Khe-Yo

4.2
1167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Laotian
We are open from 11am to 9:30pm daily with both full service outdoor table dining and indoor tables. NYC Law requires that we check at our front door prior entry PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINE for indoor dining (both psychical and digital proof is accepted.) We have a fully built outdoor sidewalk deck with roof. We also have ceiling fans outside. 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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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Khe-Yo is open on New Year's Eve from 11am to 10pm serving our typical menu with holiday specials.

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sheilar
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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StevenK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu, staff seemed lost, didn’t even come to our table/bring water and saw other tables who arrived later served before us. If Menu changed/way you guys cook (e.g., fish) changed, please let customer know

Really loved this place before the pandemic, now its just a disappointment

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went on a Thursday night to try something new in the neighborhood. We had someone visiting and wanted to try a cool restaurant with positive reviews.

The service was very efficient, however, I wish the dishes and recommended way to eat them would have been explained by our waitress. The meal felt very rushed and I wish I had been able to savor the meal and the experience of eating Laotian food more.

The food was delicious and the ambiance felt very cozy and trendy.

Overall, it’s a cool spot in Tribeca with a great location and unique fare.

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tess56
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice selection of large and small plates to share-or not. The veggies were all greens the night I was there-would be nice to have a little variety. Nice atmosphere.

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RubyC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here since they first opened, food was better than remembered. Maybe we ordered better this time?
Service was excellent and the indoor space was comfortable. If anything maybe the music selection could be better and less loud?
The decor could be livelier ? Hey but this is Covid time, glad to be alive.

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ChristyMIT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khe-Yo is my go-to for Lao food and family-friendly vibes in the city. It's the perfect date spot or for a special occasion shindig. The staff, and most importantly, Chef Phet are always so accommodating and truly make you feel like family!

I promise this will be one of your most memorable meals, don't miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers but 2 of 4 main dishes were just ok. Pork belly was overly fatty. The chicken was nicely crunchy but a bit overly sweet. It was too much like General Tso’s chicken from a fast food Chinese place. One friend liked her pork noodles and the other was mostly happy with a fish entree. Would go back for appetizers and drinks if in the area.

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MichaelM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Facility needs to be spruced up and cleaned up. A good paint job would help.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, drinks were great, service was great. Daniel handled our large party extremely well, would definitely come back!

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JenniferR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

The new outdoor chairs are not very comfortable, but the food is so good.

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Foodiegirl
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow! My friends and I ordered the crispy pork belly dish - it tasted delicious. The skin was very crispy. The sauce and side dishes were also amazing. Best restaurant in nyc we have tried. Loved everything about the dish!

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FlipperPJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was disappointing. Some of the dishes (e.g. Spring rolls) were very delicious. But too many were not. The shredded chicken was overly vinegar-y and piquant. The Pho had an unusual, bitter under-taste that lovers of good Vietnamese Pho will find unpleasant. The Crispy Chicken with sweet chili sauce had too much chili sauce which overpowered the delicate taste of the crunchy fried chicken. They had run out of ribs which we had wanted to try. We were there on a Sunday night - perhaps the lead chefs were off for the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Viet coffee was wattered down; lack of flavor and sweetness.
Food was Ok. Flies all over the place. Service was ok. Hard to communicate

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vipMichelleW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor afternoon brunch was delicious. Brought a couple who haven’t been before and they loved their meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Terrible Service and pricy.

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vipMatthewH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent as best. Not enough veggie options. Bathrooms were filthy!

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andrewt
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The restaurant was billed as vegetarian friendly. I am vegan. There was very few vegetarian dishes on the menu. I asked if the chef could make a veg dish for me and he made a tasteless dish that was mostly noodles with a tiny bit of bok choi and onions...and it cost $29. I was stunned. I complained about the lack of vegetables and the waiter brought me more bok choi but it didn't really help as the dish was still tasteless. This restaurant is very expensive and most dishes were mediocre. Drinks were way overpriced. The service was extremely slow. The prices were high end and the service and taste was poor. I would not return.

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vipDwb9
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was lovely, except all waiters should be wearing masks at this point, even outdoors

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vipVictoriaO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was super salty and service was really poor. Large gap in between courses

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Lorelai
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Mediocre food and service. Our "large plate" was the same size as our "small plate", with 50% of the dishes taken up by parsley and lettuce (no, this was not a salad). Our waiter did not stop by our table beyond serving our dishes, never returning for our drink order, to check in on us, or drop off the check. This was a birthday dinner and unfortunately a sore disappointment. Next!

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lives2eat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was not as good as I remembered. And the service was pretty average, not much excitement or passion from the servers - felt like a production line.

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ZuzannaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Salmon Curry and Sweet and sour chicken are the best!

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Anoni
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The lemon chicken photo looked like it was chicken breast. I received thigh meat of questionable quality. The roasted eggplant was mushy. In all, not tasty. Perhaps the hot sauces are to mask the taste. The service was great tho. And the ice cream desserts were good and good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Pretty disappointed to be honest, lacked service, so many people didnt know what to do, restaurant week deal was a scam, i basically got snapper cat food from a can and two shrimps entree and a scoop of ice cream for $39 crazy!!!

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vipHMS7
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Tiny portions and high price premiums make for horrible value. And the taste was neither unique nor interesting. Slow and inattentive service. And finally, sticky floors. Just fails all across the board. Skip this spot.

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OliverG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my brothers 25th Birthday during Resturant Week/Month. Both the service and the food was great. We were impressed with the cornish hen and the steak pad thai in both presentation and taste. Their drinks and dessert were great! Recommended to go there!

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JACK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was overpriced and mediocre (and that's perhaps too kind), although the service was good and the outdoor patio set up was beautiful and relaxing.

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really exceptional food and very professional service. Bravo!

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vipBananna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week lunch @ Khe-Yo was fantastic! Delicious food, nice variety on the set menu (we didn’t do dessert), great service, nice ambiance, spacious seating inside (& outside) and at an amazing price (regardless of restaurant week or a la carte). Can’t wait to come back and try other menu items! Thank you for a great birthday lunch (w/ my parents and boyfriend who were also pleased with the food, service & ambiance)! This was my first time having Laotian food and it is delicious (w/ some nice spice)!! FYI-With the new city mandate, the manager gently checked everyone’s ID & vaccine cards before we were seated.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Our waitress ignored us for an extremely long period of time.

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nycgirl90
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The quality of the food went downhill since the last time we went. Prawn noodles were soupy and extremely sweet, and same with the chili chicken - both sauces tasted like they had been just dumped from the bottle. The sauces with the sticky rice were also not very flavorful, and the papaya salad was extremely fishy. We could not finish our food, and it was definitely not the authentic Laotian experience we had 6 years ago.

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Scfitness69
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time being here, and it was as great as the first time. Staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

The air conditioning seemed to be broken and the service was very slow

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Constance
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Extremely underwhelming service even though the restaurant isn’t busy at all. The table was sticky I feel it wasn’t sanitized properly. The food is very … ughh… the rice is undercooked (how do you mess up that)? And portion was extremely small. The only pro is the presentation. I will not return, and I highly advice you to avoid this place.

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Ycolors
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the good had great flavors. It was such a great food experience. The only thing I would say negative was the portion size. But overall, nice experience, and will go again.

FAQs

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 4.2 stars by 1167 OpenTable diners.

Khe-Yo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.kheyo.com/store/gift-card/.

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.