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“Delicious and peaceful haven from a hectic city!”

Friends the Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 1,503 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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 December 31, 2012

My husband and I came here 2 days in a row because the food was so delicious, the service was efficient, and the atmosphere was relaxing. My favorite items include: watermelon and passion fruit freeze (with real fruit!), shrimp wontons, and glass noodle salad.

Friends is also a great social business, training youths in the restaurant business to provide them with real skills and employment opportunities. Each server wears a T-shirt to indicate whether they are a teacher or a student. It is extremely impressive how well run the restaurant is, on top of the tastiness!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a nice time at Friends trying various of their differing tapas. They were tasty as were the drinks. However we did feel it was a little bit over priced compared to other restaurants offering similar food near by.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Food is excellent as well as the service and the cause! When in PP you have to got here.
We ordered 6 tapas and 2 desserts and drinks for 2 and were fully satisfied with the servings. We ended up paying less than 20$ each. Also it is to be noted that you can eat anything you'd like and drink plenty of their water with ice you have nothing to worry about!
A comprehensive feel good experience as your are filling up both your mind and body !

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1  Thank webenor
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Amazing food with a HUGE menu! The best cocktails too which always helps! The staff are just lovely and do what they can to make your meal as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I had high expectations and it lived up to them fully, definitely on the to do list again when i go back!

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1  Thank EvieSingapore
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Friends serves tasty international-style tapas, interesting cocktails (such as a honey and ginger mojito) and yummy desserts! Make a reservation or get there early if you don't want to queue - we arrived at around 7.30 and waited 15 minutes for a table. The tapas are a generous size, 4-5 will easily feed 2 hungry people! Both the food and drink are a little on the expensive side for Cambodia. Also, worth noting that the kitchen closes at 9pm.

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