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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” (56 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Tarek E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very unassuming from the exterior appearance but once inside you’ll see this restaurant is s true diamond in the rough. Atmosphere is very unique and cozy, the food was delicious and kept true to authentic Vietnamese culture. Don’t miss out on the desserts...More

Thank AlanTrac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch one Friday . The menu looked good. We ordered the lunch special. I got the Japanese eggplant and banh mi. The banh mi bread was very stale and inedible. I ate the meat which was decent. My friend had the...More

1  Thank rebecca m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal post theater matinee. Good service. We were there midweek so it wasn’t too crowded when we got there.

Thank cathy b b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended One I. I'm pretty picky with Thai ( my favorite food) but I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious apps and entrees that we ordered. I'll definitely be back soon@

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

6 of us went for dinner last week, the service was excellent, ambience great and food was oustanding. We had the salt and pepper shrimp, crispy veg spring rolls, steamed dumplings as starters. We then had Pad Thai, Roasted Duck Noodles, Sea Bass and the...More

Thank Anthonyinjhb
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

First visit last night and it was great. Reservations a must on a sat night. Food is fresh and flavorful. Service on point by very attractive sweet Thai girl. It's a scene, you'll see everything and I do mean everything. We were there early and...More

Thank Allan L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

After a long (tourist) day in NYC, we wanted something quick and easy to bring back to the hotel. Obao is a couple of blocks away from the Times Square madness and has an Eat24 online takeout arrangement that worked perfectly for us. We had...More

Thank Stu T
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Marion Jane M
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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