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Rusty Keyhole

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Kampot, Cambodia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Not bad eats

The food here is pretty good. Go size portions for what you pay for and the staff is really nice. Has a good view of the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
april m
Richland, Washington
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After being told to get the ribs here, we decided to check the place out after a day of exploring Kampot. We arrived at about 6 and found a place to sit easily as it wasn't too busy, only to be told that they were sold out of the ribs. A shame, but we decided to stick around anyway. After... More 

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is pretty good. Go size portions for what you pay for and the staff is really nice. Has a good view of the river.

Thank april m
Tweed Heads, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On river great food and service great Cambodian dishes make sure you book as always full. Very cheap for food and drinks popular with locals and tourists

Thank Linda M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Believe the hype about the ribs. Or the barbecued meat in general. This is a neighborhood corner bar that's hard to beat for its location in the middle of the waterfront walk, next to the market and a very short walk to many hotels and restaurants. The staff gets a special thank you from me for being friendly company and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very nice, the food was great. I ate here a few times, the Sunday roast was amazing and a real home comfort! Always really busy and a great atmosphere. They also do the rib challenge, you get 1 hour, eat it under 30 mins and get it for half price.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a recommendation... And wished we had followed out gut instinct and walked away! The tatty restaurant is filled with loud western expats who use very coarse language and look like they need a good wash! My boyfriend had the mixed grill which was just chewy meat and chips. I had the fajitas which were a bit... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Word of mouth led us to try the ribs at Rusty Keyhole. And people were right. The ribs are good value for dollar and delicious!!....a bit of sweet in the sauce was a great touch. Owner was on site when we were there visiting with locals and travellers. Well worth a stop if you are in Kampot.

Thank Darryn R
Maidstone, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abandoning our commitment to eating Khmer while visiting Cambodia, we came here with our son and his partner, who are regular visitors. I'm sure there are plenty of places to eat in Kampot but if you want a great rack of ribs (and plenty of other dishes) then this is truly the only place to go.

Thank John V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have dined here quite a few times in the last year. Very reasonably priced. Food excellent, generous portions, good beer. I'll be back. I'm full. Time to sleep.

Thank AWeston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ribs here. Big portions left us both stuffed, especially after finishing if my girlfriend's plate! Owner is a friendly British expat, nice atmosphere inside

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kampot, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Kampot Province  >  Kampot
  • Phone Number: 095242585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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


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