Obao

4.3
2455 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.
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TerryE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really good Vietnamese food in midtown West neighborhood. One of few restaurants serving lunch at this time.

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MiszMisha
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worse experience dining here thus far. We attended for a birthday party. The staff was unorganized even though I emailed the restaurant days in advance. Sever was unenthusiastic about our presence. Drinks were okay. We ordered four appetizers and all of them were bland and the kimchi fries had only a dusting of kimchi. We all ordered entrees (four). The crab rice and drunken noodles was also bland, the crispy pork was tough and the short ribs were chewy. Needless to say we didn’t not finish any of our meals. When it came time for dessert, the server was clueless that we brought our own cake and forced us to completely ruin the surprise. Overall was highly disappointed with the dining experience and will not be returning nor recommending, which is a shame because the first time I dined here was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was very average, and the cocktails we ordered were terrible. It’s a good concept but poorly executed

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and yummy drinks.

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None
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. The dishes are all moderately priced which is another plus.

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RonL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food and drinks, and good service; noise level a little too high for intimate conversation, but overall pleasant atmosphere

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EvaD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was such a nice setting. The food came quick and a great place to dress up and go out with friends or a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual Thai joint with fantastic food. Everything we had was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Will be back again.

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vipLivingsum
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the experience, but would have appreciated the option of a Banh Mi sandwich. Thx.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

El servicio es excelente

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super amazing food for a good price. Staff was nice even when we were late for our reservation.

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vipLarryB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great before show

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious, but the mushroom dumplings were exceptional.

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Willis
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Customer service was lacking this night but overall we kept our experience in a positive perspective.

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FrancesP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were wonderful and from the appetizers to the entrées everything was appealing to the eye and delicious to the taste! House Wine is seven dollars and Monday through Friday they have wonderful lunch specials including appetizer and entrée.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tamarind glazed spare ribs were the best I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I did not like the food at all!

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ChristyM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was just ok. We got drunken noodles, crab fried rice, and the lobster pad thai. The crab fried rice was very good. The drunken noodles were good, nothing special though. The lobster on the pad thai was way overcooked. The egg was also overcooked so much that the yolk did not run. Overall, I was disappointed in the meal and service. I would not eat here again and I would not recommend it to anyone else.

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NanaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice service and good food. Will go for large or small party

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary date with the Mrs

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viptebraz
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

with lousy weather and smokers outside, moved indoors. Over fried tofu sent back and received new one but much less spicy. Very quick service and very attentive. Decent value. Nice happy hour offers but wish it included food other than oysters. Wish they had more offerings in the curry world.

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AshleyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food for a great price! Outside dining left a lot to be desired and inside was very loud with music. I wish the service was more attentive, but nonetheless a great dining experience!

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GJaffe
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Nice place. We had a small dinner there with family. Its a good place.

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RomanP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, especially for the price. But what really made it is the service. Everyone worked together to make sure we were taking care of very well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was very crowded on a monday night when we arrived. The servers forgot us and not serving us any water 20 minutes in, until we waved to get order in and everything. Then the servers were never to be seen again until we saw one of them cleaning a nearby table and waved to get our check and get out of there. It was 90 degree outside and considered the whole restaurant was packed, they did not bother to at least turn on some AC to cool down. It was a miserable experience, overall.

The food - this restaurant is the definition of if you’re hip, swanky, and slap an overpriced tag on an item, then it’s automatically considered “good”. Food was ok, It wasn’t bad, but to be very honest I’ve had better pho at a low key spot.

The cocktail selection was spot on. A lot of nice mix of drinks.

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vipBluevirgo
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Lobster pad Thai was something new and was great. Topped with an egg over easy. Spare ribs were juicy meat fell right off the bone. Spring rolls were also a great addition.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice spot, but they didn’t have the AC turned on enough.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Unfriendly but efficient. Food was ok, not as fresh as it used to be. Better options out there.

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JimmyS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, can not wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing . Me and my boyfriend loved everything

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FrancesP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to this restaurant, and with happy hour almost all day and generous delicious tasting portions, I was very pleasantly surprised.
I went on a day that did not have the lunch special, but the prices were still very reasonable for what you got. The servers were very attentive and even tailored my meal to not be that spicy and contain less oil for my healthier eating style. Definitely will go back. Great neighborhood gem!

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vipFidelG
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4 pre theater dinner. Very attentive service. Great food at reasonable prices. Arrived in time for happy hour so got discount drinks and oysters. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent but service was a bit spotty and distracted.

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vipDavidA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Brutal service

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al fresco. Very helpful waiter and excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend from out of town wanted Thai for lunch. I decided Obao on 9th Ave because of the ambience. We both tried the 2 dishes that had the Mitchlen star, pho and the cubed beef with rice. I know... We came for Thai but we had to try the specially rated dishes. The food came out delicious. I made reservations for 12:30pm on a Wednesday for indoor dining, we were the first guest to arrive; evenly spaced for social distancing.

My tip: bathroom door pulls, not slides. The door "handle" is misleading. You'll thank your nails later. 😉

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, third time here and will definitely continue going !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and food... average drinks

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Gina
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We dined in at around 3pm, so it wasn’t busy inside at all compared to usual. It took a very long time for our food to come out. Our kimchee fries appetizer took so long, and it was lukewarm. It definitely felt as it it was sitting out and the server forgot to bring it to us. And they skimp out on the kimchee - we barely had any on top of the fries. The other four dishes that we ordered were all good - the pho bo was tasty as per usual.

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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 4.3 stars by 2455 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.