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Karma Restaurant & Bar

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European, Asian, Cambodian, Bar, International
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273c Sisowath Quay | (The Riverside), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
089 788 841
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were wandering around and ended up dining in Karma thanks to TripAdvisor reviews. We ordered some Khmer dishes and Samosas, dishes were good and tasty, though one of the local dishes had too much anise for our tastes - truth be told, we both kind of hate anise. Anyway, the dishes were pretty good and we enjoyed the meal.... More 

Thank Xavier Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great spot to eat. Ordered the seafood and tuna pasta. Arrived very quicky and it's delicious! Bisg portions for a reasonable place and a nice river view.

Thank Silke T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Out of all the bars and restaurants my girlfriend and I ate at throughout our Asia trip, this truly is the best one. Between us we had 3.5 rounds of drinks and two outstanding meals and it cost about $25. Sure, you could find cheaper places to eat, but you won't find one that's better. We both ordered chicken dishes... More 

Thank Austin B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Smallish frontage on the river. Seating front and back. Sitting at the front invites beggars and vendors. Politely but firmly decline an offer and they go away. I usually give R2000 to one person a day and consider my merit earned. I like loc lac and the pepper sauce is crucial. It is pretty good here. Staff are friendly and... More 

Thank Pearler47
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Because of its riverside location there's a lot of traffic, not just road traffic which I wouldn't mind but you're constantly hassled by tuk tuk drivers and little kids trying to sell bracelets. It's relentless and annoying so if we were to go back I wouldn't sit right out on the street. Our food was amazing, got fish amok for... More 

Thank Sarah O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Tasty food, nice atmosphere on the mekong river and reasonable prices. Recommended! :)

Thank 794hadasa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my meal here, fresh vegetables and tender meat. Located in a great location with excellent service.

Thank Jared C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We are here 2 days in a row during our stay in Phnom Penh. Staff are friendly, food is nice. Nice atmosphere looking out towards the river.

Thank Bianca R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I am not sure why other travellers rate this place high but when I visited it my friend and I it was a bad experience. To start with the waitress couldn't be asked the limit of why am I working, no smile, cold and got annoyed with the order. The food is definitely Cambodian but just at the limit of... More 

Thank Gandalfquest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

It's was me and my friend stopped over here for dinner. The dish was really good. Btw, this price is quite reasonable for traveler

Thank Stephen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $6
European, Asian, Cambodian, Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273c Sisowath Quay | (The Riverside), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh
  • Phone Number: 089 788 841
Karma is located on the ground floor of a colonial style building in the heart of Phnom Penh’s vibrant and popular riverside. Traditionally designed the interior is relaxed with a friendly atmosphere. The high ceilings and open entrance allow for an airy feel whilst offering views of the scenic riverside. We provide a range of traditional and home-style cooked meals; Cambodian, Asian and Western. We are proud to stand by our motto offering ‘Good honest food, at good honest prices’.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?