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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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Ranked #15 of 804 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Food is definitely above average. Chicken cashew is the best I've had in Cambodia. Favorite dish we shared was squash fritters with a cheese sauce. Teacher took our order then supervised the students in serving and busing. We got very efficious service. Go to their website to make a reservation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Friends comes highly recommended and there are some good features but its not as good as it used to be and there are many new competitors snapping at its heels. So why the average rating? The restaurant has become the hang out for tourists and tour groups. There are other up and coming places that deserve consideration. The price for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always over order when I'm here because everything is so good and they are tapas:) My recommendations are the hummus, the fried shrimp and the amazing risotto 'meat' balls with marinara☺️

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Ada, Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent tapas and good service in a school restaurant. The teachers work directly with the students as they learn the restaurant trade. The food is ambitious and very good. One of the best meals I had in Cambodia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely creative tapas, nice service and decent prices. We had the Chilled Indian Spiced Zucchini Soup with Yoghurt and Mint, a monthly special soup from Morocco, the Roasted Zucchini and Chinese Pear with Cardamom, Basil and Lemon, the Grilled Fish Filet with Salsa Verde and some wonderful shakes, yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is our second school restaurant we have been to in Cambodia. It is a wonderful way to teach a skill that will last a lifetime. The teachers were right there working with the students and the food was really good and a very nice presentation. Well done.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Friends sells tapas food so although it is extremely yummy it costs a bit more than your average Cambodian restaurant because you have to get two plates of food. Also if you are in the mood for something fun ask for tarantula (it's not not on the menu but they do serve it). Next door is the NGO shop where... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had real good tapas, wine and dessert whilst at friends. Loved the selection, was difficult choosing what to eat because of it. Would go back there in a heartbeat

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This simple restaurant provides really good Khmer food and also serves as a training ground for young Cambodians. The prices are extremely reasonable and the restaurant is located in a convenient location just off 178 Street not far from the Foreign Correspondents Club, the National Museum and Royal Palace

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Short tuktuk ride from anywhere Friends is a place you have to go to and support a great cause. Staff are street kids who have been given a 2nd chance in life. The floor staff are easily recognisable by their shirts which have either teacher or student written on the back.... a great idea which allows you to be a... More 

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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

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