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647 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3661
+1 212-245-8880
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
647 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3661
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came to Obao for a quick bite in between acting classes. When I walked in I thought the play was really cool with hip lighting decorations! I ordered the duck and noodles. It was absolutely delicious. The other food dishes and cocktails looked mouthwatering...More

Thank shermansara37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose Oban for a brandy be fore dinner.sat at bar where a couple were making cocktails and were very busy.after second brandy decided to try a cocktail ourselves.chose two and shared them.very fast you as they were not usually a drink of choice.decided to a...More

Thank 43nhuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love Obao, but like many Manhattan restaurants, especially in the Theater District, it started out well and the declined. Food was mediocre, and it’s incredibly noisy. With the plethora of Asian food in the Theater District I’ll be looking elsewhere.

Thank Marc207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got here after TA &YELP recommendations and we weren't disappointed. Great thai food, nice portions, not too pricey and nice stuff. Midtown has many great restaurants - if you're up for some thai/vietnamese/asian don't hesitate. אחלה מסעדה, תאילנדית ברמה גבוהה ולא יקרה. מומלץ

Thank OvedS5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait at bar for a table which was fine as the Obao cocktail was lovely! Had dumplings and papaya salad - lovely and fresh along with spicy sauce, then duck noodles. All great and service was good too. Clearly a popular place with...More

Thank ClaireTEdinburgh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Asian fusion restaurant has some unexpected combos (kimchee chips - potato chips with kimchee sauce, for example) that work surprisingly well. The fried prawns - with shell on and battered - were a bit soggy and the shell was a bit chewy. The Vietnamese...More

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I highly recommend this restaurant for those who are looking for a very chic and inexpensive Thai/Japanese restaurant that's located close to the theater district. Rarely I have been impressed with both the decor and food. Great place for a first date or special occasion....More

Thank Silvereagle
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

OBAO is a restaurant located in Hell's Kitchen. I absolutely loved the atmosphere there. The restaurant is dimly lit with beautiful hanging lanterns. The food was delicious, however a little bit pricey. It was a vietnamese-asian fusion type menu with a ton of options. I...More

Thank LynneRobertson80
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing. I still give 2* rating for the following reason : 1. We were a party of 10. When we were ready to be seated, they told us there was a minimum $35 policy. It was insulting. They should have had...More

Thank Raj B
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Ambience: while the interiors look like any Asian fast food restaurant, the difference is the music that plays contemporary soft rock putting you in the perfect dining mood. Food: Basil fried rice is really great. Order this with any of the sides. Duck red curry...More

Thank Dumz
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Response from Edward B | Reviewed this property |
I visited with vegetarians and they were delighted. We even went back a couple of days later
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3661
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-245-8880
  • E-mail
OBAO bridges the gap from the streets of South East 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.
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