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Chef Mengly has developed a unique culinary view that great food should be fun yet sophisticated, innovative yet familiar and expressive. Chef Mengly’s approach to the Pou Restaurant and Bar which menu was one of simplicity with an injection of freshness and adventure. He is renowned for his innovative dishes featuring high quality produce, beautiful herbs and vegetables. This has allowed his out of the box flavor combinations and artistic plating to present a far more approachable style with rustic dining. A laid back friendly kind of a guy, Mengly says the two greatest things about his job are working with his awesome partner and team, plus mentoring young and upcoming chefs.
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Street Food, Cambodian, Cafe, Diner, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

Authentic local ambience with high cuisine food. The owner and master chef Panha, are graduates of Paul Dubrule and passionate about their cuisine from creation to presentation. My $3 breakfast of Char Mei was 5 star and even included a latte. Add this 'must do'...to your Angkor trip if you love local food experienceMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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borahang, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2020

Dear Mr. David, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and a very kind compliment to our chef Panha. I will forward the message. Thank you for being the first guest of our new reopening after COVID break. Our breakfast which new design taste...More

Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Small restaurant / café / bar with an ever so friendly lady serving the tables. Go there for delicious Nom Krok (coconut “pancakes”) - delicious!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Dear Angelina, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. Especially, complement to our lady service. We put customer experience and satisfaction is our...More

Reviewed March 9, 2020

It was such a pleasure eating at this restaurant! Our dishes were unique, delicious, and well-presented. The chef himself brought them out to our tables and recommended beverages that would go well with our food. The ambiance was great, the staff was friendly, and the...food was the best we ate in Cambodia! I cant recommend this restaurant enough!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Dear Nyvan, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction is our priority, and your review reaffirms the...More

Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Fabulous food - wonderful atmosphere and chef Mengly is a superb cook. Family recipes and great ideas of his own - his food is exceptional. Everything about the meal was superb and exciting. Delicious and unusual - it is a must if you visit Siem...Reap.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Dear Henrietta, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction is our priority, and your review reaffirms the...More

Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Delicious meal served with a smile loved our dinner here highly recommend a visit whenever your in Siam Reap highly recommended the Beef Lok LakMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Dear LornaN, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction is our priority, and your review reaffirms the...More

Reviewed February 18, 2020

EXCELLENT service, incredible food and a truly authentic experience. This restaurant is a “must” when in Siem Reap.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Dear Janis, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our team will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction is our priority, and your review reaffirms the...More

Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Was here 12 months ago - food was great then - not disappointed with my return visit. Pork belly with thick yellow noodles cooked perfectly. Staff are always friendly and efficient. Nice red wine to accompany the meal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for giving us an excellent review. I would like to express my gratitude for your kind words and It is wonderful to read your review about how much you enjoyed your night with us. We love nothing more than...More

Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Great contemporary fusion food. Imaginative and tasty. Go here and meet the lovely staff. Best meal we have had in Siem Reap.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Dear Gavjac, Thank you so much for giving us an excellent review. I would like to express my gratitude for your kind words and It is wonderful to read your review about how much you enjoyed your night with us. We love nothing more than...More

Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

We came here as recommended by Wild (who were full). The service was good but the food was misleading/disappointing. We ordered the grilled chicken curry, veggie curry, and pork skewers. The meat dishes came with a big piece of bbq chicken that had fatty skin...which I couldn’t eat (I like it crispy). The meat felt undercooked but maybe it was just that it was so fatty. It came with a sauce that was delicious but was more of a peanut pumpkin sauce than a curry and there wasn’t nearly enough of it. It was presented with beauty in mind (flowers and leaves as garnish) but had no vegetables. It would be a great meal for meat lovers/veggie haters. I looked at the menu again hoping to find a salad or sautéed veggies as a side but quickly realized that vegetables were not represented well. Only three vegetarian dishes and none of them appealed to me.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2020

Dear Anna Thank you for kindly spending your valuable time to write us a review. I want to sincerely apologize that you found our Grilled Chicken Curry wasn't great than your expectations. Since we have it on Menu, this is our first time ever to...More

Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

We loved our dinner at Pou, which was recommend by an Aussie we met earlier that day. The highlight was our server Lyhorng (Ly), who was so much fun to meet and really took care of us. Don't miss if you have a few days...in Siem Reap! We love you Ly!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2020

Dear Jcorbett, Thank you for taking the time to review us with your compliment here. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and services provided by our staff during your dining experience. Our staff Ly is really happy to read your review....More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5