What to eat in Phnom Penh

There are many excellent dining venues in Phnom Penh now in order to satisfy all the tastes and budgets. Many restaurants here are well known both for their delicious food and unique design themes and original décor. Alley Cat Café would be a perfect choice for real fans of tasty Mexican food and Tex Mex. All Mexican foods are here from burritos and nachos to quesadillas. Your experience will be even more enjoyable as live acoustic music is on throughout the meal time.

Your experience to Phnom Penh will not be complete without trying Khmer cuisine in traditional way and Boat Noodle Restaurant is there for you. In a style of old wooden house, with many large and small rooms filled with an eclectic mix of Cambodian and other antiques, the restaurant serves Khmer and Thai cuisine, such as tom yum, Khmer curry, spring rolls, steamed fish, BBQ, and much more.

Alley Cat Café

Mexican & Burger restaurant, located on the bustling streets, and traffic, is bursting with fresh and vibrant flavors, and among the Phnom Penh’s biggest range of burgers together with local and imported beers, Mexican inspired cocktails, premium shakes and a selection of soft drinks to be enjoyed.

  • Place to eat: In the alley west of Street 19 & south of Street 178 (near Royal Palace)

Boat Noodle Restaurant

In a style of old wooden house, with many large and small rooms filled with an eclectic mix of Cambodian and other antiques, the restaurant serves Khmer and Thai cuisine, such as tom yum, Khmer curry, spring rolls, steamed fish, BBQ, and much more.

  • Place to eat: #8B Street 294, one block west of Sothearos Blvd.

Chiang Mai Riverside

Chiang Mai Riverside offers diners a wide range of authentic Northern Thai dishes, Cambodian cuisine and even a few Western options, including pizza.

  • Place to eat: 227Eo Sisowath Quay, on the riverfront

Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Colonial-era building that features a sweeping view of the riverfront. The menu features contemporary, fusion and Western dishes, plus wood-fired oven pizzas.

  • Place to eat: #363 Sisowath Quay, corner Street 178, near the Royal Palace

Freebird Bar & Grill

This American bar and grill is an extraordinarily comfortable a/c place with an authentic neighborhood bar ambiance and sporting a beautiful wooden bar with extra comfortable seating. Fully stocked bar and a wide selection of American, Tex-Mex and many other western foods. Try the great breakfast sets, pizzas, burgers, steaks and arguably the best chili in town.

  • Place to eat: #69 Street 240, east of Norodom Blvd.

Friends – The Restaurant (Mith Samlanh)

A cheerful tapas restaurant running as part of the highly respected organization ‘Friends’, which teach former street youth cooking and service skills. The food ranges from Asian and Western tapas, salads, weekly specials to well-known delicious fruit shakes, margaritas and daiquiris.

  • Place to eat: No. 215 Street 13, near the National Museum

Frizz Restaurant

If you’re craving for Cambodian food, this family-style restaurant is a great choice as it serves traditional Khmer dishes and offers photo menu for those unfamiliar with the cuisine. Their specialties include amok and chhnang phnom pleung (Cambodian volcano pot.) Once you become a convert, sign up for one of their daily cooking classes to learn how to make Cambodian food at home.

  • Place to eat: #67 Street 240, between Norodom Blvd. and Street 19

Garden Center Café

The Garden Center Café serves some of the best homemade food in Phnom Penh, including many dishes that you can’t find elsewhere. Enjoy the shady garden setting and an extensive menu of great food and drink throughout the day.

  • Place to eat: #4 Street 57, between Street 278 and Street 282, south of Sihanouk Blvd.

Khmer Surin Restaurant

At Khmer Surin restaurant, guests can relax in lush and tranquil surroundings. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with Cambodian antique furniture, silk, locally made table covers, plants and flowers. The restaurant provides excellent Khmer and Thai Food.

  • Place to eat: #9 Street 57, 2 blocks south of Sihanouk Blvd.

K-West Brasserie-Bar

On the ground floor of the Amanjaya Pancam Hotel you’ll find this upscale riverside restaurant that serves a wide range of contemporary Asian and European cuisines plus a selection of ice cream, coffee and teas. The stylish lobby, bedecked with modern art and hardwood floors is suitable for all occasions: business, family or leisure. It also has a rooftop bar with one of the best sunset views in the city.

  • Place to eat: #1 Street 154, at the corner of Sisowath Quay

Lemongrass Restaurant

A very pleasant decor and atmosphere greet diners in this chic restaurant. Serving authentic, classical Thai and Khmer cuisine, all the usual dishes are here, such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Som Tam, and Lok Lak. They also specialize in some Thai & Khmer dishes that may not be familiar; such as Massaman Nua (beef & potato in savory peanut curry), Koh Tiou (caramelized pork with Kompot pepper), and Gai Hor Baiy Takhai (marinated chicken breast wrapped in lemongrass & pandanas leaves).

  • Place to eat: #14 Street 130, near Sisowath Quay

Lucky Burger

This Western-style fast food joint offers affordable meal specials of burgers, fries and soda. Despite its name, the restaurant offers more than just burgers–diners can also enjoy pizza, rice dishes and fried chicken plus a selection of tasty ice cream treats at any of Lucky Burger’s five Phnom Penh locations.

Place to eat:
  • Five difference locations in Phnom Penh. 1. No. 160 Sihanouk Boulevard,
  • Boeng Keng Kang. 2. Ground Floor, Sovanna Shopping Center,
  • St. 271. 3. No. 37-39 St. 217 Sangkat Viel Vong
  • Khan 7 Makara. 4. Ground Floor, Asia Hotel
  • Monivong Boulevard. 5. Ground Floor, Parkway Mall
  • Mao Tse Toung Boulevard

My Home Restaurant

My Home restaurant is new restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lunch, there are 12 different kinds of fast food include burgers, smoked salmon, chicken avocado, Tex Mex, more. For dinner, you can start with any of the 28 kinds of appetizers and salads (bruschetta, camembert salad, taco salad, etc.). The dinner menu has 37 main dishes (chicken fajitas, Moroccan lamb, Irish stew, etc.), 22 kinds of pasta, and 22 kinds of pizza. They also have Khmer dishes, soup, crepes, and a complete drinks menu.

  • Place to eat: #369Eo Sisowath Quay, north of the Royal Palace

Shan Dong Restaurant

Shan Dong is a chinese restaurant that popular for its hand-pulled noodles. This pull-noodle soup can’t be beaten, and tastes great with a dash of chili. Dumplings come fried, boiled, and in soup. Main dishes include fish, beef, duck, chicken, squid, frog, and more. They also serve Szechuan, vegetarian, and stir-fry dishes. Upstairs dining room available.

  • Place to eat: 103 Street 136, west of the Central Market

The Deli

This is an Indian restaurant and bakery in one, with fresh and handmade items featured on the menu. The bread, yoghurt, jam, and even the mayonnaise are all homemade. The restaurant serves a wide selection of gourmet salads, soups, hot and cold sandwiches, panini, burgers, wraps, patés, and omelets. Beverages include fruit juices, smoothies, vegetable juices, etc.

  • Place to eat: 13 Street 178, just east of Norodom Blvd.

Warung Bali

Warung Bali is a small Indonesia restaurant with a delicious treat. The names of just some of the dishes: Rendang daging – stewed beef in coconut sauce, Ayam goreng kecap – deep fried chicken with soy sauce, Ikan bumbu bali – fried fish with sweet soy bean & chili, Telur dadar – Indonesian omelette with onion and chili, Cumi tepung – fried squid with tomato sauce.

  • Place to eat: 25 Eo Street 178, near the National Museum

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