Having lived in India, I'm quite critical of Indian food outside of India. A lot of places overprice and under-spice their food, so I usually go into Indian restaurants with lowered expectations. This little single-shop sized place off the Riverfront exceeded my expectations in every way from the food and the service.
The complimentary papadoms and drinking water were greatly appreciated since I came into the place starved. I always over-order at Indian places (especially when dining solo) because I always like to try the naan and the jeera rice. The naan serving was massive, as was the plate of rice. These two alone could have filled me up. I ordered the Vindaloo and requested it be made extra spicy. The curry was dry (in a good way - not over soupy) and delicious. It came with a liberal garnishing of cilantro and ginger, and big chunks of chicken breast that outnumbered the chunks of potato (always a good sign). It was spiced to perfection.
The ambiance is not the best, but I don't expect that - I've found the uglier the color of the walls (in this case pink), the better the food.
The portions are huge, all together, I could only eat about half of my meal which cost $9 (with two Cokes). The leftovers were given to a good friend of mine who also loved the food. All in all, this was my best Indian dining experience in Cambodia, and it will be on my food itinerary next time I'm in Phnom Penh for sure.
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