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

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Husband's favorite

This has been our favorite go to restaurant for many years. We love the wine and cocktails as well as a big pot of ginger lemon tea. The pad thai is wrapped in a sheer layer of egg that makes it different from any pad thai we have every had. Another favorite is the duck and the beetle leaf... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Victoria P
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Maine
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This has been our favorite go to restaurant for many years. We love the wine and cocktails as well as a big pot of ginger lemon tea. The pad thai is wrapped in a sheer layer of egg that makes it different from any pad thai we have every had. Another favorite is the duck and the beetle leaf appetizer.... More 

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Portland, Maine
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a "go to "place for us in Portland. Great place to go before or after a performance at One Longfellow square. The service is great and fast and the food never disappoints. Great intermingling of tastes.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

food lacked a kick one would expect from street thai, found the wait staff rushed and short with us -cool ambiance

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Concord, New Hampshire
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went for a couples dinner. Welcomed by the usual weekend line op to get a table. The waiting area is a little tight (being in the doorway/passage way). The service was friendly and helpful with the menu. Liked the low light and bustling atmosphere. Chose to have the Tapas. As a vegetarian, there was some good choices of Grilled Mushrooms... More 

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Portland, ME
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I had been wanting to try Boda since I saw a friends FB post about their Sticky Rice Balls. I finally had the chance around my birthday to meet up there with a friend just prior to a drag show at The State. We were not the only people with this idea, but we were immediately seated given our party... More 

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Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been hearing rave reviews about Boda for years and went for the first time on a busy Saturday night in Portland. There was an hour wait, but the host took our phone number and told us she would call when a table opened up, so we went across the street and had a drink. The highlight of our... More 

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Houlton, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

While I was expecting to be blown away, I wasn't, but nonetheless it was excellent. The restaurant was very comfortable and we all liked the space it's in. All the food we ordered was excellent, from the beef skewers to the quail to the crab and shrimp rice dish. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. For... More 

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Houlton, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went there for supper. We did not have to wait. It is a small space but has a lot of seating. I had two dishes. They were both small and it was a good choice to get the two dishes. I had the beef skewers with lemon. Those were soooooooooo good. Then I had the rice ball. It was... More 

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Houlton, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was expecting more from Boda simply because of its high rating on trip advisor. I usually am not a huge fan of asian inspired food, so that could be why I wasn't a huge fan of Boda. The atmosphere was wonderful. It was cozy and adorable. The staff was all friendly. First I ordered a strawberry vanilla Italian soda.... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love everything about Boda and they continue to exceed my expectations. If you've never tried the Thai sticky rice then do yourself a favor next time! All the skewers are fantastic and my wife loves the quail eggs. I love how the pad thai comes wrapped in a thin omelette. Boda is easily in my top 3 restaurants in... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?