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Failed Todd English Spot Becomes OBAO Hell's Kitchen

By Billy Lyons | December 3, 2013 By Billy Lyons  |  December 3, 2013

Celebrity chef Todd English left the flashy Thai-fusion lounge Ember Room back in 2012, but the Hell's Kitchen upscale Thai dining room was still operating until as recently as this past summer. Now, word comes in that English's former partners, Ace Watanasuparp and Chatchai Huadwattana, who have worked with Michael Huynh's OBAO mini-empire, have remade the space as OBAO Hell's Kitchen. Chef Preyanet Pongsuwan's menu mixes up Thai and Vietnamese dishes, so there's pad thai and pho, tom yum soup and the classic Hanoi dish of fish, dill and tumeric. The restaurant is currently open for lunch and dinner service seven days a week as well as set up for online delivery orders.

647 Ninth Ave.; 212-245-8880

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Food22 Decor15 Service18 Cost$35

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