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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.
New York, NY 10036
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11:30pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm - 12:30am
between 45st & 46st
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We do catering. Please contact us at 212-245-8880.
Street, Garage (45th Street between 8th & 9th Ave)
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
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
Special Events & Promotions:
For special events, please email us at
Obao Ratings and Reviews
Love Obao, perfect for pre theater. Drinks are really delicious and so is the food. My only issue with service was that I felt a bit rushed. we order appys. We were catching up talking enjoying out drinks and appy. Dinner came out our plates were not cleared form the appys, food runner is shoving plates with out clearing and our waiter proceeded to clear food into dirty plates right by our side and stack all plates. not very appetizing!!! I think they need a bit more training on that. But everything else was great and that would not stop me from going back.
Food is great!! Service and setting marginal at best. Loud and crowded, which I understand because the food really is excellent and a good value. The staff is barely friendly and very disinterested in paying attention to you. I’d recommend take out, and won’t go back for dining in, which will likely not happen since we don’t live in the City.
Went to Obao on a Tuesday and it was very busy. Thankfully we had a reservation but still waited 15 minutes for a table. The meals we had were all very good and the service was always there to fill your water or get you anything else. Drinks were quite fun also. Would definitely go back!
we ordered several appetizers and entrees and shared everything, so I can report that everything was delicious. we asked the server for recommendations and she did not disappoint. Even their drink specials were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
Had a pre-theatre dinner at Obao. They serve a fusion of Thai and Vietnamese cuisines, and there was something on the menu to appeal to everyone in the group. We particularly liked the Roasted Duck Noodles and the Basil Fried Rice (full of shrimp). The wine choices were fine, and there was a very tasty "house red" at a very good price ($8/glass). Given that we're in NYC and within a quick walk of many Broadway theaters, I'd have to classify this place as a true bargain. We told the servers that we had a show to attend, and they were very accommodating to our schedule. They do offer a prix fixe pre-theatre menu (which we did not have), but ordering off the regular menu was quick and efficient. The decor of the downstairs and upstairs dining rooms is quite interesting (modern Asian), and there is a very energetic bar scene on the ground floor.
This place was very high energy for an early dinner on Sunday night at 6:30. Loud club music made everyone talk very loud which was odd for an otherwise pleasant Thai restaurant. The food was good but not outstanding. The service was very pleasant and accommodating. Not worth a trip across town but if you're in the neighborhood it's not a bad choice.
We were looking for a new place to eat in Hell's Kitchen (an area we frequently eat in). From the Open Table list I noticed Obao and we tried it. The food is EXCELLENT! A great blend of Thai and Vietnamese choices. The steamed veggie dumplings were fabulous. We each had a different Pad (noodle) choice. The beef in mine (on the menu it says Australian grass-fed beef) was soft and succulent--not something you find in every Asian restaurant. The service was wonderful. The whole wait staff was friendly, helpful in explaining the dishes, and attentive to needs. We had "happy hour" choices of wine and beer which were good and a value. We ended our meal with Vietnamese iced coffee which I love. I certainly am looking forward to revisiting this restaurant. For pre theater-dinner, definitely make reservations. It's a popular restaurant as it deserves to be.
Service was attentive and quick. Food was yummy but almost inedibly salty. Not sure if it was just our specific dishes. We drank so much water. Would be willing to give it another try for being so close to our favorite theatres. Servings a little small for the price compared to other Thai places.
Found out about Obao from TripAdvisor, definitely a great place for Asian cuisine and they easily accomondated our party of seven. Food was excellent, the only down side was the noise level, but the food made up for this shortcoming. Worth a visit.
I've ate at the Midtown East location many times and was excited to try their Hell's Kitchen location. The food is definitely better at the Midtown East location. Our server was not attentive and felt like she was rushing us out of there by giving us the check without asking if we wanted anything else.
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