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74 Street 174, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #10 of 646 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 Saturday from 11am to 9pm.Closed Wednesday and Friday 1pm to 5pm (student training, 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.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We visited here in February 2014 and the staff managed to fit us in even though we hadn't booked. When we were shown to our table the service on the drinks was rather slow. We ordered Crispy Tarantulas with Black pepper and lime sauce, 2 stir fried Red Tree Ants with Beef fillet,one crispy pork belly stir fired with green... More

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SF Bay Area, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

So glad I read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor! I had dinner here twice while I was in Phonm Penh. I loved the food, the setting and the service. I especially liked that the restaurant is training young people and giving them skills for their future. Romdeng is a little oasis in busy, noisy Phnom Penh.

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Geelong, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a very late lunch early dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal very tasty. Good value for money.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Romdeng was a very special place to visit in Phnom Penh. The restaurant is run by a charity that takes in former street kids and gives them training in the kitchen, service and restaurant management. At the end of their training the organization helps them to find jobs in the hospitality industry. All the profits of the restaurant go back... More

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Edmonton, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

During our visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, our tuktuk driver suggested Romdeng restaurant and we had dinner. It's a surprise to see ants and crispy tarantula but we never tried such exotic recipe and instead ordered amok and crispy noodles, and sweet potato spring rolls. The food was really tasty and delicious, not pricey. About the service, slowly but surely,... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

cocktail: fruit cocktail was good the plate i ordered was too much spicy. They could have put inside everything i don't know what i ate ! the place is very good clientele: mainly people from ONG price :10 - 12$

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374 reviews 374 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

On our trip to Indo China, we have managed to visit many restaurants/cafes where the aim is to help disadvantaged people (who all work in the places). So, we decided that Romdeng was the place to go. We has a very pleasant meal - well-cooked and great value for money. The service was a little slow, but we didn't find... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you have an adventurous palette, the spiders are meant to be a lot like soft shell crab! I couldn't do it! The food was delicious and the service friendly (though a little slow, but they are training!). Exceptional value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Came here with three friends based on the reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was fantastic and was probably overall the best meal we had in Cambodia. The restaurant is beautiful and has lovely French colonial architecture. The staff are attentive and friendly. Would recommend this place as a must visit while in Phnom Penh.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Khmer food - you can see that they have made an effort to think creatively around the composition and ingredients of some of teh dishes. The food itself was fine, not particularly memorable. Service was good, but it would have been nice to see some of the trainees getting more directly involved. They only seemed to be observing on the... More

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