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“Experience worth it”

DID - Dine in the Dark
Ranked #21 of 1,429 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $19
Cuisines: Cambodian, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: DID - Dine in the Dark is a fine dining restaurant in which there are no lights inside the dining room. This pitch-dark restaurant provides guests a chance to discover Khmer, international and vegetarian dishes without seeing them, thereby heightening all non-visual senses in an elegant fashion. All dishes offer a surprising selection of tastes and textures, and by revealing the dishes only after dinner, DID - Dine in the Dark provides the opportunity to indulge in a culinary guessing-game. The restaurant also has a social purpose at the core of its business model, as it employs a team of talented visually-impaired to work as members of its service team. It thereby creates equal employment opportunities for the visually impaired in Cambodia while raising awareness about their professional skills. DID - Dine in the Dark is the perfect place for couples, friends, and groups to experience an enjoyable new world of sensations and discover social enterprises in a whole new way.
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“Experience worth it”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Worth every cent. We spent $44 for 2 people as we ordered a beer each as well. Set meals are 18 each. Really good experience to know what it's like eating without seeing. Emotional, sensational and palatable. should try!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Experience”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We ate here with friends. It certainly is a unique experience and we're glad we did it. It was fun discussing the dishes and trying to figure out what we thought we were eating, and we had plenty of laughs.
The price for the set meal is fair enough given the unique experience. As I've said, it was fun trying to guess the flavours and textures, but in all honesty there was nothing we ate that wowed us.
Overall, a fun unique experience but be prepared to take a hit if you enjoy some alcohol during your evening out. And maybe consider going during the week for a chance of better service for your $$

I've rated it excellent based on the unusual experience.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Darren H
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Jay S, Partner at DID - Dine in the Dark, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Darren,

Thank you for your kind review about our restaurant. We have taken into consideration your constructive criticism about our menu and look forward to welcoming you back in the future, and will do our best to ‘wow’ you with our new surprise menus.

With kind regards,

Jay S
Partner - Dine in the Dark
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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“One of those "Special" nights to be remembered for a long time”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

unless you have already ticked off this unique, incredible dining experience before, I urge everyone to come and be apart of an evening at Dine in the Dark.

what gives this concept a real meaning and satisfaction to myself was our guide, Honey, the most lovely and sweetest Hostess/Waitress/Legend you will ever come across. All the guides are blind, and to move so swiftly through a packed restaurant to our exact location, give service that has far outweighed any service received so far this year, is truly Remarkable.

Thankyou Honey for helping us create a extremely special evening, it will not be forgotten.

at $18 some could argue the price, but for 3 courses and that environment, if you on the edge on weather its worth it ... save a couple dollars a day until it becomes worth it... and then go, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Jay S, Partner at DID - Dine in the Dark, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Darren,

I am truly thankful for your kind words about our restaurant; it is such a pleasure to hear about our guests’ excellent experiences. I will also most definitely pass on your compliments to guide Honey, who will surely be thrilled to learn of her ‘legendary’ customer service and hospitality. We hope we can welcome you back again in the near future.

With kind regards,

Jay S
Partner - Dine in the Dark
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New York, New York, United States
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“Great experience”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had a wonderful time! The servers were very helpful and supportive. It takes a bit to get used to but after a while you relax and have a lot of fun.

  • Visited May 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Incredible experience”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

When I was told about this place I was a little nervous but it sounded like fun and something different for my time here.
This was amazing! The staff were great and did everything to make you feel comfortable while in total darkness! The food was great and they show you what you have eaten when you are leaving which was great. We all had the khmer menu and it was really great, the flavours were amazing.
Be sure to get on the magic bus cocktails also! Swear they get stronger with each round!

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