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Friends the Restaurant

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European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian
As featured in 3 Days in Phnom Penh
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House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 12 802 072
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recommend the buffalo burger with sweet potato chips. The laksa. Or any of it. The deserts are great. There's a chocolate cheesecake. Great coffee (really good). Great service. At the risk of being harsh, kind of poncy "I work at an NGO" conservative customers. The price is the only deterrent.

Thank talbrott
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

ive visited 'Friends' many times and never had a bad meal. The tapas size portions are great to share with friends and try so many different dishes. The staff are in training and are doing such a good job both in the kitchen and front of house. Well worth a visit if you're in town.

Thank PrincessYork
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a traditional restaurant as it had tons of fun fusion foods, but perfect for a taste of everything. Shared everything with my lunch companion and had a great time.

Thank spicy_rev
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing restaurant with a good idea of giving youths a hand learning hospitality. Good daily specials and a range of food & drinks. Definitely recommend. Also make sure to go into the Friends shop to support them a little bit more.

Thank NessieMikky
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a halal restaurant serving malay food. The restaurant is manage by Malaysian and is always full with muslim tourist particularly Malaysians. During my visit on 17 Sept, they served buffet at a minimal price US$6. Operation hours is from 12 noon to 12 midnight.

Thank azeco
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pomelo salad with prawns (excellent!) and the spring rolls. Both to share. Beware the mosquitoes when you sit outside. It's a beautiful and quaint local haunt serving simple, Cambodian cuisine. There's a small shop selling t-shirts and handicraft, with proceeds going towards a local charity. Tip: if you are brave you can try the fried tarantulas and... More 

Thank Kllsm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing social enterprise! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. Make sure you pop next door after your meal and have a look at the Friends 'N Stuff store!

Thank Zingered
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was very conveniently located to our hotel. We visited based on other reviews here on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. The food is served in tapas style, having said that we struggled to eat all 4 dishes that we ordered. The portions are generous and cheap. The food was delicious and the staff incredibly friendly and very helpful.... More 

Thank Esther234
Brighton, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends the Restaurant has a lovely feel when you walk in welcoming, spacious with interesting artwork and books. The choices are a Cambodian style tapas,along with some more "western" style choices. Well cooked with good service. Great to see the training going on I the kitchen and the service . Thoroughly recommend.

Thank annettebeard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really good! We loved it. It was a relaxing place in the middel of the city. It is a little expensive but totally worth it because it's a social project! ❤️❤️❤️

Thank Niels V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: House 215 | Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: +855 12 802 072
Open Everyday from 11am to 10.30Pm (Kitchen closes 9.30Pm) Located near the National Museum, it is famous for its legendary frozen shakes and daiquiris and its delicious blend of Asian and Western style tapas.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?