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Rusty Keyhole

Kampot, Cambodia
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Ranked #15 of 54 restaurants in Kampot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice place with probably the best ribs in Cambodia and elsewhere! Very friendly stuff, who remember your last visit. The ribs are to die for, but the fries were quite bad... Therefor take the baked potato as side-dish and everything is fine 😉 Enjoy!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Although from the outside you might pass it by, Inside all the foods will quite catch your eye, Their salad is decent, and so is their fish, But certainly ribs are their yummiest dish!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Do yourself a serious favor and go eat these ribs. I have never had anything else at the restaurant but everything that comes out looks amazing. These ribs first stole my heart back in March and I dreamed about the amazing tender meat falling off the bones for MONTHS.. when I finally made it back to Kampot during the month... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great little pub along the riverside run by an English fellow and his Cambodian wife. The food was all well prepared and good portions. The Rusty Keyhole was recommended to us by a number of people and they all said we should try the ribs - they were not wrong! You get a big portion of pork ribs well prepared... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

- Ribs with boiled potato and coleslaw are super delicious. - Great fresh (apple) juice - Terrace with river view - Free wifi - Good service

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

They advertise themselves as the best ribs in Cambodia, and to be fair, I haven't tried anyone else ribs in Cambodia... but I have in many other countries... and these are by far the best I have ever had!!! An obsene amount of delicious and tender meat, cooked perfectly, served with a delicious sauce. I have not eaten any western... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Even though you're in Cambodia and ought to primarily eat the local (delicious) cuisine, you shouldn't skip the Rusty Keyhole's ribs when you're in Kampot! This award winning dish lives up to its name and will definitely put a smile on your face. If you're feeling competitive you can try the 'Dino ribs'. Even during low-season the Rusty Keyhole is... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pretty good ribs. Large portions. They are definitely boiled before grilling. Touristy atmosphere. Would probably go back if in Kampot.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the place to go when you just don't want another meal Khmer style! No, that's actually wrong, they do great Khmer food too. But this place really knows comfort food when you are away from home. The ribs are the best ever, even better than my own recipe. The lamb shanks and mashed potato defy description they are... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Rusty Keyhole was recommended to us by a Cambodian friend as having the best pork ribs in all of Cambodia. Two in our group shared a full rack and they were really nothing special at all--on the dry side with a sauce that was not very good. They were meaty, though. The beer pitchers are cheap, and that helps,... More

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