Where to Eat in Phnom Penh: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 15, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Budget-minded travelers will appreciate Phnom Penh's reasonably priced hotel rooms (several top-rated hotels on TripAdvisor offer rooms around $40/night). Explore the city's temples, palaces, and the remnants of its French colonial history. Just outside the city, the The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) are a reminder of Cambodia's tragic past-- a somber contrast to the booming city of today.
Things to do in Phnom Penh

1. Do Forni

26 Sothearos Blvd | Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Phnom Penh 12101, Cambodia Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$235 +855 23 999 200
Excellent
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4.5 based on 252 reviews

Do Forni

Dine in authentic Italian ambience at Do Forni. The restaurant has an intimate setting with an open kitchen and wooden floors. Dishes are freshly prepared with only the freshest of ingredients. Choose from a specially crafted menu which offers contemporary and innovative cuisine. A selection of fine wines from the cellar makes your dining experience complete. Special guest chefs visit the restaurant every quarter for a memorable gastronomic journey.

Reviewed By alison p - Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Enjoyed a lovely “surprise” tasting menu as suggested by the chef and we were not disappointed in any way. Each course was amazing with some very interesting combinations that only a top chef would put together knowing the flavours would complement each other.
High quality wines and top class service from Sauron made this experience first rate.
Would highly recommend a meal here if given the opportunity.

2. Khema Pasteur

228 #163 Pasteur Street Corner Street | Ground floor Arunreas Hotel Building, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch HK$78 - HK$471 +855 15 823 888
Excellent
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4.5 based on 424 reviews

Khema Pasteur

Conveniently located, Khema is a unique hospitality concept combining a take-out gourmet deli and dine-in Bistro-cafe, it features carefully selected imported charcuterie and cheeses, our master chef pastries, breads, designer soups, salads and classic French dishes. The rhythm of the cafe moves seamlessly from breakfast to lunch followed by an afternoon of gelati, pastry and coffee before its evening transformation into a wine and oyster bar. With an inherent social atmosphere, and an abundant selection of delicacies to suit all tastes, we also boast an extensive wine list, which naturally features highlights from French's finest vineyards.

Reviewed By gilasss

We went to Khema Pasteur to celebrate a special evening. The reservation was easily done online. We had gravlax with champagne. Both were very correct! Had coq-au-vin (can you imagine that) and plain steak n frites. Both were well executed. One could imagine one is in a bistro in France rather than in tropical Phom Penh! The highlight of the evening is however not Teh food. The service is impeccable. We had a quiet table with rose petals scattered on the table cloth. We enjoyed a very professional service yet personal and warm hospitality. The kitchen made a special dessert treat for our anniversary. We would be back!

3. Le Saint Georges

136 #111 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$39 - HK$196 +855 95 436 541
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 223 reviews

Le Saint Georges

Le Saint Georges in Phnom Penh offers a delicate cuisine from the South west of France.Lounge atmosphere and music. Great place to meet friends after work or romantic Diner

Reviewed By Ian C

Was looking for a nice, classy place for date night and found what we were looking for. Good sized servings, good selection of wine, attentive staff. A french guy (the manager I think) was there to explain the dinner set menu which we got. Highly recommended the beef, but the duck confit was a bit dry and overcooked (which is surprising as it's supposed to be confit, which is really juicy and moist). Otherwise happy. The appetizers were spot on and we were give cheese for the dessert option.

4. Mok Mony

63c Street 294, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang | Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$110 +855 95 970 861
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mok Mony

Located in the bustling area of Beung Keng Kang 1, minutes from the National Monument, Mok Mony Restaurant is a small no-frills home-based comfort food restaurant located at 63C, Street 294, specializing in authenthic Khmer & Asian cuisine. Whether dining in our open air section, or in the glass encased section, guest will feel like they are dining in a garden setting.

Reviewed By gilasss

We found this gem in Phnom Penh. An excellent Khmer restaurent all round -tasty food, good service and reasonable price. We went to Mok Mony following tripadvisor's recommendations and it definitely met our expectations.

5. Connecting Hands Training Cafe

#42H Street 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Healthy, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$63 +855 78 588 810
Excellent
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4.5 based on 428 reviews

Connecting Hands Training Cafe

Dining with a cause. Connecting Hands is a not for profit training cafe in Cambodia providing opportunity for young Cambodian women to gain skills as young cooks, chefs, Baristas and customer service staff. We serve fresh delicious fresh meals and all natural smoothies, fantastic coffee and Deserts. Our goal is to empower young women to change their own lives with traineeships and on the job training within our Connecting Hands training Cafe in Cambodia. Our training model assists young women by empowering them with training opportunities with great working conditions, higher salaries than average, English classes, medical treatment, accommodation & ongoing practical support to equip them to change their lives.

