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647 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3661
+1 212-245-8880
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pad thai” (57 reviews)
“pho bo” (22 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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647 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3661
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've gone to this theater district Thai for several years. Went there last night and quality has really gone down. Calamari was overbreaded and tough. Chicken disappeared inside fried breading. Dumplings still tasty. The wait staff had open container of cleaning fluid at the bar...More

Thank steven845
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was great. Try the calamari, it’s one of the best. If you’re going on a Saturday night make reservations if you don’t want to wait.

Thank Sbooker11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Oban Hells Kitchen after the theatre for a late dinner. We were seated straight away and our service was fast and friendly. This restaurant was busy and it is really pretty in there with a nice ambience. We ate the pork belly...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was 2 blocks from our theater and my wife and 2 kids and I went early. We were the first party seated upstairs but by the time we left (6:30) the place was hopping. Thai and Vietnamese food on the menu and everyone...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a neighborhood withe many Asian and especially Thai options this is perhaps the most creative and original. There are many interesting menu options and a very good lunch special menu. I had a pork , shrimp soup i a coconut broth - lots of...More

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Food tasted great but their presentation skills were poor. Also, we were a group of 3 and my friend was arriving slightly late due to traffic. We booked a reservation in advance and were made to wait in the corridor (with constant cold breeze) until...More

Thank angbna
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We were looking for Vietnamese and found this close to the Kirk theatre. Cool decor, great menu and gluten free items clearly marked. They even offer grass fed beef. We had the bun (vermicelli) and it was quite good. We had to ask for chopsticks...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant with superb staff. Waited 5 minutes for a table and then taken to one upstairs, little noisy but staff turned down sound system without hesitation. Very attentive and efficient and food was good.. definitely worth a visit and not extortionate in price tables...More

Thank Rob O
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic dishes! Fabulous cocktails, fun vibe! Get the lobster pad Thai and the sugar cane beef skewers!!!

Thank Tarek E
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This was our best meal in NYC during a three day visit. Bustling on a Monday night. Great menu - not too large. We had sugar cane ribs and calamari for appetizers and duck and the basil/shrimp rice for main courses and shared two scoops...More

Thank Valueformoneyandmore
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Marion Jane M
12 July 2016|
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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