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The Cockatoo Restaurant

Wat Damnak Village, Siem Reap 1700, Cambodia
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Ranked #276 of 439 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Price range: $5 - $20
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010 via mobile

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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Tokyo, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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