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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was by far the best meal we had in Phnom Penh. In other restaurants I was worried about eating salads and raw vegetables however the menu clearly states that all are safe to eat and the drinking water and ice are 'pure'. The food was refreshing, light, tasty and delicate. The flavours worked extremely well together and I can't... More 

Thank amma1988
Gothenburg, Sweden
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant helps young locals by training them on the hostelry industry. They work with vulnerable children, youth, their families and their communities. The service is good and fast. They have a menu full of options. (For Veggie lovers, for sea food lovers, for meat lovers)...It is actually hard to choose :) They have a very nice cocktails/smoothies/natural juices menu... More 

Thank GinaBolano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant doesn't just produce delicious food, the food is cooked and prepared by street kids who have been rescued and offered safe housing and a life with dignity. By going to this cafe you get a gorgeous sheltered garden to chill in, and you get to be a small part of an ngo movement that using this set of... More 

Thank Monsoonrain
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we weren't able to order everything on the menu, even though we would have liked to! Everything that we did order was absolutely delicious.

Thank Kimberley E
Western Romania, Romania
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to a recommendation, we choose to have dinner in Friends. Inspired decision, considering the good food, nice atmosphere but also because this place serve for a very noble cause: to offer a chance for a better future for young Cambodians. Please consider to make reservation in order to be sure about a table.

Thank Costi21
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful restaurant. From the moment you arrive, you're greeted by friendly helpful staff who are more than willing to offer suggestions based on your food likes and dislikes. The food is amazing, definitely the highlight of our month long trip in asia. A must try is their laksa... a little bit of spice but the best in the... More 

Thank Sarah S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice tapas dishes at a good price, I also liked the theme behind the restaurant. I would also visit the other branches around Cambodia as they have several. I had the snapper which was beautiful.

Thank Rob W
Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tapas menu was great. We had 3 dishes from it & it was more than enough. Flavoursome, fresh & imaginative. One thing I noticed was that there was no information about what the restaurant is about- giving Cambodian young adults a start in the hospitality trade. They also have a store next door which sells gorgeous souvenirs for the cause.... More 

Thank Jill O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning food at a very reasonable price. Great service and an excellent social enterprise. The ambience in the terrace was peaceful and tranquil. Such a beautiful place.

Thank TrickyManchester
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at friends while where in Cambodia. The food was very tasty. The servings where big. The atmosphere is nice.

Thank Brett C

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colourful vocational training restaurant. Serving up share plates of creative cuisine with influences from across the globe, refreshing cocktails and fresh juices, you can see why Friends is one of Cambodia's longest running and best-loved restaurants. 100% of profits are reinvested into the education of students in training and Mith Samlanh's social programs. Check out Friends 'n' Stuff for products that changes lives and Friends Nail Bar next door!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?