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Friends the Restaurant

House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
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Ranked #1 of 708 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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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best place for food in town. The restaurant tried a range of interesting mixes between Cambodian and other cuisines. A bit pricey for Cambodian standards but worth it in my opinion, especially since the profit is for charity.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The spicy ice cream was very delicious and I loved most of the dishes. The best part is that you're also helping out a charity. My friend and I ordered a lot of food and there nothing that arrived that we did not like.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The purpose behind the restaurant is one of the main draws to this local eatery, the service, options and flavors are what keep people returning or, in my case, wishing they had the time and ability to go back. The menu boasts an interesting list of options, all very reasonably priced and each dish ordered was better than the one... More

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Hayward, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to stay near the Friends Restaurant during my stay in Phnom Penh and it quickly became my favorite place. All the food I've tried is beyond excellent. The mango, cashew chicken and the fish sandwich on special were excellent. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a fish sandwich more. I also enjoyed the hummus and the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The service was good. We were promptly seated and were attended to pretty quickly and did not have to wait too long for our food. The food was mostly delicious and affordable. Some hits and misses but generally a pleasant experience. Do try the fish (something like fish amok) and fruit shakes. You can give the desserts a miss.

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Strasbourg, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It seemed to us as a trendy restaurant, full of people. Service is good, food is nice, and you pay for a great cause; for children in need(there's an association & its' museum next door). Friendly staff, creative cuisine, kind of mixture of khmer and western.

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Kuta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing. Just go. Everything was delicious from the amazing tapas to the wonderful drinks. Yum yum yum must fill 100 characters yay!

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Dublin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was the only restaurant we had to wait for a table in all of Phnom Penh. And it was worst it. A beautiful blend of European and Asian food, the tapas were very generous in proportion and tasted fantastic. To eat so well and also know that the restaurant is helping street kids makes this a must-do in Phnom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful food, great service, all for a good cause. Wish I could eat here every night! Try the BBQ pork dumplings, to die for!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Listen, it's great to go and get good food, but it's especially amazing when it's for a good cause. From street kids to having their own life thats worth a great lunch or dinner. FYI- Get the chocolate cheese cake.

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