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38 Water St, New York City, NY 10004-2411
+1 212-361-6311
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good63%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“thais” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
38 Water St, New York City, NY 10004-2411
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Clay pot fish was excellent. Avoid the chili-chicken dish - chicken was too dry / tough to chew. Most patrons appear local.

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Situated in a pleasant precinct, this is a real gem of a restaurant, small menu, limited seats, eat in or take out. Service is friendly, smooth and swift. Food on the plate is fresh, delicious. Average price of a main course is $12. Cuisine is...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Obao is really great for lunch. It's my favorite option that's in walking distance from my building. They have a pretty standard menu and everything is fresh and delicious. I would say they're reasonably priced as well! Lines get really long at lunch but they...More

Thank amrisab
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We've just arrived from a visit to Ellis island and it's been the perfect stop. Tasty and good food for a quick stop or to take away. I especially recommend the shrimp pad Thai.

Thank jlrbBarcelona_Spain
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The food and service here are very good. Had dinner on a Friday night and was very pleased to have chosen this restaurant. The Thai Tea is excellent!

Thank gpdrn
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a quick bowl of pho and decided to stop into Oboa. The pho was ok not to rave about. Quick and easy, so if that what you are looking for then stop in to this location.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I usually place orders on their website and viola - lunch is ready for me to pick up ~10 minutes after. Service has always been prompt and friendly. Food is delicious. Great value & quality!

Thank Anishsaxena1990
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A favourite for lunch. 100% Thai in the setting if not in the food. Tom Yum Goong is very closed to the real stuff and the traditional two dishes over rice is very good value for money. Service is prompt and it'd definitively value for...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Obao has a nice vibe in the financial district, but the food doesn't jive. Pho is ok at best - only has a few pieces of meat and no tripe, or any necessary for the full experience. Broth was on the salty side, noodles were...More

Thank quentinl147
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Must pass by this place so many times since I work around this area. Never noticed it. They done a great job to look hidden even though it's a corner store with huge windows. A noodles sign will definitely draw more people or they have...More

Thank Max D
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Water St, New York City, NY 10004-2411
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-361-6311
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