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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
Two friends and I met here for dinner at 7 on a Saturday, and the place was hopping; reservations are recommended. It was also loud, but a fun party atmosphere, and we were able to talk fairly easily. The host was a delight, very gracious and helpful. After being seated and waiting around 15 minutes, we had to call someone over to take our orders. After that, service was fine.
The three of us shared two plates of crispy spring rolls as appetizers—so very good! Two of us had Kui Teaw Lak Sa soup, which is delicious and very hearty; our third had a pork belly banh-mi sandwich, tasty but a little skimpy for a dinner. One of us had two of the same cocktail, but each looked and tasted different, which was weird, but she liked them both. I'd definitely try it again, but probably on a quieter night.
ok it "looks" nice, but
nobody looks at you when talking to you
service is low grade
Appetizers : went for dumplings... dog food
Asked for a MILD (non spicy) meal... got a VERY SPICY meal: couldn't eat it
Do you think they bothered seeing a full plate when taking it away?
Do you think they where sorry?
Do you think they would not charge you for something you didn't ask for ?
People who score this place with 3 and above should spend a holiday in Thailand or a real thai restaurant ... to understand Obao is as good as streetfood in my opinion.
Sorry if I'm rough but I haven't had such a bad experience for a long time :-(
Went here for Valentine's Day, waited 15 minutes despite having a reservation. Sat down, immediately noticed there was something sticky from the table, hair on my napkin, and both of us had dirty dishes. Took 20 minutes for a waiter to come over (they were understandably busy), took our drink and appetizer orders, weren't served or checked on for another 20 minutes. Finally, I say something to a worker standing in the corner, still waited another 10 minutes just to order our dinner, that took another 20 minutes, we had a 7pm reservation and wasn't served our meal until almost 8:30pm. Servers didn't even check on how our meal was which usually isn't important to me, but after making us wait so long, they were entirely clueless of the situation. That's unacceptable for a New York City restaurant. Food was good, but the service (or non-service) was horrific and I'll never go back. There are great vietnamese/thai restaurants in the city, this isn't one of them.
Felt rushed. Only concerned about ordering entree. We were surprising a family member and they wouldn't allow most of us to sit until everyone was there. Waiting area small. Overall I would not go back or recommend anyone to go there. Food was ok extremely small portions for the price. We left after apps since they were very friendly. Walked a block down and found a more welcoming place
the food was all delicious, good portions, good prices. We went for a 3:00 late lunch on Superbowl Sunday. Apparently they had a shift changeover at 4:00 pm in the middle of our lunch. So, while we were still eating, (messy hands etc.), the server insist we had to pay the bill and sign credit card receipts. That was a bit annoying.
I have been coming to Obao for years, and have always been extremely pleased with the food. Although the taste of the food is still amazing, the portion sizes have definitely decreased. I am not someone who can handle a lot of food, and after an appetizer and a bowl of pho I was still hungry. The serving sizes used to be HUGE with more than enough to bring home. Increasing the price while decreasing the portion is disappointing. Also, I was sad to see that Obao received a “B” rating for health inspection. This has always been my go-to Pho spot, but because of this I might have to start branching out and finding other restaurants.
I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. The lunch specials -- which run daily (including weekends!) is an incredibly good bargain. There are a large number of choices -- all so good I would be happy to order nearly everything on the menu. The waitstaff are courteous and service is prompt. The food is absolutely delicious. I have returned multiple times and it never disappoints.
Food was excellent and many choices for anyone, including vegetarians and vegans. We waited but that was because whole group wasn't there. Prices were very reasonable (but not cheap). Food came out very timely and was very delicious. Too many appetizers to choose from. We picked three and they were each great. Make plans to visit this restaurant.
Went to Obao - Hell’s Kitchen for a reunion with two of my best friends. We loved the pho and the dumpling appetizers that we ordered! In addition, the cocktails that we ordered were PHENOMENAL - I personally ordered the Figatini and thought it was delicious. I’d definitely come back again.
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