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Friends the Restaurant

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House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Open Monday to Sunday from 11am to 10.30Pm (Kitchen closes...
Open Monday to Sunday from 11am to 10.30Pm (Kitchen closes 9.30Pm) Located near the National Museum, it is famous for its legendary frozen shakes and daiquiris and its delicious blend of Asian and Western style tapas. Friends the Restaurant will be closed for Khmer New Year and will reopen on the 26th of April 2014.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We ALWAYS go here when in Cambodia,

The food and service are enough to make you want to eat here again and again. The food is creative and tasty. The servers are very attentive. When you add to the excellent restaurant the added benefit that this is a training center to transition kids from street living to having a career, then it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
DeebieJeanne
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The food and service are enough to make you want to eat here again and again. The food is creative and tasty. The servers are very attentive. When you add to the excellent restaurant the added benefit that this is a training center to transition kids from street living to having a career, then it just can't be beat.

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Pailin, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I had an enjoyable evening here but found the teachers doing most of the work whilst students stood around. Food was good but pricey in comparison to other tapas places.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Great eat! great prices and atmosphere! be sure to try the local delicacy which are deep fried Tarantulas! they are surprisingly good!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It's a charity restaurant where their staff are the street children, homeless. it's established by a NGO to provide a better opportunity and vocational training to them. Foods are delicious and very good service. They all are very friendly. It's located near the National Meusium.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved the penne in cashew chili pesto, also had bbq meatballs and crab cakes which were good enough. For dessert we had pineapple grilled with palm sugar served with chili coconut ice cream and it was out of this world! Great place to stop for lunch. Service is a little slow

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Albany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a unique and delicious encounter! The premise of the restaurant is to teach impoverished youth how to wait tables with excellence to better their chances to get off the street. The service was fanstic, the drinks were delicious, and the tapas were simply wonderful. We loved it so much we are making it our last stop before hitting... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place was great, fantastic service, incredible food, wide selection of interesting dishes, well worth the price all for a great cause too. Wonderful opportunities for the people who work here! Amazing!

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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great cause, very nicely decorated with a plesent atmosphere.however the food way average and our drink wasn't delivered to the table. When my daughter asked about it the problems stated. First the trainee couldn't understand the problem so go a teacher to help (that's fine) but then a senior looking staff member seemed to be blaming the student who really... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Food was good but the waitress were note very competent and the music was loud even after asking to turn it down

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hard not to like this place with great social impact and small tasting dishes that are perfectbfor sharing with friends make sure to try any of the signature cocktails...

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Additional Information about Friends the Restaurant

Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Asian, Cambodian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Cambodian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Open Monday to Sunday from 11am to 10.30Pm (Kitchen closes 9.30Pm) Located near the National Museum, it is famous for its legendary frozen shakes and daiquiris and its delicious blend of Asian and Western style tapas. Friends the Restaurant will be closed for Khmer New Year and will reopen on the 26th of April 2014.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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