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Romdeng

74 Street 174, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 92 219 565
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Ranked #13 of 694 restaurants in Phnom Penh
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Open Monday to Sunday from 11am to 10.30 Pm (kitchen closes 9.30Pm) Romdeng is set in a beautiful colonial building whose wooden carvings, tables, chairs and unique lights were all hand made in Cambodia. The silk goods and cushions adorning Romdeng were made by our students in sewing training at Mith Samlanh and its walls are hung with beautiful paintings produced by young people from the art classes there. All of this plus a pool, free WIFI, a family area and a gift shop mean a visit to Romdeng is a must. We would like to inform you that ROMDENG Restaurant will be closed for Khmer New Year and will reopen on the 6th of May 2014.
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Xiamen, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Attractive location away from the river front in an old colonial style building. Varied and entertaining (deep-fried tarantulas) menu. Kid's menu too. Staff attentive and well trained, trying hard to please. Prices reasonable. One of the Friends chain of locations supporting local underprivileged/endangered youths.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went here for dinner, everything was fresh and full of flavor. There are many unusual things on the menu. The presentation of each item was also unique. I even held a tarantula while sitting by the pool! The best part is that there are some dishes where you can have a half portion, so you can try many different things.... More

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Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food is lovely and they are a teaching restaurant. Upstairs you can browse the souvenirs made by the people the foundation are training. Good story but the food stands up on its own feet

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff and very nice food. A little more expensive than other local restaurants, but worth it. I suggest booking if possible, it is busy but this does not affect the service. Also offer the deep fried tarantulas!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were recommended to try the Friends Restaurant by our hotel, but having the feeling that this would perhaps be a tourist trap and heavily crowded, we opted for its sister restaurant, Romdeng The restaurant is off the beaten track, but definitely worth a visit. It is for a good cause, and the food was great. The fish amok was... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice setting for a meal and the best thing was that they have certain items on their menu that you can order as a half serve. This means as a solo traveller you can try lots of different items! Bonus!

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Melbourne, Australia
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128 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I take groups of people to Cambodia and a visit to Romdeng is a must. The chance to try fried tranchaa always breaks the ice. But the food is great and the drinks superb. The service is excellent and surroundings lovely Brilliant place that helps train Cambodia's Youth

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Santa Monica, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This restaurant is part of network of restaurants in Cambodia that train local folks in how to serve picky Westerners (like me) and build a career path for themselves IN ADDITION to funding schools for the children of the community. We also ate at Friends the Restaurant, a sister establishment in the city that was also great. The food was... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The place is beautiful, old colonial house and a peaceful garden. Most of the staff are former street youth. We really enjoyed the food.

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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We loved everything about Romdeng restaurant. All the food was amazing, the staff were really attentive, friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere too. Standout dishes were the Khmer fish curry in banana leaf, the sticky rice balls dessert with pinapple and chilli and the tamarind pancakes with grille banana and coconut icecream.

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