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Best restaurants in Cambodia

The 10 best restaurants and places to eat in Cambodia

Being in the southeast region of Asia, we will find the Kingdom of Cambodia. Cambodia has lots to offer. Did you know that Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world? 

The expedition through stunning Cambodia, exploring the variety of cultural activities and attractions as well as creating your own culinary journey with the best food in Cambodia should be definitely part of your trip.

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Tip #1: Le Petit Chef

Le Petit Chef in Siem Reap
Le Petit Chef in Siem Reap

What a great experience – Le Petit Chef! If you have not yet experienced a 3D fun dining experience, it’s now the time. At the Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh you will see the world’s smallest chef, Le Petit Chef measuring only 6 cm, preparing 5 delicious courses. 

Le Petit Chef in Phnom Penh
Le Petit Chef in Cambodia

This 3D dining show in Phnom Penh is different from the one you can experience in Siem Reap. The menus can be selected according to your wishes when booking. Park Hyatt Siem Reap offers the possibility to book a suitable wine pairing with each menu.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Junior menu options available.

Speciality:

3D theater on the table top surrounds a fun and exceptional dining experience

Price:

Siem Reap

Five-course menu:

Different menus from $75++ up to $135++ per Person

All menus (except for the Junior Chef) can be booked with a wine pairing.

Phnom Penh

Five-course menu: 

Different menus from $72++ up to $200++ per person

Hours:

Reservation is necessary, you can book online.

Location:

Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Sivutha Boulevard Krong
171202, Siem Reap
Cambodia

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
#55, Street 178, Sangkat Chey Chumnas
Phnom Penh 12206
Cambodia

Contact:

Siem Reap

Phone: +855 6321 1234

E-mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://lepetitchef.com/siemreap

Phnom Penh

Phone: +855 97 350 1234

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://lepetitchef.com/phnompenh 

Tip #2: Malis

Malis in Cambodia
Image credit: www.malis.thalias.com.kh

One of the best restaurants in Cambodia is Malis. In the Khmer language Malis means white jasmine flower. Being a high-end restaurant, the jasmine flower is integrated in several dishes as a recognition value.  

Fish Amok is one of the signature dishes they offer at Malis, fragrant jasmine rice with goby fish fillets marinated in a lemongrass curry paste and steamed in a banana leaf basket.

These culinary delights can be enjoyed in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available

Speciality:

Authentic Cambodian cuisine

Price:

Menus $33 – $66

Starters $8 – $18

Mains $10 – $65 / Desserts $7

Hours:

Phnom Penh
Mon – Sun: 6:30 am – 10:30 pm

Siem Reap
Mon – Sun: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm

Locations:

Phnom Penh
No. 136 Norodom Blvd
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Siem Reap
Pokambor Avenue, Siem Reap Riverside
Siem Reap
Cambodia

Contact:

Phnom Penh

Phone: +855 (0)15 814 888

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: Link

Siem Reap

Phone: +855(0)15 824 888

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://malis.thalias.com.kh/malis-siem-reap/

 

Tip #3: Embassy

Embassy Restaurant in Cambodia
Image credit: www.embassy-restaurant.com

Kimsan Pol is the culinary genius in the halls of the Embassy Restaurant in Siem Reap. Even though she had lots of possibilities thanks to her excellent skill set, she decided to stay in Cambodia. In the warm and elegant ambience of the Embassy, she is creating a fine-dining experience with focus on Khmer cuisine and her own special touches, which makes it one of the best restaurants in Cambodia.

The set dinner can be accompanied by either a special wine or champagne pairing or an organic tea pairing. These pairings are carefully chosen by the well-trained staff of the Embassy restaurant.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and vegan options available upon request.

Speciality :

Modern Khmer cuisine

Price:

Tasting menu (changed monthly)  starting from $54

Hours:

Mon – Sun: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location:

Corner Street 5 Sangkat Mondul 1 Village
Siem Reap
Cambodia

Contact:

Phone: +855 89 282 911

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.embassy-restaurant.com/

Tip #4: Cuisine Wat Damnak

Cuisine Wat Damnak in Cambodia
Image Credit: www.cuisinewatdamnak.com/phnom-penh/

One of the founders of a Cambodia restaurant is Joannès Rivière a Chef from France. Together with his former partner, the two have founded the restaurant Cuisine Wat Damnak. All their hard work led to being listed in the past as one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants.

