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Smile Restaurant

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No.6, Street 7 Riverside, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
+855 (0)17997709
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Description: An NGO Restaurant run by Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA...
An NGO Restaurant run by Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA). Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in our training Restaurant, where former vulnerable children are taught cooking, English and service skills.We serve local as well as international cuisine, while also providing conference rooms with a great view over the Mekong River.
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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch

A posse of us arrived for late lunch. Everyone enjoyed it and there veggie choices!!! Had the roasted aubergines which were very good. May go back for breakfast as that looked interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Sheen W
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Bridport, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Rockhampton, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate at this place for Dinner and Breakfast and had no issues the service and food were both great.

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UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited between 26-28 April 2015 Restaurant is great cause, helps local people vain employment and skills. A little more money than some other eateries but I feel well worth it. Restaurant is nicely decorated, clean, great atmosphere. Restaurant seemed able to cater for large groups of what we saw as well as solo and couolesetc. I would recommend the squid,... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A posse of us arrived for late lunch. Everyone enjoyed it and there veggie choices!!! Had the roasted aubergines which were very good. May go back for breakfast as that looked interesting.

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I visited Kampong Cham on a cycling tour of Cambodia and our group visited the Smile Restaurant for dinner. The food was delicious. We tried about 5 dishes between us and they were all fresh and flavoursome, but the best thigns baout this restaurant is its cause. The Smile Restaurant employs vulnerable and orphaned children and teaches them hospitality skills.... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Arrived in the town after a long crappy bus ride and eating street food all day. Our guide tells us we should try out SMILE. I had a Khmer vegetarian curry and it was tasty and $3. Anyone into complaining should go elsewhere, they are probably spoilt westerners anyway. I will return for dinner and breakfast too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had a late lunch in the Smile restaurant, there were no customers, so I got my main course from western menu (pan fried fish) pretty quick and enjoyed it. Fish from the Mekong river was amazing, though it was a bit small (especially for men). Price here is expensive for Cambodia. However quality of food is good. Staff is... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was in SMILE restaurant twice, once for dinner, once for a breakfast. Both times I went as a disappointed guest, both times I've seen no trainer coaching the un-experienced staff. An expat coach first appeared when I complained about the inconsistent bill: "You know, we are a training restaurant, where errors just happen, sorry." My impressions in the sense... More 

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Heart S, Manager at Smile Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at Smile Restaurant. I remember you had ordered two Americanos and only received one of them. Then, you were charged for two Americanos. I apologize for the negligence and miscommunication. As the Expat Coach, I take every comment of customers as a way to improve Smile Restaurant. To begin,... More 

Perth
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166 reviews 166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a training restaurant to train hospitality staff. In spite of that the food was very good. We had dinner there and returned for breakfast next morning. Service was friendly though breakfast was slow because they were overwhelmed by a bus load of very demanding tourists. But we enjoyed the food.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

When I was in Kampong Cham, I was working on a service project for the BSDA in Kampong Cham, and because BSDA runs the smile restaurant, it was a hub for our dining activity. We were served simply from a small buffet, yet the food tasted as if it were specially made for you. The staff always made the attempt... More 

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Cairns
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went for dinner and was so impressed went back for breakfast. The food is fabulous and the staff were awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No.6, Street 7 Riverside, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Kampong Cham Province  >  Kampong Cham
  • Phone Number: +855 (0)17997709

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: European, Vietnamese, Cambodian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine

Description

An NGO Restaurant run by Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA). Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in our training Restaurant, where former vulnerable children are taught cooking, English and service skills.We serve local as well as international cuisine, while also providing conference rooms with a great view over the Mekong River.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?