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Khe-Yo
Khe-Yo

Khe-Yo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Khe-Yo.com
  • Phone: (212) 587-1089
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30PM - 10:30PM
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 11PM
    Sunday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian
  • Executive Chef: Soulayphet Schwader
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The (Khe-Yo) dining room is available to be reserved for private events. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Tae Yoon (212) 578-1089

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Broadway
  • Public Transit: A & C trains to Chambers St., or 1, 2 & 3 trains to Chambers St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Khe-Yo
At (Khe-Yo), Executive Chef Soulayphet Schwader has partnered with Marc Forgione to bring Laotian-inspired Southeast Asian cuisine to TriBeCa in a warm, comfortable setting. Showcasing the best ingredients through Laotian techniques and flavors, the menu is designed for sharing and encourages guests to explore and taste a wide variety of dishes. Each wine on our concise, all-French list is available by the glass in addition to sake, beer and signature Southeast Asian-inspired specialty cocktails.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great night out. Great food. Can not recommend highly enough."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The staff seemed uninterested and did't explain the dishes very well and suggested way too much food. The starters were very hot and our group does eat lots of spicy food and found these over the top. The mains were very good and just the right amount of spice. We found the restaurant to be very noisy when full and hard to have a conversation with each other. With too many strikes against it I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Being of a Thai-Laotian background, I like to eat food that reminds me of where I came from. I frequently can find a Thai restaurant anywhere, but a place that serves Laotian food is rare to find. I found this place through a Google search, looked at the menu and was excited to give it a try. Considering the fact that I haven't had any Laotian food since I was sixteen years of age (I'm now beyond twice that age), every bite of the food I took brought back some memories of the food my mother used to make before she past away. I've enjoyed the food, but gave the food a 'very good' mark instead of an 'excellent' because the papaya salad could had used a little less lime juice and have more of that robust authentic taste."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Dined here with a group of 5 last Saturday night, and had an excellent experience. The service was friendly, attentive, and quick (but not rushed). The food was absolutely incredible. We had a bunch of "small plates" and then split 4 entrees among the group: the glass noodles, the shrimp, the pork and noodle soup, and the pig face -- which was a special for the night and was phenomenal, albeit a bit adventurous for some. Overall, we had a wonderful meal and will certainly be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If you haven't tried Laos cuisine, this is a good place to start. Their bang bang sauce is phenomenal. But be careful, it is super hot. For appetizer, I highly recommend Laos sausage. And for entrée, prawn and ribs are very tasty."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "A welcome change to the standard fare. Great food , super spicy."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The chicken Wing were perfect- very tasty. Great sticky rice. All in all new and interesting flavors"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food and service were both great. Everything came out shockingly fast and was so so good. I especially loved the ribs, they're usually good but these were just amazing. Only thing I would say is it was really loud even for a bustling nyc restaurant. Will definitely go back though"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Service was eager, the decor is attractive and unintrusive, and the food was incredible. It's a brief enough menu for my party to have ordered two-thirds of the offerings, and each dish was cleanly flavored, distinctive and powerful. The pork belly salad, coconut rice, banana leaf black bass filet, lao sausage, and the ribs were particularly good - the dipping sauces were freshly made and highly spiced. The house cocktails were thoughtful without being overwrought (the cucumber and chile-infused vodka and also the bourbon and Aperol were very agreeable). The only drawback was that it is a small space and inevitably noisy. Best new (to me) place I've been in months."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "love the spicy food and laid back feel. A little pricey for what it is but a good experience none the less. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "fantastic food and spot on flavour topped with bang bang sauce and sticky rice "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I was happy with my experience at Khe-Yo. We were seated quickly, and the servers were very attentive and informative about the menu. The menu was a bit limited, however, the dishes were quite varied. I enjoyed the meal. Soft shell crab appetizer, sun shrimp entrée, and watermelon sorbet for dessert. All very tasty. The only gripe I have is that they charged us for the sparkling water, and there was a beverage tax (?). I have been to a lot of places, and never got charged for sparkling water. It would have been nice if they had mentioned that there was a charge when I ordered. All in all, I would probably visit again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great!! Love this place. Terrific cocktails and authentic food with friendly service. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Not your typical Tribeca restaurant. Great atmosphere lose the navy blue suits and try a spicy cucumber cocktail and amazing Laotian food. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "From the flavor explosions to the great service to the hip and lively scene inside this is an amazing place to eat for anyone want way above average experiences in NYC. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food at Khe-Yo was amazing. The crunchy coconut rice, jerky, lamb ribs......everything was so delicious wonderfully exotic. The service was exceptional and attentive. We got instructions on how to enjoy the food the history and interesting asides on Laotian cooking. My favorite place so far in NYC."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant based on the reviews from open table. And it was just amazing! We had an early dinner, before a broadway show, and when we left, the place was already packed. The flavors are just awesome! Drinks are exquisite! Staff, super friendly!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Each starter dish and each main were uniquely flavored. The plates looked mouth watering and tasted delicious. Loved the casual atmosphere and observed many diners around me delighting in their selections. I did not have a chance to try the roquette, which I hear is one of their several garden to table offerings."