Reviewed By Tomthetraveler99 - Chicago, Illinois

The reviews on TA are accurate. This lovely cafe is spotlessly clean, comfortable, well run with delicious food and the best service I've had in 4 months travel in SEA. Besides the great food, know that you're purchase (and interaction) is making a difference in these inspiring young trainees and their future as they learn new skills to improve their lives. Truly a Win-Win situation for everyone. Btw- the banana bread is addicting.

6. Backyard Cafe

House 11b, Street 246, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer European, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$63 +855 78 751 715
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4.5 based on 400 reviews

Backyard Cafe

The home of healthy food in Cambodia. Backyard is a healthy cafe serving vibrant, nutritious, fresh food and drinks with vegan, vegetarian, raw and gluten free options. We also sell wholefoods and offer juice cleanses

Reviewed By Erin L

Amazing to get a raw, vegan meal. Roasted red pepper and veggie Sandwich was amazingly flavorful. The zucchini pasta salad came in a massive portion and was delicious. It could easily be split between two people. We got a bagel with avacado and cashew cream, which was fantastic as well. Great atmosphere, staff, and food. Prices are about what you'd pay for Western food at another restaurant. Around 6 to 8 dollars for mains.

7. La Provence

118 48 Street | Phsar Kandal 1, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12204, Cambodia Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi French, Mediterranean, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 - HK$157 +855 96 999 0278
Excellent
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4.5 based on 233 reviews

La Provence

The bar & restaurant La Provence, located in the center of Phnom Penh, welcomes you in an atmosphere typical of the South of France. Enjoy your meal

Reviewed By Sylvia L - Victoria, Canada

My husband and I were looking for something other than Asian food, as we have been travelling for two months and needed some good western fare. La Provence had been recommended online, so we thought it was a good shot and close to our hotel. We were there for lunch and the Owner personally went over all the dishes offered. We chose the beef tenderloin and the chicken. Both were amazing, especially the sauces. Plus, my husband's glass of house wine was good and delivered at the correct temperature. The service was friendly and prompt. I would definitely go back if we weren't leaving tomorrow. Highly recommended!

8. Bistrot Langka

1 132 Z13 Street 51, Bkk | Perpendicular to Street 51, at the end of Patio Hotel path., Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi French, European, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$31 - HK$102 +855 70 727 233
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5 based on 637 reviews

Bistrot Langka

Bistrot Langka offers its guests a warm welcome, this charming bistrot has an elegant and congenial atmosphere with a French & Cambodian fusion menu. It is famous for its specialties (Tuna Tataki, Duck Breast or Beef filet and homemade French fries).

Reviewed By Harkish - Bangkok

This place is lovely, a complete surprise. I was staying at the Patio Hotel - also great, low cost option - and needed a bite to eat. They recommended going around the corner. And sure enough, down this little lane, hardly wide enough for a bike, there was a French bistro. Set up by two young French guys who wanted to open a restaurant, they serve a variety of great options. Well worth finding, even if it takes some looking. And try the speakeasy next door, hidden behind the Coke machine. Great for an after dinner drink.

9. Cousin's Burger & Coffee

16EO Street 200 | Between Norodom Blvd and Pasteur Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Parking Available, Validated Parking, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Cafe, European, French, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$16 - HK$63 +855 12 528 126
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4.5 based on 703 reviews

Cousin's Burger & Coffee

A GOURMET Fast-food located in the city center of Phnom Penh. Two french cousin's had an original idea to give Cambodia the taste of an authentic American Burgers with a the French Touch Let your curiosity guide you for : Tasty homemade Burgers, Hot Dog, Fried potatoes, fresh salad as well as handmade Desserts A large range of drinks available in our "Coffee Shop"

Reviewed By Canuck-SnowBird-2011 - Canada

This place was recommended by a few people in Phnom Penh, myself and some friends finally made it to this French restaurant packed with French customers. The sweet potato fries were tasty. There was only one staff working the floor thus the service was slow. The burger was ok, nothing special.

10. Casablanca restaurant

278 Street | Corner 63 street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wine and Beer Moroccan, Mediterranean, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$16 - HK$118 +855 96 672 3660
Excellent
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5 based on 137 reviews

Casablanca restaurant

Our philosophy is based on providing a healthy, fresh and homemade food in a cozy and inspiring atmosphere with affordable prices.

Reviewed By JamesKateley - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After hearing rave reviews online and off, I decided to visit this restaurant myself last night. I was not disappointed. The restaurant is set on an open air balcony that was reminiscent of a Mediterranean bistro. The set menu was great value - three courses for $15 with plenty of fresh bread. Food was exquisite and the tagines melted in the mouth. The owner personally came out to regularly check we were satisfied and even offered me more beef at no extra charge!
I am not one that is usually pleased but I was absolutely delighted with this place and will certainly return. A big thank you to the owner and staff who looked after us so well!

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