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“Small Plates, Skewers and Flavor”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Boda

Boda
Ranked #15 of 607 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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“Small Plates, Skewers and Flavor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Lots if choices in Portland but don't miss Boda. We had a 15 minute wait on Friday night but we're glad we stayed. Great flavor combos on the grilled skewers. I tried two: Beef had ginger and lime , and the Asparagus wrapped in bacon was delish! Both fantastic. Spouses choices were equally good. Cannot go wrong! Try the Thai Tom Collins for a treat too.

  • Visited January 2014
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Maine
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

A bit trendier or hipper than the average Thai place, Boda serves excellent food. I could go back and just eat multiple orders of the beef satay, the lemongrass flavor brightened the perfectly grilled skewers and set them far apart from any satay in 99% of Asian restaurants.The brussel sprouts were also a huge hit. My yellow curry beef soup was an outstanding dish with many layers of flavor, the locally sourced beef was tender and beefy, the noodles perfect. A big thumbs up to Boda and their attentive friendly staff.

  • Visited December 2013
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Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Get there early for great food and service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

all the other great reviews hit it on the head, not your typical thai food. Everything looked amazing, especially the duck. I had the calamari and Kra-Prao Chicken...have fish sauce on the side, very hot. Wife had apple salad and pad thai...everything well very good, service was fast, knowledgable and very good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The real deal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Authentic Thai food at its best! Pad Thai, Kee Mao noodles, beef Penang, pork hocks; the list goes on. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, this place is incredible!

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Lyme, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Unusual thai food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We've eaten in many Thai restaurants
all over the world (including Bangkok ), and this one ranked up near the top. Unusual, interesting food, vegan and veggie friendly, good , friendly service. We highly recommend it.
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