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Pig and Khao
Pig and Khao

Pig and Khao Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pigandkhao.com
  • Email: info@pigandkhao.com
  • Phone: (212) 920-4485
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Thursday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Filipino, Thai
  • Executive Chef: Leah Cohen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rivington St.
  • Public Transit: F Train at Delancey. J or M Train at Essex.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pig and Khao
The Fatty Crew Hospitality Group has continued their expansion. The restaurant veterans have partnered with Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen to open Pig and Khao (68 Clinton Street) on the Lower East Side. The Southeast Asian inspired cuisine offers a variety of Thai and Filipino influences on the menu including Crispy Pata and pickled mango salad (pork shank cooked in soy sauce and five spice garnished with coriander, crispy garlic served with a secret family recipe sweet and sour liver dipping sauce), Grilled Pork Jowl and Watermelon Salad (chili lime fish sauce, shallot, chicharron, herbs and toasted rice) and Crispy Quail Adobo (Szechuan peppercorn, coconut vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, crispy garlic, scallion and soft boil quail egg). Drinks will range from cheap canned beer to large format beer served Hong Kong style (drink out of small bowls), wine cocktails and a self-serve bottomless tap in the backyardContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had heard good things and was excited to finally try Pig & Khao but it was beyond expectations and seemed cheap for the quality of ingredients, creativity and amount of food. The pork jowls blew my mind, i could live on the coconut rice alone for months, the dorade was magically crispy even though served in a supremely flavorful broth. I'm coming back five million times."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This place was overall awesome. Small family style restaurant. When you enter your greeted right away. The place is full of energy, the lights dim, candles lit, and everyone having good conversation. The food was uniquely made. I had ordered the tasting menu. From the brumese eggplant salad, pork sisig, cod in banana leaf, shan noodles and for dessert a wonderfully made halo halo. Everything I ate at this place was so tasty, not to salty and made fresh. The brumese eggplant with fish chips at first I thought was a weird concept. But when it came out and I tired it, it brings back a lot of memories from being back home (philippines). It was a warm and homey feeling. Definitely will be back and bringing more people to this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I had gone here with my son around when it first opened. We had an enjoyable meal, and he especially liked the pork and watermelon salad. We went back for my husband's birthday, they nicely accommodated 2 extra people, but it was cramped and loud, not a special occasion restaurant at all. We could hardly carry on a conversation. Food was good but the pork and watermelon salad was fattier than I remembered. The service also wasn't the greatest, like they were doing us a favor, and slow. Plus they forgot a dish. The food is eclectic and good, however, if you're in the mood for something different."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is so delicious and the service so unpretentious. And they play great hip hop and make great cocktails. What's not to love?"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I came here with a group of friends for my birthday brunch and we had a great time. Everything from the food to the drinks to the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Love this place, my favorites are the pork belly and mussels"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great for hanging out with friends and enjoying great native food. Loved the music that was being played."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Would have been great if the server had the crispy pata fired before the sirloin was started. Waited too long for the pata to come out. Food was great overall, will still come back to try other dishes."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Not one disappointment from the cocktails, house made sodas, apps, small plates, and mains, to the atmosphere, service, and remarkably well-ventilated open kitchen. This was really some of the best Thai/asian fusion I've had in NYC and the best part was we didn't have to wait in line! I'm over all the hot spots that are too trendy to take reservations. Forgive me, but I like to go to a restaurant and have a table when I get there. It may be a novel idea to some, but I prefer to eat when I'm hungry. I'm so thankful P&K is on OpenTable. I hope some of these other places catch on. If not, I hope P&K reaps the rewards. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I brought some out of town visitors after the recommendation of another friend from out of town who LOVES FOOD. It was a HIT! We had so much pork, though, it's hard not to feel guilty. We shared the sisig, adobo, dadade, and coconut rice. We had hoped to order the short rib, but it wasn't available so we ordered the pata instead. Everything was delicious, flavored really well. The sauce for the dadade was light and very pleasing. We also shared the turon which was perfectly paired with salted caramel ice cream and the halo halo which wasn't the greatest in my opinion. I've had great halohalo, from the Philippines, to New York to California, and I found this halo halo was way too milky. Great experience overall!