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Pink Bamboo

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128 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-319-8809
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dover, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is friendly and the service at this restaurant is outstanding. It you are looking to have Hot Pot this is THE place to enjoy it in Portsmouth.

Thank mmchampagne603
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I used TripAdvisor to find the best Chinese in Portsmouth NH and the reviews came thru for me. Pink Bamboo is on a side street off the downtown marketplace but very easy to find. I ordered take out and was surprised that it took less than 10 minutes to get my order. That bothered me a little because I thought... More 

Thank Susan H
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff- it was our first time ordering hot pot - which I highly recommend trying! Awesome food, good atmosphere, fair prices, and if you're up for it they have scorpion bowls.

Thank Nicole C
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had take out with my girl. I ordered pan fried noodles triple delight. Received one container of pretty good hot mix of veg, chicken, beef, shrimp. The other was a Styrofoam plate of pan fried noodles. Dry, cold, hard. Shattered under pressure of a fork. Chinese taco salad? Is that by intention? I tried to cook / soften the noodles,... More 

Thank Dana L
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here for a meal when visiting Portsmouth. It looks nice from outside and the dining room is nice, modern and clean. Lots of choice on the menu. The food we thought was average and went cold quickly. There were only a couple of tables taken and service was average, not overly friendly. Haven't tried any other local ones... More 

Thank TessPiggo
Jackson, New Hampshire
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138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Found this place by chance... looking for some where to eat at the last minute and stumbled upon this clean inviting restaurant. Waitress knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Extremely clean including the bathrooms. Very busy but staffed enough to handle the to go orders and the eat in patrons. Appetizers fresh and mouthwatering. Fried rice very different almost a golden yellow... More 

Thank vacations4u
Lee, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Honestly, save your money and go home and make a sandwich. The food was dry, unpleasant and served in a near-empty but still clattery dining room without joy. We only ate enough to satisfy our acute hunger, then left the rest. Not pleasing in any way.

Thank simplegifts2016
Hartford, Connecticut
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

In the heart of downtown Portsmouth, so a great location. The service was wonderful, very fast. Free soda refills are a plus! We loved our entrees--very fresh vegetables and my son pronounced the General Tso's Chicken the best he has ever had! We had to get back on the road, so we took our leftovers to go and the waitress... More 

Thank Airedalesrock
Hampton, New Hampshire
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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211 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8809
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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