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Omai

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158 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-633-0550
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Omai has been around for years, but I just rediscovered it! It's a cozy place right in the middle of Chelsea. The food is excellent and it's not expensive. Vietnamese food is healthy by nature, and Omai uses very fresh ingredients that makes it a great choice if you want to eat well, eat healthy and not spend a lot... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was vited to dinner by friends I had not seen in a long time and was looking foward to a great evening. Well....I was not disappointed. We went to OMAI' one of their favourite places and now one of mine. The atmosphere is welcoming, the service more than amazing and the food is ever so delicious. You simply must... More 

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New York City, New York
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Loved everything from the soup to the ribs to the shrimp and scallops. And get the Jasmine tea. I will be back. Great for Vegans, too...

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Seared Tuna Rice Paper Rolls Crispy Spring Rolls Prawn Ravioli (Asian style) Crispy Red Snapper Fillet Hopefully the photos tell a story because this is the first time I have posted photos on trip advisor. It's really very simple, if you love/like/enjoy Vietnamese food then do yourself a favour and head to Omai on 9th Avenue in Manhattan. We leave... More 

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Thank Simon P
Asheville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must dine at while in NYC. I have never been disappointed by anything on the menu, always fresh, tasty and generous portions for NYC. The service is also great. If in Chelsea do check it out. Or a good reason to go to Chelsea, not a far walk from the market or High Line..

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I have travelled to Vietnam several times and absolutely love Vietnamese food; second only to Japanese for Asian food. This is now the third time I have visited this restaurant and I don't even live in New York let alone the US. I adore the ambience - it's simple modern Vietnamese. But its the food which I really love and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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243 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Simple but nicely decorated dining room Loungy music Well executed Mojito Prawn rolls with peanut sauce: The prawns are grilled which gives a nice twist Roasted duck with dipping: perfectly roasted duck, still tender inside and elegant dipping which was mixing very well with a sticky rice that I ordered on the side Overall nice food in a place where... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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666 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

In a small place on 9th avenue you can find this little hidden gem. The restaurant was recommended by a New Yorker friend, and we had here a delightful dinner. The dishes were small and tasty. The amazing waitress gave fantastic recommendations. We were a party of 4 and we shared all the dishes. We loved the Papaya Salad, the... More 

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Yonkers
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We have returned to Omai many times because the food is always delicious and fresh and the service is always excellent.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I had passed this restaurant several times and found it almost incongruous that a Vietnamese restaurant would inhabit such an ordinary but wonderful storefront location. Typical New York City with glass front and brick walls inside, Omai is wonderfully cozy with friendly, very efficient service. Although I am no expert on Vietnamese food, my dinner was wonderful as was my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-633-0550

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Staying in Chelsea

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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