Khe-Yo

4.5
809 reviews
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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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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our second visit but disappointing this time. Indifferent service, bottled water not cold, dishes with old, dried-up lettuce, over cooked fish, and so on. Not offering the best in Laotian cuisine.

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Seared foie gras was over cooked. And chicken too. Other items ordered freat. Bartender and staff great.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved it, new kitchen for me with food from Laos, really good... busy place, kinda noisy but you could still talk to the people around the table.

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GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What you eat here cannot be found anywhere else! Sophisticated Asian with fusion twist.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting food. Lots of fresh vegetables. Whole fish was great. Coconut rice was a bit too sweet but still good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Menu is not deep, but diverse with interesting combinations. Fried soft shell crab special was delicious, as was salmon.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb! The presentation and flavors were wonderful.

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NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The fried whole fish was well worth its price. Fresh and perfectly done. The other dishes - coconut rice balls, papaya salad - were less noteworthy (my wife comments that the papaya salad was over-slathered with fish sauce). We ate at the bar, and the bar tender was busy but attentive, helpful and a little cranky (which I personally enjoyed).

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SH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, offering a different dining experience to other restaurants.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was super knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations. The food was great especially the beef jerky and the hen of the woods banh mi

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C
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! I am mostly vegetarian (pescatarian, really) so ordering wasn’t easy but our server was helpful. I will step out of my vegetarian box for sustainable seafood. I ordered the branzino and is was fantastic! If you are strict vegetarian your choices are very limited. Most of their broths are fish based. Excellent sticky rice! The flavors were so yummy! Highly recommend.

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m
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A little loud but it quiets down. Food is unique and delicious.

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

Food was fantastic, especially the pork belly. The menu is split into small and large plates so the waiter gave us recommendations on portion sizes after we ordered, which turned out to be on point. The pricing is listed as $31-50; I think the average should be a bit higher (maybe $50-75pp).

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

I’ve loved this place in the past. But tonight our ribs were really tough. Still, great ambiance.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing place to visit! It’s not just food, it’s a food experience. Get The Pig. So good and unlike what you can eat anywhere else.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waitress was great but the man who greeted and sat us down was cold and silent.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food served in a casual atmosphere. Highly recommend the pork belly and the spare ribs. The sticky rice is superb. The curry is also very good albeit a bit too many noodles and not enough meat, but definitely filling and delicious. The drinks are a bit overpriced, but the food is not in my opinion. Second time here no disappointment, will definitely go back and strongly recommend.

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FK
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this establishment was excellent. The one thing that I would recommend is that the bar stays open past 930 or whenever they close so someone can have a drink afterwards

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

the asian male waiter (manager?) had extremely poor attitude. won't sit you until you ask, and when you ask he doesn't repond and doesn't look at you. not worth a penny we spent. DON'T GO.

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SK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being there at 6 pm while early we could enjoy on top of great food a place was much less loud!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lekker maar wel spicy, leuk kader.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Food, ambience, people. I will be back.

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JW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

My wife and I were in for dinner Saturday night, and while the food was delicious the experience left a lot to be desired.

All of our food came out within 5 minutes of ordering, yet our drinks took almost 25 minutes. Granted, our server told us the bar was backed up but then our food should have been delayed to enjoy our drinks with them.

When each dish arrived, there was no explanation of the food we were about to eat. And when we asked about the status of our drinks, we were met with a bit of attitude by the manager.

We were in and out of the restaurant I'm 45 minutes. Shortest dining experience I've had.

Look the food was great. The quality of the preparation and taste was top notch, and the prices reflected that. However when paying a certain amount of money for food, you should receive service that matches it. Food shouldn't be ushered onto your table without your drinks, and we should have been able to casually enjoy the meal. Instead we felt like we were at a fast food joint. Would not eat here again.

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall food was well prepared, snaring menu, portions are decent size. Staff well versed in recommending how much additional or if less food is needed depending on groups appetite. Small menu with breadth of choices making it somewhat quick and easy to place groups order.

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New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly, useful, and attentive service! Our waitress knew the menu well and was great at asking questions to inform her recommendations.

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H
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obsessed with this place! Very special atmosphere, cute and trendy interior but doesn't try too hard. Sweet staff, creative menu - Marc Forgione never disappoints. Extensive wine list (although they tend to sway to the sweeter side) and cocktails too. 2 small plates and a 1 large was more than enough for 2 people. Love love love and will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food! Waiter? Not so great.

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good. Great flavors, good service. I’d definitely recommend and go back myself.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprise birthday dinner

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HK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was a little messy to eat, but everything tasted amazing. The pork belly was exceptionally yummy!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good was average . Nice decor inside

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DT
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The coconut rice is a must. We were seated at front of house in a window nook which was fantastic. No noise and nice and cozy. Food was excellent!

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great place! A must for those who enjoy a unique experience.

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l
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is deliciously flavorful and the space is lovely.

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a
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was okay, just okay. My noodle soup had a huge knot of noodles in the middle, that were cold. My husband's pork belly was not great either. The place was not busy at all and the customer service was weak.

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service however, tables are so close together can hear the conversation at next table and they were not being loud. Wouldn’t put me off going back though as food was so good.

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OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. Will be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, and extremely quick and friendly service. They also provided a complimentary dessert for my birthday. Definitely recommended!

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. Delicious food, clean restaurant, great service.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was quick and delicious! Salmon was cooked well, the bahn mi was the bomb!

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