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“Worth the $$”

Malis Cambodian Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 1,486 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Cambodian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Malis is a landmark restaurant that has long enjoyed a reputation for pushing the boundaries of fusion food with traditional, original and new age Cambodian cuisine. With capacious seating and four VIP rooms set in a courtyard around a fountain, it is undeniably the capital's premier gourmet dining experience. Its busy kitchen is home to Luu Meng, Cambodia's only masterchef, whose artfully prepared dishes have graced tables around the world.
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Saw all the reviews on Trip Adviser & went with an open mind , we arrived quite late and were given excellent service ( where there were some language problems these were easily overcome )
The food was brilliant and very different to your average Khmer fare . We were very happy with all aspects of Malis & will defiantly return !!

Thank Lindsay S
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We found the food bad to mediocre. The mak mie with shrimp had some rotten-tasting mint which ruined the dish. The prawn with garlic had an indelible amount of garlic. My husband's Malis beef was a lovely piece of beef, but completely flavourless (and it was $26). I don't think they even salted it. The one winning dish was the fish amok, fish cooked in banana leaf with red curry.

The fresh brewed coffee was harsh. All of the guests were foreigners. Our total bill with only water and 2 beers was $71.

I wish we had eaten street food instead.

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Thank Johanna-O-Ryan
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We ate lunch here on our last day in Phenom Penh in the outdoor dining room. The menu is fairly extensive and we only wished we had more time in the city for the simple reason to return for dinner! We ordered a Beef Carpaccio Khmer style that was so refreshing and delicious. We followed with Fish Amok, Crab Fried Rice and Prohok Ktis (a pork curry). It was so delicious we practically licked the plates. For dessert I had a Jasmine creme caramel (rather than the mouse they called it on the menu). I highly recommend this restaurant and suggest reservations if you wish to dine in the evening. Gorgeous!

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Thank Figbelly
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Last time we were in PP this place hasn't opened so we decided to give it a try. The place was clean and airconditioned so that was good. The service on the other hand was a bit of a let down, it was slow. We have tasted better meals elsewhere but everyone is different. i am very fussy when it comes to food :-)

Thank 4evayoung
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our hotel recommend we ate here and it was a great choice. It is in a garden setting with a lovely atmosphere and fans! The menu selection was superb and the food delicious, probably some of the best we ate in Cambodia.

Thank Daisypippin
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