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Siem Reap is a food heaven! You can sink your teeth into all kinds of street food, enjoy traditionally-cooked "Khmer" dishes or take your pick of international flavours, from French to Italian to Korean.

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  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

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10 Places

Cuisine Wat Damnak

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Abacus Restaurant, Garden & Bar

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Marum

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Haven

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Cassia Restaurant

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The Sugar Palm

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Nest Angkor Cafe Bar

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Genevieve's Restaurant

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The Touich Restaurant Bar

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Mie Cafe

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PeterJones79's City Tips

  • There are tuk tuks (moto taxis) everywhere, which will take you around town for just a few US dollars.
  • Siem Reap is a very bicycle-friendly city and you can bike to most parts of the city within 5 - 15 minutes. Renting bicycles here is simple and cheap.
  • Whenever you go to a temple or local area, it is respectful to wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees.
  • Ask people for permission before you take their photos. Even though they may smile and nod, it could be a sign of discomfort.
  • Remove your hat and shoes when you enter a pagoda, office, or someone’s home.
  • When you visit a pagoda or meet with an elderly person, it is considered rude to point your feet at them. Sit appropriately with your legs crossed or tucked behind you.
  • Bartering is part of the culture at the markets, but don't drive the prices unreasonably low for the seller.
  • Avoid touching someone's head, particularly elders', as it is considered a sacred part of the body.
  • While it may be tempting, avoid giving money to child beggars. They are often pressured by their parents to beg instead of going to school, so giving money perpetuates the cycle.
  • Siem Reap has restaurants that can accommodate all budgets, from street sandwiches for under a dollar to fancy 6-course meals.
  • Even though tipping is not expected in Cambodia, it is recommended to tip if you receive good service. Just a few US dollars goes a long way for local employees.
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    Cuisine Wat Damnak
    Restaurants (Cambodian)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    Cuisine Wat Damnak is fine dining at its best in Cambodia. You can enjoy a five- or six-course meal in a traditional Khmer house and garden. Plus, unlike in most restaurants in Siem Reap, here the menu changes regularly because the chef only uses fresh and seasonal produce.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Try the steamed Mekong langoustine with rice wine and Kurata pepper.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nothing special 29/04/2017
    • Must visit. 27/04/2017
    • Cuisine Wat Damnak
    Address:
    Between Psa Dey Hoy market and Angkor High School
    Wat Damnak village, Sala Kamreuk Commune
    Siem Reap 17000
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 77 347 762
    Price range:
    US$27 - US$31
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    18:30 - 21:30
    Other:
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    Abacus Restaurant, Garden & Bar
    Restaurants (French, European, International)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    Abacus offers a great mix of French and international food in generous portion sizes. It's a fun place to catch up with friends, and if you still have room by the end of your meal, you should definitely share one or two of the delicious desserts.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • My favourite dishes are the beef carpaccio, duck’s liver and lamb shank.
    • Wine lovers: They have a great selection.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #67 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and a lovely owner 16/04/2017
    • So much potential 10/04/2017
    • Abacus Restaurant, Garden & Bar
    Phone:
    +855 12 644 286
    Price range:
    US$13 - US$50
    Other:
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    Marum
    Restaurants (Asian, Cambodian, Fusion)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    In addition to serving a nice mix of tapas-style creative and local dishes, Marum provides skills and education to marginalized young people. There is a beautiful outdoor seating area too, making it a great place to dine al fresco.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • If your palette is feeling adventurous, give the ant fritters a try.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hidden gem 28/04/2017
    • Lovely food, many options 28/04/2017
    • Marum
    Address:
    Between Wat (Pagoda) Polanka & Catholic Church, #8A, B Phum Slor Kram
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 17 363 284
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Haven
    Restaurants (Swiss, European, Asian, Cambodian, International, Fusion)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    This is one of my favourite places to eat regularly, and I often bring visitors here to try their delicious mix of Western and Khmer food. Even though The Haven is a training restaurant, providing life skills and education for all of its staff, the service and quality of food are consistently professional and excellent.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • I recommend trying Zuri Gschnetzlets with Swiss Rosti - a vegetarian version of a traditional Swiss dish with tofu, mushroom, garlic, cream, white wine and a dash of cognac.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing! 21/04/2017
    • perfect for lunch or dinner 11/04/2017
    • Haven
    Address:
    Sok San Street
    West of Angkor High School, Wat Damnak area
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 78 342 404
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$13
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    11:30 - 14:30
    Mon - Sat
    17:30 - 21:30
    Thu - Sat
    11:30 - 14:30
