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Rusty Keyhole

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Kampot, Cambodia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large portions served at this popular restaurant

Decided to have dinner here one night since the place always seems to be packed. The crowd is 90% expats and western tourists and the food is aimed at serving western tastes. The staff seems a bit indifferent but they are efficient. The place is crowded and has both outside tables as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Richard M
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Mystic, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by our hostel Arcadia. As recommended I went for the ribs..... Ribs? These were the biggest meatiest ribs I've ever seen in my life. The portion was massive and reasonably priced and of course the food was delicious.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Decided to have dinner here one night since the place always seems to be packed. The crowd is 90% expats and western tourists and the food is aimed at serving western tastes. The staff seems a bit indifferent but they are efficient. The place is crowded and has both outside tables as well as inside tables and a large bar.... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had been looking for a meat pie for ages found a ripper for Cambodia at the Rusty Keyhole went down a treat with a nice cold beer and a few expat regulars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's hard to write this review without mentioning the word "ribs" and besides i don't think that i could add any new adjectives that describe just how good they were! They were delicious. I wouldn't consider myself to be a massive meat eater but we went back, 2 nights in a row, just for those ribs! It's a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Taking a break from Khmer food. The ribs are justly famous, so much meat and great value. I will be going back for seconds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had so many recommendations from other backpackers about the ribs.... And RK absolutely delivered. Everyone has their own take on ribs, as does RK. Cooked to a juicy, tender consistantcy... Delicious sauce with great mash and coleslaw. Huge portions and great price!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Look it's basic. The furniture is worn out, the beer is cheap and the pork ribs are to die for. A meal to satisfy Billy Bunter and two beers $10. If you want more then go somewhere else.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Wanting to sit outside and watch the sun go down across the river, cool drink in hand and just chill out? Maybe this place goes off at night but in the daylight it's just a tired and worn out hang out. Staff too were tired and just gave the whole impression of being 'over it'. Several ex pats there but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We came here a couple of times, first was for lunch and had the Kampot pepper chicken breast, which was fantastic. The second time we came back and shared the ribs. The flavours were nice, but the problem I had with them was that it is more a pork roast than a rack of ribs. Literally 90% of the meat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I know that when on holiday you are supposed to try the local cuisine, but after weeks of loc lac and tom yum I couldn't help myself and went for the famous ribs at rusty keyhole. And I was not disappointed. Good sized portions, great meat and good service. But go there for the food, not the ambiance and unless... More 

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Address: Kampot, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Kampot Province  >  Kampot
Cuisine: Asian, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kampot, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Kampot Province  >  Kampot

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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