FOLLOW US

World Travel Guide > Guides > Asia > Cambodia > Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Weather

39°C

Local time Phnom Penh

Currency

US$

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.

Expensive

La Residence

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.la-residence-restaurant.com

Malis

Cuisine: Khmer

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
Website: http://www.malis-restaurant.com

Topaz

Cuisine: French

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
Website: http://topaz-restaurant.com

Moderate

Bopha

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.bopha-phnompenh.com

Comme a la Maison

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://commealamaison-delicatessen.com

Pyongyang

Cuisine: Korean

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

Cheap

Friends

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.friends-restaurant.org

Frizz

Cuisine: Khmer

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
Website: http://www.frizz-restaurant.com

Browse our Video Guides

Related Articles

24 hours in: Phnom Penh

Situated at the meeting point of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, Cambodia's capital is a gritty, groovy blend of old colonial architecture and edgy new ventures. Our 24-hour guide will help you get to grips with a city still well off the mainstream South East Asia tourist trail.

City Highlight: Phnom Penh

Authentic and exotic, Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, dazzles visitors with its riverside walks, colourful markets and amazing street food

Featured Hotels

SEE MORE

Villa Langka Hotel

This good value boutique hotel sits in lush tropical gardens in central Phnom Penh. Close to the Independence Monument, and overlooking Wat Langka, the hotel is spread over two converted houses. All 43 rooms are spacious and colonial in style. The hotel's restaurant offers local and international cuisine using the freshest ingredients and meals are either served on the terrace or indoors.

Juliana Hotel

This long-established, resort-style hotel is located at the heart of the city, making it a great base for exploration as most of the major sights are just a few minutes away. The 97 rooms are contemporary in design with Khmer silks and textiles accenting the décor throughout. The swimming pool is surrounded by lush gardens and the hotel's Vanda restaurant serves Asian and Western food and is famed for its barbecued seafood buffet.

InterContinental Hotel

Located in the new business centre of the city, the InterContinental is the first 5-star business hotel in Phnom Penh. With 346 rooms, it's the ideal place for those visiting for work as it has a range of meeting rooms. Its good selection of restaurants offer pan-Asian, Western and Chinese cuisine as well as a popular patisserie.

La Maison D’Ambre

With a superb location on the corner of Sisowath Quay, La Maison D'Ambre has quickly become one of Cambodia's hottest hotels, especially thanks to its river views. Its 10 luxury rooms are individually decorated, while the rooftop bar, Fifth Element, is a huge draw for those after a cool drink at the end of a day. A tree-lined pool and private dining terrace round out a compelling package.

Cozyna Hotel

It's the location of this hotel that makes it such a winner. Right on the main quay, with great access to sights and the city's best nightlife, it's perfect for those on a tight budget. The rooms are simple, but clean, and the staff friendly.

Sunway Hotel

A longstanding favourite, the Sunway Hotel has an excellent location in an upmarket part of Phnom Penh, close to Wat Phnom. The 138 rooms are all large and stylish, some with balconies. The restaurant serves local and international cuisine with special themed nights and there is a patisserie in the lobby. With its own fitness centre and spa, this hotel remains popular.