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Pink Bamboo

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128 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-8809
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ranted and raved about this spot when it first opened. But for our last 3-4 visits it's been down right disappointing. First we noticed the fried rice had changed, then the crab rangoons changed outer shell and the interior was wayyyyyyy too sugary sweet ... and last night is our last time. People not feeling well at all. Sad.

1 Thank MowerFamily
Phoenix, Arizona
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208 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have tried all the other Chinese restaurants in the surrounding area, and this is better then those, but maybe because I am from a big city, and am used to 50 choice in a one mile radius, I found this just average, The service was good, the food was a little pricey, but the area is generally expensive, I... More 

Thank MikeR2011
Rochester MA
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gem in downtown Portsmouth. We stoppped by and asked if they had a good Mai Tai and Winnie the bartender said the best in town. She did not dissapoint. She brought us complimentay crab rangoon and that got us to sample many more dishes. Do not miss the peach shrimp. Winnie made the evening for us.

1 Thank bruno53
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We went to Pink Bamboo because they had won the "best of" category for Chinese food. We were not disappointment! The food here rocked. My go-to choices are sweet and sour chicken and sometimes General Tso chicken. The cherry sauce that came with the sweet & sour was AMAZING. It tastes like it was homemade, my mouth was doing flips... More 

1 Thank Jillian T
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

May 11, 2015 So... I had NEVER been to the Pink Bamboo Restaurant before and I was hungry for a great, hot lunch. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED!!! My friend (from Germany) - someone I've known for 36 years - was up visiting me and we had done our errands for the day. Our wanderings took us to Portsmouth, where we... More 

1 Thank egb67
Constantia, New York
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I ordered from here after the staff from the Port Inn recommended it. It arrived in a decent amount of time. The chicken in both the general tsos and the sesame chicken was delicious. It wasn't battered with a ton of sauce. It had just enough sauce to give it good flavor. The broccoli looked and tasted freshly steamed. The... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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630 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Maybe I've been to so many excellent Asian restaurants that I'm a bit jaded, but I think this place is just average. It has good food, so-so atmosphere, and reasonable prices, and service was slow, at least when we went. I wouldn't mind having an occasional lunch here when I'm downtown, but I wouldn't go out of way to eat... More 

Thank NHjo
Portland, Maine
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Good chinese food, nice atmosphere, attentive staff. Dumplings are great as is the House Fried Rice. Has a bar with TV if you are alone and just want an inexpensive quick chinese meal.

Thank FoodieLoverPWM
Hooksett, New Hampshire
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165 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We went in for lunch. We had a Pu Pu Platter, two luncheon specials & 2 beers. The Platter was ample & very good. The boneless ribs & egg roll were EXCELLENT !!!. I had the Shrimp & Lobster Sauce, while my wife had the Spicy, Crispy Beef. Both were fresh, and VERY tasty. The restaurant was spotless & the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My wife and I went here for the first time today and we both had the Hot Pot, one chicken and one pork. They were absolutely delicious, fresh and we were able to put our own hot oil in the broth to make it even more tasty ! The staff was wonderful in helping us with OUR first time cooking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: (603) 319-8809
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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