Obao

4.4
2369 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai

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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.
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RickyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
Pittsburgh
6 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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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.

MB
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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nicoleg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, price was great. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I’ve been here a few times and it’s always amazing. Service is great, food is amazing, and usually the ambiance is great but this time around they have techno/edc music and it was very strange.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Don’t bother making a reservation on a Friday night because we waiting 30 minutes for our table even with the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great service and amazing ambience. The food was very average but I have had amazing food at their midtown east location so maybe it was an off night (Friday at 6 pm)

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vipDecoy
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drinks and the food!!!

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sorter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chicken wing appetizers were overcooked and did not seem freshly made. Mushroom dumplings were lukewarm and unexceptional. Braised pork belly and crab fried rice entrees were excellent. Ambience was nice and energetic, service was not very reaponsive but not negligent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable meal before catching a show. The staff was pleasant and the service was quick. The artisanal drinks where unique and well crafted. We started with the plaa salmon and mushroom dumplings both of which were excellent. Our short rib entrees fell of the bone. The drunken noodles had the perfect amount of spice. Dessert and tea was a real treat. We’ll be back.

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Chel
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Table booked over 30 days in advance and was given a table in the corner with my chair practically in another table
Food was overbearingly spicy - wasn’t informed a Thai green curry and pork on the menu would be this way - ruined the meal
No acknowledgement of my note for my fiancé’s 30th birthday
Very noisy and lacked ambience

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MeganW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value; highly recommend the crab fried rice and green curry, however less seafood/fish offerings than I expected. Atmosphere is cool and fun, and the food came to the table very fast (great if you're in a rush, not if you're looking for an experience). Would def go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I couldn’t get use to the club style music. The main course took so long between when we ordered and when we received our appetizers that I feel the waiter forgot to put the orders in. Otherwise the food was excellent. A larger portion size would have been nice.

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vipAJM1
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food, great location...

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vipSaturdayinNYC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great atmosphere, tasty food. Vibrant Saturday lunch/brunch crowd, the lower level was quite full by 1pm. Nice selection of choices on their menu, we enjoy the variety we selected (steamed dumplings, spring rolls, pad see ew and eggplant tofu). Happy to return the next time we're in NYC.

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good place--very hectic at night, quiet at lunch time. Great selection of dishes-veggie, noodles, fish, meat. Variable spice levels--everything is very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Crab fried rice was amazing and so was the pad Thai

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Obao is rated 4.4 stars by 2369 OpenTable diners.

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