We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Boda

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
+1 207-347-7557
Website
Today
17:00 - 01:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 332: English reviews
Scarborough, Maine
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite restaurant when we are in the mood for Asian. The infusion of flavor so such as lemongrass, ginger, coconut are over the top with flavor!

Helpful?
Thank gfoodie2016
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
199 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Full dinner for 4 this night. Prices were very reasonable, dinners maxed out at $20. Tight seating so the place is a bit noisy. Had to wait 20 minutes at 6pm on Saturday night in April. One person had the duck which had a relatively mild game flavor and he said it could have used a bit more sauce though... More 

Helpful?
Thank ski&brew
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Superb, savory and inventive Thai food. You know how Thai food can sometimes seem be the same at every other Thai restaurant? Well, not at this fine eatery. They take this genre and bring a taste palette that is fresh and bold, yet subtle and complex. This was my second visit. The atmosphere is fun and comfortable. The waitstaff is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Philip F
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is not your neighborhood Thai restaurant, or is it? Yes, they have a traditional pad thai, but it comes to you on a plate inside of a delectable egg omelet. They are known for small plates as well as entrees. And their brick oven is the best on the best end for whipping up grilled shrimp, pork and other... More 

Helpful?
Thank Folkwriter
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
146 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Came here last week with my son and his girlfriend for dinner. Great building and location in town. Wonderful menu. Can't remember the name of the soup I had, but there was radish, broth, chic ken balls and dried shrimp in it. Didn't care for the shrimp, but the rest of the soup was VERY tasty! For the main course... More 

Helpful?
Thank HUNTRACING
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Super cute atmosphere and I love how small the restaurant is. My friend and I got the beef skewers, scallops wrapped in bacon, Brussels sprouts. Everything was just delicious- nice, small portions for sharing. I also liked that the menu is not huge- makes decision making easier!

Helpful?
Thank Melissatooher
Minot, Maine
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Reliable, delicious, reasonably priced, local, and excellent atmosphere, what more could you want? This is our go-to restaurant in Portland. The pad thai is to die for and they have a rotating selection of amazing specials. If you've been to the other Portland and eaten at Pok Pok, this is right up there and in the same vein. What not... More 

Helpful?
Thank sofemale
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This has been on my short list of favorite Portland restaurants for years. The food is delicious, and different from what you can get at any other Thai place in town. I love all of the appetizers (quail eggs, betel leaf cups, and the papaya salad in particular), and the specials are always worth checking out. The staff is helpful... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MaineApple
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times and they never let me down. The food is remarkable. I try something different every visit. The cocktails are wonderful elixirs. It is pricey but well worth the quality and great customer service. Table or bar the customer service is outstanding. You may want to go early, there is usually a wait, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank summerblisscc
Providence, RI
Level Contributor
236 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Labeling themselves as a "Very Thai" kitchen and bar, Boda delivers. Though we only had a few apps, like the apple and shrimp salad and a plate of authentic pad thai, it earned two thumbs up. A plate of fried quail...not so much. The bar at Boda offers the standards (like my Chopin martini) and some interesting Asian herb-infused cocktails.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elvis355

Travellers who viewed Boda also viewed

 

Been to Boda? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 671 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-7557

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Boda staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?