OBAO

With an open kitchen separating the cleanly modern, bamboo-tabled barroom from a dining space rocking raw-wood-and-mirror lined walls, a communal table centerpiece, and an adjacent patio, OBAO pulls from myriad regions to inform a menu specializing in starches like pho w/ trotter/beef shin; Thai flat rice wok noodles with short rib & farm egg; shrimp-and-oyster Malaysian rice noodles; and crispy egg noodles from Manila w/ pork, chicken, shrimp, and snow peas, which enjoy nothing more than writing their own name.