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1.1 miles from Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Open Monday to Sunday from 11am to 11pm (kitchen closes 10pm) Romdeng is set in a beautiful colonial building whose wooden carvings, tables, chairs and unique lights were all hand made in Cambodia. The silk goods and cushions adorning Romdeng were made by our students in sewing training at Mith Samlanh and its walls are hung with beautiful paintings produced by young people from the art classes there. All of this plus a pool, free WIFI, a family area and a gift shop mean a visit to Romdeng is a must.
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Asian, Healthy, Cambodian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

Averadgeto O K eating place .. Bring some Tupperware and keep scoffing /eating when you stagger back home.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed May 24, 2020

Our group of about 18 arrived here for lunch while in Phnom Penh. Our tour leader highly recommend this restaurant and I can see why. We were seated and ordered drinks. Drinks did take about 15-20mins to arrive but that is on par with a...large group. The staff was very friendly and accommodation especially with a group of 18. There was always 2-3 people waiting on our table. There was a little bit of a language barrier. But it helped that you ordered by saying the item number. The restaurant is in a French colonial style building which is covered by lush jungle feeling but in the middle of town. There is so many different option. Local dishes as well as American Style. You can try Tarantula, crickets, red tree ant if you are adventurous or you can have vegetarian, chicken or beef (many other options available). Prices were really good for a touristy area (See Menu and prices in pictures). I had a fresh lime soda which was very refreshing. for my main I had Chicken, Zucchini, Bell Pepper with a Spicy Basil Stirfry. I was delicious. Chicken and veggies were cooked perfectly and the spicy basil was just a perfect kick to the dish. For Dessert I have the caramelized pineapple with coconut chilli Sorbet which was incredible. Can't wait too go back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 16, 2020

I came over from my hotel nearby and as I'd enjoyed dining at their "sister" restaurant (Friends) in the city, I thought this would also be good. My order of the red ants/beef dish arrived suspiciously quickly, along with brown rice which was lukewarm. I...didn't raise this at the time, but having had issues with poorly prepared rice elsewhere on my trip in Asia, I probably should have queried it as two days later, I came down with the same symptoms. The service also seemed rushed and staff members seemed to prefer to stand to one side giggling, rather than keep an eye out for requests for their attention.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

I had a very enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. The setting was very cool, French colonial architecture with a small pool out back. I tried a lemongrass martini which was excellant, duck spring rolls, and prawns with mangos and cashews over steamed rice which was...also all amazing. This restaurant had fried tarantulas, crickets and ants on the menu, but I passed this time around! I would highly recommend this restaurant and hope to return in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

Recommended by my friend and did not disappoint at all with amazing local food and hospitality was totally on next level

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Like Friends restaurant this helps youth gain valuable experience in cooking where elsewhere they would not be able to get a job. Well done guys, keep up the amazing work you do. The menu is creative although quite pricey. The food was really nice indeed...although servings are a bit on the small side (for general western menus) but it does say on the menu that the food is for sharing, so order a number of dishes and share the food !!!! Something a bit different to what we were used to. Great cause tho and well worth a visit 8/10More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Stumbled across this training restaurant - training for former street children and marginalised people. The food was very good, the prices very reasonable, and the service excellent! Without knowing it, the lunch we had included with our tour took us back to the same restaurant...the very next day. Once again, everything was excellent. Well worth going!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

We did not order the creepy crawly spiders - But we DID order about every third thing on the menu and shared everything around. An amazing collection of food. Best Fish Amok ever. Also a good cause: Helping marginalized youth learn a trade so they...can make a living. Absolutely recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant was right across the street from our hotel so we eat here one afternoon because it was convenient. Still the food was very nice, even my daughter who is a very picky eater finished her children's special menu. The court yard is beautiful,...quite and full of vegetation, even a swimming pool (or water feature, i’m not sure). This is an educational center for youth in reduced circumstances also, so it’s nice to think they help the community. The staff is impeccable and very friendly. It’s worth going there once.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Made a booking for 19:00 and got a table outside, but someone else who I shared a name with also had a booking 30 minutes later so we were told to change the table for a inside one because they overbooked the outside area and...they had specially requested to be seated outside. In the same time many tables didn’t even have a reserved sign on them. We were given a very small table next to the kitchen. We asked twice to change the table, but didn’t have any luck. When we left we saw two guys sitting in the table where we were told to leave..I bet they were not named Liz like me:) We ordered pink pina coladas - in the beginning they tasted good, but got watery very fast. We also ordered a must try in Cambodia - tarantulas and very deliciously sounding spring rolls. For our mains we had beef with ants and a dish for seafood lovers with shrimps and mangoes. Appetisers and main were brought to our table in the same time! That’s definitely something that you don’t do. Only thing that we liked from the food was the dish with mangoes and shrimps, but again very unprofessional as it was served to me with a spoon inside of the sauce. There were so many errors during our dinner and food was definitely not worth the money so I would say it is highly overpriced. Wouldn’t return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Hello I was there last week, we got a table straight away (2 of us). It was busy though. In regards to the menu I am pretty sure they also had frog and ants along with tarantulas, so unless they’ve changed their menu I... More
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