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Friends the Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are apparently two of these in PP, and I chose what people have said is the lesser. The food was OK without being memorable. The fans on the verandah just about cope with the climate. At this price point I think you can do better, but the restaurant is set up to help Cambodian young people into the hospitality... More 

Thank 457traveller
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing menu! Very creative with unique flavors and ingredients, and I love that it is tapas- so you can try more! The fish lovers tapas are fabulous and desserts are amazing. This restaurant is a tribute to the great work Friends-International does. You will not be disappointed! Highly recommend.

Thank Victoria N
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by some friends who had already visited it last year. We called in and booked a table for 4 of us. The staff were just lovely attentive and very polite. The food was delicious and I even tried the crumble to finish it was outstanding. The restaurant is for such a good cause and well... More 

Thank Phil R
New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant with a great cause. I think they are affiliated with Romdeng's NGO program. No worries, unlike Romdeng there are no bugs listed on the menu. All dishes are tapas style so can be a tad bit expensive when the totally bill comes at the end. But it's for a worthy organization. My fav was the red snapper. Cooked... More 

Thank jlongmeir
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mum and I loved this reastaurant, so we came back the next day again. The dishes are very creative and inspiring and offer a good mix between local ingredients and modern cuisine. We had the Buttery Leek Tarte with Red Beet Aioli and salad greens and the Falafel Burger with spicy Mayonaise and Lotus Crisps for example. Prices with... More 

Thank Mira L
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean and modern. Great tapas choices and vegetarian friendly. Good efficient service and great work being done to help street kids. We loved it

Thank johndemreill
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

(Nov. 28, 2016). This place is run by students in hospitality school at the Friends NGO. But, neither the place (on street #13 close to the National Museum) like any other restaurant, or the outside terrasses, the dining room (nice), the greeting (smiles), and the service (not too slow), and, above all, the menu (I had delicious red snapper from... More 

Thank Thierry000
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place that does good for your stomach and for the comunity. The food is asian/fusion-tapas style and I had the hummus and the chincken-mango. Sooo good! The staff was really nice and spoke good english.

Thank Anna M
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food and new flavors. I had the snapper and it was great. I don't like onions and it was loaded with onions but I still rate the meal and food very highly.

Thank sehbrook
Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for lunch. We got a chicken curry and shrimp salad. The restaurant gives the feeling of a large restaurant chain rather than a local restaurant( meals range from curry to hungarian goulash). It is a good place to go if you want to eat good food, but I would not recommend it if you want a feeling of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?