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“A friendly taste of France in Phnom Penh”
Review of Chez Gaston

Chez Gaston
Ranked #129 of 1,478 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chez Gaston is a friendly French restaurant. A journey to France for a few hours if you are looking for a lovely ambiance with great French food classics and nice old school French music in the speakers. Staff and owner are more than welcoming and will always let you go with a smile on your face...
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Chez Gaston is a smallish bistro in the French style. The Belgian owner manages the place efficiently in a casual and friendly way. If you come back a second time you might be invited into the friendship circle. The bistro seats only about 20 or so diners at any one time and there is also a long bar where you can enjoy a pleasant glass of wine while waiting for a table. The menu is on a blackboard and the "man" likes the have a reasonably wide range to satisfy most tastes. A nice slab of French pate de fois gras is a pleasant surprise as a starter and yummy and tasty despite being frozen for a spell. For the mains we select a magret de canard which is nicely thick, perfectly cooked with just the right touch of seasoning and finished with a pleasant honey sauce. Our other dish is a tournedos de boeuf which is nicely pink and stunningly tasty. Hard to beat. And well accompanied by a yummy hot pepper sauce as a side. The wine list touches most of the main grapes and while it is not extensive the list is brilliantly priced. A nicely balanced and full flavoured Cote de Rhone at $15 is the perfect complement to the meal. And then there is the bill! We think we will be back to make friends.

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1  Thank Constant T
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

It's a little beat difficult to find this place. Atmosphere simple and limited choice of food.
French speciality cheek beef was excellent.
The owner is friendly and sympathize.
Thank you, hope to see you next year.

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1  Thank Nazaire P
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Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Excellent diner and evening at "Chez Gaston", a little typical French restaurant. Mr Gaston is a colourful and friendly character taking good care of his customers, and his cuisine is simply delicious. The menu features tasty countryside dishes, but also foie gras and a few delicacies. The place is picturesque, lively and the wine enjoyable. A must try!

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1  Thank Maleepaco
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We went there with a party of 11. It is a small bistrol in an old building. Ambience like that of a small bistrol in France, simple menu written in chalk on the blackboard . The beef cheek is tender and is to die for. The tripe was also delicious. The glacé was a small surprise and the chocolate mouse was great. We were treated with black current liqueur on the house after the dinner which was generous as they have left the whole bottle for us to enjoy. Price is absolutely reasonable. $US 185 including two bottles of wine. I will recommend it to all my friends who are going

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is a genuine French food experience in the middle of an innocuous part of Phnom Penh. Blackboard menu and wines, local friends, a lot of French expats and a classic host who might turn up with some rocket fuel to accompany the meal. Tiny place with a genuine French decor. And the food is first class at very very reasonable prices - small but excellent menu, good wines. This is definitely a place to go

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