    Other:
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    Cassia Restaurant
    Restaurants (Asian, French, International, Contemporary, Cambodian)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    I love Cassia Restaurant because it combines the best of Khmer cooking with a number of classic French dishes, in addition to serving a good variety of international wines.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try the Seafood Amok - you won't regret it.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #261 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent restaurant and good wine choices 14/09/2016
    • Beautiful setting 20/03/2016
    • Cassia Restaurant
    Address:
    Oum Khun Street
    Next to Shinta Mani
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 63 765 083
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$22
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
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    The Sugar Palm
    Restaurants (Asian, Cambodian)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    Set in a traditional wooden-style tree house, Sugar Palm serves pure and authentic Cambodian cuisine. Its mission is to revive the Khmer cooking traditions that were almost lost during the war in the 1970s. Needless to say, this social place is a great spot to enjoy classic Cambodian food, and they have a decent selection of cocktails, to boot.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • History Buff
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • I love the Khmer Curry (served in a coconut shell) and crispy spring rolls.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Sugar Palm 09/04/2017
    • Amazing food 30/03/2017
    • The Sugar Palm
    Address:
    Taphul Road
    Siem Reap 17000
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 63 636 2060
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:30 - 15:00
    17:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Nest Angkor Cafe Bar
    Restaurants (Bar, Asian, Cambodian, International)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    Definitely come to Nest Angkor Cafe Bar with a group so that you can try as many incredible dishes as possible! Lasagne, steak, tiger prawns, mashed pumpkin... All of the dishes here are delicious, and the large outdoor space, complete with unique decor and great service, is the perfect accompaniment.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • One of the most memorable flavours I've tasted here was the Black Angus T-bone steak with green peppercorn sauce. Look out for it on the menu!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Asian Fusion! 26/04/2017
    • Good but not that good 20/04/2017
    • Nest Angkor Cafe Bar
    Address:
    Sivatha Boulevard
    (Right Next to Mekong Hotel)
    Siem Reap 17259
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 63 966 381
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Genevieve's Restaurant
    Restaurants (International, Asian, Cambodian)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    The food at Genevieve's is top quality, the portions are generous and the service is personable - what more do you need?! Have a chat with the owner, Phil, and he'll also tell you about how he empowers his staff and contributes to the community.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If you have never tried mango liquor cupcakes, I suggest you try them at Genevieve's. Where else can you enjoy such a unique dessert?
    • Their versions of the classic Cambodian beef lok lak and amok curries are highly recommended.
    • If you love meat, then you'll love the lamb shank.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious vegetarian deep fried spring rolls 28/04/2017
    • The Best in Siem Reap 27/04/2017
    • Genevieve's Restaurant
    Address:
    Sok San St
    Siem Reap
    Siem Reap 3058
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 81 410 783
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$16
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 - 14:00
    17:30 - 21:30
    Other:
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    The Touich Restaurant Bar
    Restaurants (Asian, Cambodian, Grill)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    If you want to get away from the tourist area, head to Touich and enjoy its chill outdoor ambience. The fantastic food is beautifully presented, and the steaks are reputed to be among the best in town.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • There are many fresh spring rolls around Siem Reap but Touich has one of the best. Plus, the generous portions mean you can share them as a starter or have them as a main dish.
    • They prepare an amazing pepper squid here.
    • You can order imported beef or get the local Khmer steak.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing food and fantastic service 17/04/2017
    • My Siem Favourite Restaurant 13/04/2017
    • The Touich Restaurant Bar
    Address:
    No: 0152, Trang Village, Sangkat Slor Kram
    Behind Wat Preah Enkosei ( Wat Leu)
    Siem Reap Siem reap cambodia
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 92 808 040
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$17
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    18:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Mie Cafe
    Restaurants (Cambodian, Fusion)
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    PeterJones79 Says:

    At this lovely spot, the owner's story is almost as impressive as his cuisine: After studying to be a chef in Europe on a scholarship, he opened up Mie Cafe, combining the best aspects of European and Cambodian cuisine. The fusion dishes are memorable and the desserts taste as delicious as their beautiful presentation suggests.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • All of the starters are great, but my personal favourite is the spicy tuna tartar.
    • My favourite main dish is the sweet and sour fish.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 708 restaurants in Siem Reap
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cambodia Michelin star treat 28/04/2017
    • Excellent food 24/04/2017
    • Mie Cafe
    Address:
    0085 Phum Treng Khum Slorgram
    Siem Reap
    Cambodia
    Phone:
    +855 12 791 371
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    11:00 - 14:00
    17:30 - 21:15
    Other:
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