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This place is great. We showed up an hour early for our reservation and they sat us in 30 minutes at the chef's bar. Amazing food, and the chefs are really personable and fun to watch. The Khao Soi is amazing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This place is truly awesome! I've been here multiple times and not once have I been disappointed the ambiance is great and the food is phenomenal!! It's always cooked to perfection and is truly a treat! I love it here I'd suggest trying the green mango salad it's definetly my favorite salad on the menu, as well as the sizzling pork and egg dish truly an amayzing place with an awesome menu."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "A little gem of a restaurant with a very interesting filipino-thai fusion cuisine with portion sizes that seem to designed for sharing; the "small plates" are actually quite generous. The open kitchen has a seating in front of it, which is a nice touch. The place is small, but not cramped. The noise level is at times a little overwhelming, however. Overall, a great spot."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "And food quality varies significantly. Also very noisy. But general atmosphere is cool."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I know the restaurant is in the lower east side... But we found a hair in three of the five dishes in our testing menu. I wanted to live the restaurant because I heard good things abut it but it was gross. I could have gotten over one hair because that could be a mistake. But three dishes? That's a bigger problem. Needless to say in never going back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food, fun location and friendly waitstaff. Can't go wrong with eating here"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Fantastic innovative thai food! The small plates are perfect for sharing to allow everyone to taste many of the amazing dishes. Do not miss the green mango salad, heavenly coconut rice, traditional steamed buns and short ribs and spare ribs. Also the sirloin was tender and delicious as was the curry fish. Be prepared for an authentic " downtown" experience, tiny funky space with driving rap playlist (my mother would call it too small and too loud:-) although the music was loud (and not the clean version for those with delicate ears) we had no trouble talking at dinner. The staff is superb from the hostess to the chef to the wait and bus staff. Also a huge number of thai patrons suggest the food is authentically delish!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's day so it was a little crowded in the small space. The tasting menu was outstanding. Can't say enough good things about the food. The dishes were unique and flavorful. Our service was wonderful but the couple next to us was charged for a dish they never received. Overall it was a great experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place is the best brunch I have had in along time. Excellent and unique menu, delicious food, great service, and yummy cocktails(and they do a good job keeping them full!) I would recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a boozy brunch that actually has really good food. We each got a brunch item plus we split a salad and added 2 orders of garlic fried rice, and that was perfect for four people. Lychee mimosas? Yes, please! This is definitely my new go-to brunch spot."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Came here with my fiancé and two other friends. We ordered the fried oysters, roasted peanuts, chicharron, crispy pata, cod fish in banana leaf, mussels, green mango salad, pork belly adobo. Food was good - amongst our favorite was the roasted peanuts (great with beer, wish I could take home a whole bag), pork belly adobo, and mussels. The rest were still very good but not stellar. As expected with a restaurant that self-serve bottomless beer, the ambience was fun and casual. The service wasn't very consistent. The food came in spurts. Also, our reservation was very late so when we tried to order dessert they just told us they didn't have any. Still it was a good time. Probably come back again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food, not a great space. Definitely coming back for the great food and drinks soon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Pig and Khao had been the subject of a Sunday Times review of Filipino restaurants in NYC, so I booked - what a find! Tucked away in the Lower East Side, we were treated to fantastic food and amazing service. The green mango salad was crisp, fresh with just a kick of chili. We then enjoyed the BBQ ribs and the signature sizzling Sisig dish - outstanding!! Coupled with a couple of Tiger beers in china cups, we were having a ball - surrounded by discerning New York diners on all sides and watching the chefs work their magic at the open kitchen all added to the ambiance. Just when we thought it could not get better, all hail the Halo Halo dessert - it was like a huge bowl of crunchy, creamy ice cream, leche and rice krispies - delicious!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Disappointed by the service here the attitude of employees doesn't seem to be good. Pork jowl was the best dish though there was barely any pork and it was overly vinegary. Also got curry noodles which were just okay and then steak which was plain. It wasn't worth the money unfortunately."