In Siem Reap the restaurant, a traditional Cambodian wooden house, is located in the Wat Damnak village. There are different dining areas and you can sit outside or inside.

In a solid brick villa, built in the 1950’, in Phnom Penh you will find another Cuisine Wat Damnak. Additionally to the dining rooms, there is a walk in wine cellar.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and vegan options available. Any intolerance needs to be addressed upfront.

Speciality:

Authentic Cambodian dishes

Price:

Menus $38 – $45 / Lunch (only Phnom Penh) $5 – $14

Hours:

Phnom Penh

Mon – Sat:

Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm (last order at 2:00pm)

Dinner: 6:30pm to 11:00pm (last order at 9:00pm)

Siem Reap

Mon – Sun: 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm 

Locations:

Phnom Penh

29 Samdech Mongkol Iem St. (228)
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Siem Reap

Pokambor Avenue, Siem Reap Riverside
Siem Reap
Cambodia

Contact:

Phnom Penh

Phone: +855 (0)99 358 520

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: Link

Siem Reap

Phone: +855(0)15 824 888

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://malis.thalias.com.kh/malis-siem-reap/

Tip #5: Olive, Cuisine De Saison

Olive Cuisine de Saison in Cambodia
Image credit: Olive Cuisine de Saison in Cambodia

A restaurant of extravagance – Olive, Cuisine de Saison – owned by Olivier and Sophal in 2014. The idea of the concept is bringing together authentic Cambodian cuisine with classic French techniques and flavours.

If you decide you do not want to taste the typical Cambodian cuisine today, you should definitely take a look at the menu. To kick off the evening with typical french flavours, the Blue Cheese Soufflé is a must try, the variety of main courses has something to offer for every taste. When it comes to the sweet finish, the Crêpes Suzette, crêpes flambée with Grand Marnier, is definitely a top choice. 

During the day, the recommendation is the lunch menu.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options available

Speciality:

Cambodian cuisine with French techniques

Price:

Starters: $6.5 – $18.5

Mains Courses: $8.5 – $26

Desserts: $4.5 – $12

Hours:

Mon – Sun: 11 am – 9:30 pm

Location:

Olive St
Krong Siem Reap 17252
Cambodia

Contact:

Phone: +855 61 67 89 94 / +855 63 96 32 98

Webpage: https://olivesiemreap.com/

Tip #6: Brasserie Louis

Brasserie Louis in Cambodia
Image Credit: Brasserie Louis in Cambodia

Savoring the stunning views from the 35th floors, overseeing the Vattanac Capital, while you are dining at the Brasserie Louis, which is located on the 35th floor of the Rosewood Hotel.

Sunday Brunch is a must try for all high-class cuisine fans. Every Sunday from noon until 2:30 pm you can enjoy extraordinary food at the brunch buffet. The brunch includes seafood, European cheese variations, French exquisites, and of course classical dishes of the Khmer cuisine. Not only the food is included in the brunch but also the drinks. If you want to treat yourself or a friend with something even more exclusive you can book a Sunday Brunch with Champagne. 

In addition to the Sunday brunch, breakfast, express lunch, and à la carte menu are available.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and vegan options available

Speciality:

Sunday Brunch

Price:

Appetizers: $12 – $35

Mains: $16 – $45

Dessert: $8 

Sharing dishes: $48 – $145

Hours:

Breakfast: 

Daily 6:30 am – 10:30 am

Lunch and Dinner:

Daily 10:30 am – 9:30 pm

Location:

Rosewood Hotel
Vattanac Capital Tower, Level 35, 66 Preah Monivong Blvd (93), Phnom Penh 120211
Cambodia

Contact:

Phone: +855 23 936 860

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: Link

Tip #7: Il forno

Il Forno in Cambodia
Image credit: Il forno in Cambodia

If your desire sparks for Italian food, Il forno Phnom Penh is the place to be. In a modern chic setting surrounded by open wine shelves you can enjoy traditional Italian food, or can arrive early for a pre-drink in the bar area.

