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Thai Pop, Rochester, MN

Thai Pop

4.9
4.9
579 Reviews
$31 to $50
Thai
Bringing the past to the present, Thailand to Minnesota, and the passion for good food and drinks to you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (507) 226-8146
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Annie Balow
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Event Space can accommodate up to 35 people. Please call us for more details and to reserve your event today!
  • Neighborhood
    Rochester
  • Cross street
    On Historic 3rd Street
  • Parking details
    There is also parking at the 3rd Street Ramp. Parking is Free on the weekends. During weekdays, Parking at the ramp is free for the first TWO hours and FREE after 4:00 pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Authentic Thai cuisine in Rochester!

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Annie’s love for cooking started when she moved to the United States in 2012. She thinks about food all day; what it looks like, what it tastes like, and most of all, how it makes people feel connected and content. For Annie, cooking is a passion, a legacy, and a bridge. Cooking is a way for her to feel joy honoring her mother and her first home by serving the people in her new community. That is why Annie and her husband Ryan, a Rochester native, created ThaiPop. It is a labor of love to bring two homes and two worlds together in one place, to honor all who came before by serving all who gather today and tomorrow.
    Authentic Thai cuisine in Rochester! Photo

What 579 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Value

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Innovative

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Hot spot

  • Rochester

    Best Overall

  • Rochester

    Best Food

  • Rochester

    Best Service

  • Rochester

    Best Ambiance

  • Rochester

    Best Value

  • Rochester

    Good for business meals

  • Rochester

    Good for groups

  • Rochester

    Healthy

  • Rochester

    Neighborhood gem

  • Rochester

    Good for special occasions

  • Rochester

    Lively

  • Rochester

    Most Booked

579 Reviews
  1. Lisa

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and service. Love the Tom Yum noodle soup. Others in our party like that they could decide on level of spice they could have in their entree.

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  2. KiRy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food.. really busy... I would suggest making a reservation which I did.

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  3. MichaelT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very flavorful! Beer was great as was the Thai coconut iced tea. Perfect.

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  4. RyanA

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing better than the phenomenal food was the stellar service! Definitely recommend the papaya salad, Tom Ka and the Pompano. And don’t skip the drinks - some of the best!!

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  5. ArianaA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing, this was our first time in the restaurant. Service was quick and our server was excellent!!!

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  6. Carley

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thai pop is amazing! The food is super tasty, especially the pad Thai and tom yum soup. The staff are really nice too. I totally recommend it!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentines Day visit. Food and service were just right. Fun energy in the room.

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  8. Mike

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Thai Pop was a great experience all around.

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  9. Nancy

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had 1 of the soups recommended by the wait staff. It was a very generous portion and delicious! It was a busy ace on a weekday so best to make a reservation to make sure you get in.

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  10. Adam

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks, great food and a wonderful setting. Truly delightful!

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  11. JoeM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this was our 3 rd time going to Thai Pop it is a must stop in Rochester. Great food great staff excellent atmosphere. we travel approximately 90 miles to eat there.

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  12. Hayls

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my new favorite spots! Will be coming back FORSURE!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good overall. I’ll recommend the place again

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  14. Berky64

    Minneapolis

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always fabulous at Thai Pop! I especially love the Coconut Veggies with shrimp and the Noodles and sprouts.

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  15. Shawn

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Thai basil stirfry was amazing! I would definitely recommend it!

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  16. Jeff

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant and I have to recommend the Thai Tea, Khao Soi, and Annie’s Toast for desert! A must have and incredible!

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  17. HMac

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! Food was authentic and super tasty.

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  18. DebraW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first experience with Thai food and ThaiPop. We enjoyed the flavors of the cuisine. The food was hot and fresh and pleasantly different from the usual hamburgers and fries. It was our mission to expand our food experience. The cocktails were tasty and the food was flavorful with a kind of spicy kick that was just right. The waitress was very helpful and efficient and we were able to enjoy our time together at a cozy high top. The pork belly was especially tasty. We would recommend ThaiPop to our family and friends, and in fact, we already have.