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I tried the tasting menu at Pig and Khao on a weeknight with a friend and we were more than satisfied. Among the highlights were the teaser taster in a spoon that started it all, the fried oysters, the brussels sprout and pork dish, the sisig and the halo halo. I'll definitely go back to try some of the menu staples as well!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I'd been away from NYC for 3 years, and remembered hearing about Pig & Khao while living in TOkyo. Came back and decided to check it out... just... really, really wonderful. Thoughtfully-prepared drinks, delicious super-savory food, and it won't break the bank. The spices they use are unreal. Recommend highly!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Went for brunch. Food was delightful but mimosas were not that great. Our server was also a little snobby."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Very nice to see a chef demystifying Filipino cuisine to non-Asians while at the same time maintaining the essence of the food. Kudos."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was truly fantastic, but the service really left a lot to be desired. My husband and I went to celebrate our five year anniversary. We weren't seated until almost 30 minutes past our reservation time. When I checked on the status of our table 15 minutes after our time, a waitress said to me, "Well, I didn't make your reservation." When we were finally seated, our waiter told us we couldn't get the tasting menu because it was too late (but if we had been seated at our reservation time, it wouldn't have been). We finally convinced him since it was the whole reason we came, but he made us feel really guilty about it. All of the food was truly fantastic, which makes it all the worse that the service was so horrific."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I enjoyed my visit to pig and khao so much. I called in our reservation using open-table. We arrived and were completely blown away by the cozy and warm ambiance of the place. Our server was delightful and always checked on us to make everything was pleasing. The food was so delicious and we'll presented. I especially enjoyed the pork belly, the Asian barbecue ribs, the sirloin ribs and the crispy chicken wings. I definitely will be recommended this cool restaurant to all my friends. Can't wait till my next visit back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great find for brunch, the unlimited mimosas was a great deal. $15 add on to any entree, and four different types to chose from. Personally l liked lychee and mango. The brunch food options were interesting, we had the Khao Soi and the Banh Xeo. Both were delicious and fun to eat. Food comes out family style, so great if you're with someone who is down to share. Great brunch!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food hear but I think it is a bit overhyped and overpriced . Maharlika is much better for Filipino food in NYC"
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "Loved our dinner; this is our second time here. We had some delicious sisig and a roasted lamb neck dinner. Looking forward to trying more of the menu items the next time"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "As a Chef I love to explore and support restaurants. I feel that's really a duty of sorts. After a long week of cooking for guests, I look forward to finding a new place to feast upon. Leah Cohen and her team have created a special place. Modern and fresh Filipino cuisine with a hip vibe that has you screaming for more. From the Mango Salad, Garlic Rice, Brussels + Pork Jowl and the Sisig, every flavor was amazing, cravable, beautifully balanced and plated. I can't wait to come back and enjoy again."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We sampled 10 dishes on the menu and they all delighted us. Fresh ingredients, bright flavors and interesting combinations make this a restaurant a "must" to visit."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I liked a lot of things at Pig and Khao. The sizzling sisig was great, as was the lamb's neck. I didn't like the cod fish wrapped in a banana leaf. There was an interesting salty topping, but it was too strong, and there was too much on top of the cod. Otherwise, a small trendy place in the LES. A little noisy, but good service."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I've come to the conclusion that the tasting menu is only good for couples. First time I was here I loved it. Second time around, did not enjoy it as much with the group of four."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food was mediocre. Receptionist was not accomodating. It took another 20minutes from reservation time to be seated (and that's after a few times of asking to be seated when there were 3 tables obviously available). Whats the point of making a reservation thru Open Table if we have to beg to be seated."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We came here for the second time (party of 6) and really enjoyed the place. This is an asian (mostly Thai) restaurant, where you eat family-style: everything should be shared. If you are a smaller group, you can also book at the bar in front of the kitchen"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Fun time with a group of friends. Great opportunity to introduce them to S.E. Asian cuisine. Keep up the great work."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Great place. Red curry dish was super. The pata was greasy but traditionally cooked and was pretty yummy too. Sirloin was really tasty too. Best part is the open kitchen and the cool chefs and staff dancing around to rap fun music. Cool vibe, try it."
    Dined on 12/29/2013