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671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Very Good Thai

The food was tasty and not outrageously spicy for a couple in our party. We really like the Quail Egg app and the Panang Beef Curry. Service was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
New York
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New York
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was tasty and not outrageously spicy for a couple in our party. We really like the Quail Egg app and the Panang Beef Curry. Service was excellent.

Thank salembluz
Cape Cod, MA
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174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at BODA restaurant on Congress Street in Portland, Maine just after Christmas. We were looking for Thai food in Portland, Maine and this was highly rated so we gave it a try. We had no reservation but went late and were lucky in getting a table. The interior is simply but serenely decorated with a welcoming staff, warm... More 

Thank wpdesousa-mauk
Portland, Me, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Consistently one of the top restaurants in the city. Laid back, buzzing with noise and activity, you could mistake this place for just another foodie hang out. Superior fresh flavors in everything they make...I mean everything. Once you conquer the easy dishes like Fried Rice with Crab and Fish or the wings, you find yourself exploring Kra Prao chicken and... More 

Thank Mark F
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

When friends come visit, and ask where to eat, this is always one of my top recommendations. I have yet to find a single dish that I haven't loved, and the ability to share appetizers with a group in order to try more items is great. I could go on and on about their skewers, bacon wrapped dates, quail eggs,... More 

1 Thank luvvacations83
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233 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks after a very long Friday. Martini was so-so, not bruised as requested. Wings, heat level2 were zesty, full flavored & crispy texture. Thai peanuts were overcooked with typical lemongrass profile. Service friendly, average. Biggest negative was ear drum thumping sound coursing from speakers in all directions. Perhaps because it was their last hour of business on... More 

Thank CulinarySnob
South Portland, Maine
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Portland Maine has many great restaurants. One of them is Boda on Congress St in town. They have the most interesting flavors in Portland. Great food!!

Thank bjymd
United States
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent. Nice local beer selection. Prices are a little high, but the only real issue is slow service.

Thank NHDad86
Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Short wait, good service, excellent food, reasonable price. Good location at Longfellow Square. Start with the soup.

2 Thank Steve B
Bedford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were thinking about having Thai food for our dinner and were recommended this place by 2 guys we met at a brewery bar. We got there to queue for an hour for a table as we hadn't made a reservation....but worth the very long wait. There is a reason why people queue like crazy for this place. The Thai... More 

2 Thank andrea26shelley
Reading, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been lucky enough to experience Thai street food many times over the years and a visit to Boda was a delight. Generally not a fan of Asian food in USA as the quality seldom compares with that in Europe or Asia itself. However this place is a gem. Lots of skewers and "tapas" and the beef panaeng was just... More 

1 Thank ColinsueNieve

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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: 12073477557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Spanish
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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