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It's a good place to hang out with a couple of friends. Glass noodle is awesome."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was absolutely amazing. One of the best meals we've had in a long time, and we eat out all the time, at new, old, and the best places in the city. Ambiance was good, music was good. Only thing that could be better is the initial experience while you're waiting for a table. Despite having a reservation, the hostess was quite airheaded - forgot that she had checked us in, didn't remember us - so it started off not so well. But everything after we sat down was fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great place to share dishes. The atmosphere is energetic and reasonably casual for a hot spot. Only negative was the pacing of the service. We ordered 5 dishes for 3 of us to share and they arrived almost all at once. Know what Banana flower is? I didn't until I ate at Khe-Yo. It tastes nothing like banana but is incorporated into a scrumptious salad with pork belly. A tasty start. The soft shelled crab special was a crispy and juicy follow up. Crunchy coconut rice was superb. We enjoyed the ribs and whole bass entrees. Bottom line. Food great, atmosphere good. Recommend trying if you haven't."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Fantastic food with a big range of exciting flavors. Fun cocktails. Very accomodating front desk. and learned few food facts. All in all a great great time"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "There was a delay of 30 minutes to be seated to our table. Very nice cocktails and nice traditional food. However there were not that many choises and the food was very spicy. Very nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We were able to book a table for the same day, via OpenTable. It was my second time at Khe-Yo and the food was amazing like always. Great cocktails too!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I called ahead with some special notes (requested more secluded seating, notified kitchen of severe allergies w/in dining party), etc. and the wait staff and kitchen were incredibly great with accommodating my requests, as well as going beyond my expectations to highlighting the cuisine that could be modified to fit our allergies. Very accommodating, patient and vibrant staff! The dining experience was well rounded, from cocktails, to apps, etc. Very pleasant all around!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I just love this place. I first visited in September and my most recent visit was on 4/12/14. Somehow, I enjoyed it even more this time around. We had: nam khao, the laap dip, laap pa, thum mak houng, sien-haeng, sai ua moo, and the notorious pig face. I could go on for days but I'll just say that everything was great. My favorites were the laap dip and the pig face. Least favorite was probably the nam khao, only because it was a tad too sweet. The condiments and sauces that accompanied the dishes really elevated everything. If you're adventurous, ask for the pa-dak (fermented fish sauce). Also, the magnum bottle of Rose we ordered was great for washing down all the spicy food. Plus, it was $65 for 1.5L lol."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food in Khe-yo is very unique and delicious. We tried the steak tartar with bone marrow, quail, and the Branzino, and the beef jerky. Everything was fantastic. Service was very good as well."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Coconut rice balls were delicious. Hot sauce that comes with the steamed rice was very spicy - and that's a good thing! Grilled branzino was cooked perfectly. Be prepared to eat with your hands as several dishes come with lettuce or rice paper wraps. Crowd was late 20s/early 30s on a Friday night. Going back again soon!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food at Khe-yo is different to say the least. Noting the limited menu online, I was hoping there would be a bunch of specials upon my arrival. Unfortunately, all the specials were pork based (consistent with most of the menu), which me or my family do not eat. However, even with our limited options everyone enjoyed the uniqueness and taste of each thing we ordered. I reccomend the beef jerky and squash salad."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My friends and I enjoyed some of the most delicious fish and pork dishes. Unfortunately, we could not have a conversation because of the noise level. It didn't help that the restaurant kept increasing the volume of the music. It ruined our dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Delicious southeast asian food on a wintery winter night? Sold! Everything was GREAT from start to finish and I love coming back because of the rotating menu."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Very friendly staff.Good food but too many things were similar to other things. The banana blossom salad was tops. No kidding, really good."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food is really excellent! Everything was delicious - drinks, appetizers, entrees and specials. We had the special with fiddlehead ferns, a special treat in the spring. Can't recommend highly enough."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great place, order everything, sit in the front window if you can. We were delighted."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Walking into the restaurant, and immediately you can smell the fragrance of all the herbs in the air, and the food is absolutely delightful. Each dish, especially the appetizers is simply divine. Even the non-coconut loving wife was sold! The three of us were in food heaven, licking every finger, leaving us speechless."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We went there on a Tuesday night. Could not hear my husband the entire night. Mostly young people there and they were all yelling. The tables were packed together very closely. I wonder if that meets the fire department code. Will not return."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "busboy(?) kind of plopped food down w/o an explanation - normally not an issue but just about every dish we ordered required a bit of instruction. a few minutes later, the waiter wandered past to check if we knew how to handle certain items; helpful, but would've been nice to have this concurrent. you get wet napkins at the start of your meal; would have been nice to get them by the end as well. otherwise, pretty flavorful - the sauces in particular are really additive. the spice in the papaya salad builds up, and the warmth of the sticky rice balls kind of surprisingly amplify that heat. altogether a fun if not totally coherent experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great unique food - Laotian -- lots of flavor, great place to go to try to branch out from typical Asian (Thai or Chinese) food in NYC"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Delicious food, fantastic service and a great atmosphere - thank you!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Went here on a wendesday night as a group of 4. We ordered the pig head special, ribs, noodle soup and fish. Don't be scared off by the name, the pig is a must try. Food, drinks and service were all excellent. Great spot if you are a bit adventurous and want to try something new."
    Dined on 2/19/2014