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“Great Cambodian Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cheng Heng Restaurant

Cheng Heng Restaurant
448 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1935
651-222-5577
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Ranked #25 of 793 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Dining on a budget
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Cambodian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Found through trip, very satisfied with the menu, cost and service. Friendly atmosphere and service ladies took time to explain the dish I picked; machu angkor soup it was has a salty, sweet and tumdor taste. The white rice was cooked complete and had great taste. Dinner for two people at $20, I can't complain a bit. We will be back...

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  • English first
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English first
Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

What wonderful food for eight of us.
Suggested soup was so unique and good
Six dishes and rice, each better than the last.
Ambience is plain, but clean.
First time there and will come again.
Location convenient to capital,
Regions Hospital and city center

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food, amazing service, great prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I would describe this as a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, with great food, amazing service, and great prices. We tried a variety of things because it was our first time. The traditional Cambodian eggrolls were one of my favorites, very thing crispy skin. Just loved them. Also appreciated that they didn't try to rush us out of the restaurant. We were there at a slow moment, apparently just a bit after a rush. And many people were sticking around to talk. Kitchen was SUPER-fast, and the food was great. We will go here many more times and try new things each time.

  • Visited October 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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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A University av classic.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We have been eating here since 1998 regularly. This is good honest Cambodian food in a no thrills slightly run down environment. Food is a great value, with the soup amongst my favorite dishes here. With the opening of the light rail next year, this neighborhood will inevitably go through a gentrification process and many of these restaurants will disappear, eat here now!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cambodian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is one of our 3 family favorites in Saint Paul. We have been eating here since our kids were kids. They started coming here on their own in high school and continued through college days. This place if affordable: great prices. Really good food. Dishes are as hot as you want: sauces are on the table for you to add.

The restaurant is run by a friendly family. They outlasted the light rail construction. Next year you can get there by train.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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