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No. 5, St. 102, Place de la Poste, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
23 722 067
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Ranked #48 of 697 restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This 110 year old building was constructed in French colonial style for the purpose of housing the bank of Indochina. It was short listed for the UNESCO heritage preservation awards in 2006 because of the care taken in conservation of architectural and period design.As well as our French Fine Dining lunch and dinner menus, we offer a range of catering and seating options for all types of events. We cater for weddings and engagement parties, seminars, press conferences, exhibitions, movie sets, or private functions of your choice. Buffet or special menu can be arranged for your exceptional event in Phnom Penh.Let the intrigue of this building, its past and present be a part of your heritage too. Come and try Van's experience
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81% Recommend
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England UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

it is mayhem in the city, nothing took our fancy and we are tiring of noodles and rice. Vans is fabulously quiet with a good choice of reasonably priced food, although that description is subjective. We had entrees, main course each, lamb shank and cod, one desert, two glasses of wine, two beers and a brandy ... $103 US My... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to Van's with my wife for an upscale dinner in Phnom Pehn. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent. The food and wine were very good. The Staff didn't hover like they do in some Asian cities. An overall wonderful experience. I will go there again when I return to Asia.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I ordered the dinner menu while my husband ordered the degustation menu (which was $20 more). I must say the dinner menu was super worth it as it came with wine and tea and hearty portions of good food and wide selection. The more expensive degustation menu was disappointing. the portions were too meagre even by asian standards and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you're looking for a special night out and like French food this is the number one location in Phnom Penh. Set in a tastefully restored French era building (former bank) Van's has an excellent menu at affordable prices. Wine will make it more expensive but I often have the soup of the day (always a delight) and backed chicken... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We liked this place a lot. Came back here three times in ten days. Nice, welcoming atmosphere, good french food, good value for money. Service is inconsistent. We've had great and bad service here in different days, but the overall atmosphere is so simple and easy, it didn't bother us much.

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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

As a French top restaurants amateur by myself, I got quickly used to top quality cuisine and service. A dinner at Van's is an unique experience: atmosphere can't get any better as it is the building of the former colonial Banque d'Indochine headquarter, which was restored, it looks like it didn't move at all since this era. The dinner room... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Regarding all the nice reviews about Van's, we decided to go! The place is the former bank of Indochina and is very nice! The wine was excellent and the food good. Special mention to the fish soup and the snails!

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Ringsted, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Two weeks ago my coming husband and I spent a fantastic evening at Van´s. I have travelled in many countries and visited restaurants all over the world, but this one is really worth a visit. Superior food, excellent taste, beautiful surrondings, fantastic service and even better wines. It really can't be done better in my opinion. If you want to... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Van's setting is amazing--an old deco bank building. The food is very very good but not unusual. It is very upscale and feels like it is catering to Cambodia's one percent. If you don't mind this you can get a world class meal for a reasonable price

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San Francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is the old Indochina Bank building in a more historic area of Phnom Penh, which alone makes it worth the trip. We came for the prix fixe lunch and I highly recommend it. The lunch was delicious, service was excellent, and it was cool and calm after all of the street hustle and noise.

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