Obao

4.5
2384 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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jeffreyt
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great tasting food !

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Escee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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James
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Outdoor dining was not that good. Food was okay. Hard to get a waiter to come by when you are outside

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JayE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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 .

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Urstrule
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

For me my meal was great my bf didn’t really enjoy his meal. I think overall it was a fun night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I definitely will be going back!

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JoeL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were outstanding. This is the second time we have dined here and they always exceed expectations.

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KhadijahF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Was seating ASAP . Food was great !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Calamari was excellent as were the pork chops.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! The food was delicious and service was great as well. We got our food very fast.

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foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a good place to hang out with friends. I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pho bo was delicious !!! Perfect for a cold winter day . Recommended !

Bu lo lak as well. Beef cubes in an amazing sauce !!! Michelin recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere

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RickyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely adored Obao and the food is so good! The drinks are really great as well, we tried four different ones.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food with friendly service. However, being from the west coast, we have had better Vietnamese and Thai food elsewhere

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Maine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a wonderful night. The service was awesome the staff was well attentive to our needs. I will be heading back real soon.

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vipNinaR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The drunken noodles were really nice,

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ErikM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipHaley
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

service could be better

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and waiter was friendly! Really impressed with their flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food got massamam and pad Thai best drink ever fig Tinu kimchi fries and dumplings

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and the drinks wets delicious!

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AnetteN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and accommodation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

indoor seating was close together

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NYLocal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! My go-to Vietnamese restaurant in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience for our family

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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
39 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
21 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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Obao is rated 4.5 stars by 2384 OpenTable diners.

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