Welcome to Omai

Food of Vietnam


158 9th Avenue
New York City 10013
212.633.0575 | 212.633.0550

Sparked with such consistently fresh, clean flavors and served in such casually chic environs.
~ New York Magazine

Welcome to Omai

You have entered an online home of Omai restaurant located in Chelsea, one of the most sophisticated areas of New York City, famous, among other things, for its variety of food choices. Omai sets a new high standard in Vietnamese cuisine by strict adherence to traditions, while remaining open to new influences and trends. See you here!

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"Fresh, clean flavors in casually chic environs."

New York Magazine

"Wonderful Vietnamese place in Chelsea."



4:30 - 9:45pm
5:00 - 9:00 pm
4:30 - 9:15 pm
4:30 - 9:15 pm
4:30 - 9:15 pm
4:30 - 9:15 pm
4:30 - 9:45 pm


  • Cha gio

    crispy spring rolls w/ shrimp, pork, and vegetable

  • Tom cuon

    rolls of grilled prawn w/ cucumber, fresh herbs, peanut sauce

  • Cuon diep

    seared tuna wrapped in mustard greens, sesame seeds, spicy soy

  • Cha gio chay

    crispy vegetarian spring roll w/ jicama, carrot and taro

  • Thit cuon

    lemongrass beef roll w/ sesame seeds, chile lime sauce

  • Bo bia

    vegetarian soft rice paper rolls served w/ chile bean sauce


  • Goi du du

    green papaya top w/shrimp, beef jerky, peanuts and fresh herb

  • Goi bo

    spicy beef w/ lemongrass, basil

  • Goi muc

    grilled calamari over cucumber, tomato, mixed greens, fresh herbs

  • Bo luc lac

    wok-seared sirloin of beef over watercress, tomato

  • Salad tron

    mixed green, tomato, cucumber with tamarind vinaigrette


  • Ca bam

    seared monkfish, roasted peanuts, herbs served w/ rice crackers

  • Chao tom

    grilled shrimp, sugarcane wrapped w/ fine noodles, peanut sauce

  • Suon nuong

    grilled back ribs marinated w/ five spices

  • Banh cuon

    shrimp ravioli topped w/ fried shallots and fresh herbs

  • Bo lui

    grilled marinated beef w/ 3 spices; sesame seeds on lemongrass stick

  • Ca tim

    grilled eggplant w/ ginger, lime sauce

  • Dau hu chien

    spicy lemongrass crusted tofu

  • Dau bap

    Grilled okra serve with ginger lime sauce


  • Ca chien

    crispy red snapper in chili lime sauce

  • Tom so nuong

    grilled prawn, scallop and vegetable, lime basil sauce

  • Bo xao

    sautéed beef sirloin w/string beans, yam, basil in sate sauce

  • Cari tom

    sautéed jumbo shrimp w/vegetables, light coconut curry sauce

  • Ca hap

    steamed sea bass, bean thread noodle, mushrooms, and ginger

  • Ga cari

    curry chicken w/ eggplant, string bean, yam and basil

  • Ga xa ot

    sautéed chicken w/ spicy lemongrass sauce

  • Com tho ga

    rice baked w/ ginger chicken, shitake, vegetable in clay pot

  • Cari chay

    mixed vegetable, light coconut curry sauce

Soups and Noodles

  • Mien ga

    chicken in clear broth w/glass noodle, mushroom, fresh herb

  • Hoanh thanh

    seafood dumplings in soup

  • Pho bo

    beef soup w/ rice noodles, aromatic herbs

  • Bun Bo Hue

    spicy lemongrass infused noodle soup w/beef, pork shank, fresh herb

  • Bun cha

    grilled pork served w/ rice vermicelli, mixed greens, peanuts

  • Bun bo xao

    wok-seared lemongrass beef, vermicelli salad, peanuts

  • Mi xao

    stir-fried egg noodles w/ shrimp, chicken, pork and vegetable

  • Bun ga nuong

    grilled chicken breast w/ vermicelli, peanuts, lime dressing

  • Omai salad

    vermicelli salad w/ shrimp, bbq pork, spring rolls, peanuts

  • Bun Ca

    pan seared Tilapia served w/vermicelli, dill, peanut and lime dressing

  • Hu Tiu sate

    seafood in sate broth w/ rice noodle, basil

  • Saute mixed vegetables

Nouvelle cuisine of Asia

Vietnamese chefs like to refer to their cooking as "the nouvelle cuisine of Asia." And indeed, with the heavy reliance on rice, wheat and legumes, abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables, minimal use of oil, and treatment of meat as a condiment rather than a main course, Vietnamese food has to be among the healthiest on the planet.

"The true definition of 'as good as it gets'"


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In Vietnamese tradition, to balance Yin and Yang a good meal should meet a few important requirements none of which could be ignored:
  • It must occur at a pleasant place and time.
  • It must be shared with close friends.
  • It must be in agreement with the weather.
Quality ingredients, a clever mixture of aromatic herb flavors, and a well-appointed setting are of the utmost importance.



(212) 633-0550
(212) 633-0575


158 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011