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“Amazing! Highly recommended”
Review of Van’s Restaurant

Van’s Restaurant
Ranked #76 of 1,428 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: This 110 year old building was constructed in French colonial style for the purpose of housing the bank of Indochina. It was short listed for the UNESCO heritage preservation awards in 2006 because of the care taken in conservation of architectural and period design.As well as our French Fine Dining lunch and dinner menus, we offer a range of catering and seating options for all types of events. We cater for weddings and engagement parties, seminars, press conferences, exhibitions, movie sets, or private functions of your choice. Buffet or special menu can be arranged for your exceptional event in Phnom Penh.Let the intrigue of this building, its past and present be a part of your heritage too. Come and try Van's experience
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing! Highly recommended”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but we were not disappointed! The ambience as you walked into this 1st floor establishment was beautiful

We were treated with courtesy from the staff and they were always at hand to explain anything on the menu

We had a three-course meal and a bottle of wine! We have to say that it was totally amazing and the food was absolutely delicious! This restaurant is a real gem.
If you want a good meal at a reasonable price, you will not be disappointed by attending here!

Highly recommended!

1 Thank Nero_1529
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very expensive for what you get”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I wanted to love this place, but it just fell short of what I had expected based on other reviews here. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was very good. I guess I felt like it was on par with Western prices and the kind of place where you would go for a business lunch, but not as a solo taveller, which I am. A great place if you're entertaining cooporate clients, but not enough atmosphere for a person dining alone.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Elliottnavy
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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Gorgeous room, lovely service, great food and not too expensive. The property is really romantic, but on our day sight seeing I wasn't really into the lunch menu, so they graciously showed me the huge dinner menu. We dined on several excellent dishes and when the bill came we were all very surprised at what we were sure was going to very expensive. It was 40.00 US. Hardly a ransom.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Olsonleavy
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb high-class (& vegetarian!) dining”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Both lunch and dinner here are out of this world. I had an amazing vegetarian lunch (spinach curry soup starter and ravioli main dish) for just $15, plus a glass of red wine for about $2.50. Definitely the best lunch in PP, and set in a grandiose mansion with lots of natural lighting and great service.

Dinner was also supreme - There are about 5 vegetarian options (record-setting for a French restaurant) and the tagine was most definitely the best I've ever tasted, even compared with Moroccan-owned restaurants.

My French fiancé said it was one of the best meals he's had (and he's tasted lots of fois gras in his time!) The menu is huge and we can't wait to go back and exhaust it.

Remember to ask the manager Thibault about the building's history, and check out the rooftop for drinks in the future!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank phnompenher
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Still Great french food and service”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is the third time I eat at Van's restaurant.
Still one of the best french restaurant in PP. The lunch menu is 15 to 20 USD and is a great alternative to La Residence.
Try the spinach soup and mushrooms raviolis with persly sauce !! Amazing !!
Great service, calm and comfortable setting, great location !!

It is a five star restaurant for sure !!
Great idea for anniversary or romantic diner !!!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank princessestelle
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