Khe-Yo

4.2
1155 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
What 1155 people are saying
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Jake
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience2

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

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Foodiegirl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
13 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
6 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
122 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was poor and our tab with tip for lunch was $170

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MrArman
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there to celebrate a colleague leaving our team. We brought a special cake. Food was good and tasty. Portions were reasonable but the eggplant spread/ sauce was too little. Also there was a $20 fee for cake plating which was a major turn off and rip off

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expected more authenticity from the food.

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KevinD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent and nice wine. Unfortunately very noisy this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

So for #nycrestaurantweek2021 my friend and I went to Khe-yo. This was a first time trying Laotian cuisine for both of us. Unfortunately I don’t think they selected the right dishes for their restaurant week menu to showcase this place’s strengths. My friend and I didn’t really enjoy the food. But looking at the regular menu I have seen some promising and alluring dishes. So I may have to go back to give them a fair shot. The service was impeccable everyone was friendly and professional. The ambiance was amazing even for outdoor dining. Overall we would give the experience 6/10. In the slides you’ll see our selections

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KatC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I tried Khe-Yo over restaurant week. I had spring rolls which were tasty. The crab cake was average. The corned hen and noodle dish were both just okay. I probably won’t be returning.

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EmBee2919
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came for Restaurant Week and was slightly disappointed. The appetizer was good (Duck Leg) but entree (tuna) was small and very mediocre. We bought drinks at full price but they were both pretty watery. We were never asked if we wanted another drink when those finished. Felt a bit undertreated becauese we did Restaurant Week menu, which was so disappointing.

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vipDelightful
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Normally pretty good. But not their best restaurant week showing. Will go back though.

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NYCEatGirl92
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated up the stairs from the bathroom, it smelled horrible. The bathroom was extremely unsanitary. The chicken was almost impossible to cut- had to spit it out. Overall, our party of 4 agreed we would not be coming back.

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vipPoplipgloss
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We went here for Restaurant week and were excited to try different aspects of the menu. Unfortunately, the dishes were very small (in comparison to other RW servings) and I felt they didn't highlight the best dishes on the menu. We had to get additional food after because it wasn't filling :(

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Azure
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Two of us ate here for Restaurant Week--1 app, 1 entree, 1 dessert each for $39. Service was good, and nice outdoor space. However, food mostly ranged from OK to bad.
-Sausage with videlia onions + sticky rice with bang bang sauce--sauce was very good and spicy, sausage was good
-Duck leg--fine, nothing special, somewhat overcooked
-Hangar steak lettuce wraps--fine, nothing special, I could see paying $10 for this
-Snapper in banana leaf--Awful. Consistency and smell similar to catfood, and my partner thinks the fish had gone bad.
-Mango sorbet--OK, not very flavorful.
-Coconut gelato--probably the best thing we had.
Overall, I could see eating here (aside from the snapper) if it were a 10-15$ neighborhood spot, but not otherwise.

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Chris
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very poor restaurant week experience. The food might’ve good but the portions were so small we couldn’t really evaluate it. Honestly, the worst ripoff we’ve ever experienced during restaurant week. Tiny portions served on tiny plates, so apparently it wasn’t an error in plating. Other patrons not ordering from the restaurant week menu had normal sized plates and portions.
The shrimp appetizer was tasty but two shrimp? The main course was tuna, three slices in a marinade. That’s the entire dish. Less than three ounces. Quality was good not extraordinary. The other main was hangar steak; maybe three ounces. We went home and had pita chips and hummus to reduce our post dinner hunger. I don’t demand, or desire, big portions; these were just way too small for $39.
When we arrived at 5:30, there was only one other group occupying one of the many (25+) outdoor tables. We were seated right next to them; two feet away. Why do that? We asked to move and did move but there seems to be a lack of thoughtfulness about the dining experience.

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AWall
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy vibe. Interesting menu. Good food. Attentive wait staff.

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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 4.2 stars by 1155 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.