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“Excellent food, excellent cause”

Friends the Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 1,517 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colorful vocational training restaurant. Serving up share plates of creative cuisine with influences from across the globe, refreshing cocktails and fresh juices, you can see why Friends is one of Cambodia's longest running and best-loved restaurants. All profits are reinvested into the education of students in training and Mith Samlanh's social programs. Check out Friends 'n' Stuff for products that changes lives and Friends Nail Bar next door!
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Friends is not your typical Cambodian restaurant being more of a European tapas, bistro style atmosphere. However the food that is served up is delightful, well presented and tasty. The smoothies are worth going for alone. Of course you cannot mention Friends without mentioning the cause, they are doing great work and the staff are very efficient.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I had read the reviews and really looked forward to trying this restaurant. This is a tapas style restaurant where teachers and students work together in a partnership to deliver great food and service. Some of the students looked a little nervous, but wouldn't we all when serving a demanding crowd. It lays feels good when you have had a great evening which has also helped the community.

1  Thank DavidP666
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Loved this place, some of the best juices/smoothies in Phonm Penh and a massive range of fabulous food with top notch service in a very comfortable setting.

1  Thank barbieCoffsHarbour
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I know it's for charity, but I thought this place was overrated. Food was overpriced, and didn't like the atmosphere one bit

Thank Aussie38
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Friends-Intl, Friends the Restaurant team at Friends the Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Hi Aussie38,

Thanks a lot for writing. We are very sorry to hear that you felt the food was over priced. Our food and pricing proves to be quite popular with many of our regulars so we are particularly saddened to hear that you did not enjoy it.

Your food review is very general, if you could spare the time to give us any additional details they would be gratefully received; you can email directly at contact@friends-restaurant.org

At Friends we take great pride in our food, all of which we prepare fresh every day. We have a regular menu which we add specials to regularly to keep things interesting. This enables us to offer a great dining experience for a reasonable price.

Should you have any further feedback, do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at . Once again, we apologize for the disappointment .

Sincerely,

Friends the Restaurant team

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

the second best food experience in Phnom Penh;
AND a social purpose (moreover well conducted which is kind of rare in Cambodia)

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1  Thank Antoine-Dequidt
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