Hidden under the Connaught Building on the corner of Oxford Street and Liverpool Street, across from Hyde Park, is the new OHBAR Thai Cuisine. We had a casual meal here on a rainy Monday night.
An interesting menu, with lots of choice. It does seem to have a bit of an extra twist to the menu, with spicy salads, spicy sausages from the North, and other curries and stir fries which don’t seem to be typical. Ah, and you can get sticky rice here, served in the small woven straw containers: a favourite of mine, that you can’t get at all Thai restaurants.
The three of us did three appetizers: calamari, Isaan sausage and a crab shrimp roll; and then three mains: a spicy prawn curry, a stewed beef (I ordered stewed pork belly so don’t know what happened here) and a salmon in a rich coconut sauce.
So, it’s tasty with some unusual flavours. Not as good as the fantastic Muum Maam, Chat Thai or Home Thai, but better than the average Sydney Thai restaurant.
Great decor, and a fun vibe, with young Thai people, which we thought was a good sign. The sign is pretty much the same as at Holy Duck! But it’s a good look for now. Fun. They do BYO which is a plus, and are currently in the Entertainment coupon book. It was $135 for the three of us, though since we then got $35 off with the coupon, I thought a $20 tip was fair… $40 each. If I was in the area, and hankering for Thai, I’d go again.