Pig and Khao

4.7
1120 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southeast Asian
Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's 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 Brussels Sprouts Salad (chili lime fish sauce, shallot, herbs and toasted rice) and Crispy Pork Belly Adobo (Szechuan peppercorn, coconut vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, crispy garlic, scallion and soft boiled egg). Drinks range from cheap canned beer, wine, cocktails, and a self-serve bottomless tap in the backyard

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue 5:00PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:30PM - 11:45PM

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been coming to pig and Khao for a long time and while this experience was good, the food wasn’t as consistent as it has been in the past. The pork cheek and Brussel sprouts which are usually my favorite was a bit of let down as was the ka prow beef which seemed like greasy burger meat. That said, the papaya salad and baby octopus dishes were excellent so not bad overall, but a few misses that I haven’t experienced in the past.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good time.

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E
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$16 bottomless mimosas of different flavors, great!

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Quick efficient service. Food excellent. Recommend to everyone.

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always amazing and service is great . The duck and octopus were soooo good! I love this spot!

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LH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite place to eat on LES! The food, people, atmosphere and experience. Just gets better every time!

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F
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is top-notch, although you really need to eat/like pork to enjoy it. The space is definitely cramped but that's part of the charm. Staff was friendly and helpful. No draft beers on tap, but pretty good selection of bottled. Highly recommended.

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SK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was unique and delicious. I enjoyed the tasting menu because we got to try so many different items. The food runner didn't tell us what he was giving us which was a shame because it was not self explanatory.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This is not our first time at Pig and Khao. We actually used to love the restaurant and enjoy the food. However on our recent visit, we found the waitress to be abrupt. She brought the check before we even asked for it. Then wouldn’t serve us mimosas even though we paid for a 2-hour mimosa brunch. She was trying to rush us out in an hour from when we sat down.

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J
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I read about this restaurant two years ago and promised myself I would go there one day when we were In nyc . Met every expectation I had. The spice smells surround you when you walk in the door. Sweet and spicy balance themselves out with each bite. Dinner felt like a family feast with all the sharing. Great service, friendly staff. Can’t wait to come back

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VP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice meal and atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent!

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu is delicious and perfect size to order many plates and share BUT make sure to order coconut rice no matter what you are getting!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Place is awesome. Was disappointed with some of the dishes. Green papaya & pork belly were awesome. The brown butter prawns and fried chicken were nothing of note. Yummy if you know what to order otherwise may be left a little let down.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in the city. Edgy LES vibe, bumpin 90’s rap, unreal food and great cocktails. Can’t beat it.

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TK
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere!

Open kitchen so if seated in the front room expect your clothes to smell after

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DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, consistant quality. Service is always friendly and welcoming. We love eating here

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

i LOVED this restaurant. everything we ordered was delightful - ordered the pork belly adobo, pork jowl, chili pan mee and the mongo guisado. I am filipino so i had very high expectations for this restaurant and it was probably on par if not better than mom's cooking. Also had the halo halo for dessert which is a shaved ice with milk, flan, toasted puff rice, caramelized banana and ube ice cream... i think there's one more ingredient in there. but i appreciated that there were no beans in the halo halo!!! traditional halo halo usually has the beans and it's my least favorite ingredient in there so i was more than thrilled with the fact that it was left out.

i will say this though - the kitchen is right there in the restaurant so if you have an event after eating dinner i would recommend skipping it. I had tickets to a show right after dinner and we were scrambling trying to find a drug store that had febreze. we smelled like food.

I definitely want to go back for the tasting menu at some point.

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Can get a little loud as it fills up. Service was excellent and attentive. Great crispy pork.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Great assortment of spicy, unique dishes that are great for sharing.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

First time there and very satisfied with the quality and taste of everything we ordered which was quite a variety. I would give it 5 stars if one of the waiters didn't spill the squid juice all over one of our guests hair and clothes while taking the finished plates away. Wait staff need to to learn proper etiquette on waiting tables and should know better than to raise food plates directly above customers heads to avoid clumsy spills and other accidents that can potentially hurt the customer had the contents been scolding hot still. Work around the customer, not above them - simple courtesy and common sense. However, the manager, I'm assuming, was very apologetic and accommodating and we are very thankful for her actions.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this place. Food is great , vibe is great, the service is great. The only things that prevent a flawless score are that the sisig was ever so slightly off in that some pieces of the pig face could have been broken down more to be a bit more tender - I get that’s a nit picky preference and some people favor the chewier bits... The only other minor blip is that it gets pretty damn loud and if you’re not just busy devouring the food conversation can be tricky.

