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Chez Sophea and Matthiu

In front of Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #245 of 477 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Cambodian, French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a delightful lunch in this open air restaurant that is just outside the moat of Angkor Wat. The owner, Matthieu, is an engaging and charming host, who used to be a professional photographer in Paris before visiting Cambodia 25 years ago and deciding to stay. Chez Sophea has a relaxed atmosphere, and is the perfect place to relax... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a friend recommend this place and we were so glad we went! We went for lunch today after visiting some temples. Matthieu gave very personalized attention and recommended some FANTASTIC fish dishes, one amok and one thing I don't recall but it was great. We got the $18 set price menu which included an amazing salad (the kind... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

At the conclusion of my work on two construction projects in Shanghai and Seoul, and with time at a premium, we booked a guided tour to Cambodia; the main purpose being a visit to the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap. As part of the booking, in addition to transport, hotel and a personal guide, our meals were included. Following... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

After nearly being temple-d out (5am until noon) we stopped at Chez Sophea for lunch. We ended up having a great 2hr lunch. Matthiu was fun - delightfully brusque, high quality bar for food and service. I loved my spiced fish - delicately flavored, but still filling. The chocolate mousse was amazing. They put so much energy into the perfectly... More 

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164 reviews 164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Our hotel’s list of recommended restaurants included this little gem. When we found Angkor Café was packed to the rafters, we set out to find Chez Sophea as our ‘Plan B’. You need to keep going to the very end of the row of local eateries and we were a bit taken aback at its ordinary appearance, and somewhat concerned... More 

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Amagansett, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It was definitively one of the best grilled fish I have ever eaten in my life. The mix of aromas and subtle flavors exploding in my mouth was an exiting experience. Pair with a beautiful selected rose wine made for a perfect afternoon to remember for a long time.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Despite all the controversy around this restaurant we found Matthiu to be a nice person, the food very good, and the price affordable. I'm 24 years old and travelled in hostels and ate in little restaurants and street food, but every now and then some luxurys were welcomed. Chez Sophea was definetely one of them, totally recommend it.

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Hong Kong, China
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Service is terrible. The lady would not know how to speak English or smile. The French owner is a typical French man... Not too good either The food was sooo over priced. I thought it would be good by seeing the price. But I can say it doesn't even worth 10% of the price. We ended up paying usd20+ per... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

A Mexican friend recommended it, and it was worth every penny (of which more than a few were spent). The owner, Mattieu, provides for a sizable part of the experience; with us, he was charming (my gf is fluent in French, which definitely helped), and provided us with a great environment and a lovely dinner. Food is just ridiculously good,... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The proprietor and setting are welcoming and charming. The restaurant site across the street from Angkor Watt and is a refined break from the heat and crowds. There are no walls and the proprietor sleeps in the back, but the furnishings and place-settings make you believe you are eating in the French countryside. The salad and bread are great. The... More 

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Address: In front of Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Cambodian, French

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