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“A small but good restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Laughing Fatman

The Laughing Fatman
St 172, #43 - Behind Wat Ounalom | #43, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
012765591
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Ranked #68 of 787 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Cuisines: Cambodian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A small but good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Located on Street 172 and is formerly known as "Oh My Buddha", this restaurant is very popular with Westerners (judging from the flow and number of diners at this outlet). It serve Western, Cambodian, and Asian cuisine at very reasonable price.

Free wifi is provided. Even if you're not dinning at this restaurant, you could just have a glass of beer while watching the world go by.

Do try out their beef steak. It's one of the best in town.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rith S, Owner at The Laughing Fatman, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thanks you for support our restaurant. We will try to keep it and get something difference for provide to all of you. We hope you preferred our service and give a commendation if we served something wrong.

Fat man
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Oxfordshire
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Oh my Buddha!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

What a little diamond. I've just watched my husband demolish a fabulous burger with chips and proper mayonnaise (rare in SE Asia) and had the most amazing chicken and camembert salad. Just what a good salad should be, full of meat cheese, eggs and dressing, bit of greenery.
Reasonably priced, good drinks menu. Staff very polite and service good. Free wifi. Think we might be back......

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rith S, Owner at The Laughing Fatman, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thanks you for support our restaurant. We will try to keep it and get something difference for provide to all of you. We hope you preferred our service and give a commendation if we served something wrong.

Fat man
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Melbourne
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great little place in street with many options to eat/drink”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Walking around Phnom Penh we came across the Laughing Fatman and it looked like a nice place to get a drink.

Sitting out the front in some cane lounge chairs we werent dissapointed. The beers were ice cold and exceptionally cheap and the variety of drinks was good.

While there we were enjoying it so much we decided to grab a bite to eat and the food was excellent. The spring rolls they suggested were very tasty indeed and one place I would recommend anyone travelling in this area search out for a drink and a bit and you will be satisfied that you did.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rith S, Owner at The Laughing Fatman, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thanks you for support our restaurant. We will try to keep it and get something difference for provide to all of you. We hope you preferred our service and give a commendation if we served something wrong.

Fat man
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birmingham, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Well worth it's reviews, I had the fried rice and my wife the fish, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Good value for money.

Visited January 2013
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Rith S, Owner at The Laughing Fatman, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thanks you for support our restaurant. We will try to keep it and get something difference for provide to all of you. We hope you preferred our service and give a commendation if we served something wrong.

Fat man
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“Absolutely phenomenal with amazingly cold, delicious cocktails and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

I found this place my ultimate favorite restaurant in phnom phen that I went to. The great service was even more delighting as soon as you walk in. Food is prepared quickly and is delicious. Only fault would be that the bathroom is not quite clean but apart from that I have no faults. I was extremely impressed

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rith S, Owner at The Laughing Fatman, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thanks you for support our restaurant. We will try to keep it and get something difference for provide to all of you. We hope you preferred our service and give a commendation if we served something wrong.

Fat man
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