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“Packs a lot of flavor”

Friends the Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 1,467 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 March 22, 2014

This place is not bad, but not great. The portions of the tapas are huge. Three is more than enough to share between 2 people. We had the asian pear and zucchini salad, which was strangely bitter and full of cardamom pods, so the flavor was overwhelming at three bites in. The fish amok was good, but I've had better in Phnom Penh. The beef and pork meatballs were served in an overpoweringly sweet sauce and reminded me more of Ikea than SEAsia. I ordered a passionfruit milk shake and it was STELLAR, so maybe the best thing to order here would be one of their fruit juice concoctions. Maybe we just need to order different things next time.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

I have eaten several times in both Friends and Romdeng and both are outstanding for their quality of food and service. I would rate Romdeng as better as I preferred the villa location and gardens to eat in. However Friends is a close second.

I've eaten in many Michelin starred restaurants and some have not come close to the standard you get here. If your a foodie make sure to try both Friends and Romdeng out as they offer, in my opinion, the best food in Asia.

A major bonus is that they are also both cheap as chips for the quality that you get.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Really great food and fantastic service, the fish with green mango was to die for!
A must try and a great cause, the shop next door selling their crafts is also a must see
You will not regret this place

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Thank jammahrtw
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Enjoyed the food. We tried the blue cheese with Chinese pear salad, smoked salmon fettuccine and red tree ant beef fillet. All 3 dishes were really well done. Everything was delicious. Service was very good too. Worth the visit.

Thank Flyn1170
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very good food with a gourmet twist. Delicious cocktails and several vegetarian options. A bit pricy, but it is a nice environment and some of the money goes toward a good cause. Some cute things at the store next door as well.

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