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671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great location for Thai food. Expertly prepared, fresh, great flavors. Open late at night, with a very flexible menu, it is an ideal location for a snack or a meal. Lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options. We've been on several occasions and have found it highly animated. It was impressive how staff overlapped on table service so... More 

Thank DPeary
Chaplin, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous Thai food and great cocktails! This restaurant is a short walk (maybe 10 minutes) from downtown Portland. They do not take reservations, but it is worth the wait. We stop here every time we visit Portland.

Thank sandyfromct
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Boda twice, once on a Thursday evening and once on a Saturday afternoon. I sat in two very different places. Both times the restaurant filled up quickly. The acoustics in the restaurant is very reverberant. It is one of the most difficult places I've ever been to be able to hear and carry on a conversation. People... More 

Thank Nancy C
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is very popular for a good reason - the food is fresh ad tasty! The Green Papaya Salad is excellent. We asked the waitress about the spiciness of the salad and she guided us to the right level for us. The house fried peanuts are a nice 'nibble' - a little spicy but not overwhelming. The crispy duck... More 

Thank eileenrfischer
Starkville, Mississippi
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Thai-inspired restaurant doesn't take reservations, so two of us popped in for dinner around 7:30 midweek expecting a wait and instead got an immediate ringside seat at the grill bar where we could watch appetizer prep up close and personal. Our server was super pleasant and struck the perfect balance between attentiveness and relaxation. Dinner consisted of a green... More 

Thank Jeffrey D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boda is delicious! Their spice is perfection, and so many amazing vegetarian options! Loved everything we tried. Service is very friendly and knowledgeable, can't wait to go back!!!

Thank KWS63
Portland, Maine
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Boda in a while and joined some friends there and loved it. What a great menu and great service too! We were 3 people and we tried all of these fun things on the menu...quail eggs, brussels sprouts that are to die for, skewers, pad thai and Kra-Pao Chicken. YUM! Everything was so flavorful, spicy and... More 

Thank Nancy S
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has just become our favorite for Thai food. We all had different dishes so talked about them as we were eating. Portions were large, quality very high, flavor wonderful. Service was wonderful, food came quickly (we were headed to One Longfellow Square for a concert) which was great. The interior is nice; when it fills up can be... More 

Thank Marty T
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This food was delicious! We tried an assortment of items and everything was great! I wish there was more selections but then there would be more to narrow down... offers a few entree selections and assortmwnt of appetizers and tapa style plates

Gorham, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here 4 times, had something different each time. Fast service, attentive wait staff, noisy atmosphere. Some unique food items on the menu with specials as well. Everything I've eaten here has been tasty and well prepared. Excellent chef/chefs. Not sure if they take reservations as there's usually a wait, but well worth it.

Thank MosquitoME

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 12073477557

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?