One of the specialities here is the wood-fired oven, where you can choose from a variety of different handmade pizzas. Starters, handmade pasta, and typical meat/fish dishes can also be found on the menu.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Vegan options available

Speciality:

Fresh wood-fired oven pizza

Price:

Starters $4 – $18

Main Courses $6 – $26.5

Hours:

Mon – Sun: 12 pm – 10:30 pm

Location:

#11 Street 302, BKK1 Phnom Penh 
Phnom Penh 12302
Cambodia

Contact:

Phone: +855 10 660 515

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://ilforno.restaurant/phnom-penh/

Tip #8: Oskar Bistro

Oskar Bistro in Cambodia
Image Credit: Oskar Bistro in Cambodia

Oskar Bistro Phnom Penh who would have thought that is already the second one. Originally the owners opened the first Oskar Bistro in Bangkok. Operating this one successfully with the French Chef Julien Lavigne, who still oversees the menu in Bangkok, the decision has been made to open another one in Phnom Penh. 

If you just want to have dinner, grab a drink with friends or listen to some music and have a glass of wine with some snacks – Oskar’s Bistro it is!

The menu is a combination of classic French and European dishes with its own twists. The menu has something for everyone, be it the classic pizza, and Wagyu beef burger or, for the gourmet, the truffle mushroom soup and French raclette.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options are available

Speciality:

Cocottes | Extensive cocktail and wine menu

Price:

Starters & snacks starting from $5 up to $12

Mains are ranging from  $11 up to $39

Sweets between $5.5 and $9

Hours:

Mon – Sun: 5 pm – 12 am

Location:

159 Preah Sisowath Quay
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Contact:

Phone: +85523215179

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: linktr.ee/oskarphnompenh

Tip #9: Sandan

Sandan in Cambodia
Image credit: Sandan in Cambodia

Sandan restaurant in Sihanoukville is a very unique Cambodian restaurant. The restaurant is operated by M’Lop Tapang and functions as a training restaurant for disadvantaged young people. It provides a great opportunity for them to learn how to cook and serve food which will allow them to take care of their future.

In this cozy atmosphere and embracing ambience with lots of nature surroundings, everyone will find a tasty dish on the menu. Especially known for the typical Khmer dishes like for example the Seafood Amok with Mekong River Fish, Squid and Prawns. The selection of vegetarian food is very impressive. Even for tourists the restaurant has a variety of burgers and pizzas.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available

Speciality:

Sharing menus and tasting menus for people who cannot decide

Price:

Small plates starting at $3 up to $5

Mains and Burgers are $6 up to $15

Sweets are $4.50

Hours:

Mo – Sat: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Location:

Lit mango tree
Street 10311 one block south of 7 Makara Street
Preah Sihanouk
Cambodia

Contact:

Phone: +855 98 454 400

Tip #10: Ox Club

Ox Club Restaurant in Cambodia
Image credit: Ox Club in Cambodia

Diving into a very stylish and elegant ambience – we are at the Ox Club Restaurant in Siem Reap. This restaurant is located in the center of the historical party of Siem Reap.

Chef Rann is all about the excellence of the cuisine, being focused on fresh local ingredients. Together with his culinary delights you embark on an unforgettable journey into modern European cuisine highlighted by Japanese influences.

On the menu you will find three different set menus. If the set menu is not the one which you would like to taste, the à la carte menu offers something for everyone, like all kinds of steaks, seafood and pasta.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options available

Speciality:

3 different set menus

Price:

Menus $65/ $85/ $125 / 

Starters $10 – $19 /

Main courses $14.5 – $85 /

Desserts $10 – $12

Hours:

Mo – Sun: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location:

National Road No. 6

Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

Ground Floor, Banteay Chas

Siem Reap

Cambodia

Contact:

Phone: +855 15 241 222

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://oxclubrestaurant.com/siemreap/

Our selection of restaurants is based, among other things, on the editorial team’s individual preferences and on reviews on the internet. Please contact the respective provider directly for information on reservations and prices. The pictures come from the restaurants listed. All Information is provided without guarantee!

Brian Corvers
Brian Corvers

Brian has been part of the Le Petit Chef team since day 1. As Vice President Marketing, he always initiates new projects to further develop and enrich the show.

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