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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience


House fried peanuts
seasoned with Thai herbs (Vegetarian) (Gluten-Free)
Fried taro sticks
seasoned with sea salt. Served with spicy chili sauce(Vegetarian) (Gluten-Free)
Miang Kum Som-Oh
bite-sized pummelo fruit salad on betel leaves with toasted coconut, peanut, lime, ginger, shrimp and shallots in a palm sugar dressing (Gluten-Free)
Bite-sized fresh pineapple topped with ground pork, shrimp, onion and peanut
Crispy quail
Served w/spicy sauce
Steamed assorted vegetables
with Nahm-Prik (eggplant relish) (Vegetarian) (Gluten-Free)
Kanom-krok quail eggs
seasoned with soy sauce and scallions (Vegetarian)
Spicy Thai wings
served with side of Asian pickles (daikon and carrots)
Crispy squid
Tossed in spicy chili-garlic sauce
Gaeng-Kua Prince Edward Island mussels
sland mussels in curry broth served w/sticky rice (Gluten--Free)
Hot and Sour Tilapia soup
(Gluten--Free) Tilapia, shiitake, cherry tomato, scallion, saw cilantro, and cilantro in an herbal broth
Chicken breast skewers
grilled with seasoning soy sauce. Served with sweet chili sauce
Pork belly skewers
marinated with salt, sprinkled with chopped scallion (Gluten--Free)
Beef skewers
Marinated‎ in ginger, garlic, soy sauce, lime leaves, lemongrass
Pork Satay
served with homemade peanut sauce and cucumber salad (Gluten--Free)
Shrimp skewers
Served‎ with spicy garlic lime dipping sauce
Scallop wrapped in bacon skewers
served with spicy garlic lime dipping sauce (Gluten--Free)
Asparagus wrapped in bacon skewers (Gluten--Free)
Dates wrapped in bacon skewer (Gluten--Free)
Tofu skewers
brushed with teriyaki sauce (Vegetarian) (Gluten--Free when sub sweet chili sauce)
Shiitake skewers
With teriyaki seasoning sauce
Apple Salad Salad (Gluten--Free)
Local apples, shrimp, roasted coconut and roasted peanuts in a sweet, sour dressing
Wolfe’s Neck Farm Organic Beef Salad (Gluten--Free)
Organic beef served medium rare, mixed with red onion, cucumber, lemongrass, mint and chili lime dressing, served on fresh lettuce
Chicken 12
Shrimp $15.00
Combo $15.00
Vegetarian with organic tofu $+12.00
Kee Mao Noodles
Stir-fried wide rice noodles with onion, tomato, pepper, bamboo shoot, Chinese broccoli, Thai basil, and egg.
Yellow Curry Jay
Organic tofu, summer squash, asparagus, carrot, pepper, snow peas, and cauliflower topped with fried shallots in homemade yellow curry. (Vegetarian) (Gluten--Free)
Chicken or tofu $12.00
Shrimp $15.00
Combo $15.00
Woon-Sen Pat Thai
Stir-fried glass noodles w/shallots, chopped tofu, salted daikon, bean sprouts, and Chinese chive wrapped in a Thai egg omelet. Served w/raw bean sprouts, lime, ground peanuts, and chili flakes. (Gluten--Free)
Pork Hocks Braised with Star Anise
Simmered in a rich dark stock made with “parlow spice”(Chinese five spice). Served with jasmine rice, hardboiled egg, tofu, Asian mustard green pickles, and spicy and sour chili-lime sauce. One of the most popular street foods in Thailand.
Kra-Prao Chicken
Ground chicken stir-fried with hot basil, onion, green beans, and red pepper. Served with fried egg, jasmine rice, And a spicy fish sauce.
Fried Rice with Crab
Stir-fried jasmine rice with Jonah crab claws, Maine crab meat, onion, green onion, garlic, and egg. The fried rice is served with a side of spicy fish sauce, lime, and cucumber slices. (Gluten--Free)
Beef Panaeng
Braised organic Wolfe’s Neck Farm beef in a flavorful panaeng curry (salty and sweet with aromas of Thai basil and lime leaves) with coconut cream, served with jasmine rice. (Gluten--Free)
Mama's Fried Chicken
Fried chicken served with sticky rice and green papaya salad containing shrimp, veggies and peanuts.
Lamb Mussaman Curry
All-natural‎ lamb simmered in coconut cream with potato, onion, and peanuts. Served with cucumber relish and jasmine rice. (Gluten--Free)
Yaowarat Duck
Crispy duck with five spice honey sauce. Served with jasmine rice, pickled ginger, Chinese greens, and dark soy sauce.
Sticky rice
Jasmine rice
Steamed vegetables
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Asian, Thai
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant food was delicious and prepared nicely. The staff was very friendly and very informative about the food. We had an enjoyable dinner. A casual atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barbara267
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We love Boda. Their Thai inspired dishes are SO good. I usually order the drunken noodle with chicken and my husband gets the crab fried rice. Every time they nail it and their service is spot on. The drinks are also pretty amazing! We usually...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank akat1983
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We were starving by the time we checked into our hotel, around 9:30pm. We were looking for something hearty and healthy, and Thai usually does it for us, so we went to Boda as it was open late. The host was friendly and cheery. It...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank KitoBA
Reviewed November 8, 2018

My wife and I love Thai food but here at Boda you have the unusually not usual. You can get Tapas or Skewers or Entrees. We had the special which was great plus mussels and pork on skewers with peanut sauce. There special cocktails are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Schuyler T
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Pad Thai, drunken noodles, crispy squid all amazing. Service was great - not intrusive but there when you wanted them. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Julie_and_Matt_W
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We went there and we were waitlisted for half an hour which we where fine with because we went and explored the streets of Portland. Portland has some parts that aren’t that welcoming that is one of the issues of this restaurant, but you will...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Whamwilly
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We like everything we ordered, including the specials and the drinks. And the value was terrific. The only issue we had - immediate service. For some reason, we were seated but the waiter didn't greet us for about 5 minutes. They seemed confused. Tip -...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We went to Boda for a late-night dinner (after 10 PM), selecting the restaurant because of the variety of options, specifically vegetarian and vegan options. We put our names on the list and waited upwards of 40 minutes before our table was called. Our server,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ModernMoonlight
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My sister and I had dinner here before going to see a concert at the State Theatre. The food was amazing - a slightly different approach to the usual thai. The service was friendly and efficient. The place was buzzing and lively. It was a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ukdawg
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Boda for dinner and drinks after a long day of shopping. Our server Jasmine made us feel welcome from the moment we sat down and always made certain we had everything we needed. Dinner was amazing, spicey sauces, fresh ingredients and healthy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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April 28, 2018|
Response from realmainiac | Reviewed this property |
They are open until 1am, a rarity in Portland.
April 3, 2018|
Response from MaineMan2Maine | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately No
September 5, 2017|
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Response from Markeatsgoodfood | Reviewed this property |
No go and enjoy! Guess I'm a 50 something hipster!
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