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Smokin' Pot

Certificate of Excellence
Barbecue, Cambodian
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, Battambang, Cambodia
012 821400
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Value for money

This is Cambodia's original cooking school. The restaurant serves a variety of meals. The proportions are large and delicious. They are also great value for money. The staff are very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had incredible food and cosy atmosphere with nice outdoor seating area. Definitely the place where we had the most authentic food and amazing value for money. The sour soup is an unusual dish that sticks out in my head which we didn't see anywhere else but very tasty and unique. The chef & owner Vannak also runs a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We spontaneously booked this cooking class in this small restaurant for the next day. Me and my friend turned up at the restaurant and shared a scooter with vanak to get to the local market. He explained what the ingredients are we bought, and answered every question we had. After we got everything, he took us to his rooftop kitchen... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great experience learning Khmer cooking lesson with Chief Vanack If you stop by Battambang it is a must try place You start with a tour in a local market to buy ingredients then 2 hours preparing your meal with a good chief Had a great time and great lunch GEROME's family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class, making authentic Khmer food without usual additives and sweeteners most western owned restaurants use. Great to chat with Vanak who explained a little Cambodian history as well taking you to the market, taking you step by step through the cooking process and helping you cook an excellent meal. Food at smokin' pot also outstanding

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Spontaneously booked in for the $10 cooking class at smokin pot. Vannak Robie chef at smokin pot and teacher Lead us to the colorful Battambang markets to purchase our fresh ingredients, that in itself was an adventure. Back to his rooftop kitchen to prepare a beautiful versatile curry paste then used it to make a fish amok and a morning... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is Cambodia's original cooking school. The restaurant serves a variety of meals. The proportions are large and delicious. They are also great value for money. The staff are very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Like many things in Cambodia you find mixed reviews. You have to keep your heart large and take it as it comes. We already live like this and life is good. That said we had a great time at Smoking. We were taken to the place on the map by our tuk tuk guy. Turns out the map was out... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I had a great time at Smokin' Pot. First we set off to the local market with Vannak which is an experience in itself; live snakes, cat fish and freshly prepared coconut cream. Then back to cook, we were really impressed by the freshness of everything; no oyster sauce (msg) is used. Vannaks english is great and he answered our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very good food, superb family. The owner is a lovely guy. I did a cooking class with him, it was worth every penny. We also stayed at their guesthouse which is nice too.

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Seemed very odd, but we were dissuaded from entering on two occasions. So couldn't get a meal... While there was talk of other groups coming, I've never seen many eating there as I pass by. Very odd!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Battambang, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Battambang Province  >  Battambang
  • Phone Number: 012 821400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Cambodian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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