Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai, Chinese, and Japanese and other Asian cuisines. Has a separate vegan menu. Accepts group reservations, please call. Open Mon 19:00-22:00, Thu 19:00-22:00, Fri-Sun 19:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-15:00.

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28 Reviews

First Review by BeatrizLobo


Points +42

10 Mar 2023

Good food

Good food, little vegan options

Pros: Flavorful food, Inventive cocktails

Cons: Little vegan options, confusing menu. Ask staff, Small table room



Points +2199

19 Oct 2022

Asian Food in Porto

Great place to visit if eating out with non veggie people. Staff is very knowledgeable of vegan and allergens. The menu is also very well labeled. Price is a little pricey for Porto but their food is gorgeous.


Points +161

09 Oct 2022


It’s a must restaurant in Porto, amazing dumplings and unique flavours


Points +160

02 Oct 2022

Busy busy busy

Ok so we got there one night for dinner and saw a huge line! We understood that without a reservation you wouldn’t be able to get a table for dinner. So we booked it for the next day. We had to wait for our table for 10 minutesor so… but ok. We sat down and was told we had to leave before 22:00 (we got there by 20:30). The menu has some great options, we weren’t very hungry so we got one starter and one main. It was delicious.

Pros: Big menu, Delicious

Cons: Didn’t like the treatment , Expensive , Feels like you’re being rushed


Points +106

26 Jul 2022


The only place I’ve had better Thai food is THAILAND.
Love this place and will definitely be back!

Pros: Authentic food, Delicious, Vegan options


Points +24

17 May 2022

No separate vegan/veg menu!

There is no separate veg menu, only very FEW options. The food was greasy, no flavor, very small portions.

I tried the vegan Japchae noodles (mod with no egg) and the heura bao. I don’t the the sweet potato noodles were actually sweet potato noodles.

Pros: Place is very pretty

Cons: Few vegan/veg options, Overpriced, Small portions


Points +20

01 Apr 2022

Very knowledgable staff with great food suggestions.

Love the spring rolls!! And all the food was great!


Points +30

30 Mar 2022

Delicious Pad Thai

I loved the pad Thai, portion could have been bigger though

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options on menu

Cons: Rather expensive for Porto , Not many options for vegans


Points +223

07 Feb 2022

Comida deliciosa

Para quem gosta de comida asiática é uma ótima pedida porque tem várias opções desde entradas a pratos principais. O local é lindo, staff atencioso e os valores ficam na média de 16€ o prato.

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-07


Points +779

29 Nov 2021

Some good some bad

Enjoyed the steamed Chinese eggplant. The bao was all right- a bit underwhelming. The dim sum assortment lacked flavour. Only flavour was cilantro:/


Points +103

14 Nov 2021


Bonito local,servicio excelente y comida rica.

Pros: El servicio, La comida

Cons: Es un pelín caro,un pad thai 15,50,es excesivo.


Points +47

22 Dec 2020

One of my fav. places to eat lately

Asian restaurant with vegan and veggie options.
Staff is really friend, and the tofu pad thai is heavenly.

Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it tho.


Points +108

22 Feb 2020

Very good

The food was very nice and the service was really fast even though the place was packed.


13 Mar 2020

Thank you so much, Cátia! Your compliments mean the world to us?Hope to see you soon!


Points +36

11 Nov 2019

Very good

Quite a limited vegan menu, but everything we had was tasty. There are a couple of main courses, but it’s also easy to make a meal of the starters and sides


09 Dec 2019

deadflagbrews, thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it?Please, feel free to come back anytime. The Boa-Bao team.


Points +26

03 Oct 2019

Not trained on the vegan menu!

We were asked upon arrival if we had any dietary requirements and said one is vegan and one is vegetarian. We were given a vegan menu which we both ordered off, two tofu dishes and a last minute addition of the dim sum...I double checked with the waitress that this was veggie and she said yes....it arrived and I took a bite into PORK dim sum...I asked the waitress if this was the veggie option and she said no this is meat? Told her I had eaten pork despite being a vegetarian and there was no apology she just took the plate away. She then returns and tells us my manager has okayed it for me to get you a vegetarian option? Still no apology... My partners vegan dish arrived with egg in it...waitress avoided us the entire time and we didn't eat the meal with fear there was meat in it all and couldn't because of the egg! A destinct lack of caring for dietary requirements and avoidance of any customer service skills. Don't offer a vegan/veggie menu if you're staff aren't trained well enough. Still had to pay for an expensive meal we didn't eat - manager was useless and a liar, please avoid!!!

Pros: None

Cons: Not all staff trained , Manager is very poor, Fed meat despite telling them we were vegan/vegeta


09 Dec 2019

Dear, heyjennyjenny. As we previously said, we’re extremely sorry to hear about your experience with us. As you can see from all of our reviews’ platforms, this is not how we usually operate and your visit does not reflect the experience we strive daily to provide to our guests. We respect and care about every “passenger” that boards with us at Boa-Bao. Our special vegan menu and vegetarian options are available exactly for cases like yours and we can only apologize sincerely for the waitress’ response and for the manager’s behaviour, that although had the best interests at heart and was trying to resolve the situation on the spot, unfortunately did not proceed in the best way. If you could please email us at ola@boabao.pt, our administrative team would personally like to follow up with you on this situation. Thank you, the Boa-Bao team.


Points +31

01 Sep 2019

Amazing food!

It your looking for the comfort foods of home this Asian inspired restaurant is a great option! We were given a full vegan menu which had many options including curry, pad Thai, greens, dim sims etc.
Our meals were delicious. My pad Thai did come out with egg in it but I was so hungry and exhausted I ate it anyway.

