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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 197
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  • 77
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Must do in Phnom Penh

The concept of providing training to young Cambodians is great. Food wise it's not bad at all but we didn't have the amazing experience people talk about.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Boris C
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South of the Border, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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South of the Border, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The concept of providing training to young Cambodians is great. Food wise it's not bad at all but we didn't have the amazing experience people talk about.

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Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

For the price, the food is great! The experince is even more pleasant when one knows that the place is run by the trained former street children and marginalized young people. The menu offers a wide range of vegetarian dishes. Every dish is carefully prepared from the fresh ingredients and wonderfully arranged. The restaurant offers both al fresco and indoor... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I echo the sentiment of some of the previous reviewers. I had lunch there today. There was no queue so was given a table immediately. There seemed to be only "teachers" around and yet the service wasn't particularly warm or friendly. I ordered 2 tapas - Burmese chicken curry and fish fillet with mango salad. The portion of the tapas... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This NGO restaurant offers a large choice of inventive tapas. They were all very good and original! The staff was friendly, and it's serving a good cause. It can get a bit expensive for the country (30$ for 2 people without drinks) but I think it was worth it.

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England
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25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You must visit this restaurant for a number of reasons. Firstly, the food is amazing. I was in a group of 4 people, who visited the restaurant at different times of the day on a few occasions. The service, the food, the staff, the ambience are all wonderful. The menu is mixed between Western and Asian, served as 'tapas'. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I received a number of recommendations to eat here - the fact it has a queue to get in is always a good sign. The food was great, thoroughly enjoyed it, the service was really good too - you're served by students, some very young so it's not going to be the standard of an established restaurant, but this added... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I was brought there by my friends. They told me that it is an NGO, so when we eat there, we are also doing good to society, which I think is good. Unfortunately the food was not that great. I just wish that this NGO is not only using the good cause as a selling point to attract people to... More 

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Gary, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I came by for an early lunch at 11:30am. Lovely place to visit to support a good cause. There is a mix of European and Asian tapas like dishes, all cooked well. A good 3.5, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for dinner and it was the best meal we had during our 4 days in Phnom Penh. The food was delicious and we enjoyed trying the fried ants! The restaurant does get very busy so it is a good idea to book ahead which you can easily do through their website. Once finishing dinner visit their... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Easily the best meal I've had during my visit to Cambodia. Located close to the national museum, this is a great option for lunch post a visit. The proceeds of this restaurant goes to a good cause and that is pretty much icing on the cake. We ordered a couple of Tapas dishes and though quantity was not great, we... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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