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Koulen 2 Restaurant

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Chinese, Asian, Cambodian
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Sivatha Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
063 964 3245
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go by our driver. We were looking forward to the Aspara dance and learning more about the culture. The food was a buffet and it tasted as good as buffet food can. Drinks were not included in the $12 which was fine, but then they attached 10% sales tax to the bill. Again, I would be... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

The food was not that wow, there are some varies food for you as buffet and taste was xoxo..., but the show was great!!

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Thank Chitralada
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

A tourist trap with just rows and rows of tables and a buffet line that you have to queue up for ages to get through. Terrible food. The dessert table in particular was just a mess. The performance was pretty boring and we left pretty shortly after our group was done dining.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

We really tried to find another place to see an Apsara show, but it seems that the options are few in Siem Reap. Our temple tour guide got the tickets for us ($12 US, drinks not included), and our seats were right next to the stage. That was the only saving grace of this place. The venue is barn-like, and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Large hall like place with loads and loads of diners and a tiny stage upfront. Hot and sweaty place with ghastly lighting made the food look yellow gray. Long food lines lead you to a copious buffet filled with troughs of tasteless food. Lots of average tribal dances intermingling with a few minutes of Apsara.

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1 Thank Stuti
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Poor food....mediocre show. Poor management...they advertise that they accept credit cards but then they tell you their machine is broken and must pay cash. We paid cash then a couple one table over paid with credit card. Do not like deceptive management. :(

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1 Thank Patricia G
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I am satisfied with Khmer Food, but it's not enough food for many people. The rest room was terrible. Service is not family friendly. Need more improvement on serving enough customer. Hygiene and services also need to focus as Siem Reap is a tourist city.

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1 Thank Dana L
Athens, Greece
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327 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Ok, you cannot expect much with a 6-12 dollars budget, in an Apsara show. Ideally avoid the 6dollars buffet and simply get the show and only. Moreover, don't expect anything from the management of the restaurant, cause they simply care for your money and only. An American old guy and his friends through a glass of water on my wife... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

the live performance are a must see in siem reap as its nice to see their cultural dances but the buffet food is terrible. i could not find anything i liked. i am a big fan of seafood and there was non. all the food short of spices and herbs etc. the restaurant is huge and very busy but a... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

Koulen 2 was recommended to us by our tour guide as a way to see the Apsara dance performance that is chiseled on the walls of so many temples around Siem Reap. First of all, the performance was beautiful, vital, and worth the money. It's a wonderful way to see this intangible piece of Khmer history re-enacted for a modest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Cambodian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sivatha Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap
  • Phone Number: 063 964 3245

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