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“Best Cambodian EVER!” 5 of 5 stars
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Battam Bang
850 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-4016
(510) 839-8815
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Ranked #247 of 994 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cambodian
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best Cambodian EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Excuse the old carpet and stereotypical Asian restaurant decor and dig in to a wonderful meal. We grazed through most of the menu on three separate visits over 5 days and were thrilled with a papaya salad, fresh coconut water, tasty curries, and a jack-fruit/coconut milk custard that was the best desert ever to grace my tongue. The staff was prompt and helpful. A great experience and I highly recommend.

Visited January 2012
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Los Osos, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing food, inexpensive prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Batta Bong offers the best value in south Asian food I know. The streetside appearance is unassuming, but this small Cambodian restaurant is clean, pretty, and welcoming once you enter. Extensive menu and excellent service when the restaurant isn't too busy. Almost everything on the menu is priced between $8—15. Don't make the mistake of ordering more than one dish per person. Portions are very large. My calamari with mushrooms, peppers, spring onions and basil in a brown curry sauce would easily have served two people and was perfectly cooked. It came with a tub of steamed rice that might have served four. Total cost: $12.25.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food, great service, casual, fun and dependable Cambodian cuisine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Battambang is one of my dependable stand-by Oakland restaurants. I can always depend on a great meal, friendly service, and, did I say fantastic food?! It is a favorite place with nice but nothing-fancy decor, warm atmosphere, and stellar performance on all other accounts. I love places that are not fancy but deliver what really matters - great food. The flavors of the Cambodian food are wonderful. Battambang has earned a Michelin recommendation for the last two years (2010, 2011, maybe more) too, which is quite a feat! The owner is a very friendly woman that remembers me all the time and I have brought many friends there too. The dishes I get that are "to die for" are 1) Crab fried rice, 2) a flash fried head-on prawn dish and 3) grilled chicken or pork. I've enjoyed other dishes too, and leave room for the mango/sticky rice in the summer. You cannot go wrong with Battambang! A gem in downtown Oakland.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Food with Lots of Flavor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

I went here with a few collegues during a business trip in July 2011. The waitress (who may also have been the owner?) made some wonderful recommendations and everyone was happy with their meals. I had the chicken curry, which was wonderful and just a bit spicy. Delicious!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Battambang serves some quality tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Battambang Restaurant, a popular, authentic Cambodian cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere, the service, the food was good. Their lunch specials offer grills, curries, sauteeds, pan fried noodles; the dinner menu offer salads, appetizers, soups, grills, curries, seafood, fried rice, fried noodles, vegetarian, house specialties, complete combos. I had a taste of item # 1 Moran Aing ($8 lunch) half a chicken marinated with ginger sauce char-broiled. The chicken was tasty enough but overcooked and dry, not moist. I had item # 17 Mee Kataing Sach Samut ($8 lunch) combination seafood chow fun with tender green and Napa cabbage in a tasty, brown gravy that tasted like sesame.

Open Monday-Thursday 10:30am-9:30pm, Friday 10:30am-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, credit cards accepted, street parking.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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