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“Extraordinary presentation of exquisite food!”
Review of Cassia Restaurant

Cassia Restaurant
Ranked #326 of 956 Restaurants in Siem Reap
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Cambodian, French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Elegant dining venue with air-conditioned room. French Cuisine with Cambodian flavors
Reviewed March 2, 2012

We ate at this lovely restaurant on three occasions during this, our fifth visit to Siem Reap in six years. Without a doubt they serve the best meals we've ever had in Cambodia. The menu is interesting and innovative serving Khmer and French dishes that come from the kitchen stunningly displayed. We felt almost guilty putting a fork, or spoon into the creations but the guilt was totally assuaged when we took the first bite. The flavors were superb. Cassia is on a quiet street and it is nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the Pub Street area and to sit down to a relaxed meal in a beautiful setting. We came here both as a couple and then with friends and each time we ate here the food was outstanding. The prices are very reasonable for this caliber restaurant. Our dinner began with an amuse bouche of cold soup - a mouthful of wonderful flavors and we both were absolutely awed by our appetizer of tartare de loup de mer. The carrot and coconut soup was a blend of the most subtle tastes. The whole dinner was wonderful and what ever you do make sure that you have room for the chocolate dessert. Not to feel too conscience-stricken about indulging ourselves, we shared this totally divine decadence, but could happily have had one each. Cassia is run by Laurant Baldini, the chef, and his wife Danielle who took over the space previously occupied by L'Escale. The couple are a dynamite duo who are very experienced in the restaurant business. She is Cambodian-born, grew up in France, where she met her Italian-French husband and they have been living in Cambodia for the last five years where they bring all the wonderful characteristics of their different backgrounds to this new venture. Ingredients are nearly all locally sourced, all the seafood and most of the meat which Laurent prepares himself. The vegetables and fruit come from local farmers and the imported items are the things like cheese and capers. The dishes are full of Cambodian flavors and spices and you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

very quiet location, attentive waitresses and great service but above all great food!... If you want something a bit more fine-dining than pub street this is a nice contrast, the food is of very high quality and presentation. Highly recommended!

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2  Thank sydney t
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Cassia is gorgeous. Beautifully located in a side lane near FCC. We sat on the terrace, the friendly owner/chef made some suggestions and we ate tapas style, choosing 3 starters to share - as he said they're not small portions. The highlight was fois gras served 3 different ways (there were 4 that night) and an apple dessert served with ice cream flavoured with curry - it worked! The restaurant is well staffed, well priced and a wonderful place for dinner,

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3  Thank spark41
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

The food is amazing! Perfect balance of flavours and well portioned; very nicely presented. The staff were very helpful and always on hand. The venue could do with some slight modifications to improve the ambiance and there is some construction across the road due to be completed in the next few months.

The Chef has really done a magnificent job with the menu...Cambodian Classics but quite a few options that you won't find elsewhere. I didn't try the French cuisine but I heard from a reliable source that it is some of the best in town!

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5  Thank Dean M
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Recently opened, serves Khmer and French inspired food. Pleasant, helpful,competent staff. The food was beautifully presented, and well cooked - better than some Michelin recommended restaurants that I have been to. Starter of 9 small Khmer dishes is perfect to share. The chocolate fondant was one of the best I have had

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2  Thank paddyk46
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