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Boda

671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
207-347-7557
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Ranked #6 of 536 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food - I call it funky and yummy Thai - the Brussels sprouts appetizer is a must - if you don't like them you will now. Everything else was delish too - wish I lived in Portland so I could go to boda again and again!

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Hudson, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Portland, Maine is earning a reputation as a foodie town, and it's not just for lobsters and fish. Go to Longfellow Square and you'll find several new, ethnic restaurants like Local 188 featuring Spanish inspired food, Pai Men Miyake for fabulous noodle dishes and what I call gourmet Thai at Boda. The Crispy Calamari was one of the best calamari... More

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Portland, Maine
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161 reviews 161 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My sister and I wandered into Boda recently during her visit.... we had been to Local 188 but got the "cold shoulder" at the door..... (see separate review) .... not so at Boda. We were welcomed right in and given a nice table along the wall on the upper level. I had been here a couple of times before, though... More

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Hartford, CT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant was suggested by the staff at the Pomegranate Inn. What a delight, and my wife and I were glad that we listened. Not your typical Thai menu, and that's what makes Boda special. We started off with the Spicy Thai wings. Great taste, good kick and nice size wings. We then had the beef skewers, which were delicious.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On vacation in Portland and we needed a restaurant close to our B&B. Based on a review from the B&B we decided to give Boda a try. This place is great. The menu is not large but what they offer is quite good. I would have to say it was the best Thai food I have ever eaten. Great food,... More

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Scarborough, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped by for some appetizers and a drink on a Friday night, and really enjoyed the atmosphere and service at the bar. I had the pork belly skewer and the mussels, the mussels were truly outstanding with a delicious broth. I also enjoyed the house mai tai which was great! Would recommend to friends and will absolutely stop by again!

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Falmouth, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a nice place to come for apps on a night of walking around. We had lobster chips, oysters and a spicy mushroom salad. It's noisy and busy but that's part of the fun. The lobster chip is homemade with thin lobster meat fried in tapioca rice flour. The oysters came with a nice spicy flavor and crunch which... More

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Boda is such a fantastic little spot. It's one of the only places in Portland that serves food until 1AM, but even if there were 100 more, Boda would still be at the top of my list. Everything is so well-portioned, the pad thai is only 7 bucks, the drinks are fabulous, and the staff is totally on top of... More

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Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Food was delicious. Several dishes incorporated local seafood. We had bacon-wrapped scallop skewers for an appetizer which were very good. Our only complaint -- my husband requested the highest heat level for his entree, but didn't think it was that spicy.

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Portland, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Boda is a go-to place for an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience in Portland. It stands alone as a creative fusion of Thai "street food" and a cozy, buzzy, warm dining room and bar setting. I've been dozens of time since moving to Maine and sampled the menu broadly and beyond my usual comfort zone. Kanom-Krok Quail Eggs may not be in... More

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