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“Excellent food in a beautiful building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Van's

Van's
No. 5, St. 102, Place de la Poste, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 23 722 067
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Ranked #60 of 786 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This 110 year old building was constructed in French colonial style for the purpose of housing the bank of Indochina. It was short listed for the UNESCO heritage preservation awards in 2006 because of the care taken in conservation of architectural and period design.As well as our French Fine Dining lunch and dinner menus, we offer a range of catering and seating options for all types of events. We cater for weddings and engagement parties, seminars, press conferences, exhibitions, movie sets, or private functions of your choice. Buffet or special menu can be arranged for your exceptional event in Phnom Penh.Let the intrigue of this building, its past and present be a part of your heritage too. Come and try Van's experience
London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you're looking for a special night out and like French food this is the number one location in Phnom Penh. Set in a tastefully restored French era building (former bank) Van's has an excellent menu at affordable prices. Wine will make it more expensive but I often have the soup of the day (always a delight) and backed chicken leg with tagliateli and salad. There are more exotic dishes but this is particularly good value for money. A nice place to take a friend !

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good restaurant, great lunch menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We liked this place a lot. Came back here three times in ten days. Nice, welcoming atmosphere, good french food, good value for money. Service is inconsistent. We've had great and bad service here in different days, but the overall atmosphere is so simple and easy, it didn't bother us much.

Visited April 2014
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Paris, France
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“Top French restaurant in one of the most iconic colonial buildings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

As a French top restaurants amateur by myself, I got quickly used to top quality cuisine and service.

A dinner at Van's is an unique experience: atmosphere can't get any better as it is the building of the former colonial Banque d'Indochine headquarter, which was restored, it looks like it didn't move at all since this era. The dinner room on the 2nd floor is absolutely splendid.

Then comes the food: the menu is sophisticated with both classics as foie gras - superbly done - and chef's inspirational cuisine.

A special mention to the desserts (I went for the Paris-Brest), which are as perfectly done as hard to find in this part of the world.

Clever wine menu too, and efficient and discrete service.
Fairly priced: $35 dinner menu including a drink.

Go to Van's place de la poste!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A nice dinner in a very nice place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Regarding all the nice reviews about Van's, we decided to go!
The place is the former bank of Indochina and is very nice!
The wine was excellent and the food good. Special mention to the fish soup and the snails!

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Ringsted, Denmark
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food in a historic building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Two weeks ago my coming husband and I spent a fantastic evening at Van´s. I have travelled in many countries and visited restaurants all over the world, but this one is really worth a visit. Superior food, excellent taste, beautiful surrondings, fantastic service and even better wines. It really can't be done better in my opinion.
If you want to treat yourself for a night - I give this restaurant my best recommendations

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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