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Obao

OBAO bridges the gap from the street of Southeast 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.

With the success of our Flagship restaurant in midtown and Water Street location, OBAO is proud to unveil its Hell's Kitchen location located on 9th avenue between 45th&46th.
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760 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(760 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 760 reviews
5 stars
(261)
4 stars
(338)
3 stars
(121)
2 stars
(30)
1 star
(10)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(275)
  • good for groups(214)
  • neighborhood gem(213)
  • great for lunch(155)
  • hot spot(131)
  • romantic(97)
Obao Reviews List
Review 1 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Perfect Pre-theater spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Tasty food, excellent value, amazing service. The tender calamari appetizer, smoky eggplant side dish & roasted duck noodles were delicious and satisfying."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Obao
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Too spicy, cold food.

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 4 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 5 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 7 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Entrees better than appetizers

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We ordered the short rib appetizer and it was basically fat on a stick. We sent it back. Ordered the vegetable dumplings and they were just okay. Fresh shrimp rolls barely had any shrimp. We did have very good cocktails and came during happy hour before a show, so that was good. Service was slow. Good thing we arrived early. Dinner was better. The entrees (had the Bu'n with beef) and it was basically a steak salad with noodles and lettuce, but it was a healthy portion and yummy.
Not sure I'd rush back there."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/11/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/11/2015
 2015
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Review 9 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Obao for Lunch

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We met up with a friend for lunch here . The service was very good, they seemed to have lots of people waiting on you. The Thai food selections were very nice, seemed to use authentic ingredients and didn't skimp on the quality. Overall very enjoyable!"
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 10 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 11 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 12 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"It's very good place! Even tho the food isn't the best but the service and the smile on the waiters are perfectly made it through 100!"
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A Great Meal

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Found via Google maps when looking for a Thai restaurant. Excellent service for both cocktails and food, taking care to ensure that food was not too spicy when asked. Courses came promptly but not too quickly."
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 15 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 16 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 17 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food was good, ambience was nice..

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The server was also very accommodating. However, nothing really stood out to me at this restaurant other than the cool interior. I feel like I have had richer-tasting Thai food at other nice Thai restaurants in the city. Overall, an average dining experience."
Dined on 12/07/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot
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Review 18 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Thai Done Right

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"a great local choice with authentic Thai fare, and some inventive variations for more adventurous experiencing. lots of variety throughout both the food and bar menus to accommodate wide ranges of preferences across palates and ingredients; also customize if they can. gets very busy at peak times, so aim for the fringe hours if you can for a less frenzied environment, if that's what you seek. particularly recommend the entrees with the various curry and seasoning options; the appetizers are standard fare, all quite good. service was attentive and professional. enjoy!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A Valuable Find for RW

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My friends and I met here for restaurant week, but no one ended up sticking to the RW menu. It turned out to be the same amount that we would have spent.
The short ribs were amazing (both a friend and I ordered this dish), as were the shumai and Japanese eggplant. But what stole the show was the creme brûlée dish with warm pumpkin cake. OMG...
This place has vegetarian options and the service was great!"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I would come back here because I'm a big fan of their drunken noodles and cocktails, but the summer roll with seafood was way too fishy and got an attitude from the server when that was pointed out. Service wasn't great. We had to wait a little too long for drinks and food and our server seemed like he didn't want to be there. Interior is trendy, but the people we were surrounded by were incredibly obnoxious - I guess the price to pay for eating in HK. The restaurant shouldn't be blamed for its clientele, but it was a huge factor as to why I didn't enjoy my time there."
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2015
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Review 24 for Obao
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Obao lunch

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I went for lunch here with two of my friends! The menu was great and very cheap surprisingly. We ended up paying 32 bux for 3 people. The environment was nice and food was good. The only thing that was bad was the service. We got our food pretty quickly after we ordered but had to wait forever for the waiter to come back for drinks or anything. It was also one of my friends birthday and we asked if we could get an ice cream with a candle. We had to wait about 15mins for that to come . Once the guy brought it he just tossed it on the table. Quite rude."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2009
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Review 26 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 27 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
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Review 28 for Obao
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
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Review 29 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 30 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 34 for Obao
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My experience was disappointing. The food was okay but service expect for one waiter was subpar. My husband ordered hot saki which came out room temperature. We asked the waiter to make it hot. When it came back out, the only hot thing about it was the kettle it was in. It never got hotter than room temperature. How's that for "hot" saki? After I made the reservation I called to ask to get a table on the 2nd floor. Once we arrived I was told it would not be possible because there had been a problem with the kitchen which had backed up service, resulting in them not being able to turn the tables over quickly. So we were seated on the 1st floor- Where service moved quickly after this alleged problem in the kitchen. The drinks are very watered down. What a waste. Bottom line they seem more concerned about turning the tables over as quickly as possible over quality."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
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Review 35 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Being fair

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food was excellent. I don't know if it was because of restaurant week but they took long to serve every course. Eventually I took my dessert to go. They were nice however."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 37 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/07/2015
 2013
Dined on 7/07/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/07/2015
 2013
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Review 38 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/28/2015
 2013
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/28/2015
 2013
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Review 39 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Absolutely delicious!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
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Review 40 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
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Review 41 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great value during restaurant week

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Obao was a popular choice for diners when my group went to dine; tables were full and people situated at the front before being seated at their table.
The fuss was confirmed after we sat down to eat the restaurant week menu. Among us in the group, we got each of dishes Obao had to offer for their RW menu, wanting to try everything. The hit of the apps was the shrimp crackers, which were crispy and delicious when you add the toppings on them.
We loved the seafood pad cha and the bu'n, which came in big servings. The pad cha is basically a seafood stir fry (plus the seafood serving was generous), served with rice. The bu'n was cold noodles served with vegetables and choice of protein, which combined together well.
The restaurant even accommodated the vegetarian person in our group, giving her crispy egg rolls for her app (not on RW menu), and serving the guay teaw nur without meat in it. She enjoyed her meal as well.
I think dessert was our favorite dish. I was especially fond of the chocolate forest, which was rich and chocolaty, a wonderful ending to the dinner."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
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Review 42 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/27/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2014
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Review 43 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2005
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Review 45 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
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Review 46 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food, amazing service!!!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a 5:30 pre-theater dinner reservation but the railroad was late so we got in a 6. They sat us immediately and they knew we were going to see a show. They gave us the menus and took our order right away. I got up to use the ladies room and was gone for 5 minutes, maybe even less, and when I can back, the food was ready for us. That was the quickest service I have ever experienced. Aside from the amazing service, the food was fabulous, extremely flavorful and delicious. We had the flank steak bu'n and the pho bo. Soooooo good!!!"
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Obao
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The restaurant did not accept credit cards and we weren't informed until we tried to pay for our meals. It was so embarrassing having almost every staff member in the restaurant come to our table. In the end, our credit cards were manually charged but we should have known that walking in the door, especially since we made reservations 2 weeks in advance."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2010
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Review 49 for Obao
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Obao
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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