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Rusty Keyhole

Kampot, Cambodia
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Ranked #14 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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I am eating sunday menu right now in Rusty Keyhole 2 which is nearby 2000 monument. I dont know how Rusty Keyhole 1 is, but the tasty in 2 was much more worse than I expected.. Since today is sunday, I could not order Rib..so I ordered sunday menu according to staff's recommendation..the name was Roast pork craking~~(cannot memorize whole).Anyway... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a fish and chips with mushy peas and shrimp stir fry and shrimp kebabs. All meals were very generous portions and fresh. They were all simple but extremely tasty and not overly expensive either. A great place to sit outside and people watch on the riverfront while enjoying a meal.

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