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“amazing food in an amazing house”
Review of Chinese House

Chinese House
Ranked #86 of 1,535 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chinese House is among Phnom Penh's most unique Pan-Asian restaurant, cocktails bar, night-life destination and event space. Set among the last remaining authentic Chinese House of the Charming City (Phnom Penh), and home to three equally different event spaces under one roof. Chinese House incorporates a decadent cocktail lounge, a pleasant outdoor terrace and a restaurant which elegantly marries ingredients from the East and techniques from the West, throughout combining unrivaled contemporary Pan-Asian cuisine with an enticing array of cocktails and wines to choose from. Welcome to Chinese House, where the past meets the present, and the East meets the West in expertise, elegance, taste and charm, representing a unique style of a special epoch which knew how to celebrate beauty, value, stillness, tradition and style!
Reviewed November 21, 2013

its worth going just for the duck magret with foie gras mousse. absolutely delicious. really great food. odd portion sizes sometimes (e.g small pasta dish as main course, but then prawn cocktail starter comes with a boat load of noodles) but all in all a really special meal, not overly expensive and in a stunning building.

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Thank MonsiourRabbit
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Fantastic Old World Chinese decor, brilliant mix of Latin and Asian cuisine in a modern restaurant. Beautiful art work on the walls, good service, and the best of food. What more can you ask for? Did I mention they mix a great mojito?

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully renovated old merchant house. Lovely mix of old and new with striking modern photography and art on the walls, contrasting with the polished teak and dark red interior.

Ceviche and salmon sashimi mouthwatering starters. Paella negra delicious and an interesting change from Asian/Khmer flavours.

Great bottle of red wine and overall very reasonably priced meal for the quality of food, setting and service. Recommend having a digestif downstairs in the bar.

Restaurant located quite far up the quay, there is nothing really around this restaurant but it is absolutely worth making a trip!

Thank jetqueen
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

First impressions count. Walking into the buzzy bar downstairs at the Chinese house to a friendly greeting from staff was instantly welcoming. Beautiful tiles; silk lanterns and lounging sofas made for a stylish and relaxed vibe. The restaurant upstairs was equally elegant - high ceilings, dark wood floors, and hangings to create intimate dining areas in a large room.

Most impressive though was the food. A top notch ceviche and sashimi to start followed by paella negra, washed down with a good but reasonably priced wine. Gorgeous flavours, stunningly presented and attentive, competent service.

Prices to me seemed totally reasonable for this quality and overall experience but diners hopefully would not expect this to be at back packer price levels. Starters were around 7 or 8 dollars and mains from around 12 upwards. The water is always more than you expect - spent half the amount of a bottle of wine on water alone! The bar downstairs is well stocked with an interesting photo exhibition.

This place is far up the Sisowath Quay and there is not much around it - keep going and you will spot it. Very much worth it.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

The food, the architecture, and the ambiance all add up to a spectacular combination. Housed in the Chinese House built in 1903 -- and such a landmark that almost every tuk-tuk driver in town knows -- Tepui is a great place.

Even if you're just going to the bar and art gallery on the ground floor, take time to visit the dining room upstairs. Preserved in its original state, it is massive. And the opium bed in a cultural touch.

Try the tapas for variety and food to share. My recommendation? The fish. Enjoy.

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Thank Jody H
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