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WE ARE OPEN! Asian Foods, Cocktails and Sphere. Pan-asian cuisine that will take you on a lifetime journey. Our vast variety of food selection is prepared with respect for the authentic recipes and original products and is cooked with the finest fresh ingredients. We invite you to discover the best street food from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Korea, India, Nepal, Japan and China in our dishes. We also have signature cocktails and mocktails, spirits and an array of Asian Beers for our guests to enjoy! All of this in the heart of Porto, in a beautiful setting that recreates the relaxed ambiance of a 1920’s Saigon market in all it's different divisions.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Malaysian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Yesterday we went to this restaurant and we had a lovely dinner. The food is tasty, the decoration takes you to the Asian environment. Just one thing could be improved, the waiters are around the table almost checking when you finish your dish giving the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?4  
Boa-Bao, Owner at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Indeed, Alex! We work everyday to provide the most authentic and pleasant experience to all the "passengers" that come to us to enjoy a trip to Asia without leaving Portugal. We are sorry if you felt we were rushing you as it is not our...More

Reviewed February 15, 2020

We had an excellent experience at Boa Bao. It was Saturday and we had no reservation but we were given two options to either eat at the counter or take a 'boarding pass' and sit by the bar. The boarding pass had a drinks menu...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?5  
Boa-Bao, Owner at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Wow Kurt, what an absolutely amazing review! We can say that we've been gaining more and more veg “fans" which is incredible and we ultimately just want to be sure that we create Asian food journeys for everyone! Which, for us, it's great to know...More

Reviewed January 24, 2020

Went there for a couples dinner. it took us a while to have a free table. after we had the table available, the waiter's service took too long (he was more interested in tidying up empty table chairs than serving customers). There was a change...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?5  
Boa-Bao, Guest Relations Manager at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

soflodor, first of all, thank you for checking-in and for taking some time to leave us your feedback. We really appreciate it, it’s the only way we can improve (which is always our goal). We would also like to apologize about your experience with us....More

Reviewed January 22, 2020

We felt like a change, and my 12 year old daughter found this place on the web. Quite different than the usual restaurants in Porto. If you like Asian, then you must visit. It gets quite busy, but the setting and decor is quite nice,...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?5  
Boa-Bao, Guest Relations Manager at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020

Wow, ZedDubai, we are delighted to read your amazing review. Thank you so much for visiting us and thank you to your daughter for finding us :) At Boa-Bao, everything is made with love, passion, dedication and hard work so receiving your recognition just made...More

Reviewed January 3, 2020

I never had the pleasure to eat here, but I'll definitely go when I go back to Porto. I live in London and by mistake I placed an order for this restaurant because I didn't change the address on Uber Eats app. I called the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?7  
Boa-Bao, Guest Relations Manager at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Dear Londonika, we would be delighted to receive you at our Porto, Lisbon or Barcelona restaurants. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to write us this review just to thank us... Our goal is that every "passenger" that contact us, feels the...More

Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Amazing Asian food and friendly staff... Must try the chicken satay. Lots of vegetarian options. A must try and a hidden gem in Porto...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?7  
Boa-Bao, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Dear 100Siddharth, thank so much for such a lovely review. Indeed, if you look up the meaning of "Bao" besides the obvious taiwanese steamed bun, it also means ""treasure, jewel, precious"... So it seems your comment is pretty accurate. We hope you can visit this...More

Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

As soon as we arrived, there was no one to greet us at the door. Maybe because it was a Wednesday, that’s what I thought, and they were understaffed. It became unconfortable because we stood there, at the entrance, for a long time. Finally, an...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Boa-Bao, Guest Relations Manager at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2019

C7589TPmarcoa, first of all, thank you for checking in and for taking some time to leave us your feedback. We’re sorry you didn’t have the experience we would like every single one of our guests to have. We give our heart and soul to provide...More

Reviewed November 25, 2019

The food here made our trip to Porto a memorable one. Upon entry, they ask if you have any food restrictions such as gluten intolerance or vegan so they can offer you a specifically curated menu. Staff are very courteous, speak fluent English (something very...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?7  
Boa-Bao, Guest Relations Manager at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2019

Wow, ann028! What an absolutely amazing review! We can tell you that everything we do is to provide an authentic Asian Food Journey. We believe a meal should be more than just good food... and that is why we put so much love and dedication...More

Reviewed November 7, 2019

We had a really good time eating, drinking and hanging out here. We did have a bit of the mishap reservation when we accidentally made it at the restaurant in Spain! Oops! But we got the "boarding card" from the hostess and had to wait...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?8  
Boa-Bao, Guest Relations Manager at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

Just Wow, Bronte L! Starting the week with compliments like yours is probably one of our favorite things :) Thank you so much for your 5 stars and feedback. It’s such a delight to know that you had a great time in our company. Hope...More

Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Great food. Beautiful atmosphere. Awesome service. Very helpful in giving recommendations. Definitely will be going back to eat there again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?6  
Boa-Bao, Guest Relations Manager at Boa-Bao, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

WOW, cassieb860! And we can't wait to have you back :) Thank you so much for such an amazing review. It will be a pleasure for the whole team to serve you and receive you again really soon. See you on the next Asian Food...More

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Response from Boa-Bao | Property representative |
As our CEO said, we will be open ;) The reservations are possible for the Porto restaurant. Thank you, the Boa-Bao team
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