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DID - Dine in the Dark


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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DID - Dine in the Dark is a fine dining restaurant in which there are no lights inside the dining room. This pitch-dark restaurant provides guests a chance to discover Khmer, international and vegetarian dishes without seeing them, thereby heightening all non-visual senses in an elegant fashion. All dishes offer a surprising selection of tastes and textures, and by revealing the dishes only after dinner, DID - Dine in the Dark provides the opportunity to indulge in a culinary guessing-game. The restaurant also has a social purpose at the core of its business model, as it employs a team of talented visually-impaired to work as members of its service team. It thereby creates equal employment opportunities
$18 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Asian, Cambodian, International
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go especially with friends and family, we knew it was going to be dark but not this dark😂 the food is of one of the highest qualities, not to mention the skillful staff we had. Cost isn’t bad considering the unique experience...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jacck2_0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful and humbling experience. The food was amazing, and Borei our waiter was great! Some of the best food I've eaten in Phnom Penh and very reasonably priced, especially given this is a social enterprise, supporting the visually impaired.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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DIDexperience, Owner at DID - Dine in the Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you very much for the excellent review of our restaurant. We have shared your comments with Borey, who was delighted to hear your comments. He has joined our training programme only recently, i.e. two months ago, and it is great that he...More

Reviewed March 12, 2019

Just a few steps from the Royal Palace, DID offers romantic environment for my family. Was not able to dine at DID in Bangkok, so can't miss it here in Phnom Penh. Had a 3-course Khmer menu by the Michelin-starred chef and we were well...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank KunnakJay
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I love food and wanted to try something different in Phnom Penh. What an experience DID was! For us, eating in complete darkness was a bit confronting to begin with, but once you got started it gave you the opportunity to truly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 484CFC
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

This was one of the most unique dining experiences I’ve ever had - being seated in a room and having a three-course meal in complete darkness. All of the waiters are visually impaired and direct you to your seats in the dark. You are able...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 663jennifern
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Nothing special the light where out food was mediocre and price was high not recommended better places to eat locally

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jamieontour92
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Dining in the dark was such a surreal experience. My partner and I had heard about this place and had to come. It is something you have to experience to understand it. The food was amazing as you have to use all of your other...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank sofiapV9378QD
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

I was so impressed with the staff being able to make us feel completely comfortable in the pitch black, which I imagine is hard enough on it's own, let alone in your second language. The food we had was all either very good or excellent-...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dc5tx
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

WOW - what an experience. Other the initial shock of being in the pitch darkness, everything was very calm. My friend and I had the surprise 3 course Khmer menu and everything was delicious. Our “guide” was patient and kind. Unique and unforgettable experience.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank lilianath
Reviewed February 2, 2019

We heard about Dine in the Dark and were interested but a bit skeptical -- is it a gimmick? We read lots of reviews and still weren't sure. SO GLAD we went!! What a unique sensory experience. There were two of us -- we ordered...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Katie H
April 28, 2017|
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Response from DIDexperience | Property representative |
Hi Katie, Thank you for your question and interest in our restaurant. We offer a choice of four 3-course surprise menus, i.e. International, Khmer, Vegetarian, and the Chef's Selection. Beyond this, as as our restaurant... More
Emily H
January 25, 2017|
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Response from DIDexperience | Property representative |
Dear Emily, Thank you very much for your question. Although we usually welcome all walk-ins, our restaurant is fairly small and on certain busy days we end up being fully booked. To be sure that all our guests can secure a... More
Meaghan W
January 18, 2017|
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Response from DIDexperience | Property representative |
Dear Meaghan, Thank you very much for your question and interest in DID - Dine in the Dark. The dining area of restaurant is pitch dark, i.e. there is no light inside. By discovering our surprise menus in such setting, all... More
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