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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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  • 78
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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
Located near the museum

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
bluypo
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Gary, South Dakota
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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Gary, South Dakota
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5 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great selection of tapas dishes on the menu. 2 per person is probably enough. Lovely atmosphere and great service by youth training in hospitality. A must see is the gift shop next door. Lots of great things made from receycled materials, and cheap! I wish I'd bought the carry bag with the tuk tuks on it!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place fully deserves the glowing reviews it has received on tripadvisor. We ate there for lunch and were so impressed we returned in the evening. Visitors from the UK may be interested to know that one of the funders of this programme supporting vulnerable children is Comic Relief. The teachers wear blue polo shirts and were patiently instructing the... More 

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Shepley, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Even if the food wasn't excellent this is a place all should visit and support. The teachers and students of this restaurant were fantastic and the organisation is a credit to what NGOs can do to make a real change. Left the group meal that night to go back and have dinner so that must speak for itself.

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Shanghai, China
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were at a couple of these restaurants in Siem Reap and always had a good bite. However, this one was not satisfying for us. Maybe we were unlikely by what we chose but the spare ribs were dry, the khmer salad tasted not fresh and the sticky rice was really old and lame in the taste. We really support... More 

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very comfortable dining environment, amazing food and service, really friendly people, truly a social responsible restaurant.

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Squamish, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

What a delicious and wonderful restaurant! And it's all working toward employing marginalized youth! Great service, wonderful dishes (try the salads), fun atmosphere!

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I love the idea of developing disadvantaged youth into productive citizens. When you can help that cause and get great food its a win win. I had mango slaw and a squid dish which were excellent. I even went back a few days later and had the slaw again for lunch. Service was pretty good and you could tell it... 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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