Khe-Yo

4.4
1105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Laotian
WE ARE OPEN FROM 11am to 11pm DAILY with both full service outdoor table dining and indoor tables. 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
What 1105 people are saying
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jolruhs
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Fish was horrible for restaurant week. Tasted inedible and extremely old/about to go bad. Would never return to this restaurant.

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MichelleL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and bad food! We went for restaurant week and the portions were incredibly small and the quality of food was poor. We waited more than 1 hr for the entree, and when we complained to the manager we were told “If you want to leave just leave”.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and great outdoor dining ( and indoor)

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vipPaulaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We went for restaurant week and the dishes were very disappointing. The fish and the beef were both over cooked and had little flavor. The ambiance was nice but we didn’t enjoy our meals.

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LindaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I love the different spices and flavors of SEAsian food. The portions were small but I like that they were not huge. It was busy so I expected service to be slow but it seems that a lot of servers are engaged at each table so it seems it was easy to lose track of who issuing served or not. We weren't in a hurry so it wasn't an issue but if you have an engagement afterwards, I would consider this.

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ScottK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE KHE-YO. Probably my 6th visit and I always wish I could eat more so I can try more things. My favorite standards:
- crispy coconut rice
- lemongrass chicken sausage
- sticky rice and sauces
- papaya salad (HELLA SPICY)

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vipSandy449
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Above average neighborhood restaurant. Good food and good vibes.

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KevinG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Khe Yo and it was enjoyed by all of us. The food and service was great! It surpassed my expectations and it was a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience here. Great food friendly staff I would definitely go back here for another date night or a night with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Loved our server she was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious - still craving the mushroom banh mi. Loved the whole vibe ! Definitely coming back!

KT
KimberlyT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant is exceptional. Staff are friendly. Ambiance relaxed and welcoming. Food delicios and creative, including presentaion. Like all NY restaurants, short staffed but Would definitely return.

No one asked about our special occasion celebration though.

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Lena
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Flavors were very robust and authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy date night spot. Food was great!

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Masemase
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was disappointing. Certain dishes had good flavor, others didn’t. Some accompaniments to dishes were poor, for example the papaya salad’s pork rinds were rock hard. Extremely disappointing for the high prices.

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Cgbg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Portions were so small - too expensive
A small bowl of rice was $5- for one portion

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RuthW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy Lychee cocktail, Prawns with noodles, pork curry soup, Brussel sprouts- great flavors!! Great service!!

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vipVNAH
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful. Excellent outdoor seating area. Enjoyed the drinks. Unfortunately the food was variable. Several dishes were quite good while others were not.

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XavierChua
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Indoor is comfy, however I enjoyed sitting outside better. Kitchen closes a bit after 9 pm, so be sure to get there before. Be sure to ask about the level of spice.

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FabiolaS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I enjoyed the food, appreciated the great and kind service, and loved the ambience. Will definitely come back.

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TonyA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! We were seated immediately, our server was very responsive and we literally had our food served withing 10 minutes of ordering!
Everything tasted fresh, and we could recognize the flavor of the ingredients, which is unique nowadays.
Highly recommended, we will be back.

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LornaL
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The tuna starter was excellent as were the oxtail pho and the chicken. The sauce on the ginger shrimp was too salty and strong. The main problem was that the main courses took forever to come out. When they came, only 2 arrived and it took a while for the third to arrive. Perhaps because it was a Friday night and they had so many tables. They were clearly overwhelmed.

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vipHenriv
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable dinner with friends and colleagues. Thanks

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vipOJPJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the third time I've been to Khe-Yo in about a month. Once for brunch, and twice for dinner. I ate outside every time. The restaurant is super accommodating of largish parties (5, 7, 9), the food is excellent and inventive, but be sure to check with the waiter if you are sensitive to spicy foods! The location on a quiet street in Tribeca was sort of magical. I've already recommended Khe-Yo to friends: brought a group of 9 last night! I will definitely return!

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vipLLMinNJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate brunch outside on a lovely June day. It was warm, but not too hot. The table was shaded and there was a plexiglass barrier between us the the next table. Service was attentive but not overbearing, and the food was excellent. Very tasty and interesting. My daughter who had spent a semester in Thailand LOVED the sticky rice. Good vegetarian options. Would definitely go here again.

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vipsara
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and will be back. Fantastic food and service

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vipPeterB
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, great quality and well-seasoned. I just miss the sticky rice and bang bang sauce!

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Hongshaorou
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food comes out fast. Service is nice. Portion is pretty small.

JM
vipJMaz
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had dinner on a friday night with my adult daughter, sat outside as it was a nice night

Food was outstanding, we mixed it up a bit and shared everything! They did not disappoint!

Service was ok, nothing noticeably wrong nut nothing but not outstanding. I willl however return and give them a good recommendation

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time having Laos food. Amazing food and great venue.

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vipManhattanknight
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love spice this is your new home. Khe-Yo has delighted the two friends we have brought here who spent lots of time in Laos. The food is authentic and the spice level is HIGH but everything is so delicious you won't mind (or will enjoy!!) -- the selection is entirely authentic (no nods to american palates here). I had the salmon market bowl which was mild (you can ask for bang-bang sauce if that's your style). My friend got a coconut milk and it was actually a young coconut and came with a spoon!! Got to love any kitchen where a machete is part of the tool kit. Atmosphere indoors is cool and dark with high ceilings. Currently distanced tables. Outside is a lovely wood patio with a few flowers, surrounded by tribeca's gorgeous brownstones. The street gets some crosstown traffic but is far from police or fire or ambulances. It's on a quiet street, and the service is good - but if you are in a rush make sure you tell them, the normal level (at least at lunch) is to allow patrons to linger and enjoy. Highly recommended if you like Asian food. (also - highly recommended that you learn to love Asian food!!!)

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vipDSmithSHG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food as usual was outstanding but the service is not ready for prime time, as honestly most of NYC restaurants are struggling with service. Inexperienced servers along with the lack of training, leadership, and proper staffing remains to be an issue across the city. Khe-yo is one of my favorite places but they need some work. Consistently dirty and unbiased tables, no water refills, no table touches, and no server rechecks equal disappointed customers who won’t come back after the pent up pandemic rush is over.

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Gongsta
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The appetizers and drinks were absolutely amazing. But the main courses were alright.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Manager was ride when we mentioned the octopus was inedible. Didn’t do anything about it

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and food is delicious!

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vipDanielleO
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! The outdoor seating area is lovely, the service was friendly and helpful, and the cocktails and food were delicious! I would highly recommend the Thai Chili Cucumber Vodka cocktail and the Tamarind Ginger Mimosa. As for food, you have to try the Crunchy Coconut Rice, Berkshire Pork Spring Rolls, and the Crispy Brussel Sprouts. Everything was fantastic!

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vipIRay
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, good portions and very hospitable staff!

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vipsidifood28
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, lots of outdoor seating. Restaurant staff seemed a bit overwhelmed and service was quiet slow, but overall a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Service is always good and welcoming. We live in the neighborhood and have been coming for years.

RN
vipRobinN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The bad ambience score is because it was lunch, they have a glass roof outside, and it became unbearably hot. Otherwise, very good food and service.

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CraigS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute outdoor seating vestibule

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 4.4 stars by 1105 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.