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“Outstanding meal. High price for Cambodia, but worth it.”
Review of Chinese House

Chinese House
Ranked #35 of 1,443 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal. High price for Cambodia, but worth it.”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I had a delightful dinner here. We shared a red snapper ceviche that was nothing short of awesome. They included a small pumpkin gazpacho that was devine. My wife had pork chops - there were two pork chops. One was excellent and the other had two much fat. I had sea bass with chorizo. My main course was fantastic. The staff was highly trained and the service was attentive. Prices were high. The setting was quite nice. A great place for a fine meal. Reservations accepted and were needed on the night we were there.

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tamarind Margaritas and beautiful food!”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We went to Tepui at Chinese House last night. We had happy hour cocktails with free tapas- very nice. The tamarind margaritas were delicious. Drinks range between $2.50 for beer and $5 for cocktails. There is a wine list with a range of prices.
We shared more tapas when we went upstairs - beautiful scallops- and had pork and steak for our mains. Topped it all off with a Key Lime and Pie vodka Martini for dessert. We were impressed by the quality of the food.
Our evening cost well under $100 and we had quite a few drinks.
The only disappointment of the evening was that the tablecloth in the restaurant was really marked and not very clean. For the price of the meals, I would have expected more.

Visited January 2014
Thank Meghanne E
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“Good food in a nice setting”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We went at happy hour and were at first disappointed to see the drinks weren't actually cheaper! However the deal is free tapas with every round and the food was good, so we had a few rounds. Unfortunately you can't choose which tapas get, perhaps a way to encourage you to stay!

After we ate upstairs in the restaurant, we shared 4 appetisers but after the tapas 3 would been fine! They provide free still water which was a definite plus. Food was good and nicely presented.

Bill cost $60 for 4 cocktails, 2 glasses wine, 4 appetisers and one scoop icecream. Was our most expensive meal in Cambodia but we had a lot and it was very relaxing so worth it!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Traveller1983Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Wonderful building, excellent dining experience”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The Chinese House within which the restaurant operates is a treasure - a truly beautiful building inside and, which has been very well restored. Check out the ornate window frame in the dining room.
The beautiful surroundings set the tone for a cosy and romantic meal, although the music was just a little too intrusive during our meal.
The menu is a wonderful mix with a predominant spanish-south american flavour. The head chef knows what she is doing as the flavours in all dishes we tried were excellent. I only wish I could go back and try the paella negra as it sounds mouth-watering - and all the other dishes for that matter.
There is a good selection of wines with a fine rioja of note.
Staff were attentive and service was of a very good standard.
Overall an excellent dining experience.

Thank Shedheadabroad
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“Greatness as all fronts”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

The perfect hidden gem with well manicured plates of niceness.
Great wines, beautiful setting and the meals feels really well prepared.
Try to keep some space for dessert.,,

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Tijs-lisa
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