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“As Advertised :)” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Karma Restaurant & Bar

Karma Restaurant & Bar
273c Sisowath Quay | (The Riverside), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
089 788 841
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Ranked #411 of 777 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Karma is located on the ground floor of a colonial style building in the heart of Phnom Penh’s vibrant and popular riverside. Traditionally designed the interior is relaxed with a friendly atmosphere. The high ceilings and open entrance allow for an airy feel whilst offering views of the scenic riverside. We provide a range of traditional and home-style cooked meals; Cambodian, Asian and Western. We are proud to stand by our motto offering ‘Good honest food, at good honest prices’.
Manila
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“As Advertised :)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The food is good value for what you get, a little high but its on the riverfront. We had a Khamer dish that was very Thai-ish but good, beef fried rice which u cant go wrong with, and spring rolls which were great. The service was fine, a little bit of miscommunication but they tried hard. i would recommend this place to someone who wants some local food and be on the riverside without getting ripped off.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chouleang Y, Manager at Karma Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about Karma, it is very much appreciated. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, found it to be ‘good value’ and that you would recommend Karma to others. However, with all these positive comments I do wonder why you only rated Karma as ‘Average’.
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Brighton
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30 restaurant reviews
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“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Karma has more the appearance of a cafe than a restaurant, but there's a wide choice of western and Khmer dishes.
There were no starters as such, so my wife and I ordered a salad and a "snack" and two main dishes. The salad was huge, so we shared it. The main dishes of chicken amok and pork lok lak were pretty gemnerous, so by the time the snack of grilled chicken arrived, we realised we had hugely over-ordered.
However, with three beers the bill still only came to $21, and everything was delicious.
When we arrived, we wondered how such an unpretentious-looking place managed to be so highly rated on TA. After we'd eaten, however, we understood exactly why.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chouleang Y, Manager at Karma Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about Karma, it is very much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you found everything you ordered to be ‘delicious’ and the servings generous. It is very welcomed that you now understand that not only high end restaurants should be ranked highly on TA but also unpretentious establishments if they are providing, as our motto says, ‘Good honest food at good honest prices’.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

In comparison to the other restaurants along riverside Karma’s menu looked slightly similar upon first glance, but after ordering the food it was a lot better in both quality and appearance.
The décor inside is nice and clean. The staff were friendly enough, and the portion sizes were ample. This would definitely be one to recommend again in the future. Especially the fish curry.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chouleang Y, Manager at Karma Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about Karma, it is very much appreciated. We are delighted that you found Karma to be ‘a lot better in both quality and appearance’ than many other restaurants along Phnom Penh’s riverside, great praise indeed. We are happy you found the restaurant to be clean, the staff friendly, the portion sizes good and that you would definitely recommend us. We would love to serve you again in the future.
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“Very convenient and priced right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

A really nice little place right on the Phnom Penh riverfront. An extensive menu with Indian and Khmer foods. The Indian dishes are a little more expensive but the portions are huge. I was traveling by myself and one night ordered somosa appetizers and an entre. The somosas were more than enough. In fact, they were enough for two meals on their own! But they were excellent as was the vindaloo main course I had. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others or eat their again.

Visited January 2013
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Chouleang Y, Manager at Karma Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about Karma, it is very much appreciated. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience at Karma and that you will recommend Karma to others as well as returning to dine yourself, we look forward to serving you again.
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Really likeable place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a small restaurant on the riverside and is a cut above the average traveller’s places we have eaten at. The breakfasts are very good if you are missing them from home, but it is also a worthwhile lunch and dinner destination. We ate here a few times and had a mix of their Asian and, Western meals and all were cooked and presented well and quite delicious. The restaurant is clean and pleasant without being fancy or pretentious any way.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chouleang Y, Manager at Karma Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about Karma, it is very much appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Karma and that all your meals ‘were cooked and presented well and quite delicious’. It is also pleasing that you found Karma to be clean and unpretentious, this is exactly the environment we strive to provide. I am delighted that you ate at Karma a ‘few times’ as there is no better compliment for a restaurant than returning customers. We hope to serve you again sometime in the future.
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