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Sala Bai Restaurant School

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155 Phum Tapoul, Siem Reap, Cambodia
855 (0)63 963 329
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Description: Sala Baï Hotel & Restaurant School was founded in 2002 by the French NGO...
Sala Baï Hotel & Restaurant School was founded in 2002 by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge. The school entirely and exclusively meant for young Cambodians coming from underprivileged families. In 2013, more than 1000 young Cambodians, with a 70% priority to girls, have been trained. They have all found a job within 2 months after their one-year training. A few years later, their average salary goes from $250 to $350 which enables them to reach the emerging Cambodian middle-class. The vocational training taught at Sala Baï is definitely the fastest and most efficient way of fighting poverty and human trafficking. But without your support, nothing would be possible. By coming to our training restaurant, you already make a great difference, with the pleasure to enjoy high-quality food.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
best food

we have 2 time dinner in this restaurant, we really the service and food very delicious never forget. we have a special banana fritter.. you should try thisss

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
David t
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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

we have 2 time dinner in this restaurant, we really the service and food very delicious never forget. we have a special banana fritter.. you should try thisss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

All I can say is that they provide a really good service and reasonable prices. You will already helped poor Cambodian youths by just coming to eat here!

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Sala B, Guest Relations Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear "Kongka O", On behalf of all the school we would like to thank you for your comment. As you mentioned it, at Sala Baï, we train students from the poorest area to a profession to offer them a new start! Thanks to the hotel and the restaurant they can practice directly what they learnt at school. We are pleased... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stumbled upon this place just trawling through the trip advisor restaurant list, and what a wonderful find! By far the best food, service and purpose we discovered in Siem Reap. The food was impeccable, beautifully presented and stunning flavours. An a la carte menu allows you to sample a bit of everything, especially eating with my girlfriend we were able... More 

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Sala B, Guest Relations Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear Slozza, On behalf of all the team of Sala Baï, we would like to thank you for your very nice comment. We are happy to see that you enjoyed our mixed cooking : Khmer food plus the French touch! With our program we try to train our students to high quality standards in order to prepare them to work... More 

Geelong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Brilliant restaurant with well trained staff brought in from rural areas and given training and a future career. Presentation and flavour of food is fantastic. A brilliant venture to help the Khmer youth.

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Sala B, Guest Relations Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear Rosemary, All the team of Sala Baï - staff & students - would like to thank you for your nice comment. As you mentioned it, with our program, we try to help young Cambodian people, from the poorest area, to have a new start. We teach them a 'real' profession in a booming sector, to be sure they find... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Came here having had it recommended and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the staff were delightful. Very upmarket experience of Cambodian cuisine without the upmarket price!

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Sala B, Guest Relations Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Dear Lucy, On behalf of all the staff and all the students of Sala Baï, we would like to thank you for your kind comment. Indeed, with our program we try to train our students to high standards of quality regarding cooking as well as services and thanks to your comments we can say that we succeed ! It will... More 

Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of those places in my wishlist for Siem Reap. The students cum trainee waitresses gave me a warm welcome. Felt good about it. Had lunch here, which I had Grilled Beef & Lemongrass Salad and drank Sala Bai Passion Breeze. The food kind of contemporary and the drink was so refreshing. Many food photos actually uploaded here and other... More 

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your support! Indeed as a Hospitality and Culinary School meant for disadvantaged Cambodians, we particularly care about offering a high-quality training and we are happy if you felt it that way when you visited our training restaurant. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

As my title says this training restaurant is only open at these times but I strongly suggest that you don't let that turn you away. Do yourself a favour and make a booking and go eat here you will not be disappointed

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for recommending our training restaurant! As you explained, as a school, our restaurant is open to public for breakfast and lunch on week-days. Evening and week-ends are dedicated to extra English classes and studies. We hope it doesn't prevent too many people who want to experience our program to pay a visit, but so far, our... More 

Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We found this training school closed to our hotel. It is only opened for breakfast and lunch on weekdays. The price was reasonable and the quality was good. It is also for a good cause.

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind recommendation! It really helps our NGO program to partly sponsor our students' free-of-charge training! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great place for cheap and super taste food. On top of that you are helping a really great cause. Definitely go there if you are in Siem Reap.

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ilan for your review! We definitely hope that when you dine or stay at Sala Baï you add another dimension to traveling in Cambodia, knowing that every meal you eat or night you stay adds to the student's experience and helps to finance their training. Thank you then for coming and taking time to review! More 

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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The presentation of the food was a delight to the senses and also to the palate. The Beef Tournedos with Khmer peppersauce was 1st class and my Mekong Prawns in a bouillabaisse with Black Noodles reminds me of eating in 1 of the seaside restaurants in Saint-Jean-de-Luz , simply magnifique ! The desserts of Chocolate Pudding and Millefeuille with Stewed... More 

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai Restaurant School, responded to this review

Your comment is just oh-lala as well!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful enthusiasm! It is clearly cheering all of us up! And especially our students who are going to start their 3rd quaterly exams this week! With such wonderful comments, it will help them for sure to be more confident about them... ;) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 Phum Tapoul, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: 855 (0)63 963 329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 11
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: International, European, Asian, Cambodian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

Sala Baï Hotel & Restaurant School was founded in 2002 by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge. The school entirely and exclusively meant for young Cambodians coming from underprivileged families. In 2013, more than 1000 young Cambodians, with a 70% priority to girls, have been trained. They have all found a job within 2 months after their one-year training. A few years later, their average salary goes from $250 to $350 which enables them to reach the emerging Cambodian middle-class. The vocational training taught at Sala Baï is definitely the fastest and most efficient way of fighting poverty and human trafficking. But without your support, nothing would be possible. By coming to our training restaurant, you already make a great difference, with the pleasure to enjoy high-quality food.

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