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“Don't miss Kanell”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kanell

Kanell
Ranked #73 of 865 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: French, Asian, Cambodian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't miss Kanell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is one of the best tables in SR. I dont feel it like just a restaurant.This is a magic garden with table and paillotes scattered in this fresh, cool area. The 'cerise on the gateau' is this little swimming pool where you can chill out as long as you like under sugar palm trees after a cocktail or a meal. This genuine fusion cuisine will make you travel around local and international savors. No need to talk more about the food here. Just ask Fred (he is a genuine french CHEF) how he cooks this or that, how he selects the best local resources, how he grows spices and aromates by himself...He will enjoy sharing his knowledge. Can I say more ? Even a burger will taste like never, just take a look at the menu and let you draw by your feelings, BON APPETIT ! Enjoy !

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Luke-le-Barde
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martineSiemReap, Propriétaire at Kanell, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you, thank you very much, Mister Luc Le Barde!!!
We are very proud you like our place. You know, we try to do the best for our guests.
We hope to see you again soon around our swimming pool.......The rainy season seems ending !
Have a beautiful day ! Merci
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2nd Chance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

I searched Tripadvisor and decided to have dinner with my wife at Kanell. I went personally to make a reservation with Mrs Herpin on the day itself. As we don’t drive, I asked if she could fetch us from Steung Siem Reap. She agreed and would pick us up at 1900hrs. We waited till 1915hrs and then decided to go somewhere else for dinner. When we returned to our hotel after dinner, we got a letter of apology. We were staying at Steung Siem Reap Hotel while Mrs Herpin had gone to Steung Siem Reap Residences & Apartment. . She apologized for the miscommunication, which was understandable.

We decided to try for dinner again the next day, so I sent Mrs Herpin an email and called to confirm our pickup. As it was near our wedding anniversary, I also mentioned that my wife loves confit de canard.

Mrs Herpin was right on the dot, and she fetched us to her restaurant. This was the start of a wonderful evening. The whole restaurant was set in a ‘Balinese garden’ with comfortable and private thatched ‘gazebos’. One gazebo even had a chandelier!

To make up for the previous day’s misunderstanding, Mrs Herpin kindly offered us pre-dinner cocktails on the house.

Although the menu did not have any duck, Mr Herpin (Mr and Mrs Herpin are both French chefs!) had specially prepared the canard de confit for my wife. It was excellent. I had the braised beef in chocolate sauce. The sauce was superb. We had passion fruit and pear kanell for desserts, again heavenly.

Service staff was attentive and friendly.

After dinner, I was curious and decided to tour the restaurant. There were tables upstairs if we had preferred an indoor seating. But nothing beats the experience of having dinner in the garden by 'lantern light'.

Mrs Herpin graciously sent us back to our hotel.

All in all, a very enjoyable meal in a beautiful setting.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank LimHuatChye
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martineSiemReap, Propriétaire at Kanell, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Thank you for your nice feedback. We were so grateful you offer us a second chance . We are happy to contribute for a small part to the success of your trip in Cambodia.This misunderstanding was a chance for meet you and your delicious Lady.Hope to see you again . Warmest greetings from all the staff ofKanell and best wishes.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Good food, good atmosphere, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Excellent steak, good salads, the pork was a little bit overcooked and dry, but the desserts were yummy

Visited September 2013
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Thank Labienus
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martineSiemReap, Propriétaire at Kanell, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Google Translation
Dear Labienus
Thank you very mucH !!
Merci énormément pour ce charmant avis !! Je me permet de vous répondre en Français, quoique tardivement, désolée, Je suis native de Strasbourg !!! J aurais beaucoup aimée discuter avec un pays de notre si belle Alsace.Nous vous souhaitons pleins de beaux voyages et espérons vous recevoir a nouveau un jour.
Cordialement
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Bali, Indonesia
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16 reviews
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“amazing staff as usual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I visited in May, and impressed enough to return. We requested for a pump for the swimming floats, and while they did not have one, the male staff offered to help us with it.

During payment, the female Khmer staff recognised us, and was very friendly. Kudos to the welcoming staff, they deserved to be tipped!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank CranberryT
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martineSiemReap, Propriétaire at Kanell, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Cranberry
All the staff of Kanell and I Want to say you Thank you very much for this beatiful review !!!
They well remenber you.Everybody hope to see you again in Siem Reap for a new visit.
We hope the best for you .Merci Beaucoup !!
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful food in a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I visited this restaurant twice during my stay. The tables are located in an interesting renovated house, or you can dine in little cabins in the beautiful garden. The food was excellent with complimentary amuse bouches before the starter. There was a good choice of wine offered by the glass. There is a wide choice of French style or Cambodian food and service is excellent. This restaurant is not expensive and there is a lovely pool in the garden for guests to use free of charge. My only complaint was that there were very few customers - one evening I was on my own.

Visited August 2013
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Thank latona7
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martineSiemReap, Propriétaire at Kanell, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you so much for this very nice review !
Please, don't be unquiet for us abouyt a few guests a this time....September is the very low season for tourism because of the mooson,especially in the garden.
All the Kanell team hope the bst for you and Yourfamilly ! Merci et a bientôt peut être
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