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.
Sambal Spiced Calamari
fried calamari, scallions, and onion stir fried with butter and sambal oelek served with cucumber relish
shredded green papaya, plum tomatoes, string beans, carrot, crushed peanuts, lime juice, and palm sugar
slow-cooked pork belly with caramelized palm sugar and fish sauce served with pickled radish and carrot
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.
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
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.
Waited for 40 minutes after our reservation to be seated.
Food was fantastic. Everyone was very helpful. Recommend highly. We went pre theatre and they were very accommodating on time!
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!
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)
Great food and great space. Good service.
Only had the spring rolls and a soup, but they were not good at all
Food was delicious, price was great. Definitely coming back!
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.
Don’t bother making a reservation on a Friday night because we waiting 30 minutes for our table even with the reservation.
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)
Loved the drinks and the food!!!
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
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.
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
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.
I couldn’t get use to the club style music. The main course took so long between when we ordered and when we received our appetizers that I feel the waiter forgot to put the orders in. Otherwise the food was excellent. A larger portion size would have been nice.
Great vibe, great food, great location...
good place--very hectic at night, quiet at lunch time. Great selection of dishes-veggie, noodles, fish, meat. Variable spice levels--everything is very tasty.
Great atmosphere, tasty food. Vibrant Saturday lunch/brunch crowd, the lower level was quite full by 1pm. Nice selection of choices on their menu, we enjoy the variety we selected (steamed dumplings, spring rolls, pad see ew and eggplant tofu). Happy to return the next time we're in NYC.
Crab fried rice was amazing and so was the pad Thai
Very good food, good service. Nice drinks. Happy family
Great food and service, though cocktails while tasty were mostly ice. Stick with the sake or beer if looking to drink for the best value.
Excellent food.. great service .. would highly recommend.
I went for dinner on a Friday night at the Times Square location. It’s a very busy location due to the volume of guests with the theater district nearby. The service was excellent as the foods and beverages. Will definitely go again soon
Had a bunch of small plates pre theater and all were very good. Happy hour prices on drinks throughout restaurant which was very nice. Mushroom dumplings, Chinese broccoli, calamari, and sautéed bean sprouts all delicious.
Food was great - had the lunch special
Fabulous food. Fun place. Liked it so much I went 2 nights in a row.
Wonderful food and service. I will be coming back for sure.
More than I expected. Very tasty food.
Our group loved the food. Thai and Vietnamese fusion well executed.
We dined there before seeing Moulin rouge at the hershfeld theater. We were seated and the server came
up to us quickly and got us drinks. We had checked the menu out online and couldn't wait to try the dumplings, pork belly and ribs. Unfortunately the server began by telling us they were out of all of those apps. We were crushed. We settled for fried spring rolls and kimchee fries which were good. We ordered the grilled lemongrass short ribs for dinner. What came out was a plate of sliced beef with sautéed onions and some sliced carrots. looked much different than the menu showed. The server was very nice but said they didn't order enough food for the weekend and they ran out. We may try it again but we were there at 5: 30pm not 11pm
Cool vibe, great music and nice food!
Phad thai lobster ok only
-The atmosphere at Obao is exceptional with a lot of fun lighting.
-Can't go wrong with the Pad Kee Mao.
-They were out of several of the apps we wanted to try - the Pork Belly being the main one.
Loved it and my partner loved it as well. Great date spot that demonstrated that I was intentional with both ambiance and taste. Drinks were amazing "Fig-I-Tini" was the best I have ever had! This place is a must
We went for Valentine’s Day and it was amazing! Service was so quick and the food was delicious!
Obao does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats.
Obao is rated 4.3 stars by 2350 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.