Khe-Yo

4.5
1202 Reviews
$31 to $50
Laotian
Open 11 to 10 daily with both full service outdoor table dining and indoor. NYC Law requires we check prior entry PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINE for indoor dining (psychical and digital proof is accepted.) Staff are Fully Vaccinated for Covid-19. Our fully built outdoor sidewalk deck with roof with heaters. Chef/ Owner Soulayphet Schwader and iron Chef Marc Forgione partner to showcase Laotian cuisine. {Khe-Yo}, or green in Laotian is a unique dining experience that accentuates the brightness and beauty of Laotian cuisine artfully redefined. Our local, seasonal menu is responsibly sourced, of the highest quality and best when shared with friends in our exposed brick Tribeca gem that is all at once intimate, cozy, inviting and hip. Chef Phet has been awarded the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Award for the last 7 years. Signature dishes: crunchy coconut rice balls, pho, pork curry noodle, and sesame beef jerky. We are within walking distance to WTC site, Wall Street, Battery Park, & Chinatown.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1202 people are saying
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VincentM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend the pig face! Authentic and delicious!

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vipcyril
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with quality ingredients cooked to perfection, kind service. We had an excellent time - again.

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SachinJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Outdoor seating was selected however there are 02 outdoor seating areas - one actual under a enclosed cabin & other is 100% outdoor.

While making a reservation no such option was available hence such bad experience - We were made to sit outdoor (100%) on a foot walk and it was freezing to death experience while outdoor seating area under a enclosed cabin was 85% empty all the while we finished food and left.

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CamW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional staff all around. Great food and if you want authentic Lao food in the USA, this is the place. Great owner and chefs. Great atmosphere and safe with all what’s going around. Thanks for a great experience.

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vipSamanthaB
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here from the Michelin Bib Gourmand guide. The atmosphere is inviting and warm, service fast, and food delicious. The menu obviously pulls influence from Laos’s geographic neighbors, Thailand and Vietnam.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great ambience. Our go to when we visit New York City

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Rebecca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

While I had been interested in visiting Khe-Yo for awhile now, the experience was disappointing. It was quite loud, and the food was just okay.

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RyanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tuesday night and it was a full restaurant. Nice energy, food was great.

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Sommgirl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food nice ambience very attentive service. Thank you.

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MaxP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was a loud busy night and they seemed slammed- food arrived late (luke warm pho) to a table that still had old ap plates on it. Ribs, rolls, cocktails, were good. 3 drinks, 3 entrees, 2 aps, 15% tip =$250.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Used to be terrific. Food was not up to par.

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vipKritiKare
Sacramento
138 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you want excellent and legit spicing on your Asian food- you have to come here. The amazing menu was a great introduction to Laotian food- much like Vietnamese to my palate. The green papaya salad rocked our taste buds and tingled our lips - SO perfect but not for the faint of spice-heart. The 35$/750 bottle corkage fee was a bit steep but happy to pay it as we brought our wines to match the spice factor. However, the wines on the list were also able to handle the spice load and match well. The decor was pleasing with soft up lights and stylish as a blend of trendy-industrial meets traditional Laotian temple. And located in a great neighborhood, there is much to do while wandering before or after dinner.

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JesalShah1976
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious! Excellent meal, as always. Crowded at lunch so service a bit lacking but the food makes up for that!

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NicholeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a good choice. Love their food every single time.

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vipNICOLEM
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Everything was delicious. Loved the egg rolls and brussels sprouts and the market bowls!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very rarely do I write reviews, and typically only when the experience is wonderful. However, our dining experience here last night was one of the worst meals I have ever eaten - especially given the price point. We arrived early for our reservation and ended up sitting at the bar. Which in all fairness, was great given that the entire restaurant was made up of birthday parties and the noise level was outrageous given the small space. We ordered the crispy chicken and the prawn pad see ew. The chicken came and there was about one cup of sauce poured on top of it. It looked like a soup with some pieces of chicken. My partner described it as cheap fast food. All of the pieces contained bones and cartilage and the sauce was so sweet it was inedible. He ended up ordering a plain bowl of white rice just to get the taste out of his mouth. My pad see ew was also sitting in a heavy serving of sauce and the only edible parts were the prawns themselves. The prawns were fine, but the noodles were all caked together and also inedible. The fact that this meal, without alcohol, was $100 is truly mind blowing. I am so dismayed with the meal and we left talking about how it was one of the worst meals we have ever eaten. I’m not sure if this is due to the pandemic, but I would certainly never recommend this restaurant to anyone in its current state.

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Neil
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food .
Great service.
Great ambience .
Consistent quality

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vipCheunger
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good spot for group outings. Portions are generous so not as easy for small parties.

