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“Biggest and best crabs in kep.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kimly Restaurant

Kimly Restaurant
Waterfront Crab Market, Kep, Cambodia
012/435-096
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Ranked #10 of 46 Restaurants in Kep
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Cambodian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Biggest and best crabs in kep.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Good wine selection and the freshest sweetest crab imaginable. great location overlooking the sea. Service was a little patchy at times as they can get a bit busy being the best in Kep.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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“Delicious Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This place serves fresh and delicious seafood. The crab served in coconut sauce is a "must try" dish. The view is also nice - facing the sea. Will certainly eat there again at our next visit.

Visited January 2014
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“great food and mojitos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We were taken here on our tour group, so had no problems with staff as our guide was very social and entusiastic (felt like he knew everyone in cambodia...we even crashed a wedding and ended up in the room with the bride getting her make up done!) Anyway....the food was delicious, particularly the squid dishes. The prawns were good, but not as meaty as australian prawns. In summary, the seafood is nice, but it was the way it was prepared khmer style that made the dishes fantastic. Oh...and the mojitos were cheap, delicious and strong!

Visited January 2014
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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“Underwhelmed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We had been recommended to go here by a couple we met in Phnom Penh and so on our second night we visited. The restaurant was very busy but we managed to get a table. the food was pretty good but the service was not up to scratch having to wait quite a while for drink orders to be taken and another wait for service, nothing complicated just a couple of beers.
Tried again a couple of nights later and the same pantomime ensued. Various very young waiters with no idea what they were doing and no one organising them proceeded to take orders for food and drink which were served sporadically. The staff were overwhelmed by a large party who were given a disproportionate amount of attention. The food on our second visit turned out to be below the standard I was expecting and so we ate elsewhere for our other evening meals.
I think the management of Kimly should take a step back and take a look at their waiting staff and its management.
There are numerous other restaurants in the crab market area the competition is there go elsewhere. We did The Crab Kitchen was a far better option with friendly owner attention to their customers.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Qld
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“Amazing food, great value, staff not right though...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We ate here 2 nights in a row and the food was very impressive. What was disappointing is the staff... They all seem very disengaged, to the point of being quite sad which is a shame.

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