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“Pre-Theater Saturday Night”
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Ranked #232 of 14,211 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description: 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.
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation because of Trip Advisor and wasn't disappointed. Had a 6 reservation and due to a massive traffic jam, called at 615 to switch to 630. Got there at 640 and all was honored. 3 appetizers were all great tasting. Pork ribs on sugar cane were super tasty, slightly small. The dumplings were hearty and very good but the shrimp (can't remember name) were amazing. Entrees of Duck noodles and Chili cashew chicken were good but not as good as the apps. Service was super although the table next to us was very noisy. All in all, the taste, value combination was fantastic and I'd definitely go back again.

Thank Sjt64
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very busy popular restaurant. Visited just before theatre. Great food, quick friendly service, what more could you ask for?

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had Pad Thai and Duck Noodles as mains after some summer rolls as entrée. Everything was really good. Also, we liked the atmosphere in the restaurant alot. The place appeared pretty busy so better book a table in advance!

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Thank monsieur_touriste
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and great atmosphere. I'm not a big Thai food person but this was awesome. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Donald B
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Found this lovely little restaurant in Hell's Kitchen with the help of TripAdvisor. It was one of the top rated restaurants in NYC and previous reviews suggested booking was essential. However we were eating later in the evening so set off from our hotel on the off chance.......
We were lucky and our host accommodated us after just a few minutes wait
The portions were reasonable sized, not huge as we'd experienced elsewhere so we decided to have both appetisers and entrees...... Vietnamese spring rolls and spicy calamari were really flavoursome. The duck panang red curry and cashew chilli chicken were both delicious
This clearly is a very popular place so, whilst we were fortunate to get a table, we would recommend booking to avoid disappointment

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Thank Michael G
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