Pig and Khao
Pig and Khao

Pig and Khao

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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, Thai, Filipino
  • 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 backyard
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Pig and Khao reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (62)hot spot (42)good for groups (38)great for outdoor dining (25)great for brunch (16)late-night find (16)great for lunch (9)special occasion (8)romantic (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Just yes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This place is just awesome. Having never eaten Filipino food, the waitress was extremely helpful in navigating the menu. Got 3 "small" plates which was more than enough for my date and me. Don't be scared off by the "pigs head" dish, it doesn't resemble a pigs head at all and was delicious
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turn down the volume!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I would recommend P&K to friends for food (sensational) and service (attentive) but the volume of music degraded the ambience and the overall experience. There are still a lot of people who enjoy conversation with food, but that becomes impossible when the music is as loud as it was on our last visit.
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  • Did not disappoint
    Mona
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food which is reasonably prized. The halo-halo dessert is really good!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crispy Pata of course!
    Prime
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Decent food and great atmosphere. I had the Khao soi, Crispy Pata, and Halohalo. The serving portions were enough to share. I guess I can say I had both Pig and Khao at this restaurant! The Khao soi was good and spicy. I would've preferred more meat in it, but it was still good overall. The Pata was just great - good amount of meat and crispy pig skin with a couple of dips. Highly recommend ordering that if you're going there. The Halohalo was OK - as a Filipino I know what's inside a halohalo and I feel it lacked the regular ingredients like beans, coconut jellies, etc. It was a good sweet and cold dessert to have to offset the flavourful and spicy dishes I had. Overall it was great atmosphere, good service, and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Unique gem with amazing food and lots of choices
    LumensteinVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    There are so many plates to choose from here you'll have to go back to try them all. Get a set at the chefs counter and you'll spend your time changing your decision on what to eat everytime another dish comes out. The ribs are amazing, the bread rolls perfect and everything else is top notch. Go here and feast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was really good, best ever
    pakruthVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Have been here many times. Surprised that it was pretty empty today -2pm sunday. New seasonal items -spicy noodle soup bowl and pork jowl with brussel sprouts with regular dishes of sissig pig head and khao soi noodles and garlic fried rice made a fantastic meal for 3.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it again!
    goodtimesnyc
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Super flavorful food. Creative menu choices. Great hip ambiance. Tasty cocktails. Have loved it both times I've been there. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was amazingly delicious. Have been raving and recommending to friends since we ate here. 😊
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    camillenyc14VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    How nice to find a Filipino-inspired restaurant and a real treat to savour familiar flavours in an international set-up. I loved the adobo with the pork sliced and presented a la seared duck breast and with the rind crispy, and garnished with a perfectly poached egg, I couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting menu
    Zaida
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Very good interpretation of some of the popular Philippine dishes. Enjoyed the meal. Good portion servings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Everything was great- ordered a bunch of small plates, all in depth flavor, cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best place near my apartment
    one4one
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I used to just show up hungry. Now I must use open table. Apparently others also like it. Save room for the halo-halo if you can.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bomb
    tay42
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've been here for dinner several times and finally brunch on this specific occasion. The food is ALWAYS phenomenal and the staff is great. A must go to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food for the Soul
    SUNRAES
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Green Mango Salad, the Banana Leaf Cod and a Baby Back Ribs to share. What a treat this was. Great combination of authentic asian fusion flavours. The Ribs are a must have, succulent and meat falling of the bone. It's sticky goodness. Great spot for a few friends or as need to get out on Saturday. Really Vibrant and great vibe. Service needs a little more smile in my opinion but hey that's all intangible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always
    Cltatlnyc
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The pork belly over sweet potatoes was so good and perfect for the season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Delicious as always. Every dish I've tried here has been amazing, the cod, the shan noodles, the pork jowl, the eggplant. Front of house is friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It lived up to my expectations
    MamaO
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I took my very special friend to his first Filipino food "adventure" hoping and expecting that he will like the experience.....knowing very well how picky and safe he is when it comes to food, his only question before he hesitantly said yes was "how exotic" are the food....which i simply answered, "why don't you tell me about it afterwards" ;-) I ordered the sirloin steak, pork adobo, green mango salad, the cold noodles, cod cooked inbanana leaves, and crispy pata....and san miguel lite beer. Thankfully, just what i hoped for, he tried everything quietly with until the last grain of coconut rice and at the end he just said "wow, these are real and seriously excellent food We are definitely going back next week end..Yay!!! =.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Foodiesvs
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Good for a group dinner before a night out. Lots of salty pork deliciousness especially if you like jowl, belly and crispy pig skin (like on the crispy pata).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, lots of fun
    Esss
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Enjoyed dinner at Pig & Khao. Food was very tasty and portions were large. 3 small plates and one large was more than my group of three could eat. But, we still had room to try both of the desserts! Loved the sisig, shan noodles and pata. Coconut rice was yum. Fried oysters were just ok. Service was friendly, bus boy even stopped back at our table when he noticed we hadn't mixed the egg into the sisig yet. We'll be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid
    Defaultdiner69
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food. Gabulous spice control by the cooks. Been here twice and have been impressed by the food both times. They seem to be understaffed on the floor however, with waiters that seem to disappear for long periods and are continually act like they are running in a restaurant that is only half full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal in a Hip Neighborhood
    YummiTomatoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    4 of us ate dinner family style so we could taste more than one entree. The waitperson was very helpful in guiding us through the menu and suggesting how many dishes we should probably order. The food was delicious, inventive, and well prepared. A blend of various Asian flavors, more street food than haute cuisine. We loved the bbq ribs, slow cooked, the meat fell off the bone. We loved the adobo pork belly with an egg. The other dishes were great too. We were full after the meal so we didn't try any of the desserts. We plan to return to this spot. We arrived at 6:30 on a Saturday night, and the place had many empty tables, but in an hour the place was hopping. It was crowded and noisy. Everyone seemed to be having a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pork-tastic!!
