Restaurants in Phnom Penh
The restaurant scene in Phnom Penh is booming, so you won't have any trouble finding somewhere to suit your taste or budget. Offering everything from street food to fine dining, the city is really upping its culinary game with a host of good places to eat.
The restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over US$25)
Moderate (US$15 to US$25)
Cheap (up to US$15)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one, including tax and service.
La ResidenceCuisine: French, Khmer.
Taking its cue from Cambodia's French colonial past, La Residence is Phnom Penh's swankiest restaurant right now. The dining room is stunning and the food matches up to expectations, with impressive fusion of Cambodian ingredients and French style.Address: , 22-24 Street 214, Phnom Penh,
Telephone: +855 23 224 582.
Treat yourself at this fine Cambodian restaurant, which has served some of the world's high fliers. Connoisseurs will enjoy the beautifully presented traditional Cambodian dishes, served with a twist. The food uses the freshest ingredients, sourced locally, such as Kampot crab with green pepper. Savour the food in an elegant setting on the terrace, by the water garden or in the air-conditioned restaurant.Address: , 136 Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh,
Telephone: +855 15 814 888
One of Phnom Penh's finest restaurants serves a mixture of French and Thai cuisine and boasts an excellent wine cellar. Topaz is contemporary and elegant with stylish, wooden floors, pastel colours and crisp white tablecloths, and is decorated with local artworks. Sample the red tuna tartare in the smart dining room or on the open-air terrace which is shaded by a luxurious garden.Address: , 162 Preah Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh,
Telephone: +855 15 821 888
BophaCuisine: Khmer, Western.
Perched on the banks of the Mekong, Bopha (also known as Titanic) is where adventurous eaters looking for unique Khmer dishes should head (water buffalo, anyone?). The dining room is chock full of Cambodian art, with traditional apsara dancing in the evenings while you eat. A Western menu is also available.Address: , Sisowath Quay, ,
Telephone: +855 23 427 209.
Comme a la MaisonCuisine: French
Set in lush gardens with a deli attached, Comme a la Maison reflects Cambodia's French colonial past. The dishes here are first rate, especially the seafood carpaccio and the avocado and pineapple tartare. Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the homely atmosphere makes this a great place for a leisurely meal.Address: , 13-15 Street 57, Phnom Penh,
Telephone: +855 23 360 801.
If you are looking for somewhere rather quirky to spend the evening, you can’t do any better than Pyongyang, a North Korean-owned restaurant. Not the most atmospheric of places as the large dining room is brightly lit, but you will be entertained by the waitresses dancing and singing to rousing, patriotic songs as you sample cold noodles and kimchi (a traditional Korean dish) served with rice.Address: , 400 Monivong Boulevard, Phnom Penh,
Telephone: +855 12 533 798
FriendsCuisine: Tapas, Khmer.
You will be surprised at the high standard of food served here and the excellent service at this restaurant, which trains street children in order to give them jobs skills. The food served is a selection of Asian and Western-style tapas. This is a great place to eat and to give something back as the income earned here goes to the restaurant's own charity, making them less dependent on donors.Address: , 215 Street 13, Phnom Penh,
Telephone: +855 12 802 072.
In an easy-to-find location, just behind the Royal Palace, this long-term favourite serves much-loved Cambodian dishes and some western cuisine for breakfast and lunch. Make sure you try the Cambodian national dish, amok (steamed coconut fish with turmeric sauce and spices). Frizz is also the venue for a cookery school, so diners can learn how to cook what they have just eaten.Address: , 67 Street 240, Phnom Penh,
Telephone: +855 23 220 953