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“The best meal in Siem Reap”
Review of Cuisine Wat Damnak

Cuisine Wat Damnak
Ranked #18 of 877 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $31
Cuisines: Cambodian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best meal in Siem Reap”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This was the best meal I had in Siem Reap. Although the restaurant is a bit off the regular map, it's worth looking for. Their tasting menu was truly fantastic, both very Cambodian and very French—amazing combination. I am never too fond of dessert but here I had and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended. It's a busy place, so make your reservation.

  • Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“An absolutely delightful experience”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Please don't take too much notice of a previous reviewer from San Francisco who slated this restaurant. He must have been in a bad mood that night and even took a swipe at Europeans and Australians and the local wait staff. If you are looking for pure French, European or Khmer cuisine, go somewhere else. This cuisine is a modern fusion and something completely different, but uses fresh local produce available at the time.

The restauarant has a delightful ambience and you can choose to sit in A/C comfort inside or outside on a beautiful terrace. The hosts are warm and attentive and the staff are very good and friendly, but obviously not friendly enough according to the San Francisco critic.

The menu varies from week to week depending on what produce is available. We had the choice of two degustation menus, one with less courses than the other and therefore cheaper. However, coming from Australia, the prices are exceptionally reasonable. We selected both menus and shared in order to experience a greater variety. Wine choices are also good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed all the food and could fault absolutely nothing.

This restaurant is well worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2012
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San Diego
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Truly Amazing”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

You have a choice of #A or #B set meal. don't worry, you can't choose wrong! This was one of my best meals ever. All local, seasonal incredients put together by a fabulous french chef. Menu changes weekly. If you have a big group, ask for a table upstairs.

Visited March 2012
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We visited this restaurant on recommendation whilst staying in Siem Reap and we were extremely happy that we did. The food was spectacular, the service was attentive despite being very busy and even though in Cambodia terms its pricey, in conversion it's unbelievable value for money.

We loved Siem Reap, will definitely be returning, and will definitely go back to Wat Damnak and telling everyone we know to!

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Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews
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“Best fine dining in Siem Reap”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Fresh ingredients used, well-balanced use of local flavours. Value for money.
Great ambience, tables were spaced far apart giving sufficient privacy space.
Be sure to make advance reservation.

The tasting menu changes weekly, but I was very pleased and satisfied with the menu I had which comprises of frog meat, scallops and langoustine.

Request to be seated upstairs in a Khmer dining room setting if you prefer traditional ambience.

For more details visit: http://yummydelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/cuisine-wat-damnak-siem-reap/

  • Visited November 2012
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