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vipToddS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very attractive brick-walled restaurant. It was crowded and noisy with young adults at 8pm on a cold Wednesday night in December, 2021. I'd prefer they turn off the rock & roll music overhead when so crowded. Attentive service despite the servers being overworked. Food is interesting, perfectly prepared, medium-spicy, and quite attractive, accompanied by decorative and tasty greens. We had an eggroll appetizer, a salmon curry, and a prawns with broad rice noodle. Homemade toasted coconut ice cream scoop for dessert was delicious. No Laotian beer, inexplicably. Price for two was $150 before tip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chance to try Laotian food.

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sjburme
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The sticky rice balls and the beef jerky and the pork spring rolls were amazing. Would definitely go back. Great service and ambiance as well. Also a great beer selection which is sometimes not the case with small restaurants.

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StephenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round experience. I am a fussy eater and yet the menu offered something for everyone and the flavours came through

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FR132
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Do not recommend. Food is not good / super oily. Acoustics are terrible you can barely hear anyone. People sitting on top of each other. Service was fast and staff was kind — but that’s the only plus side. Now I know why it was easy to get a table there

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vipDwightp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good but expected better

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambiance and foods as spectacular, but our server completely disappeared on us. After we placed our order for food, we never saw her again. We wanted to order a second round of drinks but she never came by, not even to ask if we were enjoying our food. Later, someone else brought us some to go boxes. We saw our server standing across the room but she never came back to our table. It was strange and out of sync with the rest of our experience. Otherwise we really loved our beautiful meal.

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JenniferR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great, drinks are great. Only complaint is that the chairs outdoors don't make you want to stay longer. Not comfortable at all.

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NadiaS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration with a dear friend flew up from Tampa and the food is solid as always. The prices went up for certain items in a jarring denomination. The ambiance is lively but noise level on a higher though it's a Saturday eve. The service lovely and convivial. The attention to details amazing right down to the manager stop a bartender from serving our sparkling rose from an existing bottle that has been opened and half served and lost its bubbles. He discreetly tasted the small pour to make sure it was still suitable to serve. When he determined it wasn't he had a brand new bottle opened and served two tall glasses to my dear friend and I. A perfect starts to my big birthday celebration of the evening. I appreciated that gesture even though he didn't notice that I've noticed from the other side of the bar. The integrity and passion of how he is keeping Khe-Yo running like a well-managed NYC caliber restaurant is testament on how it was packed solid last evening at the NYC comes back from the lowest depth of the pandemic. Thank you for a lovely and enjoyable evening.

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Dana
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place. Fantastic, creative, Laotian fusion food. Wonderful staff chef, and atmosphere. It is quite affordable at lunchtime. I hope Khe-Yo is here to stay!

Dana

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Krista
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Last week we had delicious pork curry, amazingly flavorful and subtly layered. Last night had pho - nice ingredients but broth was disappointingly bland. Pork spareribs last night had tasty sauce but were a bit overcooked and so kind of dry. Would recommend the pork curry enthusiastically, not so much the pho and ribs.

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kanp
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors with 3 adults and one toddler. The staff was super accommodating to our group's dietary restrictions and very kind. The fact that the food was fantastic was almost an afterthought because the staff was so great. But rest assured - the food is amazing. Mushroom bahn mi and the brussels sprouts are highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and staff were absolutely wonderful. The foie gras in the Tuna laap was really well prepared and would recommend.

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vipBill
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed the food but a bit pricey for what you get.

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EatTheRich
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful, delicious cuisine. Great staff. Wonderful outdoor seating (could have had more comfortable chairs tho). Great selection of wines and tasty cocktails. Definitely will be back to his great find.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Definitely my favorite place in NYC

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vipKiki
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khe Yo has been a regular place for us to eat for years. We love the menu, variety, & atmosphere. It’s also been kid friendly when we have our young children with us at lunch/brunch. Staff is pleasant, helpful & prompt.

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KvZoen
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best Asian meals I’ve ever eaten.

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sheilar
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. My friends and I were so thrilled that Khe Yo is back with its wonderful, kind, attentive and smart staff. Love love love this restaurant.

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SangB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We chose to sit outdoors- but chairs ( metal without cushion) were not very comfortable. Good for cafe seating. Not up to Khe yo standards
Appetisers and entrees all arrived together so entrees were cold by the time we ate.
The hostess never gave us the bill. Just the cc slips to sign.
Definitely not worth a repeat.

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vipShannon
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I felt like I was in a Vegas Resturant — very dark room, music loud, and very expensive without including alcohol

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Tleenyc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating area and good food. One entree was a bit underwhelming (poached bass) but rest of meal was delicious. My friend had soju cocktail and she said it was the best drink she's had.

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You can order delivery directly from Khe-Yo using the Order Online button. Khe-Yo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 587-1089.

Khe-Yo is rated 4.5 stars by 1202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.