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Thai Pop, Rochester, MN

Thai Pop

4.8
4.8
412 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

10:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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.

What 412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • 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

    Innovative

  • Rochester

    Romantic

  • Rochester

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service - as always! Staff is fantastic, and the authentic Thai cuisine is phenomenal! A must eat whenever we’re in Rochester.
  2. D

    Dji01

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Thai food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I wanted to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner but was rushed to order. Food was interesting. Probably excellent if you’re adventurous with new flavors
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was incredibly kind and attentive. The food is amazing. Love the pad thai, by far my favorite I’ve ever had!
  5. LI

    LILY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place ! Gorgeous decor that was definitely appreciated by this plant lover. The food was absolutely amazing, and the drinks didn’t disappoint either. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  6. MN

    MN08

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Can’t go wrong with anything. If there is a pepper sign next to it, the fish is quite spicy!
  7. BH

    BarbH

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service ; and great wine too!
  8. BC

    BrennaC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The menu is always changing, but they keep some favorite son-in-law's and make sure you try the mock tails. I have found my favorite but, try to try new things! I really enjoy how the owner comes around to see how things are going! So yum ! Make sure you try it! The ambience is spot on. I love it really!
  9. B

    Bria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun place to eat, great atmosphere. Food was hit or miss but everyone said they would go back again and try something different.
  10. SH

    StaceyH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This restraunt is fabulous!!! I would highly recommend.
  11. PK

    PravinK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, ambience and service. They were able to accommodate special cocktail requests and adjust fir food sauce preferences.
  12. d

    doreenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous experience. The staff were amazing, food was the best around. Highly, highly, did I say highly recommend?
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing!
  14. SH

    SH18

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service! Always a treat to go!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent as was the ambiance! Variety of food for everyone.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Rochester. Great drinks as well.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thai Pop was amazing!! We travel quite a bit and always seek out interesting restaurants. Thai food is always on our radar and this place was amazing! We wanted to try everything on the menu!!! I’d go out of my way to come here again!
  18. LB

    LaceyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good! Service was great even though the place was full. Love it
  19. LB

    LizB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were fantastic! However if you order spicy entrés just be prepared that they WILL BE SPICY!
  20. A

    Angela

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was spectacular, our server was very helpful and had lots of recommendations. The food was amazing as always!
  21. b

    bentleybrad

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Appreciate the idea of Thai Pop for Rochester but there are better spots for authentic Thai in town. Eaten here 5-10 times. Always consistent but never something to crave. This location should be a gold mine but has struggled under ownership to deliver for a variety of reasons. Of the lot, Sonte’s was the best (two businesses ago) but ahead of its time for Rochester’s dated palettes. I’ll continue to head to Thai Pop, but only when the ~20 other better restaurants in town are feeling stale.
  22. JY

    JeffY

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice location and great food! We love the crispy fish sauce pork belly so much!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. My new favorite restaurant in Rochester!
  24. H

    Hangry

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to get together for a business lunch. Table was prepared ahead of time and we were able to get out in a timely manner. Excellent menu and terrific food!
  25. L

    Laurie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and good service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Food quality is variable from visit to visit
  27. BB

    BruceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun environment with well trained, informative wait staff made this a great experience. Food and cocktails were creative AND delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Staff were lovely and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the pork belly and rice with an order of brussel sprouts.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & cocktails! Quick & friendly service.
  30. t

    tornad

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took kids on their day off of school - food was amazing as usual. Spicier than typical Midwest Thai which we like. Service was prompt and accurate just lacked a little warmth but. Expensive for Thai but worth it - elevated unique flavors. Son in law egg appetizer and Brussels are a must!
  31. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal variety and the excellent service (thanks to our waitress: Zieri (sp?) ) were appreciated by all at our table (there were 4 of us). Very accommodating. The greenery surrounded us to the point where we thought that we had been transferred to the tropics even though the temperature outside was in the 20s. We will definitely come back and often. Thanks for a great experience and delicious food.
  32. DT

    DeborahT

    Manitoba

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Curry was spicy and creamy. With a lot of chicken and rice, it was a lot of food. Thai ice tea was a hit!
  33. GB

    GregB

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! The food, the staff all of it. Anne’s toast was stupid good the Tom yum noodle soup incredible. I’ve cooked professionally for the last 26 years and this has got to be one of if not the best restaurant I’ve ever been too. Jennifer was our server and she was excellent!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Rochester! Amazing food! Great service!
  35. L

    Leia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I had dinner at Thai Pop last night and the service was great! It’s a cute and trendy restaurant with great food and cocktails. Will definitely be going back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the creative drinks! Son-in-law appetizer was unusual and delish. Curries were great. Let’s don’t forget their wings! Excellent server and very fun vibe!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thai Pop is my absolute favorite restaurant!! I brought my step daughter and her fiancé to try it out for their very first time!! They were beyond happy with the food and how fast our food was brought out! They tried things they had never had before it was great to share one of my favorite places with them and they had a great experience!!
  38. N

    Nicktyl

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good Thai fusion food especially for Rochester; great ambience and service as well.
  39. M

    Missjanet

    Minneapolis

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Thai Pop. The cocktails were delicious and the food excellent. I can’t wait to go back and try something else.
  40. T

    Table4

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always greeted with great hospitality by Annie and team. Food and service were outstanding

FAQs

Thai Pop is rated 4.8 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 17 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

  • 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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