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“Honest good food at honest good prices.”

Karma Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #192 of 1,404 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Asian, Cambodian, International, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Karma is located on the ground floor of a colonial style building in the heart of Phnom Penh’s vibrant and popular riverside. Traditionally designed the interior is relaxed with a friendly atmosphere. The high ceilings and open entrance allow for an airy feel whilst offering views of the scenic riverside. We provide a range of traditional and home-style cooked meals; Cambodian, Asian and Western. We are proud to stand by our motto offering ‘Good honest food, at good honest prices’.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Honest good food at honest good prices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This is their motto. So very true. The food is tasty, reasonable serving portions (unlike other restaurants), inexpensive and good service. Good location. A must stop in Phnom Penh. A class above others.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious - enough said!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ended up eating at Karma 3 times. In our opinion the best place on the riverside. On our first visit I had the Nicosia salad, very fresh and a big serving. On the second visit I went more traditional and had the fish amok, wonderful, a lot of chunks of fresh fish in a light curry type coconut sauce. For the third visit it was breakfast, opted for the English breakfast and it was great. My partner enjoyed all her choices also. All in all great value for money, tasty, and friendly helpful staff.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Wayne S
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Helsinki, Finland
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110 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We ended up eating twice in this restaurant. The food was tasty and portions really big. I tried the fish and chicken amok and it was the best I had in Cambodia (it really has a lot of fish/chicken, unlike many places where they will just put a few pieces and charge the same price). The prices are really fair! Cocktails are OK and they are cheap!
Some of the staff don't really speak English and so some communication problems may occur but we didn't have any problems, as somebody speaking English will at the end come if something is unclear.
The restaurant is just by the riverside. Nicely decorated!

100% recommended!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank sbch1
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Food okay, service not so okay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Food was average, service was below average. Between the two of us, we pointed to the English menu and ordered 5 dishes. The waitress seemed to have problems remembering the last couple of items so I asked if she would like to write it down. She did but obviously wrote all the wrong ones, when she delivered 6 instead of 5 dishes. Of the 6, there were 2 plates of white rice + 1 plate of fried rice + 1 plate of fried noodles + 1 bowl of noodle soup. Not sure how much carbs she thought we could take, but must have been a lot! When we pointed out the mistake, she frowned, and just left the items there. I thought she might have gone off to check on the order and return to the table, but no, when i turned around to look for her, i found her sitting with her colleague chatting away. That is not okay. It was finally righted by another wait staff, but for me, i would never go back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank singaporeatourist
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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant with good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Based on TA comments we went for diner. We never trust a restaurant with no other clients earing but we decided to sit down and give it a try. The food was very good and fresh. For the sandwich the bread could have been toasted but the taste was good. We could surley recommend!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Caroline T
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