But all and all Leah and company are definitely killing it as usual.

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Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved everything about the P&G. The food was creative and awesome, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The drinks were their own creations and we’re sooo tasty. Love the Lower E Side vibe. My partner and I flew out from Madison, WI to eat here. It did not disappoint. We will be back.

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place is a fantastic little find. We decided to try it out on a recommendation from a friend. I felt very welcomed when I came in and our server was attentive without being overbearing. Once seated decided to get the tasting menu (not available on weekends I think). For $59/head, we thought we'd likely end up getting more for our money than ordering small plates and sharing - and boy were we right. The food was nearly insurmountable, which was a nice surprise. By the end, we were all pushing up hill to finish the last two dishes. We thought we were done and they brought out two desserts - one of the most whimsical things I've ever eaten and a ricotta donut. The former is hard to describe, but imagine rice pudding in shaved ice form with some creative accoutrement.

Spotlight - the opening dish was pieces of pork with brussel sprouts - tasted some fish sauce and mint - was spectacular.

We each got 2 drinks + tasting menu and each spent about $100.

On the critical side, the open kitchen was great but the smoke from the food was a little intense at times, and the pacing of the dishes was a little funny at times. The last two dishes were delicious - both some type of fried pork - though a heavy finish to an already intensely packed menu. First world problems, I know.

Also, while the name 'pig' is in the title, be prepared to eat a lot of pork. :)

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J
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great. Prices very reasonable. Sadly service was horrendous.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and servers were great! Awesome that you can see the chef

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RM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JAMAL IS AMAZING!!!!! he's the best and made our night top notch

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

delicious food and beers for brunch

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

I am never disappointed with the food here! I took my mom who was visiting and she loved it too. The food is so fresh and clean and taste authentic. I love everything I taste, besides the adobo, which is not bad at all, actually the pork belly is great but the rest is just not the adobo I recognize growing up with. Omg and the halo-halo is amazing. A little pricey but worth it! Can’t wait to go back.

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TG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

From the website and reviews, I assumed the restaurant was going to be very nice in terms of ambience. We came overdressed and probably could have come in flip flops and a t-shirt. I think if one is looking for good and unique thai/asian/ malaysian food, it is above average. The scene is very casual crowded, small, bathrooms horrible (there is one). It seems if you are out late night drinking and need a spot to fill your belly or looking for an easy no fuss place, this could be fine. A few things regarding food: the waiter mentioned the pork noodle dish was very spicy ... it was not. He failed to mention however, that the mushroom salad (that we also ordered) was out of control spicy. We like spicy but found it odd that he would mention the pork and not the mushroom salad. The ribs were pretty good, fell off the bone. To go we paid for and asked for extra rice.... they failed to put into the to go bag. Overall a 3-4 level experience.

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JE
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pig and Khao was wonderful. The menu encompasses various countries in South East Asia and it is well executed. Most dishes pack some heat but not on the overwhelming side. Flavors and textures are surprisingly allowed to shine in tandem with the heat.

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e
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an outstanding dinner at P&K! We took advantage of the 5-Course Chef's Tasting Menu and were blown away! The combinations of flavors, textures, and proteins led to a meal that satisfied the nose, eyes, and belly! Excellent staff as well! Thanks for a great evening! Pictures on our Instagram @excessiveeaters!

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was decent enough to compensate for our server rushing us and seemingly off attitude. Came before the rush but was given the check 30 min into our 2 hour bottomless brunch; not a big deal but I was surprised.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. I came before with friends and enjoyed my food so much I had to retu

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were seated close to the bathroom when we were the first customers to come at 530pm with plenty of good seats around! Gone to this place in support of the owner whose family is from my country the Philippines! The food was excellent esp the sisig and Malaysian prawn ! Just too close to the kitchen ! It left kitchen smell in my coat and hair and all clothing!

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! We had the tasting menu and it was outstanding.

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AI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I really enjoyed brunch here. Food was really great! It was very loud though, hard to hear the person next to me. Also their open kitchen concept is really cool but you leave smelling like fried garlic. Would definitely go again though was a great meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with a very attentive server. The taste was authentic. We went on Ala Saturday night, found parking right outside and were seated within minutes of arriving.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Reservation was at 215, didn't get seated until 235 then didn't get our order taken until just before 3. We ordered a 2 hour bottomless brunch but only got to utilize one hour. Also, portion sizes are tiny, you can expect to leave hungry.

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