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“THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!”
Review of Romdeng

Romdeng
Ranked #18 of 1,534 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Open Monday to Sunday from 11am to 11pm (kitchen closes 10pm) Romdeng is set in a beautiful colonial building whose wooden carvings, tables, chairs and unique lights were all hand made in Cambodia. The silk goods and cushions adorning Romdeng were made by our students in sewing training at Mith Samlanh and its walls are hung with beautiful paintings produced by young people from the art classes there. All of this plus a pool, free WIFI, a family area and a gift shop mean a visit to Romdeng is a must.
Reviewed April 4, 2013

It really is! We were in Phnom Penh for 5-6 days or so, and had dinner at Romdeng 3 times. I am actually obsessed. The food is amazing, the shakes are amazing, the dessert is amazing, the atmosphere is amazing, the gift shop is amazing, the cause is amazing, everything is amazing! Romdeng seriously brought me so much joy. It is just the best. You absolutely must eat there!

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Thank mdl8
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Romdeng was recommended by the proprietor of my hotel and by friends who had eaten there. The setting is lovely. You step in off the chaotic and not very clean street to the tranquil grounds of the restaurant. I sat outside and can't speak for the dining room inside the building but the outdoors was very nice with electric fans set near each table. I ordered a daiquiri made with mint and basil. Delicious. I had one of the specials of the evening, a traditional Khmer preparation of chicken and peppers (sweet, not hot) and ginger. The spices were very subtle. The restaurant is a training ground for street kids from Phnom Phen and they are a very attentive wait staff.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very nice place, calm with a beautiful garden!
They serve traditional khmer menu, but also original food, as fried tarantula or fried ants!
And also, it's for a very good cause, since the founders of the place train young people from the street and find them jobs afterwards!

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Charming spot that supports a great cause. Lovely setting with exuberant artwork and energetic staff, Definitely worth a visit while in Phnom Penh. But make a reservation. This place gets booked up! We particularly enjoyed the green mango and shrimp salad. Best to go with a group so you can share. If you go, as we did, as a couple, be sure to order half portions. The thoughtfulness of this option is a metaphor for the place.

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Thank leloir
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I can only concur with the previous recent reviews. The food was delicious, the staff were courteous, thoughtful and, in one case, quite entertaining, the setting is, yes, a little oasis, and the work that is being done by this charity is clearly very worthwhile. The food was very reasonably priced and very cheap by western standards. We didn't do the spiders or the red tree ants because it seemed a bit gimmicky, but the Tonle Sap fish was wonderful. You do need to book unless you get there early evening.

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Thank Lesley I
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