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Van's

No. 5, St. 102, Place de la Poste, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
23 722 067
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Ranked #30 of 643 restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Ringsted, Denmark
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 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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Codicote, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We looked forward to going to Vans after eating at Topaz the previous evening. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed. The presentation couldn't have been bettered. Beautiful, colourful and a feast for the eyes. Indeed the scallops and the duck a l'orange were really tasty although I wasn't sure about the quinoa. However my grand marnier soufflé had no taste... More

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London
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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We had the tasting menu which was delicious. Great french food with a touch of asian flavour. Beautiful presentation. It is expensive for Phnom Penh but worth it. They have a fine wine list from very expensive to more reasonable. A very memorable evening.

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Thiebault N, Manager at Van's, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, As you know, it is a great honor to read such a comment about our restaurant . We really do appreciate when one of our guest take some of his precious time to leave us a review and especially a good one like this one We are looking forward to welcoming you back Best regards Thiebault Nicolet... More

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

On a stroll though the old French quarter of Phnom Penh, my girlfriend and I came across the building that houses Van's Restaurant. It has been fully and carefully restored (as opposed to remodeled and stripped of its integrity), and oozes historical charm. As we had an anniversary coming up - I thought I'd make an inquiry as to if... More

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Thiebault N, Manager at Van's, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like, in the name of all the team, to thank you for your amazing review. We are very please to read reviews like yours and of course the fact that you had a wonderful time in our restaurant. It's guest feedback such as yours that ensures us that we are maintaining our standards in providing... More

Singapore, null, Singapore
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33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was once the Indochina Bank Building, now lovingly restored and turned into a restaurant serving fine French cuisine. The ambience is elegant and quiet. For the budget conscious, their business lunches are value for money and worth every cent. This is really fine dining. If you are in Phnom Penh, do have a meal there. It is located next... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful dining experience. Had 2 nights in Phnom Penh went back the 2nd night. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Very professional. Understated elegance. My food was good. My wife's was great. Would highly recommend.

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HCMC
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78 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Our tuk-tuk driver recommended Van's as one of the best restaurants in Phnom Penh, so we decided to eat dinner there. Besides that, my friends and I loved to try French dishes here. We had the lunch special, several courses plus wine and I am sure that you can also do it for around $15 US. Trilogie of creme brulee,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We didn't know what to expect but we were not disappointed! The ambience as you walked into this 1st floor establishment was beautiful We were treated with courtesy from the staff and they were always at hand to explain anything on the menu We had a three-course meal and a bottle of wine! We have to say that it was... More

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