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647 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3661
+1 212-245-8880
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pad thai” (61 reviews)
“pho bo” (24 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
647 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3661
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Reviewed yesterday

Food was tasty, decent portions and fair prices. I would go again to try different things since what I had wasn't like WOW.

Thank aldo1aldo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to Obao for an early dinner, before heading off to Broadway to see a show. We arrived during happy hour. We had a reservations, and were promptly seated. The staff was friendly, very attentive and eager to answer any questions. I had the beef...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate as a family, the staff very nice and friendly but the food was so sweet, everything, all the dishes were so sweet, there was no balanced with the sweet, sour and heat. we do not recommend it if you are looking for nice...More

Thank familiapughcor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Pad Thai I’ve had in a very long time! Quick service (however it was a late lunch). Good range of choice and reasonably priced.

Thank Justanopinion277
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped on a Saturday night and it was pretty busy. Since there were just two of us we got seats at the bar. I ordered the beef vermicelli and the beef was spot on the rest of the dish was a bit Americanized but...More

Thank tusselman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was amazing! The lighting and decorations are unique and fun and the service was great. The food was amazing! Definitely recommend the basil fried rice!

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food isn't taste good as people described. The service quality is terrible. A female server served with bad attitude which made my friend and I feel being discriminated. I'll never come again.

Thank Yvette0101
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My mom and I stopped here for dinner while in NYC for a quick weekend trip. I found OBAO on Yelp and since my mom has a gluten allergy, I thought Asian would be a better option for food. I would highly recommend reservations. OBAO...More

Thank Angela_B_Chicago
Reviewed 6 June 2018

And a bit off the beaten path all the way on 9th Ave, but well worth the journey. Serving a variety of Asian cuisines with a focus on Vietnamese and Thai. And extra credit for some great vegetarian choices. 2 For dinner on a weekday...More

Thank mastiffdad
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is our go-to place when my friend and I have to catch up. She always orders seafood, I order the eggplant. We are never disappointed. The Figatini sometimes invades my dreams and I need to have one. Icy cold and so good. Service is...More

Thank Mamasoo
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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