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Omai

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chelsea
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158 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4912
+1 212-633-0550
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in Chelsea with very authentic Vietnamese food! Excellent service and great value for money! Can just walk in too!

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Thank Jill N
New York City, New York
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156 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great meal and service. Food was excellent and will come back. If you are in the neighborhood and craving for some Vietnamese pho and whatnot, don't hesitate to give it a try!

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Thank gsxr
Brooklyn, New York
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Omai has been around for years, but I just rediscovered it! It's a cozy place right in the middle of Chelsea. The food is excellent and it's not expensive. Vietnamese food is healthy by nature, and Omai uses very fresh ingredients that makes it a great choice if you want to eat well, eat healthy and not spend a lot... More 

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Thank Drusilla L
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was vited to dinner by friends I had not seen in a long time and was looking foward to a great evening. Well....I was not disappointed. We went to OMAI' one of their favourite places and now one of mine. The atmosphere is welcoming, the service more than amazing and the food is ever so delicious. You simply must... More 

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Thank travegoddess21
Orlando, Florida
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Loved everything from the soup to the ribs to the shrimp and scallops. And get the Jasmine tea. I will be back. Great for Vegans, too...

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Thank rollerbladerny
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Seared Tuna Rice Paper Rolls Crispy Spring Rolls Prawn Ravioli (Asian style) Crispy Red Snapper Fillet Hopefully the photos tell a story because this is the first time I have posted photos on trip advisor. It's really very simple, if you love/like/enjoy Vietnamese food then do yourself a favour and head to Omai on 9th Avenue in Manhattan. We leave... More 

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1 Thank Simon P
Asheville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must dine at while in NYC. I have never been disappointed by anything on the menu, always fresh, tasty and generous portions for NYC. The service is also great. If in Chelsea do check it out. Or a good reason to go to Chelsea, not a far walk from the market or High Line..

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1 Thank 32Suzanne
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have travelled to Vietnam several times and absolutely love Vietnamese food; second only to Japanese for Asian food. This is now the third time I have visited this restaurant and I don't even live in New York let alone the US. I adore the ambience - it's simple modern Vietnamese. But its the food which I really love and... More 

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Thank Christopher B
Hong Kong, China
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284 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Simple but nicely decorated dining room Loungy music Well executed Mojito Prawn rolls with peanut sauce: The prawns are grilled which gives a nice twist Roasted duck with dipping: perfectly roasted duck, still tender inside and elegant dipping which was mixing very well with a sticky rice that I ordered on the side Overall nice food in a place where... More 

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Thank Philippe G
Tel Aviv, Israel
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711 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

In a small place on 9th avenue you can find this little hidden gem. The restaurant was recommended by a New Yorker friend, and we had here a delightful dinner. The dishes were small and tasty. The amazing waitress gave fantastic recommendations. We were a party of 4 and we shared all the dishes. We loved the Papaya Salad, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4912
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-633-0550

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Staying in Chelsea

Neighbourhood Profile
Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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