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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Asian, Thai
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW, what a great Thai restaurant! Quiet, comfortable, and friendly. The service was excellent. I had the duck noodle soup. The broth was amazing, flavored with 5 spice powder. Never had as good Thai soup broth. My wife loved the Crispy Duck Pad Thai. Large...menu selection. Unfortunately, we are in Portsmouth on vacation, otherwise, we would go there once a weekMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love thai food and were lucky enough to visit this great country. The food served at the 5 Thai tasted like back in Thailand. I had the green papaya salad with shrimps and my husband a green curry with coconut milk. Each of us...received a different rice that complemented our dish the best. Everything was so tasty! We'd love it if they could open a restaurant in Montreal, we'd eat there often!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

This was our first time but won’t be our last. This was by far one of the best experience we have had with regards to quality of service and food. My husband is in the restaurant business so I’ll be honest we can be quite...critical at times. This place had a great atmosphere, extremely friendly and respectful staff and the food was amazing! I mean amazing! Food was fresh, environment clean and with the staffing issues everywhere this place has a doing something right because their staff was an absolute pleasure! This is a must do again!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

This was our first visit, and already can not wait to go back! They have an extensive menu, and so many things sounded wonderful. We ended up choosing Kra Tong Thong & scallion pancake for apps, and curry duck (which they kindly allowed me to...have with crispy duck rather than roasted) & red curry with duck. Everything was absolutely amazing! We had a fried bananas dessert that was excellent as well.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

Family of four, all adults found the food excellent. Ordered Pad Thai, Crispy Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, and the Red Curry. Great value, bustling atmosphere. Nice start to our evening.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

My drink was magical! And the food was also delicious. Service was great! Would definitely recommend and will go back..

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 22, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely superb! The food was excellent from presentation to taste . . . We had the Crispy Duck Green Curry & Pad Thai . . . . To date the best I have eaten in a Thai restaurant not only in the USA, but UK,...Australia, & South Africa too! For a lovely change the vegetables were fresh & not over cooked in the dishes, nothing like a little crunch & colour for appeal. The staff were extremely efficient & with safety in mind with wearing masks too, a plus for these time, especially when traveling.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2021 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and loved it! We ordered Drunken Noodle with shrimp, Deluxe Pad Thai (comes with fried tofu, shrimp, and chicken), and Stir Fry with beef and broccoli. The generous portions were beautifully presented and tasty. The room is tastefully decorated...with nice lighting. The music was at the correct volume - soft enough for easy conversation. All in all, a great experience!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

We stopped in on a cold afternoon for lunch and we were not expecting such a wonderful meal. I had a Tom Kha soup which was perfect balance of flavors, while the rest of the family had chicken dumplings and satay which were both excellent....Two more soups including an excellent Duck noodle Soup which was full of flavor. I had the pineapple fried rice and again didn’t expect such a great taste. It was difficult to finish the whole plate (generous servings) but I managed because it was so good. Next time I’m in town I’m not looking for another place… this is itMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 15, 2021 via mobile

We were in town for work, wanted Thai food, and saw the reviews. Definitely will add this as a place to go again. The service was great, the food was amazing. The atmosphere was really great, soft and on the quiet side, was a great...date night dinner! Super happy we went!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 14, 2021

I've always had a phenomenal experience eating at 5 Thai with no deviation in flavors or service. The atmosphere is warm and comforting and other diners always seem just as happy and content as me. I consider it to be a staple of the Portsmouth...food scene and would highly recommend to anyone passing through or that has never ventured in. You wont be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

High quality ingredients across the board. Subtle tasty flavors. Consistently very well done. Great soup as well as noodles and curry.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Did not visit but had take out. Very pricy and not very good. Chicken was over cooked in the broccoli dish and there was very little sauce. Duck dish was full of skin and fatty pieces…and over cooked. Top prices for this? Poor attention to...detail and very a very bad chef in this kitchen. Avoid!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

Just starting our vacation and have some picky pallets so I was looking for something that everyone would be happy with. The food here was amazing and the staff was very attentive.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

After a two week tour of the Maine coast and some terrific seafood and lobster meals, it was time for a change. When I saw that a small Thai restaurant was near the top of the TripAdvisor list with great reviews, we planned a visit....The reservation was easy to get even during prime time on Saturday. The decor is simple and the service was prompt and attentive. The next table had a large family who appeared to be regulars and they praised the spicy crispy duck. It was the best duck dish I have ever had at an Asian restaurant in years. The pork and tofu curry was delicious. The chicken dumpling appetizer in a coconut, peanut, cilantro sauce was rich and flavorful.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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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
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Yes, 5 Thai Bistro offers takeout services.

5 Thai Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5