Khe-Yo

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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AP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The pork noodles were fantastic. The flavors blended perfectly.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome food and great vibe. Perfect for trying something different and reliable

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service to go with the amazing delicious food. Even our 9 and 11 year old kids loved the food.

WW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and delicious food

W
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I would not consider this is Laotian food. Papaya salad is below average of most Thai restaurants in NYC, crispy pork wrap is a joke, it was really chewy, more like left over the night before from China town, and the last chili shrimp was only okay. I am really disappointed, too bad.

2
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We have been here a number of times and the drawback is the strong smell of scented cleaning fluid that hits you as you enter the place. Maybe it is the floor cleaner, smells like that cheap purple fluid that many places use. It wafts into the dining area and really interrupts the food experience.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the pork belly wrap which was amazing. The pork belly was crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth tender on the inside. It went really well with the peanut sauce and lettuce. Would recommend! We also had the braised short rib curry. The meat could have been more tender and there was barely any gai lan, but the flavor of the curry was good. The restaurant was a little louder than what we would’ve liked, but the vibe was exciting.

RB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting menu with great wines to accompany the food!

DM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, thanks to the chef and staff for a wonderful evening!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time eating here. Food is always delicious!

CG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Spot-on, extremely tasty, perfectly prepared Lao cuisine, served by attentive, prompt staff. Great room decor, seating not too crowded, as many restaurants do these days. I would work on the beverage program a bit, but it was adequate. Pairing wines with spicy foods is tricky, but can be done. One thing I feel strongly about is the ability to carry on conversation with my fellow diners comfortably, and the room is quite loud. If that doesn't bother you, this is a five-star experience.

FP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Khe-Yo is the only restaurant that I regularly visit since I moved to Tribeca three years ago. It's a neighborhood gem and a great NYC restaurant overall. Everybody who I take loves it - even the fussiest eaters. I have had some hit or miss dishes (lobster noodles... sorry :/ ), but overall, the food, ambiance, service are excellent.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was really scrumptious. Everything seemed to be made fresh and with fresh ingredients.

Negative - was really, really loud. They had many bookings per table so it was sit, eat and out. No lingering allowed. Did not like that.

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Quite hard to hear my conversation with my partner and waiters took a while to give us the menu, but overall great place to dine.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good neighborhood restaurant with the right amount of buzz. Lunch is priced dramatically cheaper and is a great value but dinner for 2 is expensive. I live down the street and I love this place

SH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The service was not great. We had a reservation and had to check with the them 3 times before they seated us 20 minutes later at a table that had been open the whole time. After we got our food, the waitress never checked back with us -- I wanted to order food, or maybe dessert, but she just brought the check. Also the so-called 'large' plate of shrimp was 4 shrimp.

CC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

What an unusual waiter - he seemed thoroughly disinterested in welcoming and serving us and could barely look us in the eye. My friend had a cocktail that she described as "3 ingredients, all straight out of their bottles." Nothing special. The wine by the glass list was EXCELLENT, however. The food was hit and miss. The brussels sprouts appetizer offered was top notch, but the smashed papaya salad almost choked us with all of its fish sauce. The delicious Bamboo Quail certainly made us feel we might still be on the right track. The fried garlic & chilies Bell & Evans Chicken was either just terrible or a bad imitation of General Tso's Chicken. Thick with bread coating surrounding gristly chicken and a super soppy, syrupy sauce. We each had two bites. This neither tasted Laotian nor did any bit of the restaurant seem to be engaged in presenting high quality anything.

l
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience of Laotian food at Khe-Yo, in spite of a high noise level is wonderful. The service is quick, friendly and attentive. To avoid a very crowded, noisy restaurant in the evening, try lunch. I recommend Khe-Yo any time.

GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a very good value, service is excellent and food is excellent
The noise level is a little too high for my taste but we still could have a conversation

DW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. I would not change a thing about my experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. The quail was absolutely perfect and no dish disappointed. They seemed understaffed and overwhelmed however.

Bring your friends and enjoy!

k
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite date night restaurants. You can always count on great food and amazing service.

RL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great location amazing service. We highly recommend it

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bad food, extremely expensive.

E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I usually love the food here. There was a special of curry crab that the waitress explained and it sounded great. It cost twice as much as any other dish, but could feed multiple people. When it arrived - still in the shell with wet curry sauce all over it! We didn’t realize it was still in the shell when we ordered it. Very hard to crack - slippery, covered with curry. The sauce was yummy but it was so tough and messy to eat! This would be a terrible dish to order on a date!

Everything else was great, and I love the space. I just wouldn’t have ordered that particular dish.

MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening one more time 👍😄

JQ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooooo good !!!! Special dishes coupled with charming decor and great services yummy drinks too. I’ll definitely be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious whole fried fish.

F
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Cute little neighborhood place, but very noisy. The food was delicious, but too expensive for gourmet Laos street food. Our table was tiny & we asked to have time with our appetizer first because of this. The waiter ignored that request and brought out our entrees soon after. The plates were on top of Waco there, because we also had a bottle of wine on the table. This made our experience quite annoying, couldn’t relax, just wanted to leave as soon as we were done.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Felt squeezed in and overwhelmed by the all the kids and families. Not what I expected at all.

H
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is probably my new favorite restaurant in the city. Since I have found this gem, I have gone almost every week.

BL
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Laotion food is hard to find and we love it. This restaurant didnt disappoint. The food and service were great

PD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

KH
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8. Very good experience.

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. My favorite restaurant

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YC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service. Lots of good drinks

P
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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