With the success of our Flagship restaurant in midtown and Water Street location, OBAO is proud to unveil its Hell's Kitchen location located on 9th avenue between 45th&46th.
Great, inexpensive food. Happy hour is only until 6pm but offers $5 sakes. Me and my partner loved the food. No complaints.
Food was tasty quick service and convenient location
Fast service. Gluten free items on the menu are clearly marked. Wide variety of options. Love this place.
Would definitely recommend. The food was great, staff was attentive and the drinks were not shabby! Great experience.
Made a 6:30 reservation but were not seated until 7 PM. Insanely overcrowded entrance area. Beware at popular times.
Great! Really enjoyable experience.
Great Ambiance, Happy hour lasted until 6pm on a Friday night which was really awesome. We tried the calamari and vegetable dumpling appetizers which were both good. I would say the calamari were great. We ordered the Pad Thai and Spicy Cashew Chicken which were both delicious and had a good portion. I normally would have wanted to try dessert but we were so stuffed we didn’t order any. Overall I would definitely dine here again and I loved the ambiance.
Consistently good, fun atmosphere, good cocktails and conveniently located near broadway- perfect place for pre or post theater meal.
Delish, great ambiance, and very good value! Will definitely be back!
Fantastic food great service lovely atmosphere great value
Very delish food. Would definitely come back from more. Staff was very friendly as well.
Very good food generally and nice atmosphere. Just avoid the Kimchi fries which were very disappointing. Rest of food was very good. Service was fine but not attentive. Not cheap but not crazy expensive.
Food was great but left both of us with a very sick to the stomach feeling after the meal
Great food. Great portions. Great value!
Fantastic food & service!
good food, good value, loved the happy hour prices!
Very good atmosphere. I would expect s fusion modern restautante to have more secial dishes with it's own signature, and not just veriety of well known flavors.
Loved this place! My new fave Thai place before the theater. The shrimp pad thai was delicious and not too sweet. The cocktails were tasty too!
The food was wonderful and timely served as a pre-theater meal.
Great cocktails. Excellent food. Loved the ambiance. Price is reasonable! Perfect before a play on broadway!
Nice decor, good menu selection and tasty food however tables a bit too close to each other and very noisy.
Great! but you should really emphasize “spicy” despite what the menu says if you want it truly spicy for steak.
Great place in the theatre district. Delicious food and drink. Management has perfected getting you out in time for your show.
Overall a good Thai experience. Food was overall ok.
There is so much quality Thai food in the area, and Obao’s food doesn’t match up. The dishes overall are too sweet and too greasy, and even though I didn’t overeat, I felt kind of bloated and heart-burny afterwards—unusual for me. Despite the fun vibe and great location, I won’t go here again.
excellent execution. we had Pad Kee Mao (chicken) and it was just spicy enough and good flavor.
some unusual menu items. very nice wine list.
Extremely busy, crowded restaurant but the staff hands it well, servers were nice and made great recommendations. Food made it all worthwhile. Staff and kitchen worked well with food allergy. We will be back!!
Great food, service, environment
Great food selection at Obao and very friendly service. I really enjoy having dinner here whenever I am in NYC for business or pleasure. Highly recommended in Hell's Kitchen.
Would have been 5 stars except we were forced to wait for 1/2 hour even though I had a reservation!
They refused to seat us until my entire party was there. As my friend was delayed on the LIRR, the rest of us sat on an uncomforable, crowded bench dealing with a cold draft every 30 seconds when the door opened.
Excellent food and service!
I read some of the reviews which said the service was unfriendly, poor and rude in some cases. I couldn't agree more. Our waitress bordered on hostile. Luckily, there was a friendly young man who later brought our boxed leftovers with a smile on his face so he saved the day with regard to service. As for the food, it's overpriced and mediocre. I guess this is par for the course with the proximity to Times Square. My nephew commented that he had been to the Financial District location and it had lower menu prices. He also really liked the food at that location. The take home message here is if you want to try Obao avoid the Hell's Kitchen location! I won't be going back to that one but might consider one of the other locations.
Very nice, foot was delicious and the hostess was very amiable.
Good quality Theatre district Thai. Reasonable volume makes it easy to talk.
Food was delicious. There were a ton of people there but it doesn’t feel crowded with how the tables are laid out. I’d recommend
Always great food and reasonable pricing
I am a local and LOVE the food and atmosphere at Obao. Whenever I have friends in town, I make sure we either go to OBAO or order out for delivery to enjoy at home. The pad thai dishes are phenomenal, especially the lobster and shrimp dishes.
Great food !!!! Fast service. 2nd time here. Will def come back soon.
i had heard good things about this place and i have to say it's probably the worst service i have had anywhere in a few years and i eat out a lot. i am a native new yorker and love food and although i have become vegan recently, i have enjoyed gray's papaya to perry street, food trucks to gramercy tavern and mamoun's falafel to per se. not only did it not feel like any dining experience in NYC, it was as unpleasant as eating at TGI friday's at an airport during a flight delay. the server couldn't have been ruder if she tried. she rushed us as soon as we sat down to get drinks not once but several times, and kept trying to clear the table and give us our check when we were barely finished. horrible service, mediocre food and sorry guys, lose the headsets.
Loved this place. Good food and good ambiance for a nice date or even a quick bite.