Obao

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$30 and under
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Thai

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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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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JavindraB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

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DaisyB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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StephanieS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Waited for 40 minutes after our reservation to be seated.

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vipMarB
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Everyone was very helpful. Recommend highly. We went pre theatre and they were very accommodating on time!

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MarilynA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!

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ThierryJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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)

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vipBluedivision
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and great space. Good service.

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vipCher
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Only had the spring rolls and a soup, but they were not good at all

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nicoleg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, price was great. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Don’t bother making a reservation on a Friday night because we waiting 30 minutes for our table even with the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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)

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vipDecoy
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drinks and the food!!!

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sorter
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Chel
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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MeganW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

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vipAJM1
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food, great location...

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
113 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipSaturdayinNYC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Crab fried rice was amazing and so was the pad Thai

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Daghoy
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, good service. Nice drinks. Happy family

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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nancy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.. great service .. would highly recommend.

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NewbieNy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PAULS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - had the lunch special

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viplindac
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food. Fun place. Liked it so much I went 2 nights in a row.

JR
vipJacquelineR
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and service. I will be coming back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

More than I expected. Very tasty food.

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phoaglan
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group loved the food. Thai and Vietnamese fusion well executed.

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bootsiebuddy
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe, great music and nice food!

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vipAnitaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Phad thai lobster ok only

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vipRyanB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

-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.

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DevinB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day and it was amazing! Service was so quick and the food was delicious!

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Obao is rated 4.3 stars by 2351 OpenTable diners.

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