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  19. Jamie

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to share a meal with friends. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to help us find the perfect dish for each one. The food came out quick and done to perfection. After dinner we went to their Underground lounge. Great vibe, music, and drinks. I’ll definitely be back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant week experience was amazing! Highly recommend adding the seafood boil to your regular menu.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, like ALWAYS, WAS TRULY AMAZING!! The service was stellar, and if you don't have a chance to try the Seafood Boil, you've missed out. Sooooo Gooood!

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  22. foodlover

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Thai fusion food and innovative cocktails with excellent service make this downtown Rochester foodie spot one my go to places when visiting Rochester. It was restaurant week here and the special seafood platter piled high with crab, crayfish, shrimp and mussels in a red coconut sauce was outstanding! Highly recommended.

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  23. EliseD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought friends here for the first time and they'd never had Thai food before. They said everything was great and had a lovely time. You're one of my favorite spots in town.

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  24. RayG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Loved the food, service and vibe. Noise level in our dining area was 109db. Much too loud for conversation.

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  25. AliciaS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Thai food, tasty cocktails, friendly staff, lovely ambience... my husband and I love going to Thai Pop whenever we are in Rochester.

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  26. ScottB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Rochester at the moment. I’m working through the menu trying everything and haven’t been disappointed.

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  27. Claire

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. Our food came very quickly- hot and nicely plated. It’s our favorite restaurant in Rochester!

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  28. KelleyC

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They need to figure out timing. Our first courses came out super fast and literally 7 minutes later two more courses came out. We barely started the first two dishes. We couldn’t imagine putting anymore plates on the table. Then we were lucky enough to be told our food would be held under a heat lamp. Lucky us for the dried out rice. I usually don’t right negative comments but I also don’t like to feel like I should be in and out of a restaurant in less than 30 minutes.

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  29. Krystal

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, as always! Our cocktails were perfect, food was delicious, ambiance is next level, and time with friends at ThaiPop… priceless Could not recommend more!

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  30. Adam

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and meal. Truly enjoyable evening.

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  31. KenJ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Plus, a beautiful classy interior environment and fair prices. What more is there?

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  32. Rita

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and great food. Enjoyed the starter of fried tofu with garlic sauce and both of our curries: house with chicken and some spice as well as the massaman Indian curry with chicken.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy! Food drinks and service were great and we can’t wait to go bs k

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  34. Lilly

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and drink options and beautiful and fun ambiance!

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  35. Java

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. We are older. Sat with our son. And waiter spoke only to him as if we did not exist. My son even noticed Not good especially since he gave check to my husband

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  36. LukeX

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. When we are back in town we will definitely come back. Some of the best Thai food we’ve had.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious and our server was so kind! I rely on this place to impress our friends when they come to see Rochester. They never disappoint.

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  38. NateM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fun dishes, cool atmosphere. I definitely recommend this place

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  39. MarciaK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was ready when our group of 5 arrived, and Thai Pop easily accommodated an extra 2 guests for our group. Food was delicious and all were served at the same time.

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  40. BethK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really like the food at Thai Pop- fresh and seasonal ingredients, very well prepared, many vegetarian and some vegan entrees, served quickly from the kitchen. The service is timely and inquiries discreet. The room was noisy- typical for lunch? I think it’s a piece of information that all the shorter tables were seated, and the taller tables were not. I had a reservation for two and the one shorter table available was crowded next to another. We chose to sit at a taller table- not our first choice. Think about more shorter tables, please.

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FAQs

Thai Pop is rated 4.9 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Thai Pop

4 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Historic 3rd Street
  • Neighborhood
    Rochester
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is also parking at the 3rd Street Ramp. Parking is Free on the weekends. During weekdays, Parking at the ramp is free for the first TWO hours and FREE after 4:00 pm.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Annie Balow
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (507) 226-8146
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Event Space can accommodate up to 35 people. Please call us for more details and to reserve your event today!
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