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“Don't expect another "Friends"”
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Le Rit's
Ranked #649 of 1,499 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Cuisines: Cambodian
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We were very keen to support good causes during our stay in Phnom Penh, and were delighted with our experience at the Friends restaurants. Therefore we thought we might seek out this restaurant and see what it had to offer.

When we arrived (at around 7pm), we were the only customers, and it would be fair to say that the staff seemed a little surprised to see us. The restaurant consists of a reasonably pleasant garden area, and fairly uninspiring interior. We could not find any mention in the menu, or restaurant, of what the good cause was, that we were supporting.

We found the food to be very bland, with little in the way of interesting flavours, despite us choosing what we thought might be spicier dishes (chilli and lemongrass chicken, and a fish amok). Service was attentive, but without a smile.

Perhaps we visited the restaurant on the wrong day, or wrong time of year. Based on our experience I would struggle to recommend Le Rits - we felt a lot more effort was required to improve the food, service and overall experience. It would also be helpful to have information on hand, perhaps in the menu, about the charity.

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Thank eandsh
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We were feeling a little more adventurous so caught the tuk tuk and tried to direct the driver to this restaurant in street 240, it was a little difficult to find but once there we were pleased with our choice. The Thai style food is well prepared and tasty, the fish and pork larb dishes were moist and flavor some. The restaurant kitchen closes early (9.00pm) so don't come here late as you will be disappointed. There is an outdoor dining area which can fit a small group, unfortunately this was already occupied so we ate indoors which was set amongst the local craftwork of the locals. Another good value for money restaurant worth a visit.

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

You should definitely visit this lovely restaurant and shop when visiting Phnom Penh. The $6 three-course lunch is amazing value and is delicious. The range of coffees available is great and they are very tasty. The produce available in the shop is a little more expensive than the markets (as with most NGOs) but it is beautiful and very high quality. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is perfect for a relaxed lunch.

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Thank PsychLou
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

I visited this restaurant as it was close to my accommodation and was recommended in my guide book as a "cause restaurant". It's run by an NGO and is connected to a hotel and shop that sells handicrafts made by disadvantaged women (of which there are many in Cambodia). The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive. The fish laap was my favourite dish and the mango-passionfruit smoothie was just what I needed after a hot day walking around the city. Try this place, you won't be disappointed!

Thank CB33081
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

Went there just to see if it's really what is written in Lonely Planet but was surprised (positively) by experiences of nice atmosphere of the beautiful garden and nice food and smiling faces, staffs and trainees (training center of Nyemo Cambodia NGO).

It appeared that they just set up a very personal touch of only 7 rooms with high level of decoration with little price range from 25-50 usd per night for two people.

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Thank vivi79
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