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.
Sambal Spiced Calamari
fried calamari, scallions, and onion stir fried with butter and sambal oelek served with cucumber relish
12 hours cooked beef broth, thin sliced rare beef, brisket, and thin rice noodles served with side of bean sprouts, jalapeno, and lime wedge choice of: beef balls $3, slow cooked short ribs $6
Shredded young papaya, lime, chili, garlic, long bean, cherry tomato and crushed peanut
Great restaurant and great tasting food !
Really appreciated the indoor dining experience after a whole year- there was a quick temperature check and the hostess took down my party's information for tracking, which I appreciated. The atmosphere at Obao was upbeat and intimate, and the food was really quite amazing. We ordered the calamari and steamed dumplings as appetizers, pad see ew and drunken noodles as entrees and all were fantastic. The calamari, in particular, was the highlight dish; it was perfectly tender and juicy, with a crispy outer batter, and laid on a bed of marinated vegetables. Instead of the typical calamari rings, they were rectangular strips, which was arguably a much better texture. The sauces for both appetizers stole the show. Definitely looking forward to return in the future, if only for just the calamari!
Outdoor dining was not that good. Food was okay. Hard to get a waiter to come by when you are outside
Overall I would recommend this place . I wouldn’t go back for the food honestly it was subpar and the portions were small. I ordered the lemon grass ribs and also took home a plate of pad Thai. Ive definitely had better Thai food. The staff was friendly however and the ambiance was lovely . Great music and nice decor .
For me my meal was great my bf didn’t really enjoy his meal. I think overall it was a fun night.
The food was delicious! I definitely will be going back!
The food and drinks were outstanding. This is the second time we have dined here and they always exceed expectations.
Very nice staff. Was seating ASAP . Food was great !
Calamari was excellent as were the pork chops.
Loved this place! The food was delicious and service was great as well. We got our food very fast.
It's a good place to hang out with friends. I would go again.
Pho bo was delicious !!! Perfect for a cold winter day . Recommended !
Bu lo lak as well. Beef cubes in an amazing sauce !!! Michelin recommended
Great food and great atmosphere
I SPENT TWO WEEKS EATING MY WAY THROUGH THAILAND, OBAO HAS THE BEST TASTING THAI FOOD I EVER HAD, EQUAL TO MY THAILAND EXPERIENCE!
IT’S A MUST TRY IF YOU LOVE THAI... CALAMARI, DRUNKEN NOODLES... WERE BEYOND INCREDIBLE... AND THE DUMPLINGS, PAPAYA SALAD WERE VERY GOOD !
I absolutely adored Obao and the food is so good! The drinks are really great as well, we tried four different ones.
Good food with friendly service. However, being from the west coast, we have had better Vietnamese and Thai food elsewhere
I had a wonderful night. The service was awesome the staff was well attentive to our needs. I will be heading back real soon.
Great food! The drunken noodles were really nice,
Great food and the waiter was super friendly. The pad see ew with beef was amazing. The duck noodles were ok but not as good. Thai iced tea was really good too.
service could be better
Amazing food and waiter was friendly! Really impressed with their flavors.
This place was delicious! Will definitely be coming here each time I visit the city. Best pho and pad Thai I’ve ever had. Great cocktails and apps as well!
Loved the food got massamam and pad Thai best drink ever fig Tinu kimchi fries and dumplings
Food was amazing and the drinks wets delicious!
Came here on October 26th, which was a gloomy rainy day, but I wanted to visit for dinner with my husband for my birthday. It was sparkling clean, we sat inside in a corner, and there were only two other diners across the other side of the restaurant. Fast service, delicious drinks, mouth watering food (and super helpful waitress, as I have lots of allergies like gluten, soy, egg, milk, etc. and I got to try something new, which never is this easy!!). Thank you for making my birthday dinner memorable!
Great food and accommodation
Great customer service
indoor seating was close together
Never disappoints! My go-to Vietnamese restaurant in the city.
The best experience for our family
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.
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
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.
Waited for 40 minutes after our reservation to be seated.
Food was fantastic. Everyone was very helpful. Recommend highly. We went pre theatre and they were very accommodating on time!
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!
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)
Great food and great space. Good service.
Only had the spring rolls and a soup, but they were not good at all
You can order delivery directly from Obao using the Order Online button. Obao also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.
Obao is rated 4.5 stars by 2384 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.