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“Expensive tourist trap”
Review of Riverside Bistro

Riverside Bistro
Ranked #258 of 1,589 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: Filipino
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The RIVERSIDE BISTRO provides a comfortable dining atmosphere along the River at a central location for lovely service at value prices. Sit outdoors with the cooling misters and watch the day go by, or sit in air-conditioned comfort indoors with a cold drink and listen to pleasant music. Enjoy quality cuisine on the Riverside and sample our tasty desserts, freshly baked cakes and excellent coffees!
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Along with Paddy Rice, this is one of those long-standing riverfront establishments that manages to stay open because there are so many first-time visitors who try it once.
It looks attractive on first glance, but food is very average and double the price of many other places. Beers also are double price - for example a large Beerlao is $4, whereas a few steps away you can get the same for $2.

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1  Thank bluecramp
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

If you decide to try this place make sure you stay outside. It is a sleazy bar with no atmosphere where the food takes forever and is overpriced and slow. Only good thing about it is the position and the coffee was actually the best I've had in Phnom Penh. I would not recommend this place to anyone as there are plenty of better choices along the riverside.

1  Thank Wayne R
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We didn't plan to go here, but went in without reading reviews. The service was slow and somewhat confused (our food came to our table and went away again before we got it!), the food average and the live band passable. By the time the 8 of us had had a few drinks it was bad enough to be a good night!

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Food is good, prices are average, for the riverside area. Table spacing is good, (not crowded together).

1  Thank RICHARD L
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This little bar/restaurant has amazing food and service, the only reason i didnt rate it fantastic was compared to other places in the area it is a bit pricey on the drinks. However, the service is lovely, the mist system and fans keep it cool, and they have live music some nights too. The breakfast is delicious too!

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1  Thank Hayley A
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