Obao

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$30 and under
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Thai

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OBAO bridges the gap from the street of Southeast Asia to the streets of NYC, bringing you combinations of various Thai and Vietnamese comfort foods with a twist. OBAO takes traditional dishes from Thailand and Vietnam like Pad Thai and Pho Noodles and adds a touch of luxury and elegance without ever compromising on authenticity. At OBAO, you will taste the highest quality ingredients while experiencing comfort through food you never thought was possible.

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.

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Accommodating

OT
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had dinner there. The food was really good. Especially papaya salad and Tom Yum soup where amazing. One downside was that the service was too quick. We haven’t finished our appetizers when the mains already arrived. That was too much of a rush. Maybe suitable for lunch but not for dinner. The other downside was the Riesling which was very sweet and more like ice wine.

DB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service for good value. Only complaint was that it felt a little rushed but apart from that a great meal in NYC

SS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit for me from a few years ago. I was I. The city with my sister and knew she would love it. I was right. The food and service was wonderful. The crab fried rice, Pho and papaya salad were delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Waited for 40 minutes after our reservation to be seated.

MB
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Everyone was very helpful. Recommend highly. We went pre theatre and they were very accommodating on time!

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Very busy Friday night during Pre Theater Hours. Want to go back in Hells Kitchen or East Side Midtown when we are not rushed bec of Theater Curtain Hour. Thanks!

TJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really nice place with good food.
A little bit noisy and may be the impression to be pushed to leave (but may be linked to cultural way)

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and great space. Good service.

C
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Only had the spring rolls and a soup, but they were not good at all

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, price was great. Definitely coming back!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I’ve been here a few times and it’s always amazing. Service is great, food is amazing, and usually the ambiance is great but this time around they have techno/edc music and it was very strange.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Don’t bother making a reservation on a Friday night because we waiting 30 minutes for our table even with the reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great service and amazing ambience. The food was very average but I have had amazing food at their midtown east location so maybe it was an off night (Friday at 6 pm)

D
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drinks and the food!!!

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chicken wing appetizers were overcooked and did not seem freshly made. Mushroom dumplings were lukewarm and unexceptional. Braised pork belly and crab fried rice entrees were excellent. Ambience was nice and energetic, service was not very reaponsive but not negligent

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable meal before catching a show. The staff was pleasant and the service was quick. The artisanal drinks where unique and well crafted. We started with the plaa salmon and mushroom dumplings both of which were excellent. Our short rib entrees fell of the bone. The drunken noodles had the perfect amount of spice. Dessert and tea was a real treat. We’ll be back.

C
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Table booked over 30 days in advance and was given a table in the corner with my chair practically in another table
Food was overbearingly spicy - wasn’t informed a Thai green curry and pork on the menu would be this way - ruined the meal
No acknowledgement of my note for my fiancé’s 30th birthday
Very noisy and lacked ambience

MW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value; highly recommend the crab fried rice and green curry, however less seafood/fish offerings than I expected. Atmosphere is cool and fun, and the food came to the table very fast (great if you're in a rush, not if you're looking for an experience). Would def go back.

OT
1 review