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Wat Damnak Village, Siem Reap 1700, Cambodia
85563969069
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Blending East and West, The Cockatoo Restaurant offers a unique cuisine...
Blending East and West, The Cockatoo Restaurant offers a unique cuisine that is the creation of a renowned cook and food writer. On the menu are Western dishes like paella and pasta, along with regional specialties like prawn sambal, all prepared with the distinctive touch of the chef. Only fresh ingredients are used. The restaurant overlooks a beautiful garden and pool and offer diners a memorably romantic setting in the evening. Reservations are recommended.
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
You the man Virgil "Great place"

Great hideout, peaceful, great service, great chef, good atmosphers and food can be cooked the way you request. So dont hesitate and ask for Virgil. Will be back. Thanks Cockatoo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2014
Mad_man_on_lose
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great hideout, peaceful, great service, great chef, good atmosphers and food can be cooked the way you request. So dont hesitate and ask for Virgil. Will be back. Thanks Cockatoo.

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Johor, Johor, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The food is delicious and worth for yr money. The service was good. We really enjoyed the foods here

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The four courses Virgil cooked for us were well balanced, a wonderful combination of flavours and textures. Not to be missed.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

If you have any special dietary requirements then just let Virgil know what they are.

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

We tried this restaurant once, because we stayed in the resort. The food was really good and we ended up eating there almost every night of our stay in Siem reap. The cook who is also the owner of the resort is inspired by Asian and western cuisine. His meals are really unique and excellent. The place might be hard... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

Along with Abacus, this earns top marks among Siem Reap's many restaurants. This may seem somewhat ironic, as one reviewer actually compares The Cockatoo unfavorably with Abacus. Actually they're both excellent, in completely different ways. Whereas the French cuisine at Abacus is prepared by a seasoned chef, the food here is a completely personal creation of Virgil, who is not... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

The restaurant is located in the Bed and Breakfast of the same name. Virgil, the chef, has a printed menu. Most likely than not, however, you can discuss with him what you feel like eating, and he'll fix it with you! His Salade Nicoise (which could have fed 4) was a life saver after a day spent in the sun... More 

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Munich, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2009

We spent nearly 3 weeks in Siem Reap and got a good overview regarding the restaurant scene including the famed Abacas (which was very good). Luckily we choose The Cockatoo as our base for exploring the area and found out that it is not only a phantastic place to stay., but also serves the best food in town. Virgils 3-Course-Menu... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

The food and the service and the surroundings were first class!! I cannot wait to return to this heavenly restaurant. Great hosts! Romantic and enjoyable.

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

I wish I could say the same as my previous reviewers but actually I found the Cockatoo to be an unpleasant dining experience, the food was average compared to some of the other places in the town such as Abacus (where the food was magnificent) and the service lacked any real quality. I was disappointed indeed and hope that this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wat Damnak Village, Siem Reap 1700, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: 85563969069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

Description

Blending East and West, The Cockatoo Restaurant offers a unique cuisine that is the creation of a renowned cook and food writer. On the menu are Western dishes like paella and pasta, along with regional specialties like prawn sambal, all prepared with the distinctive touch of the chef. Only fresh ingredients are used. The restaurant overlooks a beautiful garden and pool and offer diners a memorably romantic setting in the evening. Reservations are recommended.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?