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For 2
Wed, 2/21
7:30 PM
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1555 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Authentic
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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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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We do catering. Please contact us at 212-245-8880.
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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
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 1555 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Soupe de curry rouge avec des nouilles

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Two friends and I met here for dinner at 7 on a Saturday, and the place was hopping; reservations are recommended. It was also loud, but a fun party atmosphere, and we were able to talk fairly easily. The host was a delight, very gracious and helpful. After being seated and waiting around 15 minutes, we had to call someone over to take our orders. After that, service was fine.

The three of us shared two plates of crispy spring rolls as appetizers—so very good! Two of us had Kui Teaw Lak Sa soup, which is delicious and very hearty; our third had a pork belly banh-mi sandwich, tasty but a little skimpy for a dinner. One of us had two of the same cocktail, but each looked and tasted different, which was weird, but she liked them both. I'd definitely try it again, but probably on a quieter night.

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Appetizers were great. Pho dish was delicious and spicy. Curried duck was a little too sweet but otherwise pretty good. Would have liked chopsticks at the table but the service was great and they were available upon request. Great!

OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very noisy club music playing
Poor service no interaction didn’t even offer us drinks just took the menus away without talking to us

Hugobene (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

ok it "looks" nice, but
nobody looks at you when talking to you
service is low grade
Appetizers : went for dumplings... dog food
Asked for a MILD (non spicy) meal... got a VERY SPICY meal: couldn't eat it
Do you think they bothered seeing a full plate when taking it away?
Do you think they where sorry?
Do you think they would not charge you for something you didn't ask for ?
No, no,no
People who score this place with 3 and above should spend a holiday in Thailand or a real thai restaurant ... to understand Obao is as good as streetfood in my opinion.
Sorry if I'm rough but I haven't had such a bad experience for a long time :-(

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was good overall but the light fixtures in the front were covered in dust and kind of disgusted us...we would come back if it we're cleaner.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Affordable and gorgeous

NewYorker987 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentine's Day, waited 15 minutes despite having a reservation. Sat down, immediately noticed there was something sticky from the table, hair on my napkin, and both of us had dirty dishes. Took 20 minutes for a waiter to come over (they were understandably busy), took our drink and appetizer orders, weren't served or checked on for another 20 minutes. Finally, I say something to a worker standing in the corner, still waited another 10 minutes just to order our dinner, that took another 20 minutes, we had a 7pm reservation and wasn't served our meal until almost 8:30pm. Servers didn't even check on how our meal was which usually isn't important to me, but after making us wait so long, they were entirely clueless of the situation. That's unacceptable for a New York City restaurant. Food was good, but the service (or non-service) was horrific and I'll never go back. There are great vietnamese/thai restaurants in the city, this isn't one of them.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great dinner, great drinks, nice ambiance, and close to the theater!

Foodie18 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Felt rushed. Only concerned about ordering entree. We were surprising a family member and they wouldn't allow most of us to sit until everyone was there. Waiting area small. Overall I would not go back or recommend anyone to go there. Food was ok extremely small portions for the price. We left after apps since they were very friendly. Walked a block down and found a more welcoming place