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Obao

4.3
1555 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Thai
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • 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 1555 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Soupe de curry rouge avec des nouilles

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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AveryE 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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Hugobene (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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 :-(

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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.

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

Affordable and gorgeous

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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.

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

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

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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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Fast service, interesting decor and excellent food

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vipRobert (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

the food was all delicious, good portions, good prices. We went for a 3:00 late lunch on Superbowl Sunday. Apparently they had a shift changeover at 4:00 pm in the middle of our lunch. So, while we were still eating, (messy hands etc.), the server insist we had to pay the bill and sign credit card receipts. That was a bit annoying.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious. Portions were just right and the service was excellent. We really liked the steamed dumplings as an appetizer and the eggplant side dish was fantastic. The pho what was needed on a cold night in New York.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Nice, authentic Japanese food. Very nice & cosy atmosphere. Nice & friendly service..

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was very tasty. The servers were fast and attentive. Certainly it is a place to come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Family get together of 6 - service was okay - but the food is excellent.

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Aleks (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Very poor service including forgotten items and spilled drinks. Loud generator next to the table.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Expected more from the food but will try their other branch and see if it’s better.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great flavors. Very fresh. Yummy cocktails.
Would come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food at a very reasonable price

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FancyPants (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Really fun place

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been coming to Obao for years, and have always been extremely pleased with the food. Although the taste of the food is still amazing, the portion sizes have definitely decreased. I am not someone who can handle a lot of food, and after an appetizer and a bowl of pho I was still hungry. The serving sizes used to be HUGE with more than enough to bring home. Increasing the price while decreasing the portion is disappointing. Also, I was sad to see that Obao received a “B” rating for health inspection. This has always been my go-to Pho spot, but because of this I might have to start branching out and finding other restaurants.

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Guest (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good food abd affordable

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Very good Thai food thought everything is a bit spicy even if they tell you it’s not (I don’t really have a tolerance for spicy food so it was a lot for me but amazing nonetheless). GREAT lunch specials as well.

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Gary (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

It a great evening at Obao. Recommend it for all !!

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Pinar99 (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I was a little hesitant when I saw a “B” rating in the window, but food tasted very fresh, they had a great variety of dishes and very reasonable prices for NYC. Cool space.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food, great price! Tables were very close together, and it was a very fast paced meal. Great for everyday dining to get in and out, not so much for a date.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place to meet friends for drinks and a bit to eat. Good variety but nothing extraordinary. I would go back.

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RBBVS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

It's often tough to find places to eat near the Theater District that don't cost an arm and a leg. Tasty dishes, prompt service--what more do you need?

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Saw a recommendation on Trip Advisor and thought we’d give it a try. Loved the calamari and the chicken with cashews.

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