Pig and Khao
68 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
Southeast AsianPrice: $31 to $50
Pig and Khao
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.pigandkhao.com/
- Phone: 2129204485x
- 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
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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Pig and Khao reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 4, 2014
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fit for foodies (66)neighborhood gem (45)great for outdoor dining (39)hot spot (29)good for groups (26)great for brunch (15)late-night find (15)great for lunch (10)special occasion (8)romantic (8)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- lived up to reputationoueastDined on 8/26/2014our 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 riceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great experienceSimonDined on 8/16/2014The 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:
- Not like the first time.lives2eatVIPDined on 8/15/2014It was definitely better the first time we were there sometime early last year!
- Great Filipino-esque dishes!kiaboomDined on 8/10/2014It'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:
- Bring earplugsairishVIPDined on 8/9/2014P&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.
- caroDined on 8/4/2014Everything 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodHLBBostonVIPDined on 8/2/2014Loved the sisi, coconut rice and eggplant salad. Didn't love dessert. Waitress was very good and friendly.Special Features:
- Great surprise!MichiganderDined on 8/2/2014Five of us met and had a wonderful dinner. Pig and Khao was able to accommodate some vegetarian requests. Excellent food!!Special Features:
- Lives up to expectationsTakeOnMeDined on 8/1/2014Not 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- awesome food, great funRMSHDined on 7/30/2014beautifully prepared, delicious food, great atmosphereSpecial Features:
- Good food and atmospheremikeypDined on 7/28/2014Food 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:
- DelicousYummyFilipinoFoodDined on 7/20/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- loved the foodGoodplaceDined on 7/15/2014Finally 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 tooSpecial Features:
- Too loud but the foor is worth isMhermDined on 7/12/2014Simple outdoors area, surrounded by tall buildings so no view. The hip hop music was way too load but the food............... fantastic. Thus, worth going.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/11/2014Great service and authentic Filipino food with a twist!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent well priced foodJeanVIPDined on 7/10/2014Food 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 againSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 7/2/2014food was very good. seating and service was a little slow.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- FOODKiKiBDined on 6/30/2014The coconut rice....it will take you to paradise...eat it.Special Features:
- Awesome foodOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/26/2014Food was delicious. Only negatives were that the music was very loud n too hot inside. But overall everything was goodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find!FlagirlDined on 6/20/2014Recommended by friends we went on a Friday night. Great service, funky atmosphere, creative dishes and drinks. Casual with high quality food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!kriselliDined on 6/19/2014We ordered a variety of small plates: did not try the large plates so can't comment on those: Everything we had was delicious!Special Features:
- Great EatsOpenTable Diner Since 2001Dined on 6/18/2014Nice spot and hip food for this east side pick. Loved the take on Asian food. Chicken wings special were amazingSpecial Features:
- SamiVIPDined on 6/15/2014Food is outstanding. Unique and delicious. Will definitely return.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 6/13/2014yum yum yum. the best coconut rice I've ever had. everything in this restaurant is delish.Special Features:
- Not really filipinoFoodieDined on 6/12/2014Was looking for a filipino restaurant in NYC and was surprised to find that the restaurant wasn't really a filipino restaurant as much as it was that some dishes had filipino influences but far from the original dish. It turned out to be more of a Malaysian filipino nouveau fusion with random interior decoration that was a melange of south East Asian artifacts but not really one country in particular. It was a bit hard to find but the food and service was really good but a little steep in price for what it was in my opinion.
