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“Best food we had in Cambodia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Friends the Restaurant

Friends the Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 1,382 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: European, Asian, Soups, Cambodian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located near the National Museum, you'll discover Friends the Restaurant a vibrant and colourful 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. 100% of 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!
Lisbon, Portugal
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best food we had in Cambodia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

The ambience is nice and friendly. The food is... Excellent! Pricey for Cambodian average but the quality and taste are very good. And you are contributing to a good cause. A must.

Visited January 2013
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Vail, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful food/service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

great idea to this restaurant: they take kids off of the streets and train them in professions. good food for decent prices, definitely check this out.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Camryn W
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

I had great expectations for Friends but the food was just ok. I think its counterpart Romdang has a better menu and tastier meals.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank S S
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Hoboken
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food for a good cause”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Our hotel staff recommended this restaurant. The food was very good, but we were disappointed because it was not authentic Cambodian cuisine, but rather more Western-style food. The place was filled with travelers. That being said, the service was good and the food tasty. The restaurant was run by former street children who got the opportunity to learn how to run a restaurant through a charitable organization, so it felt great to support such a positive cause.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Danielle D
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Essex
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Service with a smile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Good food, great service and excellent value. The restaurant was packed and everybody we spoke to thought that it was a great project.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank CORV
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