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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 154
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
What a little gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lynne57Boston_MA
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Boston, MA
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English first
Boston, MA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Albany, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I live in Albany, NY, so 4-5 hours from Portland, and I continue to have urges to drive up to Boda just for the pad Thai. Is 8-10 hours round trip for food too far? If you love Thai food then you will love Boda's modern twist on this flavorful cuisine. We started with the grill bar and ordered pork... More 

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Bath, Maine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Is this "very Thai" street food style cuisine? I really don't know after eating several dishes recently. The Pork Satay was tasty but VERY traditional served with the requisite substantial peanut sauce which lacked oomph and a side of marinated cucumber salad equally mild and bland--no heat whatsoever, this may be a suitable selection for children. We ordered the Bacon... More 

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Friendship, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A friend recommended that we eat at Boda while in town for a show at the State Theatre. She told us to go as soon as they opened for the evening because there is always a line waiting for service...and she was correct. They open at 5:00 and we arrived at 5:30 and all tables and the bar seats were... More 

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hawaii
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122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had the duck and pork belly satay but really liked the bacon wrapped scallops. Our waitress was friendly. Enjoyed our evening.

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Central Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great ambiance, intriguing cocktails, delicious cuisine, friendly and efficient service. I wanted to eat here again the next night!

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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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Restaurant Details

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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