OBAO Noodles & Grill
More like O-Wow! Michael Bao Huynh, the Energizer Bunny of restaurateurs, has opened his sixth—sixth!—restaurant in 12 months, with no sign of slowing down (his next one, B Clinton, drops this winter). At OBAO, the accent is on pan-Asian dishes that combines Thai, Malaysian, Filipino and Vietnamese influences, among others. Noodles are the biggies here, available stir-fried (Singapore-style with Chinese sausage and crispy lard), in soups (pig's feet) and as vermicelli (steak with pineapples)—along with barbecued meats and rice. The narrow front room seats about 25 and functions, according to co-owner Ace Watanasuparp, as a kind of noodle bar, while a more spacious dining room at back encourages more leisurely grubbing at two-tops or communal tables.
- Delivery and Takeout/Carryout
- Payment Methods
- Major Credit Cards
- Outdoor Seating
- Cross Streets
- Between Second and Third Aves.
- Public Transportation
- E, M to Lexington Ave-53rd St.
- Wheelchair Access