It would be hard for me to say that I have no vested interest in painting Under Construction in a good light, not financially anyway ( or that I'm aware of). Arriving in Siem Reap over a year ago and having the pleasure of living in this beautiful town for a short but sublime period, you quickly start to fall into habits that give your life some sort of grounding and stability, a sign that you are settled, comfortable, happy and content with the pleasures that life has blessed you with. Under Construction was this for me and more.
I could go on no end on how great the food was and how friendly the staff are but I’ll leave it to the countless other reviews to help you decide on whether it is the right place for your personal dining taste. I want to focus on the experience.
From the hub-bub that is the busy roads that surround Pub Street, a 2 minute journey across the river on a tuk tuk will take you to an oasis of calm. Within this unique little cocoon you will find two warm hearted gentlemen running this establishment.
I wouldn't be writing this today if I didn't initially patron their establishment as a stranger and through their warmth and kindness leave siem reap as their friend. All that is required on your part is a little courage to sit by the bar where you will find them most nights and lose yourself in witty banter, getting a unique insight on the town from expats.
Their heart and soul are poured into every crevasse, everything is done to provide you with a genuinely unique experience. Their big hearts don’t only extend to their customers but their own staff, treating them with a kindness that you will be hard pressed to find in most of the other Siem Reap eateries and bars.
Under Construction is a slice of ‘the real Siem Reap’, away from the tour buses, the incessant street selling and loud noises. Siem Reap town would not be the same if this establishment wasn't part of its beautiful tapestry.
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May 17, 2013
Wow, what a fantastic review - thank you so much. We try hard to provide the best experience for all our customers/patrons and try to balance this enjoyment for our Khmer, expats, and tourists alike - so it fills us with much pleasure when we read such a glowing report. Thank you so much -- we'd love to welcome you to back.
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