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At Lunch Now: OBAO is Open and Here’s the Lunch Menu

As reported earlier OBAO is in fact open for lunch, and is already slammed. There’s eat in and take out (although there have been reports of 45 minute wait times) and a lunch menu that is slightly different than the dinner menu. Not everything is being offered at lunch, but the 3 meat dishes, 3 rice dishes and the vermicelli noodle dishes are all cheaper (although sadly most of the noodle dishes are now $11.)

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OBAO Opening Today For Lunch: OBAO, which opened for dinner on 53rd btw. 2+3rd on Monday, said they wouldn't be open for lunch until next week. But according to The Skinny Pig (via Eater), today is the day! AND word is, there is a special lunch menu with prices that are cheaper than the dinner menu. As soon as I get it, you will too.

OBAO Only Open For Dinner This Week: This sad info just in from the OBAO folks: "The opening hours will be dinner only for about a week (5pm-11pm)." That suuuucks. They did however send us the Salad, Appetizer, and (Midtown Lunch friendly) Wok portion of the menu. It's been added to this morning's post>>

O-Bao Should Finally Be Opening Today, And Here’s a Look at the Menu

When it rains it pours! Last week we got a taste of what’s to come from Ma Peche, Momofuku’s Vietnamese inspired restaurant opening in the Chambers Hotel (on 56th btw. 5+6th). This week it’s O-Bao, the latest project from Michael “Baoguette” Huynh, another slightly upscale, Vietnamese inspired restaurant supposedly opening today on 53rd btw. 2+3rd (in the old Bunchberries space). Last week they had a free preview night, and both Joe Distefano and the Strong Buzz got to sample some of the menu. Both agreed that the pork belly skewers and ox tail pho were delicious.  Photo courtesy of Serious Eats NY

The menu is made up of a mix of under and over $10 dishes. I was disappointed to see that the Vietnamese noodle bowls (or bun) are all over, but if you’re looking for a bowl of pho, all but one is in the Midtown Lunch price range.

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O Bao Still Not Open: Despite reports that it might open yesterday, O Bao (the new Vietnamese noodle shop on 53rd btw. 2+3rd) is still not open. We'll check again next Monday (since that's the only day of the week the owners find lucky enough to open a restaurant on.)

O Bao Delayed A Week; Baoguette Coming to GCT

The Michael “Baoguette” Huynh train continues to plow across New York City.  O Bao, his Pan-Asian noodle shop moving into the old Bunchberries space on 53rd btw. 2+3rd, was supposed to open yesterday but it’s been pushed back to next Monday, 11/9 (apparently there is something about Mondays being a lucky day.)  It will be the first of four spots he’ll open in four weeks (the rest all are Downtown.)  But that’s the not the end of the “Huynhews”.  He told me yesterday that there are plans to open a Baoguette in the Grand Central Terminal food court (on 42nd and Park). Now we won’t have to walk all the way to 25th and Lex for a top notch banh mi (sorry Boi Sandwich, but you just can’t compete with these guys.)  No date has been set for that opening, but he said that putting anything in Grand Central “takes a long time”. [Photo courtesy of Eater]

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