Obao

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2139 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
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.
What 2139 People Are Saying
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4.2
Ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good and satisfied. So crowded because this restaurant is famous. That’s why it was noisy a little bit, but it was acceptable.

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place was a wonderful experience. The wait staff was courteous and friendly. We felt so welcome and taken care of! The food was exquisite and in good proportions. We plan to go back.

ND
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and service.... they gave us our food too fast.... Gave it to us 5 mins after ordering

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Generally good. Too much oil w scallops and beignets too doughy. Steak very good.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I booked a table for 3 but I had to wait for my friends sitting next to hostess. I explained that one of my friends would be really late so we wanted to start eating first.
But my friend and i had to wait.
And especially our table, It was too dark to see the menu! I thought i was blind.
Food was not so good. And Servers often asked us whether we finished our dishes! Even though we were eating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my one of my favorite spots to go to. Good food and good vibes. Simple.

OT
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Non un granché

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KG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious food! Good service! Great atmosphere! However, a member of my party had celiac and became very ill after ordering an item marked as gluten free. This is concerning that she likely was served food contaminated with gluten. Food allergies can be serious and it is a shame to not be able to trust that an item is allergen free as stated. Disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super quick service. Food was on our table less than 5 mins after ordering.

Arrived half an hour early and got seated immediately as well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered pork belly Appertizer had to returned due to a bad odor coming from the marinated cabbage.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Super friendly reception and casual atmosphere all helped to have delicious dinner before us open.

AB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Highly recommend. We arrived with about an hour and a half before our show so we informed the waiter when we placed our drink order so there wasn't a panic last minute. The service was super quick, food fantastic. Took about 12 or so minutes from ordering to table. The 4 of us each ordered a different app and main just to get a feel for the menu. Everything was too notch.

QM
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious, food with combo's and sauces not usually found. Can get laud at Happy Hour.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The experience was lackluster from arrival to departures. The restaurant was empty and I still had to wave both arms for one of five people to notice we needed benign requests met. Water, chopsticks, dirty plates cleared. The high points were the extremely tender calamari appetizer and the wide noodles in the Duck Noodles entree. However the pad Thai was boring as was the pork spring rolls and the sugar stick pork chops.

j
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

It's a good place to go and get drunk during happy hour.

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great pre theater choice. Food is v good and has a nice vibe.

s
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and friendly service. Can highly recommend the bun - delicious meat and fresh ingredients.

AS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is one of our few Go To places in NYC when we want consistently great food and high value. Located convenient to theatre on 9th ave; The flavorings of the food can not be beat, great Pho, salads, along with variety of wonderful Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Never disappointed, and Happy Hour is a plus!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Not Thai at all, food was really average and not authentic in the slightest. It was just really disappointing, not expensive but not even worth the price. Doesn’t deserve the rating seen here, avoid.

A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, reasonably priced

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Really slow service
Certain things on menu not available
Food fair not great

L
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super cute Thai place in Hell's Kitchen. Mum and I went for Sunday brunch. Great cocktails! They have a daily happy hour. Livin' for it.

H
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

really nice fusion food but not so friendly staff, they were quite rude.

KP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food is delicious. Service is not great. Servers basically ignores us, gave us a new drink without clearing the empty cups from the teeny table. I will always go back because of how delicious it is, though.

JP
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very tasty Thai food. Lunch menu is a super value. They serve a couple appetizer with the order of an entree. Good service. Convenient location. I’d go back.

w
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant week menu. Both fish and lobster dishes were delicious. The mango salad which comes with fish dish was spectacular.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elegant and beautiful are two words to describe this restaurant. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. We ate outdoors but the inside was just as nice. Very French! The good, what can I say? I ordered the escargot, a French style ceviche and a ham quiche, all were great and filling. Would highly recommend to anyone, restaurant week or not.

DA
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was tasty and flavorful. Price was as expected for a NYC restaurant. I was not happy with service. Felt like asking for anything was annoying the staff. Had to ask for hot sauce 3 times before it was delivered. Had a reservation for 8PM but we were tabled at 8:30.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the second time I’ve gone, and it was incredible! The food is always so delicious, and the portions are huge which makes it a great value. My friend and I were on somewhat of a tight schedule since we had a show to go see, and the service was so fast and easy. I would absolutely eat here again in a heartbeat.

W
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Restaurant has a lot of Vibe, your crowd frequent it. Great location 2 blocks west of Broadway. Interesting Menu

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Thai food in an amazing setting. Price is very reasonable too!

f
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have had both the Pad See Eiw and the Roasted Duck Noodles. Both were delicious!

t
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and well presented. Noise level was high but service made up for it.

ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

NY is filled with so many great food options. Don't waist your time going here. Place looks cool from uploaded photos from management but the food isn't that great and the place is kinda dirty.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Just very subpar don’t recommend

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Awesome food. Great service.

AN
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were pleasant. The service was very fast. The food was so delicious! The New Zealand beef melted in my mouth! The only thing that I would suggest is that you dust the orange baskets around your lights. The prices were extremely reasonable for NYC. I would definitely eat here again. What a great find!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance....Great Service.....Great Food and Drinks

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food and great experience

T
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointed this time. Pho noodles and beef over cooked. It was waiting for us. Been there before and was better.

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