo

128 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-8809
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Ranked #65 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: Near Bow St. Ma Po To Fu, 8.95, could feed 2. Silky tofu in savory - not too salty, sauce that's medium spicey with pork grounds, then topped with a sprinkle of sliced, fresh, green onions. Menu includes: Hot Pot starting @ 13.95, Hot & Sour Soup 2.95, and 21 lunch specials until 3pm starting @ 5.95. Regular menu dishes for chicken, seafood, and beef start @ 9.95, 11.95, & 10.95, respectively. Clean. Dark tables. Zen-ish. Gracious service. Ask them re: Ladies' Night. Will return for lunch or appetizers and cocktails.
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Description: Near Bow St. Ma Po To Fu, 8.95, could feed 2. Silky tofu in savory - not too salty, sauce that's medium spicey with pork grounds, then topped with a sprinkle of sliced, fresh, green onions. Menu includes: Hot Pot starting @ 13.95, Hot & Sour Soup 2.95, and 21 lunch specials until 3pm starting @ 5.95. Regular menu dishes for chicken, seafood, and beef start @ 9.95, 11.95, & 10.95, respectively. Clean. Dark tables. Zen-ish. Gracious service. Ask them re: Ladies' Night. Will return for lunch or appetizers and cocktails.
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English first
NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is by far the best Asian food in town hands down. Not only is there food great but they work very clean too. Having food allergies eating Chinese is always a bit risky. Usually if I can find something that won't make me Ill it has lost all flavor. However I have never had that problem here. All the... More

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Boston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Although there are several fine Chinese restaurants in the Portsmouth area, this little spot on Penhallow Street truly stands out. It was lunchtime when I visited and many places can be noisy and rushed at this time. Not so here. Service was prompt and my selection was fresh and tasty. There are about two dozen lunch specials offered and each... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best Chinese food around. It is fresh, they don't us MSG they offer delivery in town....

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food, great service with Wonton soup to die for. Try the thin noodles, yum. First Chinese restaurant I've tried in the area and I'd go back.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Growing up as a Yorker, I had been a Greenleaves loyal customer but haven't been satisfied for a while now. We are always out and about in Portsmouth, and love trying new places to eat. Finally poped into Pink Bamboo today and I am SO happy I did. Great food, not the artificial chinese taste. Hot, tasty and good. My... More

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Brighton, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We had beef and vegetable selections and had a bit of spice to our broth. It was fantastic. Usually in New England area restaurants I have a hard time getting a decent spice level but this time we got it right the first time. The staff were also kind enough to bring more spice and vinegar to punch it up... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We just ordered $75 worth of food to try a number of take out items. The house rice had no flavor; the shrimp and cashews was basically celery veg all with shrimp and cashews; beef and broccoli was ok, orange chicken very good, chow Mai foon ok, but again lacked real flavor. Our first attempt at Chineese food on the... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten in several times and enjoyed the food although not as good as when they first opened. Had takeout last night and was disappointed. Pad Thai was mostly noodles with little flavor. Dragon and Phoenix was ok. Fried shrimp were three thin shrimp with veggies. We realize that takeout is not the same as eating in especially when fried... More

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Dover
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Definitely a pricier, more upscale Chinese restaurant- but if that's what you're looking for, you can't go wrong. I've been there twice, and was impressed with the service, atmosphere, and quality of food both times. Their orange chicken is quite unique and much lighter than the 'norm.' It's the best I've ever had! Start off with their cold sesame noodles-... More

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New Hampsire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It is awesome to sit at one of the hot pot tables and cook our own ordered food. Fun atmosphere and great service - very attentive.

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