Obao

4.4
2599 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2599 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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AnneLila
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bday dinner. I feel like the menu has gotten smaller over time. Seem to be less apps to choose from. The food, however ie always very good. Shrimp pad Thai was outstanding. Dumplings were delicious. Calamari was
Good, although portion has certainly decreased.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambiance!

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JNC2019
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Tasty food and good portions. Definitely recommend for a night out or pre-theater.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best drunken noodles (pad kee mao) I've ever had. Steamed dumplings (5 per appetizer) were also phenomenal. Out of all of their alcoholic beverages, the BRUISBERRY MOJITO was my favorite. $10 cocktails during happy hour until 6pm. The restaurant is two stories, with dining accommodations on the upper and lower levels. Bar is located near the front entrance. Three restrooms total. Reservations strongly recommended. I can't wait to come back! The only disappointing thing was that they were out of green curry and draft beer when we went on a Saturday at 5:30PM. Very friendly waitress. Walking distance to theatre district!

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Luna
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to dine before or after a show. Disappointed in the calamari.

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vipReviewer1
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner overall, especially the service. Only flaw was that the lobster was rubbery.

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RyanM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance, had to wait some time for service initially but was helped quickly after

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CondoinJC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun vibe, great cocktails, nice service. Enjoyed both visits to Obao.

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MonicaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Gluten Free restaurant! Had lobster pad Thai and lump crab fried rice. Delicious! Great service even with packed restaurant. Excellent host

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious, we the starter was a bit disappointing but our mains were sensational.

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Danny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved OBAO! Food was delicious and came out pretty quickly (really recommend the pad thai!), and the service was great. It was predictably busy around 5-6pm, but it wasn't noisy at all and the environment overall was great! Would dine here again.

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AngieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around - food was amazing! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great prices and great service.

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MoneyWellSpent
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at OBAO. Great service. Tasty food. Wonderful ambience. Never disappoints. Will definitely be back!

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Gobsmacked
London
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, reasonable prices, great drinks

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MeganM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, great happy hour, great location if you are in the city to see a show.

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KikiA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very good. Only things we did not like where: The tables are standing very close to each other and it was could.

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JamesN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love you guys! Great food vibe is nice very professional as well!

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BryanG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Didn’t not honor time of reservation and was very slow.

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LisaM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was really good! Would definitely come back.

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vipKendra
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pre theater dinner. The service was wonderful, the food was just ok. Proximity to the theater makes it better but unlikely to go out of my way to come here again.

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vipJessi
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food well prepared. Restaurant will become one of my favorite places to go.

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Zrputri
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The ambiance is awesome, food is good but also overpriced. The waiters were a bit impatient and rushed us. Cant really enjoy the ambiance because of being rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Great food, service not so good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent but Noodle was too boiled.
Also it made me very uncomfortable that one staff didn,t wear a mask fully.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A very limited menu, did not have tum yum soup

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MarjorieY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is so so good! Great portions and fair prices. Nice service. Is one of my favorites now

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JuliaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super toll und lecker. Können wir nur empfehlen. :)

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RajS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were great and the food extremely tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Service above and beyond. Food very good.

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JeremyC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Too different of the other - which is so better. Must be redo about decoration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted duck noodles were one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten.

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MagalieP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant ! Et bon rapport qualité prix pour NYC. Attention c’est copieux !

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GernotK
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice asian Food, friendly waiter…
The atmosphere aspecially in the upper area

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vipchristopher
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! Food was authentic and delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Felt bad that we "had to leave early," as I had to get my girlfriend home for a surprise party she knew nothing about! We were only there for 30 minutes, but loved it

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LuisM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Decent food; aloof service.

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Hpc132
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food, great atmosphere. Glad we booked, it was busy

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Tennisgirl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food and cute ambiance!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Obao using the Order Online button. Obao also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Obao is rated 4.4 stars by 2599 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.