    TommyG
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is my 5th time here, and I've yet to be disappointed. Bring your love of pork, gansta rap, and food adventure, and you too will be a devotee of Pand K!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best place near my place!
    one4one
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I'm a regular here and usually cruise by with my SO and sit at the kitchen bar but this time I needed a reservation for a party. Never been disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lived up to reputation
    oueast
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    our group of 4 senior citizens really enjoyed all the food- very tasty and different tatstes in each thing we ordered - especially delicious was the coconut rice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My friend and I went here for dinner. The food was good. Some of the standout dishes for me were the green mango salad and the sizzling sisig. The only downside was the music being very loud and made it difficult for conversation.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    Simon
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The menu initially appears to be a little small, but everything we ordered was great. Awesome experience. I'll definitely be back. Also, the $15 all you can drink Yuengling was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not like the first time.
    lives2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was definitely better the first time we were there sometime early last year!
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  • Great Filipino-esque dishes!
    kiaboom
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It's so hard to find good places that can represent Filipino dishes in a 'foodie' representation. Came here for dinner with my parents and kids. Traveling from California. Loved the spicy noodle soup! Took a menu home and showed it to friends who actually live in NY. Definitely a good spot to go! Crispy Pata is awesome. Lots of small plates to try and share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring earplugs
    airishVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    P&K has pretty good food and an interesting menu. Just be prepared for sort of a hipster vibe (not surprising for where it is). Very loud rap soundtrack playing and a little hard to converse. If that's not your thing, better to avoid this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • caro
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Everything was great, except 1 of our meal & the desserts took alot longer to be served. There were 3 of us, & the other dishes we ordered came fairly quick.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    HLBBostonVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved the sisi, coconut rice and eggplant salad. Didn't love dessert. Waitress was very good and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great surprise!
    Michigander
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Five of us met and had a wonderful dinner. Pig and Khao was able to accommodate some vegetarian requests. Excellent food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to expectations
    TakeOnMe
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Not the first "celebrity" chef restaurant we have been to, as we are frequent patrons of The General and Toro, and the quality of the food was not just hype. We could have done without the blaring rap, but the food made up for the noise factor. We were seated on time by pleasant servers, service wasn't rushed, and my Filipino friend and I agreed that the Sizzling Sisig was far superior to other fusion joints in the area. The flavors of the Burmese eggplant salad did not disappoint either. This place is good for a casual night out with a small group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 200 reviews are from the Pig and Khao reviews archive.
  • awesome food, great fun
    RMSH
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    beautifully prepared, delicious food, great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and atmosphere
    mikeyp
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was tasty, good amount of spice where needed, though the cod was a bit sweet. Backyard is a great touch, and feels homey without being cramped. Nice spot for a date and/or just getting together with the homies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicous
    YummyFilipinoFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was delicous. The sisig was my fave :) I can't wait to try the Crispy Pata next time as they were out of it by the time we arrived for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved the food
    Goodplace
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Finally something a bit different, great food, great drinks. Reasonably priced. Such a perfect New york-y place - took some out of town guests and they really enjoyed it too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud but the foor is worth is
    Mherm
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Simple outdoors area, surrounded by tall buildings so no view. The hip hop music was way too load but the food............... fantastic. Thus, worth going.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great service and authentic Filipino food with a twist!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent well priced food
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was delicious and well priced. Had the sizzling sisig and a delicious curry noodle dish in addition to the green mango salad. Service was below average. Took 15 minutes to receive first cocktail despite the restaurant not being crowded. Our waitress forgot to give us our check to sign. After waiting 15 minutes we had to go hunt her down. She shrugged her shoulders and admitted she forgot about it. Smaller complaint is that the water served is room temperature without ice. Perhaps that is intentional, but when one is dining outside during a hot summer day ice is appreciated. Food was great so I would try this again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.