Restaurants, Thai Midtown East
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Michael “Bao” Huynh (Baoguette, Bar Bao) introduces his latest restaurant, this one reinterpreting Southeast Asian noodle and barbecue dishes. Thailand’s pad si-ewe gets an upgrade with the addition of short-rib meat, green-mango kimchi and a fried egg, and Singapore mai fun’s thin rice noodles are enhanced with crispy lard, Chinese sausage, shrimp and golden chives. Coming from the grill, meanwhile, is a small selection of items like whole red snapper and a Vietnamese-style pork chop.


Venue name: OBAO
Address: 222 E 53rd St
New York
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–11pm; Thu–Sat 11am–midnight
Transport: Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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Moriah S

Pretty standard spot! Reasonably priced, easy to get a bunch of things to share. For apps, we got the steamed dumplings (great!) and the crispy spring rolls w/ lettuce wraps (bland, needed more meat or sauce or something). Then we split the pad see iew (amazing), the cashew chili chicken (so good) and the eggplant tofu (interesting, but also pretty good). Overall, seems to be a reliable place for nicer Thai dining. Music was Top 40 which we thought was interesting and the food isn't authentic but definitely a good meal! Supposedly they also have great lunch specials so I'll be back.

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