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“Poor performance ” 3 of 5 stars
Review of FCC Phnom Penh Restaurant & Bar

FCC Phnom Penh Restaurant & Bar
363 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
855 23 724 014
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Ranked #238 of 799 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Asian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: FCC Phnom Penh Restaurant and Bar - Casual open-air dining on the MekongWith a passion for fusion cuisine, FCC group chef has created the FCC menu, introducing generous flourishes of traditional Khmer flavors spiked with funky French influences. While the menu is still built on FCC main-stays such as beer-battered fish and chips, deli-fresh sandwhiches, and wood-fired pizzas, the heart of the menu remains a finely crafted blend of Asian, Mediterranean and Western-influenced flavours.The BarThe "F", as those know to frequent the big horseshoe bar call it, has served stiff drinks, camaraderie and comfort to a storied cast of journalists and diplomats, movie stars and intrepid travellers since 1993.Back then, when The "F" first opened its doors, the bar gave shelter from the gritty and tense streets of the capital, where an uneasy peace was just taking hold. Writers and their sources traded secrets in the shadows. Diplomats drank their per diems, swapped social strategies and spilled their martinis.Today, the bar still serves a stiff extra-dry, and the journos still pass through on the great hunt. The tension is gone. But there's still plenty of action, and the liquor, on occasion, still gets spilled.Open Daily 7:00 a.m. - MidnightHappy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hong Kong, China
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“Poor performance ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Very nice ambience, historic and was very pleased to be here. Soft shell crab salad was very nice, pad Thai bland and the beef lak lok was raw and chewy. Overcharged for a beer we did not drink. Not to be discouraged we gave it another try a few days later, the soft shell crab was after all very nice. We stayed with appetizers this time, but got overcharged again, for an espresso this time. Come for the history and drinks, not the food and check your bill.

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“Nice view, Good Snacks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Foreign Correspondence Club is a historical spot along the river. It is on the second floor so you can watch the people along the river walk while sipping a drink and eating.
We ate some french fries and crab wontons. Perfect for a hot late afternoon.

Visited November 2013
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“Perfect for end of day unwind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I can't talk to the food here but it is a great place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Happy hour involves 2-4-1 cocktails which work out at about US$2.50 each.

The location is great and having a drink, relaxing and watching the world go by from the large open window overlooking the river was a fantastic experience.

I would highly recommend it

Visited January 2014
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“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It was really buzzing here. We had a nice meal overlooking the river - food was delicious. Would recommend.

Visited February 2014
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Nice lunch, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The FCC is a must-visit for the first-time traveler to PP. I arrived at about noon on Saturday, and the place was still empty, so getting a table with a view of the riverfront was no problem (I should note the place quickly filled up about 30 minutes later). The food was good, the beer cold, and the service fine.

Sure, there are less expensive, very good restaurants in PP these days, but the FCC has a bit of history most others don't. It's worth it just for that, and I will definitely return.

  • Visited February 2014
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