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“Such a nice place! ”

Pou Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #62 of 1,266 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Price range: $3 - $10
Description: Chef Mengly has developed a unique culinary view that great food should be fun yet sophisticated, innovative yet familiar and expressive. Chef Mengly’s approach to the Pou Restaurant and Bar which menu was one of simplicity with an injection of freshness and adventure. He is renowned for his innovative dishes featuring high quality produce, beautiful herbs and vegetables. This has allowed his out of the box flavor combinations and artistic plating to present a far more approachable style with rustic dining. A laid back friendly kind of a guy, Mengly says the two greatest things about his job are working with his awesome partner and team, plus mentoring young and upcoming chefs.
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Description: Chef Mengly has developed a unique culinary view that great food should be fun yet sophisticated, innovative yet familiar and expressive. Chef Mengly’s approach to the Pou Restaurant and Bar which menu was one of simplicity with an injection of freshness and adventure. He is renowned for his innovative dishes featuring high quality produce, beautiful herbs and vegetables. This has allowed his out of the box flavor combinations and artistic plating to present a far more approachable style with rustic dining. A laid back friendly kind of a guy, Mengly says the two greatest things about his job are working with his awesome partner and team, plus mentoring young and upcoming chefs.
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Cozy place, very nice food.
Different from any other tried in these past days in Siem Reap, Khmer food revisited in a western way. Keen attention to the service. Super recommended!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Ottavio T
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Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

We got recommended by someone we meet in siem reap. I heard their chef won many awards! And I must say The food is amazing! It’s like a mix of modern and Cambodia’s culture food! Every dish is delicious! We stayed 8 days and we went there 2 time for dinner coz of the food and service! The service was very good too!! The staff was super nice and friendly!!! Their chicken curry is a must try!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank shelleyluk
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

By far the best value in Siem Reap, could not recommend in a higher way. The food is very modern yet you have the authentic taste of traditional Khmer food, revisited in the best possible way. In addition, the staff is amazing!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank SergioLoco
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Dear SergioLoco,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is wonderful to hear that we were able to provide you with the excellent experience we strive to provide all our customers. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Respectfully,
Pou Team

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Reviewed July 24, 2019

The ingredients were top quality and the meat was lovely but weird deconstructed salad and tiny servings not for us unfortunately. I don’t recommend this place over the similarly priced (but social enterprises) - Marum Or New Leaf. Staff were super lovely though - well trained!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Sara K
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Dear Sara,

Thank you for kindly spending your value time to write us a review.

I want to sincerely apologize that you found our salad smaller than your expectation. We have got several salads on the menu for starter, most of them are quite big except the one which has main ingredients of tossed fish.

Providing our guests with high quality, delicious food is one of our highest priorities. I am very sorry that your meal did not live up to the level of quality that our guests have come to expect from our restaurant.

Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. Your feedback is extremely important and will help us correct the situation that allowed food that was not up to our standards to be served.

Once again, please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience cause!
Best regards,
Pou's management

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Reviewed July 23, 2019

We have lived in Siem Reap for the last year, and have become great fans of Pou and eat here on a fairly regular basis, as well as the sister restaurant Pou Kitchen & Cafe. The menu is a delicious modern take on traditional Khmer dishes and street food, which is presented at a fine dining level but in a casual setting. Great value for money with most mains being around USD$5-6. Our favourites are the pork belly with noodles, chive dumplings and the sago pudding. The house cocktail, the 'Pou Family Spices' is a must as a pre dinner drink. Pou is our first stop whenever we have visitors come to town and is a must do Siem Reap food experience that won't break the bank. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chach2010
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HANG_Bora, Owner at Pou Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Dear Chach,

Hearing that you had wonderful experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing Pou's in Siem Reap. We look forward to serving you again in the future.


Respectfully,
Pou Team

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