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671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
207-347-7557
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 157
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Portland Gem

This is seriously great food and stellar service. Many selections are small plates or skewers. Grilled pork belly skewers (that I was reluctant to try) turned out to be just right, smokey, tender with a caramelized crispness, very nice with a sauce to dip. Crispy quail was delicious, with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is seriously great food and stellar service. Many selections are small plates or skewers. Grilled pork belly skewers (that I was reluctant to try) turned out to be just right, smokey, tender with a caramelized crispness, very nice with a sauce to dip. Crispy quail was delicious, with a spicy sauce, tasted sriracha based. If I had one recommendation... More 

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Windham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a first visit and totally loved it. The unique serving of Pad Thai was so creative and the flavors were off the wall.

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great food, but a little bit pricy for Thai food. The Pad Thai was good and the beef curry was also very good.

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Washington, DC
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and our two young children visited on a weekday evening and very much enjoyed the experience. We sat in the upper dining room, away from the hustle and bustle of the entrance and bar area. We all found the food exceptionally fresh and flavorful, and far from the run of the mill Thai available seemingly everywhere these days.... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After reading some great reviews of Boda, I was looking forward to my meal there and it did not disappoint. We were a large group and, although we were told the wait would be an understandable 45 minutes, we only had to wait about 25 minutes. Always nice when the host manages expectations well. One of the benefits of going... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were unexpectedly in Portland for the evening and, of course, checking Trip Advisor for an idea for dinner, we selected Boda. What a great find. I couldn't believe how busy it was (Tuesday) and with no reservation we had to wait for about 25 minutes. The service was stellar, fast, efficient but unobtrusive. The Mai Tai was just delicious... More 

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Showed up around 11PM and was seated at the bar (only 2 seats left in the whole place!). Was served quickly, pleasantly. I got a series of small dishes and they each and every one was wonderfully delicious. I look forward to going back!

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We love noodles so we had to try Boda based on the reviews. Went on a Saturday night and they were crazy busy but we snagged two seats at the bar right away. Good drinks and an awesome plate of noodles, we were very happy!

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Biddeford Pool, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I have a 13 month old and don't get to go out on our very often, so when we do we need our dinner destination to check all the boxes. Boda did this and then some. We were disappointed they didn't take reservations, but our wait was made very relaxing by the hostess who gave us a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was hearing all the hype over Boda and had it on my list for months to try. Living 30 minutes away I finally made time. Thai food is my absolute favorite ethnic cuisine. I take it seriously. I have spent weeks at a time in Thailand. This was a big disappointment. No spice. No heat. Not at all reminiscent... More 

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Additional Information about Boda

Address: 671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
Phone Number: 207-347-7557
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-347-7557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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