Khe-Yo

4.6
1077 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 1077 people are saying
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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vipManhattanknight
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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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
23 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.

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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

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MichaelH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, location, and fantastic outside dining area. I would highly recommend Khe-Yo.

JR
vipJoeRichard
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Never had Laotian food before so it was an awesome experience. We were early for our reservation but they seated us quickly. Service was wonderful and the food phenomenal. Highly recommend the pork spring rolls as a starter. The portions are very generous so we split the small plate and each ordered a large plate. It was more than enough food.

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MargiN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and fantastic service! I would certainly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food a d Sevoce

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vipjettie1767
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were looking for something different for dinner over the weekend and stumbled upon Khe Yo on OpenTable. We've never tried Laotian food so we were very curious going in. Definitely a nice first time. It was quite different flavors from its neighbors...Vietnam and Thailand but defiitely nice flavor and texture to the cuisinge. A must visit!

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AliS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was quite good, service was excellent. We had the Chilli Prawns, Beef Pho, Beef jerky, and Papaya Salad. Entrees were better than the appetizers but all in all was a great meal.

MG
MichelleG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, service, food, ambience, it was all wonderful and one of the best meals I've had in a long time.

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DinerNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Greasy crowd-pleasing food. Not very Laotian.

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NubiaD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, food was fabulous, this has become my new go-to spot. I love their curbside set up with weather coverage and heaters. They have a modern wall-mounted thermometer. They take COVID safety SERIOUSLY.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table wasn’t prepared when we got to our reserved time. However, the manager gave us free drinks and a free dish. Even when the kitchen was closed, the manager went out of his way to let us order additional entrees. Would def come back here again. Not just the service was great, but the food was amazing.

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sylent
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Admittedly we were a largish group of 9 at Khe-Yo, but our experience of food and service was underwhelming especially for the price point. The crispy whole bass and the brussel sprouts were really good as were a couple of the drinks, the rest of the dishes we ordered were unmemorable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter ignored the table and had to be called few times, food was way overpriced for the quality. The noodle soup came Luke warm. Location is nice.

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DavidF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food. Killer lunch. Even the Berkshire pork dishes felt light on their feet and vibrant. Everything was delicious. It's been awhile since I've been dining out but I need to make this one of my regular stops.

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AmyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, flavorful and ambient. Brought our 12 and our 15 year old girls here for dinner and they loved it. We had the pho, pork belly wraps, sweet chili chicken and papaya salad (hot). Added to our favorites list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Cool bar lounge restaurant, interesting food, definitely recommend

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vipNisa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Phet and his team were amazing as always. Nowhere else would I celebrate LNY in NYC than at KheYo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were sitting outdoors. Liked the appetizers but they failed to mention that the kitchen was closing and never got to order any main dishes!

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JTW17
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorites, everything here is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was good, but not fantastic. I think Laura does a better job in capturing the flavors of the region

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor patio, food is delicious and service is friendly and prompt. Perfect for groups

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Diner3
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good: food and service, and cocktails!

Thank you

SH
SusanneH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and service is exceptional!

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carmenamaro
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

HA
vipHeatherA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The nicest staff! Super attentive! The Papaya salad is VERY spicy. Food was delicious! Such a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time tasting Laotian food! I loved it

JR
JenniferR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved everything and my gluten-free daughter was able to enjoy the chicken sausage appetizer and the salmon entree with no issues.

BR
BenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating here since it’s opening and I expected it to be lacking something due to the Covid outbreak but both me and my partner believe that it’s gotten way better. We felt so healthy after eating here and that is very unexpected because it is and east Asian restaurant with spices that can be intense. I felt like the flavors were unbelievable especially in the salmon curry. They were aromatic and had multi layers of flavor with each bite.

The wide rice noodles with shrimp dishWas also amazingly flavored. The shrimp were delicious and the grill flavoring gave it a smoky element that I did not expect. The vegetables that they offer Are beautifully seasons. The brussels sprouts were absolutely delicious with a medley off sweetly brined peppers. The baby bok choy was also really well flavored with tiny slivers of ginger. If I had to critique one thing I would say that any person ordering dishes should ask if the vegetables that they ordered for their appetizer are heavily featured in any of their entrées. The bok choy was heavily featured in my entrée and I got tired of it because I just had a large appetizer portion of the bok choy 🥬. But that would be my only critique and really the critique falls on the person who is ordering. The drinks are also amazing there is a daiquiri drink on the menu and I had two of them which is rare but the flavor in this drink was also multi dimensional.

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wuhongs
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A bit on the pricy side. The lemon shrimp and pork ribs go well with the rice. But if you are on diet on carbohydrates, they are a bit too salty to go alone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always

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 4.6 stars by 1077 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.