OBAO Midtown

Thai, Noodles, Vietnamese
$ $
222 E 53rd St (btwn 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 308-5588
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm



  • Pho is always pho sho
  • Excellent pho, perhaps best in manhattan
  • Pad see ew with a Korean twist: Galbi and Mango Kimchi! What! So good!
  • The beef spare ribs on sugar cane skewers are pretty dope
  • The spicy lemongrass broth is really good. Put half of your spice in and give it a taste first because it can get very spicy.
  • Carbs carbs and more carbs. If your down for that, you've come to the perfect place to stuff to' face. Pineapple fried rice was yummy.
  • Typical pad Thai is made with rice noodles and often topped with a fried egg or has egg mixed in with the noodles. Chef Preyanet Pongsuwan uses shredded green papaya instead of noodles.
  • Pork belly must have! They also have bun bo hue and I've been craving this flavor for ages. Pho Bo up to standard. Nice staff.
  • Food is great. Service is not.
  • Fantastic happy hour, with $2 beers, $1 shots, $2 appetizers.
  • Mediocre service and food. Pho bo was too salty. Just worth coming for happy hour.
  • The pho is okay. What's really worth getting is the shrimp pad pad thai. So nutty and delicious!
  • The shrimp pad thai is one of the best in Manhattan!
  • Delicious! I recommend the Michellin foods
  • Pad sew ew was scrumptious. Kimchi fries were delicious. Chiang mai noodles is really tasty!
  • Steam Dumplings are topper and the Tom Yum Seafood Soup is excellent. Great Pho Bo!
  • Super super good lunch specials. A heaping amount of food plus really cheap alcoholic/nonalcoholic drinks. I haven't found a bad meal on the menu.
  • Basically random pick something in their menu and that would not be a bad choice. Suggest the catfish and pho.
  • One of the best lunch deals in Midtown (even on weekends). Go for the Pho Bo ($8) to heat you up on a cold day. Ask for extra noodles and make it two meals.
  • one of my favorite Vietnamese places in the city, been frequenting since 2010. cannot go wrong with the kalbi, pad see ew or pho

Nearby places

237 E 53rd St (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave)
1039 2nd Avenue (btwn 54th & 55th St.)
155 E 52nd St (btwn 3rd & Lexington Ave)