Khe-Yo

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Laotian
Chef/ Owner Soulayphet Schwader and Marc Forgione partner at Khe-Yo 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, inviting, and hip. We invite you to our table for a dining experience you won’t soon forget—sa bai dee!
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PD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Hi have always loved the food at Khe-yo but our last dinner was not very good. I am not sure if the chef has changed, but our favorite dishes were overly sweet. Normally the dishes are beyond delicious and savory, make the chef that night had a heavy hand with sweetener, and it really ruined all the dishes.
I hope that they go back to the original recipes and get the food back to the amazing level it was.

NY
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for groups
Lots of small plates meant for sharing
Drinks are great but small glasses

KH
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 8. Very good experience.

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there last Friday, 10/4/19, with a group of coworkers. First time to try Laotian cuisine. Our server was nice enough to give us suggestions to order some combination of large and small plates to share. We especially love the the pig’s face. The crackle and the smell as you cut into the cheek was divine and you eat it with Vietnamese spring roll wrapper with lettuce cilantro ramen bean sprouts and hoisin sauce - it was delicious. The hanger steak short ribs pork curry noodles were delicious as well. Definitely a good place for a big group. Will definitely go back again. Btw, the pigs face are available on weekends Friday - Saturday dinner time only. Another note, a lot of the dishes are on the spicy side😉

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday. My favorite restaurant

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YC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a new cuisine experience for us. Very unique and we like the food. Food served there is fabulous and service was nice.

p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service. Lots of good drinks

P
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food tasted really good and the service was great. Some portions were small however, for the price charged. It was also pretty loud. Still, it's a place I'd go back to for the delicious food.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 26, 2019

Paul, thank you for taking the time to rate us. We know our restaurant can be quite loud. I would recommend coming on the early or late side for a quieter experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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PH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was slow.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We strive to always up our game with service. Hope to see you again soon for a better Khe-Yo service experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Extremely over-priced for what it is. Had fun here though.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Love this place, I've been here a few times since the soft opening I was lucky enough to attend. Still, it seemed to be slightly slipping. The noise level was outrageous - literally couldn't hear the server or he me - and we were never offered more than the one sticky rice that came with the initial dipping sauces. The food is, however, incredibly delicious and far outweighs the negatives. Will happily return in the future.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We know our restaurant can be quite loud. I would recommend coming on the early or later side for a quieter experience. We offer one complimentary sticky rice to all dinner reservations. Next time, please do not hesitate to ask for more. Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, great casual but neat spot!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner meeting — staff was delightful. Food was amazing. Pork noodles and and quail were highlights

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and first exposure to Laotian cuisine. So many excellent flavors and really centrally located to Battery Park and One World Trade. Smaller menu but the options offered were all very good, nice decor and setting and in southeast Asian style. Highly recommend for groups!

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, the service was excellent-very knowledgeable about the food and helpful with serving size suggestions. Excellent bus staff as well.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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TG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Other than 8 of us getting seated right at the table where people actually check in for their table, the food and service was excellent. We ordered a variety to share and each dish didn’t disappoint.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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m
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Perfect
Place for a business meal. Have been here before and will return.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, tasty, quality ingredients, good portion. Familiar Asian tastes but still different enough to be unique (Laos vs. other Asian cuisines)

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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FF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing - we loved it, the flavors were super unique, and everything was really well executed. Go here!

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the Khe-Yo experience and hope to see you again soon!

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JT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and great service. Would highly, highly recommend for a date or nice night with friends. The steak for two special was amazing

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are so glad you enjoyed. Come back soon to try more of our specials and a la carte items :)

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, prices and servings for big groups. Looking forward to coming back more often.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Looking forward to having you in again soon!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a great surprise. Who knew I'd love Laotian food. Great food and atmosphere. Quick service, great recommendations, reasonably priced.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed our food as much as we do. Hope to see you again soon!

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was absolutely delicious, possibly one of the best meals I have ever had. Everything we ordered was so full of flavor and the food came out very efficiently. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for the glowing review :) Hope to see you again soon!!

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TM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We shared smashed papaya salad, crunchy coconut rice, and curry pork noodles. We found papaya salad to be too salty. We loved the flavors of the noodles and crunchy coconut rice wrapped with lettuce leaf. We finished off the meal with delicious ginger gelato. It is a great introduction to Lao cuisine.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for detailed review! Hope to have you in again soon to try more of our a la carte items.

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GW
London
102 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had no expectations. This is my first time trying Laotian food. Since it was a restaurant week, there was a tasting menu. I had pork belly that was amazing, prawns that were okay and mango sorbet. Although food and service very good here ( 3 course dinner in 20 minutes- half of which was spent sipping beer) the value was ok, since the same priced menu offered almost twice as much food at similar or higher level establishments. Still a complete mystery to how why my colleague from Laos is built like a Marine at almost 7 feet tall. There must be some culinary secrets in that country that they won’t share with Americans

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon to try our a la carte menu items!

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NP
London
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious south Asian food! Loved the lobster pad see ew and salmon with green curry sauce!

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for the great review. We love those dishes too! Hope to see you again soon :)

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was quick

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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RR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not worth the pricing. Restaurant week in particular felt like a complete rip off.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to have you in again to try some of our a la carte menu items.

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g
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not obviously Laotion which was my reason for going and the serving size wash miniscule and the drinks $17 ridiculous

SM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went there for restaurant week for lunch and ordered the Red Snapper over Kale salad. I received the smallest piece of fish over an appetizer-plate sized lettuce salad. Was really disappointed and left very hungry.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went to Khe-Yo for lunch for a coworker’s birthday. The food was sub-par. The coconut shrimps and crab cake were too fried. The service was terrible. No one came to check on us during the meal and we had to call someone to come over to take our dessert order. Will not come back again

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Sorry you had a bad experience here. Hope you can give us another shot!

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G
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

At best the food is derivative of other South Asian cuisines. Our food was disappointingly syrupy. Every dish, with the exception of the sticky rice, was loaded with sugar.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was excellent. Super friendly staff who nailed our big order. It was our first time here and our server helped us select some great dishes.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Lynn, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed and looking forward to having you in again!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

really clinical and uncaring service. portions silly small for NYRW and therefore no value, starving when i left. otherwise good food and great flavors but not worth it.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We always strive to improve our service. Hopefully you can come try our a la carte menu out to get the full Khe-Yo experience!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten more unhealthy unpleasant food

P
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

We were given a veery small table for three people. Not enough space to keep the food we ordered. One of the workers nearly dropped the bottle of wine we ordered. The host has an attitude. This was one of my favorite places but Very sad how it turn into. Hope they improve their overall service. The server was very nice. Hope they take these comments seriously.

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do take all comments seriously. I'm sorry the service was not up to Khe-Yo par and we strive to make it better every day. Hope to have you in again soon for a better experience. -Taryn GM

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! The crispy coconut rice and the grilled branzino were amazing!

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for the glowing review! Looking forward to having you in again soon :)

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every part of restaurant week at Khe-Yo
Top 10 fav nyc restaurants

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review! Hope to have you in again to try our a la carte menu!

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They warn you that the bang bang sauce is hot, and it is, but don’t let that deter you from trying it if you can handle some spice. It was delicious. Not so hot that you couldn’t enjoy the flavor. I dipped everything in it

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for the great review. Looking forward to having you back in soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Great sticky rice and coconut drink!

Khe-Yo
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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