- Can't wait to go backOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/10/2014The food was amazing! Atmosphere was very trendy. Good for a date spot or a night out with friends. Will certainly be back for more.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Flavored EleganceCamilleCaresDined on 6/6/2014I am so happy my first of what I hope many visits to Pig ans Khao was simply amazing. Chef Leah Cohen really create an authentic and adventurous menu. I gave a 4 star for service because our 2nd round of drinks were forgotten and after we were told our first cocktail choice had ran out. That left us all confused about how a cocktail could run out on a busy Friday? This spot was at the top of my summer to do restaurants and I will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dinner at Pig and KhaoWahineNYCVIPDined on 6/6/2014Went here with my cousin and had a great dinner. Mango salad, Sisig, Cod in Banana Leaf and Khao Soi curry. All so yummy. The curry was on the spicy side. I can handle spicy, but this was a little too spicy for me. It was delicious, though! I tried Sisig for the first time. While I had issues with the texture, my cousin said it was the best Sisig he ever had. The mango salad was fresh and flavorful. We didn't have space for dessert, but we saw the Halo Halo and it looked decadent. The owners were there and we chatted with them for a bit. Overall, a great experience. Would go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Porkylicious!TataDined on 5/21/2014Incredible sizzling sisig! Attentive and friendly staff.Special Features:
- DisappointedSpicyfoodfanaticDined on 5/20/2014We had her wonderful thing and were excited to try it but all of our food was mediocre, cold, the ribs were cooked poorly, sadly the tastiest part of the meal was the coconut rice. Perhaps we had an off night or a new chef? Cool spot, fun environment, and nice servers but we expected more from the food -which all tasted reheated.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/16/2014Getting seated was a bit of a challenge- guy who was seating us seemed really distracted so kept forgetting about us (another couple actually left vs. waiting). However, once we were seated, service was great and we got our orders in fast. Food is amazing- the khao soi was my favorite, though sizzling sisg and pork jowl (w/ watermelon) were great as well. We always get the coconut rice on the side, but I would prefer jasmine next time I think (sweetness was overwhelming by end).Special Features:
- Hog Heavendaydream2dayDined on 5/16/2014This restaurant has earned its stripes. As many have noted, the sizzling sisig should not be missed. Another favorite is the khao soi is absolutely delicious as well. My boyfriend and I split both with a side of coconut rice (amazing in its own right) and couldn't get enough of either dish. The cocktails were decent, but couldn't live up to the food. Most of the other people at the restaurant ordered beer. Halo-halo was fun, but not my cup of tea. My boyfriend on the other hand ate every bite. The decor isn't anything to write home about, but when the food is this good... who cares? My only complaint for this restaurant would be the noise level. I would definitely recommend adding some fabric or noise absorbing pieces to the decor.Special Features:
- Good food good beatsJnischDined on 5/11/2014Food and service were great. Outdoor patio in back was perfect for brunch with plenty of room for our stroller! Also being a hip hop junkie, I enjoyed the playlist we caught during our meal (J, Nas, Big)!! Def going back and recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pork pork porkBenSDined on 5/8/2014I can't label what my favorite type of restaurant is but if you cook pork 5 different ways, then I'm in. Also pork and watermelon is the greatest pairing ever.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic & unique food - FUN!!!!TravelGirlVIPDined on 5/4/2014This is our favorite restaurant in NYC - - wow what a vibrant, unique and delicious menu. We started off with the Donuts with Pandan Custard - so good we had to order a second! Shan Noodles were spicy, expertly cooked and wonderfully rich. Bahn Xeo has shrimp perfectly cleaned and cooked. Also fantastic is the sizzling corned beef hash served in its own small cast iron skillet. Tender chunks of corned beef topped with an egg - superb. Bottomless mimosas in orange, mango and lychee (the best) were freshly made - not out of a bottle and server was quick to ask if you wanted another. Entire staff was friendly and efficient and the music sound-track was awesome. Great way to start the day. Chef Leah Cohen is certainly one to watch. A+Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 173 reviews are from the Pig and Khao reviews archive.
- Good foodJessVIPDined on 4/28/2014Cute space, good food. Prices are a wee bit high. But the toughest thing is the eye, nose and throat-searing nature of the peppers being cooked in the ventilation-free cooking area. It's a bad sign when one wants to spend MORE time in the bathroom because at least IT has an open window. Honestly, I had to seek refuge there and also take break out front to escape it. So... hardly an enjoyable meal. Again, good food. Decent service. But I doubt I'll be back unless I get seated out in the garden.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious food and great serviceCrabbypattyDined on 4/28/2014Food was amazing. All the employees were attentive, helpful, and super friendly. The bartender came over to my table to ask if I liked the drink he made me (I did... It was delicious). It has a young hip vibe... You can order bottomless PBR and they give you a solo cup and direct you to a keg outside. The music was mostly rap (tupac, Kendrick, etc) which is a first for me at a restaurant but weirdly fit the place perfectly (it wasn't loud or obnoxious). Literally my only complaint is that I thought the tasting menu was too much food but that's hardly a thing to complain about. We just took home leftovers. The Sizzling Sisig and Grilled Pork Jowl were our favorites. Fantastic place, would definitely go back (and I don't even live in NYC).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- minycDined on 4/27/2014The food was delicious and interesting.I would recommend the grilled pork jowl dish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply the bestJive123Dined on 4/26/2014This restaurant represents why New York is still one of the words foodiest places. Every dish was unique and perfectly made. They must have some seriously talented chefs.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great timeOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/26/2014Brought my girlfriend there for her birthday past Sat night. Found this place online and discovered it was headed up by a Top Chef contestant. Being fans of the show, that made it even more of a draw. Food was delicious and the vibe was very casual and fun. Even have a "self serve" keg of PBR in the back. Yea, it's pretty freaking awesome. Highly recommendSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.