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“Exceptional”
Review of The Lost Room

The Lost Room
Ranked #37 of 1,470 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 'Once was Lost but now Found' Our menu features small to medium plates of good quality & interactive ingredients that are meant for sharing in a 'dinner party' style. We would like our customers to 'graze', share and expand their taste sensations. Australian imported Lamb & Kangaroo, Pork Belly, Fish & Fusion dishes are available. Global wine selections offer many by the Glass. Our Location a bit off the "beaten track" ergo the Lost Room Please call for directions & bookings are welcomed as we are a small venue. Air Con Non-smoking inside and out side seating for those in need.Credit Cards are not accepted at this stage. Mr P tuk driver is generally available. Please come & find The Lost Room...
Houston, TX
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Yes, as everyone else has said, it's hard to find. But if you look on a google map it is right behind Svay Pope pagoda and around the corner from You Khin House. It is a charming bistro atmosphere plenty quiet for conversation and bordering on romantic. The wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. The owners are wonderful and also around enough to be interesting but not overly hovering. There were three of us and we split three starters and two main courses. The portions are on the small size but the prices are reasonable. The menu is most interesting including emu and kangaroo but also with more familiar dishes like sea bass, pork belly and duck. Don't expect the flavors to overwhelm you. There is so much chilies used is Asian cuisine that it can numb your taste buds to more subtle flavors. One previous reviewer said the food was bland. I disagree but compared to Tom Yam Soup, it probably does taste bland. The three of us were out the door for $60 including tip and drinks so there is no reason to not give it a try. I'll certainly be back. Wendy and Derrick have a great little gem of a place.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank timoray
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derekcambodia, Owner at The Lost Room, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Timoray , thank you for taking the time to write such a lengthy and informative review . I am pleased you did research and read previous reviews and actually commented on one of them .
Your comments certainly give good advice to others as to what the Lost Room is all about along with how Wendy and i operate .
For that we thank you ,especially currently being in the top layer on Trip Advisor some suspicious and unwarranted reviews were expected and have actually appeared .
Once again Thanks
Derek & Wendy, The Lost Room , Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The Gem of Phnom Penh”
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Truely a fantastic restaurant. The food was absolutely wonderful and the wines excellent. The owners were welcoming and the atmosphere terrific. Really worth a visit (or two or three).

  • Visited September 2013
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derekcambodia, Owner at The Lost Room, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Shel631 , Thank you for taking time to add a review and your comments are most welcome . We are very pleased you enjoyed dining with us . Hope to see you again
Derek & wendy
The Lost Room, Phnom Penh , Cambodia
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Phnom Penh
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Anything but "Lost"!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This charming bistro is tucked away on a tiny street near the corner of a busy boulevard. More like a hidden treasure the food is creative, well prepared and the ever changing menu a delight. The Lost Room is a jewel waiting to be discovered by the diner with a penchant for taste and the love of a surprise. Highly recommended. Cheers!

Visited October 2012
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derekcambodia, Owner at The Lost Room, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
A F , Thanks for your great review and comments that we greatly appreciate. Your choice of words likening us to a hidden treasure and a Jewel makes us feel like we are part of Arabian nights without Ali Baba and his band of thieves..
Once again Thanks for taking the time to pen a few words about us and we look forward to seeing you again ...P.s let us know who you are if you venture out on your magic carpet again !
Derek & Wendy
The Lost Room,Phnom Penh , Cambodia .
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“Dazzling”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

To find a place of this excellence in PP was amazing. Its somewhat idiosyncratic. Don't expect haute cuisine. The vibe is casual and the cuisine eclectic, but the standard of preparation and presentation is superb. Great wines and full bodied cocktails too. Use googlemaps to find.

  • Visited September 2013
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derekcambodia, Owner at The Lost Room, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Mykipops,
DAZZLING .....what a great comment line and thanks for your review . You review encapsulates what we try everyday to offer both new and regular customers and we are very happy that you found us exactly as we are !!
Idiosyncratic , definitely describes me so Thanks again and look forward to having you back again. Oh and So glad you enjoyed our 'full bodied' cocktails..isn't that what cocktails should be ?
Derek & Wendy
The Lost Room,Phnom Penh,Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Incredible”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had the best dinner we had eaten in Phnom Penh here. The menu is diverse and delicious. The staff go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. The wine list is good and the atmosphere is perfect.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank helen s
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derekcambodia, Owner at The Lost Room, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Helen,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review , and we are so happy to know you felt very impressed with the service as well as our food selections . Good service in our minds is also as important as the quality and diverse menu we offer. We are very proud of our staff and they also are very happy to continually hear and see the happy & excellent customer comments .
Thanks again
Derek & Wendy
The Lost Room,Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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