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“A lovely restaurant with friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.”

L'Orchidee Restaurant
Ranked #113 of 1,535 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Cambodian, European
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Dear customers, Please be informed that our restaurant will close on Wednesday 10 Jan & Thursday 11 Jan to enjoy our staff’s wedding, we will resume our business on Friday 12 Jan 2018 as usual. Thanks for your understanding and supporting our Restaurant! Regards, L’Orchidee Team!
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We arrived at the restaurant on a sunday evening and with such high reviews we did expect to see a few tables dining, although I appreciate that some might consider it to be to far out of the city, it was only minutes walk from our hostel. We were, however, the only people in the restaurant which at first made us hesitate but then consider that the ratings must be good for a reason!
We spent a while looking at the menu at the door to make sure that the food suited our fancy, while the owner of the restaurant popped over to greet us. The owner is French and very chatty, in a good way though :) he asked us our preferences, gave advice and even suggested a dish that wasn't on the menu for us to try. The cambodian staff don't speak that much, but they understand enough to get the order right. Our drinks came promptly and were freshly made. Our food came separately but both within a reasonable amount of time. I have come to understand that opposed to in the UK where food is served to parties when all the dishes are ready, in Asia dishes come individually when they are ready. This is so much better in ensuring that your food is served hot.
After the mains we weren't sure about dessert but were tempted by the chocolate mouse and were delighted by it.
A nice touch by the restaurant is that with your main dish they provide a glass of iced tea and after your mains a small plate of watermelon, free of charge.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and were grateful of the advice given by the owner.

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Thank ThaiTravelJade
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The food here is freshly prepared and you can taste that from the first bite! Do not miss out on the Amok Fish and Kapi fried rice, they left me coming back for more! Within 7 days I had to revisit the restaurant almost everyday not only for the fantastic food but also for the friendly atmosphere and welcoming owners. The music played allows you to enjoy your meal and chat with your friends whilst sipping a glass of wine or cold beer. It was such a pleasure to eat here and I will definitely be returning to this restaurant the next time I find myself in Phnom Penh!

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1  Thank Selinta
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

A bit out of the way from the main restaurant scene in Phnom Penh, located out towards the Russian Market. The set-up is nice and a lot of thought has gone into the decor. However the service is lacking and slow as the staff are quite un-attentive, and their English ability is questionable. The food was OK but nothing special. If you are in the area perhaps worth a visit.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is NOT a food factory! No fast food will be found here. Attention to detail is given for every dish - a culture imparted by the friendly French owner and manager.

I had the Lemon Grass Chicken which was cooked to perfection - best I've ever enjoyed! The fruit smoothie was also delicious.

DON'T: Come here for food to be ordered and ready in 5 minutes
DON'T: Expect HUGE portions for rock-bottom prices

DO: Plan to spend an hour enjoying a glass of wine and your meal
DO: Be pleasantly surprised at the excellently prepared and tasty food
DO: Relax and chat with the friendly French owner who cares about his food and customers

This is a great place to come and relax in for an hour or two, enjoying great food, and leaving feeling refreshed. The staff can speak English and the menu's also have English.

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Thank richard-asia
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Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

We ate here just over a week ago and we loved it. From the cold towels to refresh you at the start, the delicious appetiser of pickled vegetables (twice as we'd hungrily devoured the first plate in seconds and were offered thirds!) to our amazing mains and informative and friendly chats with the owners. We were also lucky enough to be introduced to some of the more unusual fruits in Cambodia by the owners who took the time to show us. Overall we had a lovely meal and were so glad we sought this place out in Phnom Penh. Our only disappointment was that we hadn't found it earlier in our stay so we could visit again.

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1  Thank JoTGlasgow
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