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671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the restaurant, without a booking and only limited time. Despite the restaurant being full, we were found seats and advised as to what could be cooked quickly. The food was superb and we were out in time, thanks to the helpful servers.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Boda suggests that its a Thai restaurant, but its much more than that. Its got a cool little bar for quick meals and enough tables and chairs for a proper sit down meal. We ordered a variety of rice+ dishes, beef, chicken etc and they were all really lovely. The flavours in the meats were superb, strong and very tasty... More

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Portland, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went here with my family and had a great time. The food was eclectic and unique, from quail eggs and half quail to oysters and pork hock. Everything had unique seasoning and intense flavor. As someone who has traveled to central america, specifically Guatemala I was surprised to find a drink with Mezcal at a "Thai restaurant". I think it... More

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Freeport, Maine, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our family enjoyed a delightful meal at Boda before going to a basketball game at the Civic Center. The service was super quick and our servers were friendly and efficient. We ordered a medley of skewers to share all of which were delicious and I also had a bowl of the coconut soup which was fabulous. I would definitely recommend... More

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Portland, Maine
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We finally got to try Boda and we are so glad we did. We walked in without a reservation and were seated at the bar immediately. The bartender was very friendly and informative and we just had the most wonderful time throughout the meal. My partner had Pad Thai and I had Fried Rice with Shrimp and Crab. We both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

When it come to the most popular dishes we, Thai people, eat : 2 dishes come on top 1. Pad Kra Praw Moo (Stir fried pork with basil leave) 2. Pad Thai Me and my friend went to Boda and we ordered these 2 items as we have missed our homey dishes so much during our visit to the US.... More

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Woolwine, Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went to the Portland Stage and we're looking for a late night snack. So many of the restaurants in the area close at 9-10 so when we saw the lights on at Boda we wondered in. At this time of the evening they were serving their late night menu. I had the pork fat salad, which was good but... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I have tried several restaurants in Portland now (on weekend visits), and while this one is pretty good, I don't think we'll go here again. We felt the service was a little pushy to get us in and out as fast as possible (we arrive at 5:45, and wanted to have drinks and leisurely dinner). Atmosphere wasn't... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our B&B Innkeeper recommended it. We walked in one night and didn't have to wait but 5 minutes for a table. Service was wonderful. The atmosphere is cool and the food was delicious. Reasonably priced for the quality. Cool Portland vibe. We'd definitely go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife loves Thai food and as a great way to celebrate her birthday with family, we decided to have dinner at Boda. The food was great! The waitress on the other had was rude from the moment we sat down. Where we were talking and trying to enjoy ourselves, she was put out that we were not ready to... More

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