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“Extremely Disappointing.”

Restaurant Le Grand Cafe
Ranked #706 of 970 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Cuisines: Khmer & Western. Good for great view of the busy intersection; the building and interior are authentic French colonial.
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Over the years I have sat here many times, reading the newspaper with an iced coffee and watching Siem Reap expand at an astonishing rate. Today was the first time I had eaten at the restaurant and for me it was a sorry experience.
My friend ordered chicken fried rice which was fine, I had the salad nicoise which was a total disaster. The entire dish was swamped in vinaigrette so much so that there was a pond of it at the bottom of the dish and all the salad element was soaked and limp, completely disgusting and inedible so I picked at a few pieces of tuna and left the rest.We had one cola and one insipid fresh lemon juice for $13.75.
This was a pity because as a previous reviewer has mentioned, the building is attractive and the location is great but they should cross the road to the Blue Pumpkin and find out how it's really done well!

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Thank PutneySW
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

What is from the outside most likely the most authentic and architecturally interesting "original" French-colonial corner restaurant in this town is a place which needs to be avoided. They don't know what they are doing and have no clue in regards to basic gastronomy. Sad. It is also an expensive place! (Bloody Mary: $4.00, normally in the tourist area: $2-00-2.50) Go figure. The drink came in a half-full glass without any garnish, nothing. Don't they have Internet? They could look how it's made. I got up and left.

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Thank travelpr0123
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

After walking around the Old Market all morning, we parked our tired bodies on chairs placed street side at the Grand Cafe. Nothing grand, as the name would suggest , but the area did have a bit of a French ambiance.

The Angkor beer was accompanied by Nem, a Vietnamese/ Cambodian variation of spring rolls and Khmer noodles.reasonably good meal, but nothing to write home about.

Service was slow and while the outdoor seating is good for people watching, the stream of kids trying to sell you something or other can be a bit irritating.

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1  Thank yesuthasen
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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Order the ginger catfish. Very tasty! Food was super reasonably priced. Although the should try to keep up with the drink prices from across sue street - $1.50 vs $3 for G&T's. Only complaint was the food was slow. Had to remind them about our order.

Thank GregToDiffer
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Came here drawn in by the lovely authentic colonial loos of the cafe and found a great table at the window on the first floor - amazing place. Felt for a some quick, non-Asian snack and ordered Croque Monsieur. Nothing special, nothing you'd think you could do much wrong about and something you'd expect to be decently served in a place that touts some French heritage in it's name and overall approach. Honestly never had anything worse than what they put on our table! Grease was running all over, the whole thing was just a pile of oily, greasy, chewy something that should have been a crispy toast plus a bit of ham and cheese. As we were hungry we munched in a third of the portion, then stopped. Should have refused at all as Montezuma's revenge had all of us who had eaten from it the next morning.

To be completely fair, satay and spring rolls were ok but nothing special, either.

A pity for such a place that must have been good at some time and still is a very beautiful place to be. From our experience: avoid!

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Thank bidione
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