Foods sold in the local street markets in South East Asia has not only become respected cuisines in the global culinary arena but can be credited for bridging the gap between people who would normally have no commonalities. The young and old as well as the rich and poor all come together to share in these favorites found in all corners of the cities. These comfort foods transcend all social barriers and bridge the gap between all people through the love of food.
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.
OBAO, which opened in 2009, introduces “Modern Thai” to New York City, sharing influences from neighboring Vietnamese cuisine to create a unique New Asian palate. Nobody is on the edge of innovative culinary concepts like OBAO, blending the best of Thai and Vietnamese ingredients to invigorate a modern approach to Asian Cuisine. OBAO earned a rating by the highly acclaimed Michelin Bib Gourmand consecutively in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
OBAO Water Street, which opened in October 2011, is the fast-casual extension of the flagship OBAO in Midtown. OBAO Water Street offers the same Modern Thai cuisine to those downtown and focuses on bringing its Financial District neighbors authentic Thai and Vietnamese food simply and with no fuss.
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.