Pros: Amazing food! , Vegan menu

Cons: Came with egg , Expensive


01 Oct 2019

Rachel, first of all, thank you for checking-in and for taking some time to leave us your feedback. We really appreciate it! About your Pad Thai, we're very sorry it came with egg, it shouldn't happen. Maybe next time, if you can ask one of our hosts to exchange your dish. Our guides are always available to help and they're great problem solvers! This was definitely a mistake and we would be more than happy to help at the moment. We hope you have the chance to come back to live an even more positive experience next time. Thank you, the Boa-Bao team.


Points +115

11 Aug 2019

Tasty food, delicious cocktails

We went here on our last night in Porto and it was good. They have a seperate vegan menu that makes ordering easy, but it is a small menu. We had 2 starters and 2 main dishes. The starters were tasty, the mains were good but not as flavourful or spicy as we are used to for a Thai curry, or pad thai. The cocktails we had were super and the service was good as well.

Pros: Great drinks, Good and fast service, Seperate vegan menu

Cons: Not many offerings


Points +36

05 Aug 2019

Unfortunatly disappointing

We received a friendly welcome and ordered cocktails and food. The food was boring in taste and mostly filled with carbohydrates. We also received a wrong dish but our waiter made sure to make clear it was our mistake not his. Even after telling him we didn’t mind. 2 minutes later he trows the bill on he table but did not ask for it. That star is because there was alcohol in our cocktails.

Pros: Cocktail , Interior

Cons: Expensive, Waiters, Tasteless food


Points +32

19 Jul 2019

Fancy Asian place with vegan options

Fancy Asian restaurant with friendly people. At the entrance we received a special vegan menu when we mentioned we were vegan. We had springrolls and pad thai with tofu.

Pros: friendly people, good food , fancy place


Points +28

15 Jun 2019

How aBAOt this place?

Separate vegan menu with a great range of choices. Food was very well done and aside from that the staff were friendly and it looks really cool.


12 Jul 2019

WOW, ogh! Thank you so much for the amazing compliments?Please, feel free to come back anytime. It will be a pleasure to serve you and receive you again really soon! The Boa-Bao team.


Points +1065

09 May 2019

Great Options

This restaurant had yummy food and excellent drinks. Lots of veggie and vegan options to choose from (including vegan pho). It's a bit pricey but overall a very nice treat.

Pros: Good food, Great drinks, Lots of veggie & vegan options

Cons: Expensive


03 Jun 2019

Thanks a lot for your feedback, Hilmoon. It would be a pleasure to receive you again?Kind regards, the Boa-Bao team


Points +124

14 Apr 2019

A great hot vegan meal

If you are looking for a hot (temperature) comfort food dish this is a great place. I had the Pad Thai and the spicy lemonade. I would go back. As you walk up to the door there is a stand with menus but there was no indication that we were to wait there. We waited for 10 or so minutes and then walked in. Having a separate vegan menu was fantastic!

Pros: Separate Vegan Menu, Good size portions, Cool place

Cons: Waited at the door for quite a while, A bit pricey


03 Jun 2019

Dear ecfreeman78, the Pad Thai is definitely a must-try! But we have a lot of other vegan options that we think might surprise you on your next visit?


Points +400

24 Feb 2019

Great space and staff, nice vegan options!

The restaurant is really nice and staff is super friendly, they have a separate vegan menu and a lot of options! We had the dumplings that were disapointing but the soup (ramen) and fried rice were nice as were our drinks! Its a bit pricey but portions are really big and we enjoyed the overall experience!


04 Mar 2019

Natacha, we appreciate your feedback and constructive review. We work everyday to improve the overall "Boa-Bao experience" so we hope you can come back to try our different vegan options and original signature cocktails and mocktails?Thank you very much, the Boa-Bao team


Points +403

27 Jan 2019

Nice dinner

Service and ambiance was super good! Separate vegan menu and host was very clear and informative. The food was good but not suuuuper impressive tbh.


04 Feb 2019

Dear RomaDhanani, thank you for taking the time to leave us your positive and constructive feedback! We hope to receive you again soon, the Boa-Bao team


Points +131

31 Dec 2018

Excellent food and service

Great option for a vegan in Porto. Can also sit at the kitchen bar if dining alone.

Pros: Separate vegan menu , Lots of choice, Excellent service


02 Jan 2019

Thank you for your excellent feedback, Nic! The "kitchen bar" is great to know more about the freshness of our ingredients and how we cook it (always respecting the original/traditional recipes)?Looking forward to receive you again, the Boa-Bao team


Points +2081

11 Aug 2018


They have a separate vegan menu which is great. The food, however, is very underwhelming and underseasoned. The side orders were the tastiest options. Pricier than an average place in Porto.


13 Aug 2018

Pumokel, we are very sorry your experience at Boa-Bao didn't go according to your (and our) expectations. It's very disappointing when our guests leave Boa-Bao unhappy. We can assure you we try our hardest to deliver the most authentic Asian experience in Portugal and normally, we are very praised for our amazing food. With that said, we believe your experience was an exception and hopefully you can come back to live a more positive journey. Thank you so much. See you soon? The Boa-Bao team.


Points +170

06 Aug 2018


Separate vegan menu. Staff are very helpful. Expensive compared to other places in Porto but good choice if you want a treat. Mains about €15 each. Beer still cheap. Dim sum and samosas are really tasty.


06 Aug 2018

Dear Lucy, it is so nice to read your kind words! We have separate vegan, vegetarian and gluten free menus to suit the preferences of as many guests as possible :) We do feel our prices are in line with the overall experience we offer. Thank you so much, the Boa-Bao team

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