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Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
9:30 PM
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Obao

4.3
1612 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Thai
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Vietnamese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11:30pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm - 12:30am
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Phone number
(212) 245-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ian Kittichai
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Catering
We do catering. Please contact us at 212-245-8880.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 45st & 46st
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Parking details
Street, Garage (45th Street between 8th & 9th Ave)
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Public transit
42nd St. Port Authority off of the A,C,E,1,2,3 lines and 49th St. and Broadway off of the N,R,Q
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Special events & promotions
For special events, please email us at
info@obaony.com
or chat@obaony.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1612 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food and very convenient to the theater district!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

When we found ourselves stuck in traffic I called the restaurant. They were very accommodating, holding our table for an additional 15 minutes. We loved the atmosphere and we all throughly enjoyed our meals.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always consistently excellent in all categories. I’m a regular and will continue to be so.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great food, great place, convenient location. I will eat there again any time I am in time.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Eh, it’s not great. Loud, smells kinda like B/O, food was meh, drinks were not very good.

Kinda bummed because I picked it because of the good reviews, but they must be fake ones from fiver. Or just tourists thinking it’s good because it’s near time square.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Obao is always great, but this recent visit was *excellent*. The appetizer -- grilled eggplant -- was very tasty and the entree -- sautéed chicken over vermicelli with lime, mint, peanuts, sweet sauce, etc -- was very flavorful. Overall, the set lunch was a terrific value. I will definitely continue to return to this restaurant. It's especially good for pre-theater as it's very near the theater district.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was nice but nothing overly exciting. Food was luke warm on arrival and waiter forgot our appetizer order and never checked in once initial order was placed.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Arrived 2 minutes before reservation, hostess was nowhere in sight. Waited at the hostess stand for 15 minutes before speaking with hostess.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were in NYC for a meeting and was recommended Obao because of the food and atmosphere. We were not dissappointed. Great food, great drinks and the service was quick and friendly, even though the place was packed.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I know that you are a very busy restaurant with high quality of food, but please don't cast your customers out when they are still having dinner.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very loud music ,

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing food considering the price, frindly waiter and good service!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good food. Space crammed.
Good value for what you get.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was well priced, portions were good, and delicious but a bit on the salty end (kimchi fries were amazing)

Drinks were a bit on the sweet side but good

Seating is a bit crowded as the tables were really close to one another and people were asked to leave if they were not ordering anymore food to allow new customers in (On a Monday night at 6:30pm)

Overall a quick and delicious experience if that’s what you are looking for. Not a place to eat and hangout for hours.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was great, the specialty drinks were awesome! We tried 6 different ones between 3 of us and shared about 7 plates-zero complaints and rave reviews all around

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful! Staff friendly and efficient. Meals were delicious and filling. Very authentic.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Seated quickly, although there was a line out the door- but had a reservation. Food came quickly, properly seasoned and cooked. Great flavor. Will come again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Really great Thai food. Loved the vibes. Cucumber drink was amazing! Loved it here! Will be coming back!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Obao is a great place to go before or after the theater. Its is near the Broadway and has a wide-ranging Pan Asian menu to address any appetite. We can recommend two unique appetizers--kimchi fries and spareribs on sugar cane spear. The pho bo, with its anise and ginger chicken broth, was also outstanding. Service is prompt and friendly. Though small, it is welcoming to families and larger groups. This was our first visit and will be our go-to restaurant whenever we are seeing a Broadway show.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is my second visit to Obao for dinner. My first visit about a year ago, the food was hot and flavorful but the service was hurried and rude. This visit was the opposite, the food was cold, ordinary and unappetizing. The service was much more pleasant and accommodating. I am not sure what to expect any more so I won't be returning. There are just too many good choices elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, drinks, they need to clean there tables, don't put down your silverware or elbows

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

my first time and i hope not the last, perfect combination of yummy food and amazing decoration, i would rate as 9 to 10, prices are very good.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

EDM music?? In a restaurant?? Terrible

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Lukewarm soup. Nothing special.
The thing I only liked about OBAO is the price.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was good. It was dark so couldn’t see the menu too well. Very loud. I was a bit upset that despite having a reservation we waited about 15 minutes. The people who work there are very nice liked the food so might go back when less crowded.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Solid asian fusion food in a energetic space with really good food and drink.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We are very glad to find this place. The drinks are creative and provide a fun way to unwind a bit...and dinner is tasty. The kimchi fries promised to be a bit more “interesting” than they were is perhaps my only complaint.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I think the apps & deserts are a little pricey but the entrees are well priced for what you get.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Got the order wrong. Dishes quite oily. Relatively expensive.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Good experience overall

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Went out with my mom and my cousin for our first night of our NYC trip. Very beautiful and creative interior. Food came out in a timely manner despite the packed restaurant. However, they had music blasting and made it nearly impossible to have casual conversation. If they had quieter music, it would allow people to actually enjoy the experience with the people they are with.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Went there with my son 2 nights in a row, since we liked the food. We are living in Beijing and gibts Thailand on a regular basis, so we can judge the authenty of the food. We asked for extra spicy and it was delivered. Food selection is sufficient and whatever we tried was good. Awesome Thai ice tea and a very good Lagunistas IPA on tap. Friendly service and a relaxing place despite being crowded and narrow seating. Noise level can be high and sitting at the wooden walls you can feel a lot of vibrations. Overall highly recommended since the prices are reasonable.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our meal was okay. I ordered a spicy soup which I thought would have rice noodles, and they looked like they just threw in some spaghetti noodles. Not very authentic. Others with me enjoyed their food more.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was great, except that in the end the waitress was rude. Did not ask us for deserts coz she wanted to close the section. There was hair in one of the dishes, which they replaced but still a big no for us.
Veg pad Thai was not good other theee dishes and appetizers were good. Drinks were good too. Nice decor.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

this place is a fusion of phony dishes, tiny and sugary drinks, eat and get out fast atmosphere and clueless waiters. if you like Vietnamese cuisine for dummies or Thai dishes for morons -- this is the place to go!

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Tasteless and poorly prepared food. Not restaurant quality. Everything landed on the table cold, including our soups. At least one one curt server (not appreciated at all..!!). They took off one item from our bill as compensation for our bad experience, but added 18% tip without asking (ostensibly as per policy written in ant-sized print on the back of the menu). Overall dismal experience. Never goin back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food in a pleasant atmosphere. For pre-theatre very efficient. It is Asian and all of the various dishes were well prepared. All of us enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is not large, but the service was more than gracious and timely.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good Thai food, efficiently prepared and good service.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Staff was nice and the food was good.
If you're European like us, you'll notice they a lot on the plate.
Music was techno house. Too loud, unlike the thai ambiance we experience in thailand. I might be wrong, only my 2 cents.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had reservations for an early dinner. We were seated promptly and was pleasantly surprised that it was happy hour! Everything we ordered was delicious but our favorites were: laksa (we shared this as an app), Calamari and their clay pot fish. They serve dessert, which comes from Spot, so it was no doubt delicious as well. Service was great. We definitely would come back!

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