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“Our #1 in Siem Reap”
Review of Green Star ( Not for Profit ) - CLOSED

Green Star ( Not for Profit )
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Cambodian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located close to town in a quiet side street, Green Star Restaurant offers authentic Khmer meals at local prices.Hygienic, MSG free and western-belly friendly, the Green Star menu includes a range of tasty and affordable Khmer dishes, with Anchor beer sold by the jug. Eat with the locals,Expats & travellers, away from the tourist strip. 100% of the profits support former street beggar kids through the Green Gecko Project.
Reviewed May 21, 2014

During our recent 11 days in Siem Reap we ate at many fine restaurants, some of which I will review. Of them all, Green Star was our favorite and we had several dinners here.

It is not terribly fancy but pleasant and clean. It is a training restaurant. There are several NGOs that operate training restaurants in town.

They feature great Khmer dishes and sometimes fuse them with Western traditions in new and unusual ways. There are daily specials and we often ordered of the specials list; although we also used the regular menu. The prices are very reasonable.

This restaurant prepares young men and women for careers in the culinary tourism sector and gives them a good shot at a better life.

Thank RedwoodResident
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Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Having reviewed the most local ratings of restaurants through the TripAdvisor 'near me' capability we came across the 'Green Star' - a 'not for profit' restaurant which funded some sort of school with the option of donating a dollar to feed a pupil of their establishment.

The food was substantially better than any other meal we'd had so far in Cambodia, and even the South-East Asian area so much so we ate twice there in a 3 night stay.

For our first meal we ordered a few light bites that included delicious crispy battered onion rings, as well as pork spring rolls that were perfectly cooked and well seasoned - perfect light bites! For mains we ordered two cashew chickens which were by far the best I had especially with the sauce being sticky and sweet with a decent amount of vegetables. The Khmer Yellow Curry which the others had ordered was a perfectly coconut creamy bowl of joy.

For our second meal we ordered again light bites, but this time opted for sesame seed chicken which was perfectly spiced and crunchy. However, the second lot of onion rings we ordered in no way matched up to our first with thick stoggy dough lining the ring making for a disappointing follow up. We then ordered the 'Spicy Duck' something that we had missed out of the night before due to it being it out of stock. The dish was slightly disappointing though still very tasty. It was over-powered with lemon grass and I felt the texture was off due to it being a bitty and often of a plasticy feel.

As an added note you will need order extra rice at a cost of 25 cents. The restaurant is also not open for lunch.

Whilst over all the meals were excellent and my criticisms are perhaps minor for under $25, and with the good cause in mind it comes thoroughly recommended.

Thank Robbie A
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

a little bit of Australia in Siem Reap! owners lovely and doing great work for the homeless and disadvantaged of Cambodia. Their spring rolls are to die for!!

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1  Thank Julie W
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

With university we travelled to Cambodia to volunteer in the Green Geko School which is where all the resturants profits go.

The resturant provided a fantasic service, and the food was excellent. Would definatly recomend to anyone visiting the area. Doug and his wife who run the restuarant and all the other members of staff are incredible.

Highly Recommend!

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Thank Rachael H
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

My husband and I ate in here when we were in Siem Reap last year and so when we returned this year with our daughter and her partner, we brought them along here for lunch.

Firstly, it's not an upmarket/ modern/ wester style restaurant, in fact it's more of a cafe with plastic seats and basic tables, but I'm giving it 5 stars because of the food which is so tasty and delicious. Not huge portions, but very tasty. In fact, we came here towards the end of our stay in Siem Reap and both my daughter and her partner said it was their favourite meal. And for 4 of us with beer is cost $22.

It also gets 5 stars because it's a not for profit associated with the Green Gecko Project which is one of our favourite projects in Siem Reap.

A word of warning.... the white wine is like vinegar, so avoid but everything else we had was fabulous. If the 'Glass Noodles' is on the specials you must try it!

Great place, great food.

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1  Thank LindyIrving121
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