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Tepui at Chinese House

45 Sisowath Quay (Cross Street 84), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 991 514
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Ranked #21 of 697 restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian fusion
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tepui at Chinese House offers a refined Asian cuisine and cocktails, with a South American touch. Gisela Salazar Golding, the Venezuelan head chef, creates dishes inspired by her own origins as well as years of culinary experience in Valencia (Spain), Paris, Shanghai and Phnom Penh. She now brings to Tepui an inspiring menu highlighting her love affair with South America and Asia. The Chinese House, a destination itself, was built in 1903 by Tan Bun Pa, a leading Chinese trader. Retaining its original combination of Chinese architecture and French colonial style, it is amongst the very few colonial houses in Phnom Penh that remains in its original state. The Chinese House was carefully restored in 2009 and now hosts a restaurant, bar, and gallery. Open Monday to Saturdays, 5pm onwards.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tepui at Chinese House offers a refined Asian cuisine and cocktails, with a South American touch. Gisela Salazar Golding, the Venezuelan head chef, creates dishes inspired by her own origins as well as years of culinary experience in Valencia (Spain), Paris, Shanghai and Phnom Penh. She now brings to Tepui an inspiring menu highlighting her love affair with South America and Asia. The Chinese House, a destination itself, was built in 1903 by Tan Bun Pa, a leading Chinese trader. Retaining its original combination of Chinese architecture and French colonial style, it is amongst the very few colonial houses in Phnom Penh that remains in its original state. The Chinese House was carefully restored in 2009 and now hosts a restaurant, bar, and gallery. Open Monday to Saturdays, 5pm onwards.
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Eindhoven, Nederland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We started with a nice white wine in the lounge bar at the ground floor and moved up to the first floor of this magnificant old house for the remainder of the dinner. We had two shared plates and one main 'paella negra for two', finished with only coffee. All together almost 3 hours. The staff were really paying attention... More

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Vietnam
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love the Tepui restaurant in Phnom Penh which is steeped in history also. Five to ten minutes in a tuk tuk but well worth it. Stylish contemporary bar downstairs and lovely authentic older style restaurant upstairs with gorgeous art. Excellent menu and service - do try and visit - you won't be disappointed.

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Shanghai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went there with 2 other friends Was recommended by my English friend. The venue is cool and nice atmosphere. However we order a starter it took 45min to arrive, even was not too busy.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is the place to come to treat yourself. The tuna tartare on toasted bread is a good starter. We also tried the duck with couscous and the Australian pepper steak with mashed potatoes and greens. All delicious. Even on a Friday night it only had four tables filled; but there were a few more people in the bar. The... More

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Esher, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Tepui is a few Km's outside Phnom Penn and seems a fair way on a tuk-tuk though it is well worth the trip on two specific counts. The building is a genuine old Chinese house from an early part of the last century and the walls are adorned with modern art. The second reason is the food which is a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you want a break from Cambdian food while you're in Phnom Penh, try this restaurant. I had one of the most memorable meals of my life there, and I'm not young. The quality of the meat, which is imported from South America and elsewhere, is simply outstanding, and the Argentinian (I think) chef, Gisela, is a magician at turning... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Tepui may be a little pricier than the average PP restaurant but the food and setting made it worth it, in our view. Restaurant was very quiet when we visited, perhaps as we were in PP near off-season. The place should be busy. Food was on the rich side, but delicious. My amuse bouche, mushroom pasta and dessert (including homemade... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

After reading the reviews I was looking forward to eating at this restaurant but feel it is overpriced and overrated. The staff were pleasant and helpful but the food itself wasn't up to the reviews on this site.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We came here on our last night in Phnom Penh after hearing good things about it - we were not disappointed! We walked from 144 street which was about 20 minutes but got a Tuk Tuk back. The colonial building is gorgeous from the outside but equally as nice inside. The ground floor is a bar come art gallery which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After reading about Tepui at Chinese House in the New York Times, my husband and I decided to splurge during our trip and have dinner there. We were a little surprised to see that we were the only diners in the restaurant when we first arrived, although the restaurant was half full by the time we left. For starters, we... More

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