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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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Ranked #3 of 726 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Phnom Penh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere and food with the great mission as the shelter home and training centre for stray kids in Cambodia.

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Baguio City
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I decided to eat here because: 1) it was only around the block from where we were staying, and 2) it was also a very short walk from The Royal Palace and The National Museum. We went for late lunch, around 2:00 pm, and there was only one other couple dining, so we had the place pretty... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is a good cause and you get a lot of smiles from a friendly staff. Unfortunately the food is average at best. Maybe a little harsh as I had been to Daughters of Cambodia the same day and was comparing the two.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food here is DELICIOUS as was every meal I had in Cambodia. Just the right amount of spice and flavour. It didn't feel quite as authentic as I would've liked but it is a good mix of the unique and the familiar. There was a lot of choice in the menu but I would suggest one of the more... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The hardest reviews to write are the ones that go against the majority. Let's say it: the dishes were bland and overall, it was just not that good. That's it. With that said, I would probably come back to give this restaurant a second try but as other reviewers stated, a reservation is a must!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food is PHENOMENAL! The service BRILLIANT! Of course just like so much of Cambodia the pricing is ridiculously low. This absolutely the MUST DO FOOD EXPERIENCE of Phnom Penh! Don't hesitate!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

How anyone can complain about this place is beyond me and proves how small minded people can be. This place was created to provide a better life for the young people of Cambodia. The fact the menu is as good and as diverse as it it is just a major bonus ! I travelled here as part of a tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Service was excellent and extremely prompt, probably because we arrived at 6pm for dinner. Our party of 8 ordered a selection of tapas, all very good, particularly the juicy shrimp wontons, zucchini cheddar fritters and exotic fried red ants with lashings of lemongrass and holy basil. The buffalo burger was nicely gamey with a side of sweet potato fries. Drinks-wise,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It is strange how this resto became a number 3 in the top of Tripadvisors list, it's definitely has nothing to do with the French cuisine. Yes it's more like a training school, with the unprofessional teachers. They bring all the food in once, no meal serving per course. Their zucchini called roasted but it was not, the baguette was... More

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Really enjoyed my stay at Friends. Service and food was outstanding. Watch the students and teachers cook your meal while you marvel at their cool deco. Will be back for sure.

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Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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